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"According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, in the United States: More than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis (more than 70,000 worldwide). Approximately 1,000 new cases of CF are diagnosed each year. More than 75 percent of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2."

  • Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes build up of mucus in your lungs and other organs which blocks air ways causing diffculty in breathing.. People with Cystic Fibrosis have inherited two copies of the defective Cystic Fibrosis gene meaning one copy from each parent. Both parents must have at least one copy of the defective gene. If two cf carriers have a child the chances of getting the disease is
  • 25% 1 in 4 the child will have cf
  • 50% 1 in 2 will be just a carrier 
  • 25% 1 in 4 the child will not be a carrier or have cf 


What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Some symptoms may include coughing, lung infections, inability to gain weight and fatty stools. Airway clearance techniques help loosen thick mucus so it can be cleared from the lungs by coughing or huffing. Clearing airways helps stop lung infections. Exercising, medicines and treatmenrs for lung disease are also treatments. 


Cystic Fibrosis