Cystic fibrosis. BY: NATALIE ALZAGA STEPHANY GODINEZ STEPHANY TORO. http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/. http://www.cff.org/. Table of contents. Slide #1 what is cystic fibrosis? Slide #2 how do people get cystic fibrosis Slide #3 who gets cystic fibrosis
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BY: NATALIE ALZAGA
Slide #1 what is cystic fibrosis?
Slide #2 how do people get cystic fibrosis
Slide #3 who gets cystic fibrosis
Slide #4 What are the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis?
Slide#5 how is cystic fibrosis treated?
Slide#6 living with cystic fibrosis?
Slide#7 what causes cystic fibrosis?
Slide#8 who is at risk for cystic fibrosis?
Slide#9 how is cystic fibrosis diagnose
Cystic fibrosis or CF, is an inherited disease of the secretory glands. Secretory glands include glands that make mucus and sweat.
"Inherited" means the disease is passed from parents to children through genes. People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease -- one from each parent. The parents likely don't have the disease themselves.
Loosen and remove thick, sticky mucus from the lungs, prevent or treat blockages in the intestines, provide enough nutrition, Prevent dehydration (a condition in which the body doesn't have enough fluids)
If you or your child has cystic fibrosis (CF), you should learn as much as you can about the disease. Work closely with your doctors to learn how to manage CF. Having ongoing medical care by a team of doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists who specialize in CF is important. These specialists often are located at major medical centers or CF Care Centers.
CF also is common among Latinos and American Indians, especially the Pueblo and Zuni. The disease is less common among African Americans and Asian Americans.
The symptoms and severity of CF vary. If you or your child has the disease, you may have serious lung and digestive problems. If the disease is mild, symptoms may not show up until the teen or adult years. The symptoms and severity of CF also vary over time. Sometimes you'll have few symptoms. Other times, your symptoms may become more severe. As the disease gets worse, you'll have more severe symptoms more often.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of your secretory glands, including your mucus and sweat glands. Cystic fibrosis mostly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs. It doesn't affect the brain.