Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes sticky and thick mucus to clog organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. The nasty mucus makes breathing very difficult and, unfortunately, provides a great environment for harmful bacteria (or germs) to get stuck in the airways, which can cause inflammation and infections that lead to serious lung damage. Mucus can also block the digestive tract and pancreas, preventing the body from getting important nutrients. In the past, people with CF died at a very early age. With medical advancements and continued funding of research and improved care, now the average life span for a CF-er is the mid-thirties.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CF, PLEASE VISIT THE IDAHO CHAPTER HERE OR CONTACT THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS CENTER OF IDAHO.
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