Cystic Fibrosis

common disorder

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is inherited disease of the mucus and sweat gland.This disorder is recessive if both parent has it, but if one of them have it, it will be shown.However it is not sex-linked.This disorder effects the 7th chromosome in your cell.About 100,000 people are effected with this disorder and the occurance rate is more than 45%.

The person's body has problems mostly in their lungs becuase mucus is blocking in the aveoli.The symptoms of cystic fibrosis are:

-Salty tasting skin

-frequent coughing, wheezing, or bouts of pneumonia

-difficulty breathing

-big appetite but poor weight gain

-bulky, smelly, greasy bowel movements.

Cystic fibrosis affects the lungs, skin, and digestive system tract. Overtime cystic fibrosis can progress into liver disease, diabetes, and gallstones.

One way to test if someone has this disorder is to taste their skin if its salty and if they have breathing problems.There are many treatments available like inhailers to stop the mucus from blocking the lungs.These treatments dont cure the disorder, but they only hide the symptoms for a while. A person can live with this disorder for about 50 years.There can be ways to improve their health by eating healthy foods.Yogurt can be really helpfull by increasing the quality of life. However Recently developed therapies and specialized care have enabled people with cystic fibrosis to gain greater control over their disease.