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Why cant cystic fibrosis patients date each other

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Sharing: Patients with cystic fibrosis are highly susceptible to lung infections. As a result, if they spend a lot of time together, they can readily swap infe... Read More
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Resistance: Unfortunate experience with CF camps, dating, and support groups showed us that highly resistant bacteria (including pseudomonas aeruginosa, burkholde... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Not clear: Not clear what is being asked. Are you looking for information or looking for a physician for cystic fibrosis? A starting point would be your general ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
Too complicated: this is a massive topic to be explained here (in detail)
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Cystic fibrosis: CF is a genetic defect and at this time, it cannot be repaired. Companies such as sangamo pharmaceuticals are working on cures for mono-genetic diseas... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Should be covered: Palliative care should be covered by insurance, regardless of the underlying diseases a person has. One can call her insurance company to check. Palli... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Thick: The secretions in cystic fibrosis are more viscous (thicker) than normal and interfere with normal drainage resulting in blockages of the bronchial tu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Depends: If your pulmonary function tests show both lungs to have adequate capacity and no significant emphysema then it could be possible. Bear in mind that y... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
Urology 59 years experience
Need chromosomal tes: generally absence of vas deference is associated with cystic fibrosis. However to make a definite diagnosis of caustic fibrosis you need the chromosom... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
So far not at all: Trying to replace the faulty gene has been a failure so far. The new science of epigenetics tells us that our genes (even "bad" ones) are changed by d... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Not high fat: One of the problems folks with CF have is that their pancreatic duct gets blocked. This means that the fat-digesting enzymes from their pancreas can't... Read More