Facts about Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic, hereditary disease that affects many of the body's organ systems.
Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that affects more then 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
In Cystic Fibrosis, some of the thin, easy-flowing mucus in the body's respiratory and digestive systems get thicker. This makes it harder to breathe.
The sticky mucus also blocks the easy flow of digestive acids and enzymes from the pancreas and liver to the intestines.
Without adequate amounts of these digestive fluids in the intestines, people with CF cannot break down their food into the substances the body needs for nourishment.
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