What is Cystic Fibrosis? How to manage it? What are the precautions to be taken? What are the signs and symptoms? What is the cause of this disease? How to treat it? How can homeopathy help you? All of this answered, in this post and of course our doctors always there to help you. Just fill in your details in the form down below and we will answer all your questions for FREE!
What is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition of secretory glands, including mucus and sweat-producing glands. Cystic fibrosis mostly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, and sex organs.
In cystic fibrosis, more salt is lost during sweating. This causes imbalance of minerals in the blood and therefore causes various health issues.
In cystic fibrosis risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, infertility in men and conceiving problem in women increases.
What causes cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene.
Children who inherit a faulty CFTR gene from their parents will be “CF carriers.”
Cystic fibrosis signs and symptoms?
Symptoms in newborns may include:
-Failure to gain weight
No bowel movements in first 24 to 48 hours after birth
Symptoms of digestive system:
-Nausea and loss of appetite
-Pale or clay-colored stool that smells foul.
-Weight loss, dehydration
Symptoms of respiratory system:
-Recurrent episodes of pneumonia.
Other signs and symptoms:
Investigations of cystic fibrosis?
certain tests include:
-Sweat chloride test is the diagnostic test as high salt level in sweat indicates cystic fibrosis.
-Chest x-ray or CT scan
-Lung function tests.
-Secretin stimulation test
-Fecal fat test
-Measurement of pancreatic function
-Trypsin and chymotrypsin in stool
Is Cystic Fibrosis curable?
No, it is not curable, but treatment helps in preventing, controlling infection and loosens mucus from the lungs.
Is Cystic Fibrosis fatal?
Cystic fibrosis(CF) is common fatal genetic disease . There is no particular cure for cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis causes various effects on the body, but it mainly affects the digestive system and lungs.
Treatment of cystic fibrosis?
Treatment for lung problems includes:
Flu vaccine and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine yearly
-Lung transplant in some cases
-administer Oral pancreatic enzymes
Diet and management of cystic fibrosis?
-High protein diet
-Supplements of vitamins.
-deep breathing exercise helps to loosen the mucus.
-Exercise helps improve your overall physical condition.
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