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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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cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis

BY: NATALIE ALZAGA

STEPHANY GODINEZ

STEPHANY TORO

http://www.cysticfibrosis.com/

http://www.cff.org/

table of contents
Table of contents

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

Slide#10 facts

what is cystic fibrosis
What is cystic fibrosis?

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.

how do people get cystic fibrosis
How do people get cystic fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease. This means that people inherit it from their parents through genes (or DNA), which also determine a lot of other characteristics including height, hair color and eye color. Genes, found in the nucleus of all the body's cells, control cell function by serving as the blueprint for the production of proteins.
who gets cystic fibrosis
Who gets cystic fibrosis
  • Approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States have cystic fibrosis. An additional ten million more—or about one in every 31 Americans—are carriers of the defective CF gene, but do not have the disease. CF is most common in Caucasians, but it can affect all races.
what are the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis
What are the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis?
  • The symptoms of cystic fibrosis vary from person to person and over time. Sometimes you will have few symptoms. Other times, your symptoms may become more severe.
  • One of the first signs of cystic fibrosis (CF) that parents may notice is that their baby's skin tastes salty when kissed or the baby doesn't pass stool when first born.
how is cystic fibrosis treated
How is cystic fibrosis treated?
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) has no cure. However, treatments have greatly improved in recent years. The goals of cystic fibrosis treatment are to:
  • Prevent and control lung infections

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)

living with cystic fibrosis
Living with cystic fibrosis

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.

living with cystic fibrosis part 2
Living with cystic fibrosis part 2
  • It's standard to have CF checkups every 3 months. Talk with your doctor about whether you should get an annual flu shot and other vaccines. Take all of your medicines as your doctor prescribes. In between checkups, be sure to contact your doctor if you have: Blood in your mucus, increased amounts of mucus, or a change in the color or consistency of your mucus. Decreased energy or appetite. Severe constipation or diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, or vomit that's dark green.
what causes cystic fibrosis
What causes cystic fibrosis
  • A defect in the CFTR gene causes cystic fibrosis (CF). This gene makes a protein that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your body's cells. In people who have CF, the gene makes a protein that doesn't work well. This causes thick, sticky mucus and very salty sweat. Research suggests that the CFTR protein also affects the body in other ways. This may help explain other symptoms and complications of CF.
who is at risk for cystic fibrosis
Who is at risk for cystic fibrosis
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects both males and females and people from all racial and ethnic groups. However, the disease is most common among Caucasians of Northern European descent.

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.

how is cystic fibrosis diagnose
How is cystic fibrosis diagnose?
  • Doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) based on the results from various tests. All States screen newborns for CF using a genetic test or a blood test. The genetic test shows whether a newborn has faulty CFTR genes. The blood test shows whether a newborn's pancreas is working properly.
what is the outlook for cystic fibrosis
What is the outlook for cystic fibrosis?

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.

facts
Facts

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.

  • If you have cystic fibrosis, your mucus becomes thick and sticky. It builds up in your lungs and blocks your airways. This leads to repeated, serious lung infections that can damage your lungs.
any questions
Any questions?
  • Feel free to ask anything…