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Doctor insights on: Cystic Fibrosis Cf Physical Therapists

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What physical activities are ok for someone with cystic fibrosis?

What physical activities are ok for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Anything: Most individuals with cystic fibrosis can participate in all physicial activities. Salt supplementation is needed because of excess salt loss in CF sweat. Individuals with severe lung disease should discuss what level of activity is safe/appropriate for them with their physician. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Epstein
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Physical Therapists (Definition)

Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals with heath-related problems and injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform daily functional activities. Physical therapists create plans with techniques that help individuals restore their ability to move, reduce ...Read more


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What are the causess of cystic fibrosis and physical deformities like clubbed feet?

What are the causess of cystic fibrosis and physical deformities like clubbed feet?

Genetic: CF is caused by mutations in the cftr gene - mostly they are inhereted from both the mother and father who are carriers (but rarely these mutations can occur spontaneously). Club feet can be caused by several circumstances - some from a generic defect, some from problems during fetal deveopment or toxic exposures. ...Read more

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Please tell me the defects of cystic fibrosis, physical deformities like clubbed hands?

Please tell me the defects of cystic fibrosis, physical deformities like clubbed hands?

Recurrent pneumonias: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease of cftr chloride channel defect with multi-organ involvement. Pancrease (pancrelipase) and lung are particularly affected causing lung infections, asthma type symptoms, pancreatic insufficiency with malabsorption, fat solubale vitamin deficiencies and diabetes which manifest maily during teenage years. Shahzeidi, md, pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Does cystic fibrosis affect your physical appearance?

Does cystic fibrosis affect your physical appearance?

Not specifically: Most CF patients that are monitored and receiving regular healthcare can not be picked out in a crowd of people of similar age. If their disease were to go unrecognized and or untreated they would appear ill. ...Read more

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Which sports/physical activities are good for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Depends on Lung Fx: The level of physical activity for a child with CF is an individual choice that should be made in consultation with the treating physician. However, there has been some interesting research done in australia, which suggests Hypertonic Saline (e.g., salty air) inhalation in CF patients was beneficial in maintaining lung function. Why? A doctor noticed surfers with CF tend to have better outcomes! ...Read more

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I have a very mild form of cystic fibrosis and want to become a police officer. If i'm in great physical shape do you think they will consider me?

Cystic fibrosis: That question is likely covered by a written policy specific to your possible employer. Just remember that failing to reveal a medical condition prior to employment might be grounds for firing you at a later time. For example, if you have active asthma when you apply for military service, their policy is to exclude you from consideration. ...Read more

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What screening process is used for cystic fibrosis cf?

Varies by state: In the us the process varies in each state - usually it involves an initial blood work and some genetic blood analysis. ...Read more

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Newborn boy has a severe mutation delf508 and a 5-t gt12. Was told that he might or might not develop mild cystic fibrosis. How does mild CF manifest?

Varies: Mild CF can vary from recurrent sinus infections, recurrent pneumonia, pancreatitis, fertility problems. One may have no evidence of CF until adulthood. Sometimes the first sign is recurrent pancreatitis in the second or third decade of life. Usually growth is not impaired. ...Read more

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My son has hirschsprung disease. My wife tested neg. for cystic fibrosis. Are the two related? Should I be tested for CF? I'm 32 w/no issues.

No, not related: Hirschsprung's disease is a congenital condition that leads to absence or lower numbers of nerve cells in the large intestine that are responsible for allowing the colon muscles to function, leading to constipation or inability to pass stool. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited recessive disorder of salt transport leading to thickened secretions. If your wife is negative, no need for you to be tested ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cystic fibrosis (c.F.)?

Progressive disease: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, lifelong condition in which the glands that produce mucus, sweat, and intestinal secretions do not function properly. Thick mucus accumulates in the lungs, leading to breathing difficulty and infection. CF also impairs digestion, and affected males are usually infertile. ...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