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Miracle drug to treat ‘Celtic gene’ cystic fibrosis in Ireland given green light

Miracle drug to treat ‘Celtic gene’ cystic fibrosis in Ireland given green light | CysticFibrosis | Scoop.it
Miracle drug to treat ‘Celtic gene’ cystic fibrosis in Ireland given green light (Miracle drug to treat ‘Celtic gene’ cystic fibrosis in Ireland given green light | Irish News | IrishCentral http://t.co/8qKQPAxP)...

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A drug has been invented to improve Cystic Fibrosis patients with improving their well being. hundred twenty people have already started taking the drug and supposedly on their way to recovery. The drug "celtic gene" is meant to make better functioning movements for in the lungs. Also because of the physical drain of the illness patients lose large amounts of weight so celtic gene helps the person gain back weight and keeping it. Fifty-five percent of their life should be improved then what they were at before. It is known that Ireland has the highest rate of Cystic Fibrosis patients then anywhere.

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Cystic fibrosis won't 'dictate her life' - Post-Bulletin

Cystic fibrosis won't 'dictate her life' - Post-Bulletin | CysticFibrosis | Scoop.it
Cystic fibrosis won't 'dictate her life' Post-Bulletin "Perhaps the best evidence that many people with cystic fibrosis are living longer is the fact that more than 45 percent of the CF patient population is now age 18 or older," the CF Foundation...

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This article describes a womans fight with Cystic Fibrosis. She is staying strong and is working on keeping it from running her life. Cystic Fibrosis affects the Lungs, Pancreas and other passage ways. It looks into mucus and digestive juices and sweat being less loose and slimy to being properly removed. It becomes harder and stickier which then causes issues with getting it out. Patients have to get their back, or stomach hit repeatedly to help loosen it up so that it can be coughed up. People are able to get surgeries for new lungs but it takes up to 5 years on the waiting board. It is shown that people only live up to their 20s if they are diagnoised at a young age. Some have now even,lived up to 40- 50 years old. It takes a lot of detication and patience from family and friends to help someone with Cystic Fibrosis. The illed usually take up to 15 medications a day to be able to feel some what better. It is good if they walk around as well to stay as healthy as possible.

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