Cystic fibrosis is caused by a mutated CFTR gene and cannot be cured. However, upon diagnosis of the disease, the doctor may suggest different ways to manage the condition at home in order to minimize complications caused by cystic fibrosis. Diet People affected with cystic fibrosis may not be able to absorb sufficient nutrients from [...]
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Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in the CFTR gene. The CFTR gene is responsible for encoding the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) protein. This protein primarily functions as a chloride channel that regulates the flow of ions across the cell membrane, affecting water osmosis and the subsequent composition of mucus and sweat. The [...]
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects epithelial cells in the respiratory, digestive and male reproductive systems. Affected people produce abnormally thick mucus that can cause airway obstruction, digestion and fertility problems. The signs and symptoms can vary among affected individuals. Respiratory System People who have cystic fibrosis produce thick and sticky mucus that [...]
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder characterized by production of abnormally thick sticky mucus, affecting primarily the respiratory and digestive system. Mucus is a slippery secretion that hydrates and protects the linings of body cavities and other internal organs. The thick and sticky mucus produced in people with cystic fibrosis has poor mucociliary clearance, and [...]