Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
A common hereditary disease in which (secretory) produce abnormally thick . This mucus can cause problems in , breathing, and body cooling.
Cystic (SIS-tik fi-BRO-sis), or CF, is an inherited disease of the secretory (see-KREH-tor-ee) . include glands that make and .
“Inherited” means the disease is passed from parents to children through . People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease – one from each parent. The parents likely don’t have the disease themselves.
CF mainly affects the , , , , , and sex .
is a substance made by that line some and body , such as the and . Normally, mucus is a slippery, watery substance. It keeps the linings of certain organs moist and prevents them from drying out or getting infected.
If you have CF, your becomes thick and sticky. It builds up in your and blocks your airways. (Airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs.)