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What Is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is a condition characterized by the excessive production of thick mucus in the nose, lungs, and abdomen, leading to difficulties in breathing and food digestion. The mucus, akin to dense sweat, is prone to infections, often obstructing the sinuses, lungs, and stomach of affected individuals.


Approximately 1,000 new cases of Cystic Fibrosis are diagnosed each year

30k +

More than 30,000 children and adults in the United States are living with Cystic Fibrosis


Approximately 70,000 people worldwide have Cystic Fibrosis


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About Cystic Fibrosis:

Cause of the disease:

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder resulting from an abnormal gene inherited from both parents, a pattern known as autosomal recessive.


This abnormal gene affects the sweat production, making digestion and breathing challenging due to the thickened mucus. This thick mucus can become easily infected.


Genes are located on chromosomes within our cells, and they act like blueprints for our biological characteristics. In this analogy, a cell is a house, a chromosome is a room, and genes are the furniture.

Just as some furniture may be faulty, certain genes can lead to conditions like cystic fibrosis.

Where To Go For Treatment

Treatment: Antibiotics, along with other therapeutic approaches, are used to manage the symptoms and complications associated with Cystic Fibrosis. It is important for individuals with this condition to work closely with their healthcare providers to determine the most effective treatment plan.

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