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A 31-year-old member asked:

can you explain what exactly happens in the body of a cystic fibrosis patient (in detail please)?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatric Pulmonology 22 years experience
Too complicated: this is a massive topic to be explained here (in detail)
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Too much info: to answer in this forum, go to www.cff.org.

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Do you know what cystic fibrosis is? What does it do to the body?

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Dr. William Walsh
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Genetic disease: CF is a genetic disease caused by an absence or a defect in the protein that moves sodium and chloride in and out of pit helical cells. This leads to thick mucus in several areas, particularly the pancrease (pancrelipase), (pancrelipase) lungs, and gut. In the lungs, the mucus itself leads to obstruction and can become chronically infected, the pancrease (pancrelipase) and gut can become clogged, leading to failure of the pancrease (pancrelipase).
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What happens in the body of a cystic fibrosis patient?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Cystic Fibrosis: There is not enough space to answer this question thoroughly in this format. Check out the link below, it gives some good information on cystic fibrosis and the various systemic effects: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cystic_fibrosis
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What can cause cystic fibrosis and what are its effects on the body?

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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Genetic: It's a genetic disease and it has numerous effects on various parts of the body, mainly the respiratory system and the gastrointestinal system. http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/

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