Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetically-inherited condition that causes mucus to be thick and sticky throughout the body. This mucus can build up in the lungs and other organs, often causing serious infections and poor health. Over time these infections can cause permanent damage to lungs. CF can cause respiratory-related symptoms like trouble breathing, coughing and mucus in the airways, and digestive issues like stomach pain, slowed growth and weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. There is no cure for CF, but many treatment options are available to prevent the disease from getting worse, keep patients as healthy as possible and prolong life.