Cystic Fibrosis

What is it caused by?
A faulty recessive gene
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What must both parents be?
Carriers in order for their child to develop CF
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What is the chance when both parents are carriers?
25%
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What are the symptoms?
Thick sticky mucus in the lungs, problems absorbing nourishment from food, respiratory problems and chest infections
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What are the symptoms? Part 2
recurring chest infections, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty putting on weight+growing, jaundice, bowel obstruction in newborns, diarrhoea, constipation, development of diabetes, osteoporosis, infertility in males+liver problems
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What is the treatment?
Physiotherapy for mucus, special diet and drugs for food absorption and infections
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How would a physiotherapist provide support?
Will help to loosen+remove the mucus that builds up in the lungs+help the individual to maintain good posture in order to prevent back problems, that could have a negative impact on lung function
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How would a dietician provide support?
Will help the individual to have a balanced diet and to ensure that their nutritional needs are met
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How would a occupational therapist provide support?
Will help the individual to take part in physical activities such as running, swimming+football, that will lead to the individual experiencing a shortness of breath. this can help to clear mucus from the lungs and improve physical bulk and health
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What must both parents be?

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Carriers in order for their child to develop CF

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What is the chance when both parents are carriers?

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What are the symptoms?

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What are the symptoms? Part 2

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