Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy

Cystic fibrosis is often a fatal disease. It is the most common genetic disease that affects infants and children today. There are over 30,000 people in the United States alone who have cystic fibrosis. It is passed to children from parents who are carriers of the disease. In order for a child to contract cystic […]

Cystic fibrosis diagnosis

Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary condition that affects the secretory glands. The mucus and sweat production glands are both affected by cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is genetically acquired when there are two improper CF genes. One faulty CF gene is given from each parent. In most cases the parents do not actually have the cystic […]

Cystic fibrosis treatment

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a very serious genetic disease that affects lungs, liver, intestines and pancreas. It is caused by a mutation of the CFTR gene during fetal development. The result of the mutation is that the secretion glands do not function normally and they produce a copious amount of sweat, mucus and other bodily […]

Cystic fibrosis symptoms

Your body is full of fluids. You have cells that create sweat, cells that create mucus and cells that create saliva and juices used in digestion. When these cells are operating normally, the secretions produced are thin and they are slippery so they help your body cool off, digest food, swallow and lubricate itself. But […]

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that is inherited and is usually diagnosed in infants and young children. However there are mild cases that sometimes do not manifest until someone is a teen or young adult. This disease affects the lungs, the pancreas, the sinuses, the intestines, the liver, and sex organs. This disease affects both […]