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How Does Cystic Fibrosis Affect The Integumentary System
Cystic Fibrosis: The endocrine system is potentially one of the systems involved in cystic fibrosis. There are many different presentations of cf. If the pancreas is affected then supplements may be needed to help digest food. In addition, some CF patients have a form of diabetes. The cff is a good resource for information. Cff.Org prmg will review your CF records at 858 259 9689 at no cost to you. ...Read more
Mucus & infection: The cells lining the airways don't put out enough water into the airway to make airway secretions thin enough to be coughed out. The mucus that collects clog the airways and let germs grow and thrive instead of being killed. Long-term infection damages the airways and substance of the lung. The airways and lung units gradually fill up with pus and germs and can't take in oxygen or get rid of co2. ...Read more
Absolutely: The thicker mucous secretions inherent to cystic fibrosis (CF) can cause a relative obstruction in clearing the airway tree of particulate matter/germs. Similarly, these secretions can obstruct the passage of pancreatic enzymes into the intestine leading to mal-digestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Significantly: CF is associated with repeated lung infections that result in absence from school and social activities. ...Read more
Many ways: This is a chronic disease that can cause a variety of consequences to the patient and their family. This is a very complicated question to be answered briefly here. ...Read more
Chronic illness: There are many components of a chronic disease that are hard to navigate in adolescence. At a time when absolute uniformity is desired, there are medications to take at specific times, there are doctor visits ("Where were you?"), and there are hospitalizations which entirely disrupt social structures. Concerns about infection can also limit social activities. Encourage social interactions. ...Read more
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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