Is it bad to get x-rays done when you have cystic fibrosis?

No. This will not cause a problem, and may help diagnosis a new issue (although not always).
No. No it is not. X-rays are often used in the management of cystic fibrosis to monitor disease progression and to evaluate symptoms.

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My husband 82 yr old grandpa was diagnosis w cystic fibrosis. Should I get my kids tested one is 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 or never had any genetic tests done?

Doubt your Dx. There is a rare but different disease called fibrocystic disease of the lung.It has nothing at all to do with cystic fibrosis, which is evident in most kids in their first year.For one to live to 82 with the disease would likely be a world record. Read more...
Screening test. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease and there are many mutations of the CF gene.. Since CF is part of your family's genetic history, i would suggest screening your children. If your father's exact genetic mutation is known, then the genotype testing should include this in the analysis. Some children are diagnosed with other illnesses such as asthma, when in fact they have cf. Hope this helps. Read more...

Do males or females get cystic fibrosis and why?

Equal. More than 10 million americans are unknowing, symptomless carriers of the defective cystic fibrosis gene. In order to develop cf, an individual must inherit a defective gene from each parent. Since the CF gene is not on a sex chromosome (x or y), males and females are equally affected. Read more...

How can you get easily checked up for cystic fibrosis?

Simple test. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic genetic disorder which can cause lung problems, poor absorption of nutrients from the diet, and other conditions. The symptoms usually start in the first year of life. A test call the 'sweat chloride test' is used to make the diagnosis. It is one your doctor can order. Read more...
Sweat chloride test. CF is an abnormality of chloride channels. A simple test where they tape a special paper to your arm and measure the amount of chloride in your sweat can help rule in or out cf. Read more...

I'm worried I have cystic fibrosis. How do I get tested?

Sweat test. Cystic fibrosis is diagnosed by an abnormal sweat test and clinical symptoms that match the diagnosis. Genetic tests can also be done to determine if there are any mutations of the cftr gene that are known to cause cystic fibrosis. Read more...

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...

What is a good way to get checked up for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat chloride test. Talk to your physician who can direct you and order a test, if indicated. The gold standard test is the sweat chloride test. Blood testing may also be available, again, if indicated. Read more...

Help please! Is cystic fibrosis something you can get in childhood?

No - Genetic defect. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene which results in alteration of a protein that regulates movement of salt and water in and out of cells. This leads to thick sticky mucus and very salty sweat. The thick mucus can block tubes both in the lungs and in the abdomen, especially the pancreas. Read more...
Words matter. CF will be recognized or diagnosed in childhood, so in a way you could say you get it then.However, the word use is confusing.You don't "get it" like you get a strep throat, you are born with the abnormal gene information that causes the disease. Read more...