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Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition, which causes a buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs.

Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis symptoms often commence in early childhood and include:

Persistent cough

Repeated chest/lung infections

Poor weight gain/growth

Treatments

There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. The goal of treatment is to ease symptoms by:

Preventing and controlling lung infections

Loosening and removing the mucus from the lungs

Preventing and treating intestinal blockage

Providing adequate nutrition

Preventing dehydration