Which is late respiratory complication in cystic fibrosis?

Complication. Late respiratory complications of CF range from respiratory distress with declining oxygen saturation to pneumothorax.
CF worsening sx. Late complications of cystic fibrosis include worsening function of the organs affected. This usually includes respiratory distress, weight loss, infections which are less responsive to treatment. Lung transplantation is one option for some CF patients.

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Can cystic fibrosis affect both respiratory and digestive system?

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 more...
Yes. It generally does affect both the mucus in the airways, the pancreas, and the gut. Chronic airway infection leading to lung failure, pancreatic problems leading to pancreatic insufficiency, and chronic constipation are very common problems in patients with cf. Treatment mitigates (but does not eliminate) the consequences of the disease for most, although for c. 5% a direct treatment exists. Read more...

Can cystic fibrosis affect both respiratory and digestive system?

CF multiple organs. CF can affect the lining of the nasal and sinus passages, the lung, intestinal absorption, pancreas, and reproductive systems. I hope this helps. Read more...

Is it possible for a woman be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the late age of 67 years?

Unlikely. At age 49, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis would be very unlikely. That being said, a diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, which is different from cf, could be possible, and generally occurs later in life. Pulmonary fibrosis can give the same signs and symptoms as cf. You can experience shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, and weight loss. Smoking is a risk factor. Read more...