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Cystic Fribrosis

Were you looking for information about Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fribrosis is a common misspelling of cystic fibrosis.
 
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. The lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs are primarily affected. Symptoms of this condition will vary from person to person. Common signs of the disease include frequent coughing with phlegm, salty-tasting skin, diarrhea, and dehydration, among others.
 
Treatment options for this condition include antibiotics, exercise, and physical therapy, among other things. Until the 1980s, most deaths from the disease occurred in children and teenagers. Due to improved treatments, however, people with the condition now live, on average, to be more than 35 years old. Living with CF means practicing good self-care; this includes management techniques such as drinking lots of fluids, avoiding tobacco smoke, and doing daily physical therapy for the chest.
  
(Click Cystic Fibrosis to learn more about this condition, including how it is diagnosed. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
 
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