Cystic Fibrosis

Definition of Cystic Fibrosis:

(CF) An incurable genetic disease involving a sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs (which makes breathing difficult and leads to infections), as well as pancreatic insufficiency (which leads to digestive problems).  Symptoms include chronic cough producing thick mucus, excessive appetite combined with weight loss, intestinal disorders, salty sweat/skin and pneumonia.  Lung-related problems are the most frequent cause of death.  CF is a recessive disease, occurring only when a person inherits two mutated copies of the CF gene – one from each parent.  Individuals with CF generally have a life expectancy of about 30 years.

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Collapsed Lung

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Cystic Fibrosis increases the risk of a collapsed lung...”

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“...Most of the time COPD is secondary to tobacco abuse, but other more rare conditions, such a cystic fibrosis, may be contributing factors...”
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Cystic Fibrosis

...the condition
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive, and frequently fatal genetic (inherited) disease of the body's mucous glands...”
...our question about Your ethnic background
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common genetic disease amongst Caucasians...”
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Cystic fibrosis is associated with poor lipase secretion and, as a result, poor fat digestion...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
Cystic fibrosis is associated with defective absorption of vitamin E because of a lack of lipase and poor formation of chylomicrons (small fat clusters)...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...recurrent abdominal pain, profound weight loss, abdominal trauma or a positive family history may suggest less common causes of pancreatic insufficiency such as traumatic or hereditary pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, congenital structural pancreatic abnormalities (pancreas divisum) or pancreatic cancer...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Liver Diseases Cirrhosis (portal vein obstruction, portal hypertension); Sclerosing cholangitis; Wilson's disease; Biliary atresia; Cystic fibrosis; Hemolytic anemias Thalassemia; Hemoglobinopathies; Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency; Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia; Immune hemolytic anemia; Cancers Leukemia;...”

Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...after pancreatitis or in cystic fibrosis) ; Whipple's disease (a very rare bacterial infection); The aftereffects of gastric bypass surgery (bariatric surgery), severity being dependent upon the type of bypass...”

Lipase

...as a treatment
“...People with a tendency to pancreatic insufficiency and cystic fibrosis may benefit from a lipase supplement as well as those with celiac disease, Crohn's disease, as well as those suffering indigestion and heartburn...”
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Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...hepatitis, toxins, cirrhosis), biliary obstruction, cholestasis, dehydration, diabetes insipidus, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, alcoholic cirrhosis, Hodgkin's disease, malnutrition, nephrotic syndrome, multiple myeloma, inflammatory bowel disease, collagen-vascular diseases...”

Lymphatic Stimulation

...as a treatment
“...Trampoline bouncing also can strengthen your heart, improve your circulation, help slow the effects of aging, revitalize vision, reduce stress, and benefit children with learning disabilities and cystic fibrosis...”

Nasal Polyps

...the condition
“...frequency in people with asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), vasomotor rhinitis (may be caused by emotional upset or sexual arousal), and certain kinds of drug use, chronic sinus infections, and cystic fibrosis...”

Pancreatitis

...the condition
“...While alcoholism is the primary cause of chronic inflammation, the condition can be traced to other causes: cystic fibrosis, drugs, genetic disposition and radiation therapy may all trigger the disease...”

Steatorrhea

...the condition
“...As an example, children with cystic fibrosis have mucus plugs that block the pancreatic ducts...”
...relationship to Cystic Fibrosis
“Most people with cystic fibrosis have difficulty absorbing dietary fat, which in turn leads to steatorrhea...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...These diseases include cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, and cholestasis (bile-flow obstruction)...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
“...These diseases include cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, and cholestasis...”
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