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Transcript of Cystic Fibrosis
-Yes, couples can talk to their health care provider or a genetic counselor for tips on CF.
How is Cystic Fibrosis inherited?
What causes Cystic Fibrosis?
-CF is caused by 2 mutated alleles that are inherited (one from each parent).
Are there any treatments or cures?
-Yes there are many treatment options including a "vest"
-The "Vest" is an inflatable vest that attaches to a machine . The machine then performs chest physical therapy by vibrating at high frequencies.
-No,CF is an inherited disorder so it can't be prevented.
What are the symptoms of CF?
Are there any other names for Cystic Fibrosis?
What gene or chromosome is affeced by cystic fibrosis?
-Respiratory and digestive systems
-cystic fibrosis of pancreas
-fibrocystic disease of pancreas
-shortness of breath
-persistant cough that produces thick mucus
What population is affected?Can anyone get it?
-About 70,000 people worldwide have CF.
-Anyone can get it but most CF patients are diagnosed by age 2.
-CF is a recessive disorder(both parents must pass the defective gene on to their offspring)
Could this disorder be prevented?
What is the current Status of Cystic Fibrosis? Is there a cure coming?
-Right now many associations are looking for a cure but have not found one.
-If the doctors and nurses don't give up on a cure then in the near future they could find one.(Donating DOES make a difference!!!!!!!!!)
BY OLIVIA GEISHAUSER
How does this affect a child/adult?
-children and adults will have to use the "vest" everyday for physical therapy.
Thank You for taking the time to learn about CF!!!!(;