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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!
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?
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.
The gene that causes Cystic Fibrosis comes from the mutation making a protein called CTFR. This gene is located on chromosome 7.
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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