Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects children and young adults. CF mainly affects the digestive system and lungs and the severity of this differs from person to person.

Symptoms of CF include:
Difficulty digesting fats and proteins.
Malnutrition and deficiencies as the body become incapable of digesting many nutrients.
Progressive lung damage and atypical inflammation.
Sinus infections.
CF related Diabetes.

Causes: Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that occurs when a child inherits (2 copies) of the gene responsible for the disease for each parents, who are carriers themselves (have one copy of the CF gene)

Find an Imagine Health Centre Near You