Cystic Fibrosis in Children: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
What Is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis harms the cells producing sweat, digestive fluids, and mucus and it is a genetic disorder. Nearly 30,000 young adults and children deal with Cystic Fibrosis in the United States.
Currently there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis; however, children who are diagnosed early and receive early treatment can have a longer lifespan. Unfortunately if the disorder isn’t treated in time, it can lead to complications like infertility, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic lung infections.
What Causes Cystic Fibrosis (CF)?
A mutation in the gene Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Connductance Regulator or CFTR c...