How to minimize complications of Cystic Fibrosis?
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 [...]
What causes Cystic Fibrosis?
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 [...]
What are the signs and symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?
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 [...]
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
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 [...]