Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease characterized by an abnormality in the body's salt, water- and mucus-making cells. While it is a chronic, progressive disease improved treatments have significantly extended life expectancy.
Many children today are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) before they have any symptoms. This is because of an increase in new born screening programs. Symptoms may include:
Specific treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) will be determined by your child's health condition based on:
Management of digestive problems, which may involve: