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Cystic Fibrosis-Prevention

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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that cannot be prevented. However, people who have cystic fibrosis can help prevent more serious health problems such as lung infections by: Keeping immunizations current.
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Cystic Fibrosis is an incurable genetic disease. This means that since you are born with it the disease cannot be prevented and also caonnot be cured. On the other hand one can prevent complications due to cystic fibrosis such as infactions and other disease.Having regular check ups with a physician and keeping up to date with all immunizations can prevent complications from arising. Those with CF should not smoke and should not be exposed ti second hand smoke either. Using airway clearance methods such as postural drainage and eating a healthy diet can also improve ones condition.

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Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms, Treatment, Life Expectancy, Genes, Testing - MedicineNet

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Read about cystic fibrosis symptoms, treatment, life expectancy, genes, testing, and more.
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Cystic Fibrosis or CF is a genetic disease that has no known cure.CF is a disease of the secretory glands. (glands resposible for mucus and sweat)

Usually mucus is in te body is a watery and slick substance but with CF your mucus becomes very vicous and sticky. This mucus causes many problems in the body but when it come to the lungs this mucus blocks airways and since it cannot be expelled very well it continues to build up and make it very difficult to breathe. As mentioned CF is a disease with no cure and people with the disease have a life expectancy of just 37. This life expectancy is continueing to rise but CF is still the most common fatal genetic disease in Canada.

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Cystic Fibrosis

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#1. More that 2500 babies in the US are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis every year. That means that in 10 years there will be 250000 more people living with cystic fibrosis.

 

#2. Over 10 million americans carry the cystic fibrosis gene but they dont know it. These people are known as carriers of the disease and usually are never affected.

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Cystic fibrosis signs & symptoms

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One of the first signs of cystic fibrosis (CF) that parents may notice is that their baby's skin tastes salty when kissed or the baby doesn't pass stool when first born. Most of the other signs and symptoms of CF develop later.
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People with CF have thick mucus that builds up in their airways so a major symptom of Cystic Fibrosis is coughing up thick sputum that may contain blood. People with CF are also prone to bacterial infections of the respiratory tract and stange bacterial infections are usally found in those with Cf and not in other people. Another tell tale sign of CF is if the person is prone to bronchitis and pnemonia which can cause permanent damage to the sensitive tissues of the lungs.

 

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