A young boy is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. What effect will this have on his respiratory system?
He will have numerous problems with breathing but his lungs aren't the only organs affected.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
-a genetic lung disease that causes life-threatening lung infections and limited ability to breathe.
- people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis have a defective gene which causes a thick mucus buildup in his/her lungs, pancreas, and etc.
- the mucus buildup in the lungs blocks the airway and traps bacteria causing lung damage
-survival age at most is 40
Effects of CF
-infertility for men