Why does sputum change colors for someone who has cystic fibrosis?

Infection. Sputum color change can occur as an early sign there is a change in the chronic airway infections associated with cf. There may be more infection fighting cells present or more bacteria or, less commonly, blood..

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What physical activities are ok for someone with cystic fibrosis?

Anything. Most individuals with cystic fibrosis can participate in all physicial activities. Salt supplementation is needed because of excess salt loss in CF sweat. Individuals with severe lung disease should discuss what level of activity is safe/appropriate for them with their physician. Read more...

Can someone get cystic fibrosis as a teenager?

Yes. A small segment of patients affected by cystic fibrosis does not show typical symptoms until teenage and apparently has very mild disease. This depends upon the mutation involving cftr gene (homozygous vs heretozygous so on). Read more...

Can someone have addison's disease and cystic fibrosis?

Yes, they CAN, but. Addison's disease has been associated with other autoimmune glandular disorders, including malabsorption and type i diabetes. But cf, although having pancreatic (including diabetes i) & GI deficiencies (malabsorption), is a chromosomal not autoimmune disorder. Their association would be purely coincidental. See: neufeld, m, et al. Medicine: september 1981 - volume 60 - issue 5 - ppg 355-362. Read more...