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Do people with cystic fibrosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with cystic fibrosis have a lot of pain?

Cystic fibrosis: Patients with CF can suffer from sinus, respiratory, pancreatic, and biliary disease. They can also experience infertility, musculoskeletal disease, kidney stones, recurrent venous thrombosis, and small bowel obstruction. Obviously, some of these complications are associated with varying degrees of pain. It is probably more appropriate to ask about the overall morbidity of the disease. ...Read more

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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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Do lots of people get cystic fibrosis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get cystic fibrosis, or is it unusual?

Depends on ethnicity: CF is a genetic condition inherited from carrier parent. Carrier frequency depends on the ethnic background . 1/25 caucasians have one copy of normal, one copy of a mutated CF gene. Both genes have to be mutated to have cf. Hispanic carrier frequency 1/50, africanam 1/70 , asian 1/90. 1/5000 babies are born with cf, this may be decreasing, since pregnent females are now screened for CF ...Read more

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Can people with cystic fibrosis have children?

Can people with cystic fibrosis have children?

Women can: Men are infertile, but woman can have children, at a serious risk to their health. ...Read more

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How much time to people with cystic fibrosis live and can it be passed to children?

How much time to people with cystic fibrosis live and can it be passed to children?

Start with this link: The short answer is that CF is genetically passed on to children through inheriting a CF gene from both the mother and the father. Start with information here: http://www.cff.org/aboutcf/ ...Read more

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What is the cause of death for people with cystic fibrosis?

What is the cause of death for people with cystic fibrosis?

Respiratiry failure: Usually progressive respiratory embarrassment from the primary disease. Some pts die of refractory infection as a consequence of cystic fibrosis. Malabsorption from cystic fibrosis may also contribute to mortality. ...Read more

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These days what's the life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis?

Depends...: There is no way to accurately predict how long a person with cystic fibrosis will live, as many different factors affect a person’s health. Severity of disease and time of diagnosis are two such factors. Many people have a mild case of cf, while others can have moderate or severe. In 2009, the median predicted age of survival was in the mid-30s. ...Read more

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Help please? How long do people with cystic fibrosis and diabetes live to be ?

Treatment/infections: The life expectancy for cystic fibrosis has improved over the last decade. With close follow up, adherence to your medications, nutrition and exercise, you can improve your overall health. In addition, when there are flare ups called exacerbations, prompt treatment with antibiotics to treat the particular bacteria cultured is indicated. Prmgpedspulm can review records at fax 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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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