Cystic Fibrosis is a disease of the Lungs, Pancreas, Liver and the Intestines.
The excessive formation of thick and sticky mucus in the Lungs, Liver, Pancreas and the Intestine is Cystic Fibrosis.
As the name suggests the mucus becomes fibrous. The mucus causes blockage in the airways of the Lungs . It results in the damage of the Lungs and the Digestive System.
Normally the fluids such as mucus, sweat and digestive juices secreted by the body are thin and slippery.
The CFTR gene produces a protein that regulates the movement of salt and water in the body cells. Any disorder to this gene make the the body fluids thick and sticky.
The Pancreas releases enzymes that help in breaking down the food. The thick mucus causes obstruction in the Pancreas. This causes impairment in the absorption of food in the Intestines.
Causes of Cystic Fibrosis
Any disorder in CFTR gene
If not treated properly, Cystic Fibrosis may cause
Lack of Nutrients
Coughing Up Blood
Permanent damage to the Lungs