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Cystic Fibrosis

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Dilan Ras

on 26 April 2013

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By: Dilan R. Cystic Fibrosis -CF affects males and females

-Affects all racial and ethnic groups

-BUT CF is most common among Caucasians

-Less common among those from African and Asian descent

-Diagnosed during newborn screenings or early childhood

-Pregnant women and their partners get testing to see if they are a carrier of the CFTR gene (need two CFTR genes to be diagnosed with CF) Who -Multi-system disease

-Affects mostly lungs and digestive system

-Affects ALL the bodies exocrine glands

-Also affects the pancreas, liver, and sex organs -Child's skin will taste salty

-Wheezing, coughing, and trouble breathing

-Bacteria found in airways

-Digestive problems (children will also tend to be smaller)

-Some develop diabetes

-Large stool with foul smell

-Reach puberty later than normal

-98% of men are infertile and most women have fertility problems -Build up of thick mucus; sever respiratory problems

-lung tissues become damaged and infections occur frequently

-Mucus builds up in the digestive track making it difficult to digest food

-All of this is due to the salt and water unbalanced in the exocrine glands making the mucus and sweat thick and sticky How+ Why -There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis

-The only real preventability there is is to not conceive with someone who is a carrier of the CF gene if you are also a carrier

-Average life expectancy in Canada is now up to age 48

-CF patients are required to take many piles during meals

-Treatment plans are built specifically for each patient (factors to consider would be age, sex, severity of CF, etc) Preventability what + When Where Symptoms Bibliography Outline What Who+When Where Symptoms Preventability How+Why -What is Cystic Fibrosis? -Who gets Cystic Fibrosis and at what age? -Where in the body does it affect? -What are the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis? -How does it happen and why does it happen? -What can you do to prevent it? -Most common genetic disease

-1 in every 3600 births in Canada have CF

-CF is inherited NOT cought

-An abnormal protein called CFTR is produced in the body (mutation)

-CFTR affects the way chloride moves in and out of cells (salt and water in the body are not balanced)

-Causes mucus and sweat to be thick and sticky " Cystic Fibrosis (CF)." THE MEDICAL NEWS | from News-Medical.Net - Latest Medical News and Research from Around the World. http://www.news-medical.net/health/Cystic-Fibrosis-(CF).aspx (accessed April 17, 2013).

"Cystic Fibrosis - Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis - Fertility - Body & Health." Site Map - Body & Health. http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=41&channel_id=2048&relation_id=110053 (accessed April 17, 2013)

"Cystic Fibrosis Canada - About Cystic Fibrosis." Cystic Fibrosis Canada . http://www.cysticfibrosis.ca/en/aboutcysticfibrosis/index.php (accessed April 17, 2013).

"Cystic Fibrosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment ." WebMD Children's Health Center - Kids health and safety information for a healthy child. http://children.webmd.com/guide/understanding-cystic-fibrosis-basics (accessed April 17, 2013).

"Cystic fibrosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_fibrosis (accessed April 17, 2013).

Ottawa Citizen, "Fostering independence and good health in CF patients ," April 17, 2013.
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