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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 A mutation in the CFTR Gene is the cause for cystic Fibrosis DiagnosesDiagnosed through a sweat test Causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. They plug up tubes double click to change this title text! Cystic Fibrosis The CFTR gene is found on chromosome 7 It is equally common in men and women BrettWolffPeriod H2/27/15 This gene makes a protein that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your body's cells. In people who have CF, the gene makes a protein that doesn't work well. This causes thick, sticky mucus and very salty sweat. Treatment:most people with CF do airway clearance to help loosen and clear thick mucus that can build up in the lungs; take inhaled medicines, including antibiotics, to help keep the airways clear; and take pancreatic enzyme supplements to improve absorption of vital nutrients. Cystic Fibrosis is life ending but women usually die 4-5 years easrlier then men With Advancements in treatment.people with cystic fibrosis now live into their 20s and 30s, and some are living into their 40s and 50s. More than 1,000 different mutations in the CFTR gene have been identified in cystic fibrosis Some evidence suggests that cystic fibrosis carriers are resistantto certain types of bacterial infections "Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Home." Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Home. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2015."Cystic Fibrosis." Cystic Fibrosis. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 1998. Web. 11 Feb. 2015."Cystic Fibrosis." Genetics Home Reference. Government, february 23, 2015. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
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