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Why does cystic fibrosis shorten life span?

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Dr James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic Illness

Progress in management has improved the quality of life for CF patients but it doesn't take away the basic vulnerabilities of the illness.
In its worst forms, the illness shuts down production of enzymes that permit digestion of food & creates excessive mucous in the lungs that sets them up for deadly pneumonia & lung scaring. At some point, one of the complications will end their life.

In brief: Chronic Illness

Progress in management has improved the quality of life for CF patients but it doesn't take away the basic vulnerabilities of the illness.
In its worst forms, the illness shuts down production of enzymes that permit digestion of food & creates excessive mucous in the lungs that sets them up for deadly pneumonia & lung scaring. At some point, one of the complications will end their life.
Dr James Ferguson
Dr James Ferguson
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Dr Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Bad disease

Progress being made. See cff.Org.

In brief: Bad disease

Progress being made. See cff.Org.
Dr Michael Korona
Dr Michael Korona
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