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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that affects the lungs, it creates thick, sticky muscus. It affects all of the exocrine glands. The normal function of the lungsis to take in oxygen and take outcarbon dioxide. The exocrine glands are supposed to secrete mucus. Normally the secretionsare thin slippery secretions. Features of the disorder (respiratory) -Higher level of salt in sweat.-persistent cough-wheezing-breathlessness-decreased ability to excersize.-repeated lung infections Features of the disorder (digestive) -Foul smelling, greasy stools.-intestinal blockage-poor weight gain-poor growth-severe constipation This disorder causes thick mucusto block the airways. People withthe disease often get anxiety. Youhave difficulty excersizing, and victims often know how long theyare going to live. It is hard to breathbecause of the mucus blockingthe airways. Affects on body system. How you would know if you had Cystic Fibrosis -if you aren't growing properly-persisent cough that produces mucus-repeated lung+sinus infections-fatty, bad-smelling stools-rectal prolapse What it's like to have Cystic Fibrosis It is very difficult to breath,and you get exhausted easily.You have thick mucus in yourlungs so it constantly feelsclogged. Describing Cystic Fibrosis to others Very thick mucus is built upin your lungs, making it difficultto breath. Your exocrine glands, usually create thin, slipperysecretions, but with this disease, it creates thick ones. Externally- Your sweat is verysalty, and you grow poorly.Internally-Exocrine glands createthick mucus that builds up inthe lungs.Biochemically- Both parentshave to have the Cystic Fibrosis gene for their kids to have it. Problems associated with Cystic Fibrosis Lungs get clogged/blockedwith mucus, making it difficultto breath. Detection before symptoms The only way you could knowbefore symptoms is if bothparents knew that they had the gene. Treatment There is no cure for Cystic Fibrosisbut treatments for the disease have gotten better over the years.The treatments: preventing lung infections, removing thick mucus and preventing dehydration. Prognosis and Outlook The disease affects the victimlong term by shorteningtheir life expectency. Cystic Fibrosis is physically limiting because it is hard to excersize.It is life threatening, because victims oftenly don't live long.It is fatal, but the treatmentshave made the life expectancylonger.
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