Cystic fibrosis

What is Cystic fibrosis?

A congenital metabolic disorder in which secretions of exocrine glands are abnormal; excessively viscid mucus causes obstruction of passageways (including pancreatic and bile ducts, intestines, and bronchi), and the sodium and chloride content of sweat is increased throughout the patient's life; symptoms usually appear in childhood and include meconium ileus, poor growth despite good appetite, malabsorption and foul bulky stools, chronic bronchitis with cough, recurrent pneumonia, bronchiectasis, emphysema, clubbing of the fingers, and salt depletion in hot weather. Detailed genetic mapping and molecular biology have been accomplished by the methods of reverse genetics; autosomal recessive inheritance, caused by mutation in the cystic fibrosis conductance regulator gene (CFTR) on chromosome 7q.

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My friend has Cystic Fibrosis and he is 14 years old, and i will be 14 in june, and i want to donate one of my lungs to him when i get to the age i...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
You can not donate your lung because you won't live normal life with...

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My height is 172 cm and my weight is only 52 kg. My BMI shows i'm underweight. It say's i need to reach at least 19 or 20(BMI). By birth itself i...

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Hello Thanks fro writing to HCM.

I understand your problem and try my level best to help you.
As you are suffering from CF, it is not necessary...

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My 13 year old son has cystic fibrosis and type 1 diabetes, He returned form a hospital " Tune up" a week ago, where his lung function was over 100% ....

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Well come to HCM
Type one diabetes is very difficulty to control and this needs tight rule to control the glucose level in my opinion if there...

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