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The Facts of Cystic Fibrosis

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  • currently about 30,000 people living with cystic fibrosis in the United States alone
  • more than75% of the patientsare diagnosed by age two
  • median age of survival for a person with CF is currently 47 years
  • there is currently no cure for CF
  • starting from a young age, lung damage may occur before it can even be noticed
  • can cause damage to the airways, which often results in a condition called bronchiectasis
  • 31% of people living with CF experienced complications from asthma.
  • people with CF, bile is thicker. As a result, the bile ducts can become blocked, leading to irritation or inflammation in the liver.
  • Poor growth and slow weight gain, even if a lot of food is eaten
  • people with CF may also experience distal intestinal obstruction syndrome
  • Impact on the sinuses
  • Nasal polyps
  • Sinus disease
  • fertility issues for males and females
Children Are Special
More than 30,000 children and young adults suffer with and fight cystic fibrosis on a daily basis. CF is a cruel and relentless life threatening disease to all those affected, most of whom are children. To keep our children healthy, CF parents clock hundreds of hours of lung treatments and thousands of pills annually to fight lung infections and malnutrition.

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