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

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

No: Patients with CF don't sweat more, but their sweat is more concentrated and will taste saltier. ...Read more

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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Why does cystic fibrosis cause a person's sweat to be abnormally salty?

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 sweat gland ducts. Since cftr protein is not functional in CF pts, excess chloride gets secreted in their sweat, which causes the sweat to have higher salt concentration. That is why a sweat test measuring chloride is used as a diagnostic test for cf. ...Read more

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Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

DNA vs. sweat tests: For sweat tests, do not trust a laboratory which is not accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "Sweat tests should be done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center". See http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/ ...Read more

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Why do people with cystic fibrosis have unusually salty sweat?

Why do people with cystic fibrosis have unusually salty sweat?

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 (sweat, in the airway, in the pancrease) that are more viscous. ...Read more

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Sweat chloride testing for cystic fibrosis=standard tests?

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 this fashion is becoming more common. In fact, it is now standard procedure in all 50 states for newborn babies to be screened, via blood from a heel prick, for cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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My son had a positive sweat test for cystic fibrosis. What next?

My son had a positive sweat test for cystic fibrosis. What next?

CFF.org: In addition to the answers provided, checking with your local children's hospital and the cff.Org for more information about your care is suggested. ...Read more

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My son & wife tested neg for Cystic Fibrosis through screening test, not sweat test. However my son has hirschsprung disease. Should I test for CF - or it's high unlikely I have it? I'm 32. Feel fine

My son & wife tested neg for Cystic Fibrosis through screening test, not sweat test. However my son has  hirschsprung disease. Should I test for CF - or it's high unlikely I have it? I'm 32. Feel fine

I wouldn't: There is no relationship between Hirschprung disease and CF. If you wand to know if you are an asymptomatic carrier of CF, the tests are available. However, you don't get to age 30 without symptoms when you have the disease and your fertility would also be diminished.If your wife is not a carrier, you can not produce babies with CF. ...Read more

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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my cystic fibrosis?

SPECIALIST: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex, chronic illness, and should probably best be managed by someone who sees a lot of CF patients. This probably means a pulmonologist, most likely at an academic hospital. ...Read more

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Hi i suffer with cystic fibrosis and i also have MRSA in the lungs and i was wondering if it is possible that i can get tattoos..

Hi i suffer with cystic fibrosis and i also have MRSA in the lungs and i was wondering if it is possible that i can get tattoos..

Be cautious: Speak with your pulmonologist who is most familiar with your current status for clearance, but Pseudomonas colonization in the lungs should not usually prevent you from having procedures performed on your skin. You have listed MRSA as one of your conditions, which may put you at much higher risk for severe skin infection from a tattoo. ...Read more

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How can cystic fibrosis affect p.I.E.S development?

Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US.A, impacting mainly respiratory function. In recent years patients symptoms better controlled by genetic findings and better medications.Emotional & phys. development depend on severity, time in hospital, complications.Morb. & mort.factors afect emotional,cognitive behavior. ...Read more