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Do people who suffer from cystic fibrosis sweat more than regular people do

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Patients with CF don't sweat more, but their sweat is more concentrated and will taste saltier.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Extra loss: Cystic fibrosis is caused by a genetic mutation of cftr protein that moves chloride ions out of cells in respiratory tract, but into the cells in swe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessary: CF screening is a dna blood test now, given to all newborns. Any hospital that delivers babies can do it. The sweat test is not done as often any mor ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
CFTR: There is a defect in the sodium-chloride transporter encoded by the cftr gene results in an inability to appropriate consentrate saline in secretions ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, Gold Standard: The gold standard for a diagnosis of CF is 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests. However, the ability to run genetic tests and detect the disease in t ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Specialist: Around the country there are specialists for the care of these kids. Best to talk to your pediatrician and arrange to see one.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
CF: If you are 32 and have no symptoms, you do not have CF. Do not worry. Hope this helps. Dr R
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cystic Fibrosis: I would see a lung and a GI doctor for this chronic problem.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Be cautious: Speak with your pulmonologist who is most familiar with your current status for clearance, but Pseudomonas colonization in the lungs should not usuall ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US.A, impacting mainly respir ... Read More

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