Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Cystic fibrosis is an inbred disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. This mucus is difficult to cough out of the lungs. This can make breathing difficult and lead to severe lung infections. The mucus also interferes with pancreatic function by preventing enzymes from properly breaking down food. Digestive problems result, potentially leading to malnutrition.
Aepios created support groups for every one of you. These depression groups await your care and concerns. Join Cystic Fibrosis Support Group and learn about your condition through interacting discussions.
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