Explain why cystic fibrosis shortens life span.


Explain why cystic fibrosis shortens life span.

Diseases of the Lungs:

All the cells in our body need oxygen in order to function properly. Our lungs and the rest of the respiratory system are what enable us to breathe in this oxygen. The oxygen is pumped into our bloodstream and carried to the cells and tissues throughout our body. Unfortunately, there are diseases that affect the functioning of our lungs.

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Cystic fibrosis is a progressive disease that affects the functioning of a person's lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines. It oftentimes leads to...

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Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 9 / Lesson 16

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