Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus.

Cystic fibrosis Symptoms:

Clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections;

Obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.

Now researchers are discovering that cystic fibrosis can be found among adults also and it is more complicated than what the doctors earlier assumed.

In fact many people have this disease since childhood but it is not identified till they grows adults .Many patients are identified as having a mild version of the disease but in its classic form, can quickly attack lungs.

In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond..

About 30,000 children and adults in the United States and 70,000 worldwide are effected with this chronicle disease.

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