The effects of CF

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What does mucus block in the lungs?
Bacteria causing infection
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What else can mucus block in the lungs?
Bronchioles
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What does this do?
Reduces the number of alveoli in contact with fresh air and reduces surface area for gas exchange
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What can mucus block to do with digestion?
The pancreatic duct
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What does this do to digestive enzymes?
They can not reach the small intestine and food is not digested properley
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What can this lead to?
tiredness and difficulty gaining weight
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Enzymes trapped in the pancreas can cause what?
fibrosed cysts and damage to insulin producing cells leading to diabetes
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In women what can mucus block?
THe cervix preventing entry of sperm
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In men what happens to the sperm duct?
It is either missing or blocked with mucus so sperm can't leave the testes
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Bronchioles

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What does this do to digestive enzymes?

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