Cystic Fibrosis
Updated: 1/15/2020
Cystic Fibrosis
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Created By Rukiyah Smith

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  • Symptoms
  • Yeah. I don't know what's going on. I've been wheezing and fatigued all break.
  • Geesh, you haven't gain much since before summer break.. You look exhausted!
  • Diagnosis
  • Oh no...
  • It seems that you have Cystic Fibrosis. Which is life threatening and can affect your lungs and digestive system.
  • Gene Causing The Disease
  • Well, a gene from your parents creates a protein called CTFR. This proteins creates Cystic Fibrosis.
  • How did this happen? My mom is fine and so are my sisters.
  • Symptoms include cough, lung infections, inability to gain weight, fatty stools, wheezing, slowed growth, and fatigue.
  • Cure or Experimental Drug?
  • Is there a cure?
  • Mom
  • Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening disease that affect the lungs and digestive system. The body creates a thick and sticky mucus that obstructs the lungs and and pancreas. It also is hereditary.
  • Treatment
  • The gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis comes from the mutation making a protein called CTFR. This gene is located on chromosome 7.
  • Prognosis
  • There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Oh man... I'm sorry to hear that.
  • No, but I can get medicine for infections, a dietary plan, and etc to make life comfortable.
  • There are treatments to help certain symptoms. Such as antibiotics for chest infections, breathing techniques or drainage, and digestive enzyme capsules.
  • There are treatments to help make you comfortable. Such as antibiotics for infections.
  • Most people have a lifespan of 37 years. However, the lung disease can eventually cause you to become disabled or eventually die.
  • Most people with this disease live to age 37 at least. Usually, the lungs are what kills patients.
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