How is nutritional problem related to cystic fibrosis?


How is nutritional problem related to cystic fibrosis?

What is Cystic Fibrosis (CF):

CF is an inborn disease that affects the respiratory (gas exchange) and digestive (food breakdown and absorption) systems. It creates conditions that encourage deadly complications such as liver disease and diabetes. The disease is caused by a genetic defect typically present but inexpressive in both parents of the affected person or offspring. In the United States, all new-born children are screened for CF.

Answer and Explanation:

The defective gene responsible for CF creates abnormally thicker and stickier mucus. The abnormal mucus negatively affects the pancreas, a crucial...

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Cystic Fibrosis: Cause, Progression, and Treatment

from Pathophysiology Textbook

Chapter 9 / Lesson 16

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