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Transcript of Cystic fibrosis
mutated and hereditary
male and female; most common in Caucasian and Northern European
Build up of thick and sticky mucus in lungs, blocking airways
Gasping for Air
Problems with Growth
disease of secretory glands that make mucus and sweat
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
nutritional and respiratory therapies
enzyme replacement therapy: replace the effect of the digestive enzymes
antibiotics: treat infections
bronchodilators and anticholinergics: opens and keeps airways open
What's Going On?
In the body this disease
affects lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs
mucus lining changes from thin and watery to thick and sticky
Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disease that has thick mucus clogging up the lungs.
creates difficulties in breathing
makes it easier for bacteria growth in the lungs, which will lead to repeated lung infection and damage
Although there are no cures for CF, there are treatments that can improve one's quality of life and lifespan.
Karen Sloot, Gracie Ngo, Linh Nguyen, and John Huynh
Some Signs / Symptoms
of Cystic Fibrosis
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* Note: This is a fake drug commercial.
This pill does not exist nor actually cures Cystic Fibrosis.