Cystic Fibrosis Overview, Symptoms, Causes


Cystic fibrosis disease is a very common disease among people and is one of the most genetic diseases affecting human life, as this disease causes the formation of a sticky and thick liquid called mucus that resembles the texture of glue to some extent, and if its quantity increases in the body, it begins to accumulate in various organs and influence On it and on its vital functions, and is mainly concentrated in the pancreas and lungs. In the past, the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis was difficult and was very late. But with the development of science and research in this field and medicine in general, the diagnosis became very early, so that it was shortly after birth. However, no treatment has yet been found for this disease, but only routine medical procedures that allow the patient to have a lower death rate and a better lifestyle. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by a variety of symptoms that it causes and that appear on the person with it according to the organ that affected it, but there are distinct symptoms that allow the diagnosis of the disease and appear especially in children, the most important of these symptoms are shortness of breath, severe sweating, diarrhea and other Symptoms that we will learn about in this article; in addition to the causes of this disease and how to  deal with it


  • The first and main cause of this disease is the genetic factor, as it is transmitted from parents to children automatically if both parents have the disease, or one of them, and in this case the disease appears on the child immediately after his birth. 
  • if the parents are carriers of the gene that occurred in the genetic mutation without any symptoms , that means that they are healthy carriers, then the son does not necessarily contract the disease, but inevitably he will also be the carrier of the gene responsible for the disease.
  • The gene responsible for cystic fibrosis produces a protein that controls water and salts inside and outside the cell, which causes a defect in this system and leads to the formation of that sticky mucus that accumulates in various organs of the body, especially the lungs and pancreas, and thus symptoms appear on the patient that may reach Death, therefore, early diagnosis and necessary measures must be taken. Here we must mention that since cystic fibrosis is a purely hereditary disease.

Therefore, it is necessary to know well the early symptoms in order to be able to early diagnose and avoid reaching the stage in which no treatment is useful. Go to the Next Page to know the 8 Early signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis.

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