Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening disease acquired genetically that cause mucus to build up and clog some organs in the body mainly the lungs and pancreas and this makes breathing very difficult, this also causes the lungs to have inflammations and infections that leads to further lung damage.
This is a genetic disease and patients inherit it from their parents. A person who have this condition inherits two copies of the defective CF gene, one copy from each of the parents.
Here are some common symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis:
- when your skin taste very salty
- cough that always comes with phlegm
- always suffering from lung infections like: pneumonia and bronchitis
- shortness of breathing
- having a good appetite but still the results is poor growth/gain weight
- difficulty in bowel movement
- growth of nasal polyps