An Overview of Cystic Fibrosis


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An Overview of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that occurs as a result of genetics from both the mother and the father. The disease causes sticky mucus to collect in the lungs and digestive system. Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic lung disease that presents in children and young adults. The reality of Cystic Fibrosis is that it often causes premature death (Wilfond, 1995).
There are more than 1,000 mutations of the CF gene. The CF gene is the Cystic Fibrosis gene and the symptoms of the disease vary from individual to individual. Some people experience stomach pain and severe constipation. Because of the collection of mucus in the lungs it is not uncommon for increased coughing to occur. In children, there is commonly delayed...
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.....d passageways in the pancreas and lungs. Respiratory disease is the most severe complication of Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is the most common deadly hereditary disease of the global Caucasian population (Wilfond, 1995).
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