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Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?

Is cystic fibrosis and fibrocystic breasts the same thing?

No: Cystic fibrosis is disorder passed on from parents to children through genes which affects organs like lungs, liver, pancreas, intestines, sinuses and sex organs. They have thick mucus which blocks the ducts in these organs and cause complications. They are not same . https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Breast-lump/Pages/Causes.asp ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients. Average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more


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What to do if I have cystic fibrosis and want breast implants?

What to do if I have cystic fibrosis and want breast implants?

Risks vs benefits: As dr. Pousti has indicated, the risks of surgery may outweigh the benefits of the procedure. This involves a complex analysis to discuss with your health care providers who may feel that it is not in your best interests. ...Read more

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Can you die of cystic fibrosis?

Yes but: Yes but with early diagnosis and regular care and adherence to prescribed therapy by a pediatric pulmonologist the long term survival has improved greatly in the past two decades. ...Read more

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What is risk of cystic fibrosis?

Depends on genes: The risk of acquiring cystic fibrosis (CF) depends on whether the parents of a child are carriers for the gene. It is estimated that about 1 in 20 americans are carriers of the CF gene. In order for a child to acquire the disease, both parents must be carriers. If both parents are carriers, there is then a 25% chance that the child will acquire the disease. ...Read more

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Can you die from cystic fibrosis?

Yes.: Although the complications of cystic fibrosis are treatable, and although the available treatments are helpful, the disorder shortens the normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis?

Cough, poor growth: Common symptoms of cystic fibrosis include cough, wheeze, recurrent lung infections, poor growth, foul smelling stools, salty sweat, clubbing, and rectal prolapse. The more symptoms the greater the chance of having cystic fibrosis. Most infants today are diagnosed by newborn screening for CF before they develop any symptoms and early therapy can minimize disease symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have cystic fibrosis?

Sweat test: The gold standard to diagnose cystic fibrosis is the sweat test, which measures the amount of chloride in the sweat. The test takes a few minutes to an hour and is painless. It is done in specialized clinics and hospitals. ...Read more

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