Category: Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis was a mystery disease until the mid 1940’s. Then it was identified with the inability to clear mucus from the lungs and air passages. Some scientists and researchers believe it developed because of preventive measures taken for cholera. If a child was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in the 40’s they rarely survived childhood. In the 1970’s the survival rate of a child with cystic fibrosis was sixteen! Treatment was supportive in nature and did little more than improve their quality of life. Today there is still no known cure for cystic fibrosis but there are treatments and medications available that prolong life and give the patient a better quality of life. In 2006 the survival age of cystic fibrosis patients rose to the late 30’s.

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Children With Cystic Fibrosis

Children With Cystic Fibrosis Parents who have children have tough times and it can be heartbreaking. Parents often feel guilt because they blame themselves because they passed the mutant gene on to their child....

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When Should You See A Doctor?

When Should You See A Doctor? If you suspect your child may have cystic fibrosis, you should contact your doctor immediately. Do you know you have a risk of passing on the mutant gene...

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Complications Caused by Cystic Fibrosis

Complications Caused by Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a disease that has no known cure. It can have devastating complications if not treated. Common and frequent complications are respiratory infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis,...

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The Profile for Cystic Fibrosis

The Profile for Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that occurs when both parents carry the mutant CF gene. It is incurable but new advances are being found each year in finding...

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Coping Skills After The Diagnosis

Coping Skills After The Diagnosis The diagnosis of cystic fibrosis can be devastating for families and the patient. Everyone will go through a range of emotions and each one on their own timetable! Some...

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The History of Cystic Fibrosis

The History of Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis was a disease that has been around since the Middle Ages. Many infants with “salty” skin often died in infancy or young. These babies and children were...

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Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms of cystic fibrosis will normally show in children by the age of three. Adults can be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis but that is usually rare. Each child may experience...

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