is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.
Long-term issues include difficulty breathing and coughing up sputum as a result of frequent lung infections.
The main signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis are
• Salty-tasting skin,
• Poor growth and poor weight gain despite normal food intake
• Accumulation of thick, sticky mucus
• Frequent chest infections
• Coughing or shortness of breath.
Males can be infertile due to congenital absence of the vas deferens.
Symptoms often appear in infancy and childhood: such as
- Bowel obstruction due to meconium ileusin newborn babies.
As the children grow, they must exercise to release mucus in the alveoli
Cystic fibrosis may be diagnosed by many different methods including
• Newborn screening
• Sweat testing
• Genetic testing
The most consistent aspect of therapy in cystic fibrosis is
• Limiting and treating the lung damage caused by thick mucus and infection, with the goal of maintaining quality of life.
• Intravenous, inhaled, and oral antibiotics are used to treat chronic and acute infections.
• Mechanical devices and inhalation medications are used to alter and clear the thickened mucus.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for medical treatment.