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What exactly is cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine

In brief: Cystic fibrosis

CF is a genetic disease that from birth causes the body to produce a thick and sticky mucus.
This mucus interferes with the ability to breath and digest food. It is life threatening, but with good management people can live into their 40s and beyond with it.

In brief: Cystic fibrosis

CF is a genetic disease that from birth causes the body to produce a thick and sticky mucus.
This mucus interferes with the ability to breath and digest food. It is life threatening, but with good management people can live into their 40s and beyond with it.
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