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What effects do cystic fibrosis have on infants?
It effects the body in a number of ways: (1) Lungs - It is common for people with CF to encounter some difficulties with their lungs. But a combination of physiotherapy and… medication can help control lung infections and prevent lung damage. To avoid the risk of cross infection, it is recommended that people with CF do not come into close contact with others with Cystic Fibrosis, which is why in so many hospitals people with CF are segregated. (2) Digestive System - mucus blocks the digestive system making it hard for people with cystic fibrosis to digest food. This can be helped with the medicine "Creon" which is an enzyme which helps to break food down. (3) Meconium ileus - In every ten babies born with CF, one is ill in the first few days of life with a bowel obstruction known as Meconium Ileus. (4) Bones - due to the nutritional and other problems involved with the disease (5) Infertility - Although people with CF are not deemed as 100% infertile, most men with Cf are due to blockages in the tubes that carry sperm, which causes infertility. Because underweight women are more likely to have irregular menstrual cycles, the nutritional problems associated with CF may affect fertility. (6) Liver- Cystic Fibrosis can cause the blockage of small ducts in the liver. This only happens to approximately 8% of people who have CF, but it is a serious health risk and may necessitate a liver transplant
CF causes secretion of abnormally viscous mucus that clogs the respiratory that predisposes the child to respiratory infections. It appears that infection of CF victims' lungs… with the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa trips a genetic swithc that causes the disabled cells to churn out oceans of abnormal muchin ( the primary component of mucus). The bacteria then feed on the stagnant pools of mucus and keep sending signals to the cells to make more. Toxins released by the bacteria and the local inflammatory reaction set up by the immune response both damage the lungs. Unable to reach the bacteria embedded in the mucus, the immune cells begain to attack the lung tissue, turning the air sacs into bloated cysts. This can be found in the 8th edition of Human Anatomy & Physiology, page 843
The thick mucus seen in the lungs and its counterpart in thickened secretions from the pancreas, an organ responsible for providing digestive juices which help break down food…. These secretions block the movement of the digestive enzymes into the duodenum and result in irreversible damage to the pancreas, often with painful inflammation (pancreatitis). The lack of digestive enzymes leads to difficulty absorbing nutrients with their subsequent excretion in the faeces, a disorder known as malabsorption. Malabsorption leads to malnutrition and poor growth and development because of calorie loss. Individuals with CF also have difficulties absorbing the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. In addition to the pancreas problems, people with cystic fibrosis experience more heartburn, intestinal blockage by intussusception, and constipation. Older individuals with CF may also develop distal intestinal obstruction syndrome when thickened faeces cause intestinal blockage.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by defective CFTR protein. CFTR is an ion channel that transports chloride ions across epithelial cell membranes.
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it is a infection in the liver an dlungs and can kill u...... if u have exercise everyday and drink lots of fluids an have a healthy diet also u can take medicines to help tre…at this dissorder Edit from another person: Cystic Fibrosis is not an infection, it is an inherited genetic disorder. Nor is it restricted to the liver and lungs, as my mother has it in her uterus and ovaries. However, I believe the (incomplete) question was about what it does . Basically, it causes tissues to become hard tumors, which can continue to grow in size significantly.
Yes it can, the thick and viscous mucus can block the sperm ducts for example and can therefore lead to sterility, as the sperm cannot be released.
The thick mucus fills the lungs, making it hard for the effected person to breath. It also can effect the digestion of the person and often leads to an early death. The ef…fected person has to attend regular physiotherapy sessions to stop them suffocating
In my experience with my long-term boyfriend (32 yo. CF patient), the biggest emotional effect I see with him having CF has been that since the time he was very little, he rem…embers feel different. As an adult this has turned into feelings of loneliness and being alone. It has had many serious implications on our relationship and other relationships he has had.
The gene on chromosome 7 produces a protein called cystic fibrosis trans-membrane regulator. Mutation in the DNA level of chromosome 7 leads to the absence of this protein whi…ch leads to cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a recessive disease.
what are the mental charictoristcs of cystic fibrosis
Mainly the lungs and pancreas. For males it clogs tubes in the testes.
Yes, as cystic fibrosis creates a thicker mucus that keeps in bacteria, having a polluted or non-hygienic environment can easily worsen the chronic infections one is prone to …get.
CF causes secretion of abnormally viscous mucus that clogs the respiratory that predisposes the child to respiratory infections. It appears that infection of CF victims' lungs… with the bacterium Pseud
well it is normally black children who get it because of insufficient nutrition. It weakens the bones and joints in the limbs of the children so that they have random but freq…uent pain spasms that effect walking and movement all together. The families can be supported by specialists but there is no cure for the disease and it shouldn't get better or worse.
Breathing becomes very painful and lung transplants may be needed. Lungs become infected and digestion is also effected which can cause malnutrition. In most cases, children w…ith the condition live quite normally but it eventually worsens until becoming life-threatening. A slew of other complications also occur which are the usual causes of death later in life.