Were you looking for information on Cystic Fibrosis? Cyctic fibrosis is a common misspelling of cystic fibrosis.
Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the mucus and sweat glands. It is inherited and mainly affects the lungs, liver, pancreas, sinuses, intestines, and sex organs. The symptoms and severity of the disease vary from person to person. People with severe symptoms can have serious lung and digestive problems, while people with mild cystic fibrosis may not have any symptoms until they are adolescents or young adults.
Until the 1980s, most deaths from cystic fibrosis occurred in children and teenagers. Today, with improved treatments, people with the condition live, on average, to be more than 35 years old.
Common options include antibiotics, exercise, and chest physical therapy. The main goals of treatment are to prevent and control infections in the lungs, remove thick, sticky mucus from the lungs, and prevent blockages in the intestines.
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