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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects the respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It is caused by a mutation in the gene that controls the production of a protein called cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). This protein regulates the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. When it is not working correctly, it causes the production of thick, sticky mucus that can clog the airways, leading to chronic lung infections and block ducts in the pancreas, which can lead to malnutrition. Patient Handling provides a range of equipment suitable to assist those with Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited condition characterised by significant harm to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. The cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive fluids are affected by cystic fibrosis. These secreted fluids typically have a thin and slippery texture.

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis can include salty-tasting skin, persistent cough, infections of the lungs, including pneumonia or bronchitis, wheezing, poor growth or weight gain. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease typically discovered in youngsters. However, adults who had no symptoms (or mild ones) during their youth can still develop it. Close monitoring and early, proactive treatment is often recommended to slow the development of Cystic Fibrosis and extend life.

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