Cystic Fibrosis Mucus

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that attacks many children including infants and toddlers. Teenagers and adults are also included.  The disease is inherited from parents who are carriers of the faulty gene.   Cystic fibrosis forms   mucus around vital body organs. In most cases, the Cystic Fibrosis Mucus is usually very thick and sticky.  It normally builds up gradually until it overshadows the tissues of the affected organ.

Basically,   the faulty gene inherited from parents   leads to the disease.  Chromosome 7 is the name of the gene. It normally controls the movement of sodium chloride or salt in the body.  However, when the gene fails to work as a result of cystic fibrosis, it will fail to control the level of sodium chloride in the organs affected. This will lead to the building of thick and stick mucus around the affected organ.

The Cystic Fibrosis Mucus affects specific organs in the human body.   It usually affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines and the sweat glands.  When the mucus builds up around the tissues of the lungs, several complications are bound to occur. The individual will begin to suffer all kinds of lung infections.  The lungs may also be damaged in the process.  Breathing difficulty and all manners of respiratory diseases will also result.  The affected individual will   experience several kinds of infections. The thick mucus will lead to the breeding of bacteria around the lungs.  This can cause infections such as pneumonia, sinusitis,   severe coughing and other symptoms.

When the Cystic Fibrosis Mucus builds up around the pancreas, several complications are bound to occur. In adults, the pancreas will stop working well.   It usually produces insulin which is responsible for regulating the blood sugar. When the pancreas stops working, the production of insulin will also cease. This will lead to diabetes.

Again, the building up of mucus around the pancreas will also stop the organ from secreting   enzymes which are necessary for easy digestion. This can lead to several digestive problems.  In most cases, the individual will suffer pancreatitis which is the inflammation of the pancreas.

When the Cystic Fibrosis Mucus   is found around the small and large intestines, several digestive problems are bound to occur. The affected individual will experience abdominal pains,   nausea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, constipation and so on.  The bowel movement of the individual will also be affected. He or she will start excreting greasy and foul-smelling stool.

When the Cystic Fibrosis Mucus attacks the liver, serious damages are bound to occur on the organ. The individual will start to experience liver problems. This can even lead to the total damage of the organ.

Again, there are several complications when the mucus builds up around the sweat glands. In most cases, the skin of the individual will become very salty. When you kiss a baby suffering from the disease on the cheek, you’ll taste the salty secretion from his or her skin.

Meanwhile, there are other symptoms that come with the building of the mucus around the vital organs.  Among such symptoms include poor growth for the children involved,   Polyps in the nose, infertility in men, osteoporosis, salty sweat, unexplained weight loss, fever and other symptoms.

Well, it’s true that cystic fibrosis remains incurable; yet, the building up of the mucus can be controlled and treated. All you need is to visit a good medical center where a professional medical doctor can handle your case.  The doctor will diagnose the disease through several tests such as sweat test, blood test, sputum test and so on. He’ll also go ahead to prescribe certain medication that can treat the symptoms. The doctor will also recommend a good diet that can help the condition.  By so doing, the individual involved can still enjoy his or her living here on earth as the disease continues to thrive in his or her body.

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