I don’t even know what cystic fibrosis is. I do know that it doesn’t cause infertility. I don’t know that it is an autoimmune disease or that it makes you infertile. I do know that you can’t get cystic fibrosis unless the mother of a child with cystic fibrosis has a positive genetic test for
I don’t even know what cystic fibrosis is. I do know that it doesn’t cause infertility. I don’t know that it is an autoimmune disease or that it makes you infertile. I do know that you can’t get cystic fibrosis unless the mother of a child with cystic fibrosis has a positive genetic test for the genetic mutation that causes the disease.
Maybe it causes people to have cystic fibrosis, but it is NOT an autoimmune disease. It is a rare genetic disease, and there are only about 400 cases in the entire nation of the United States. Most of those cases are isolated, and there are no known cases of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease in the same family. It is not a sexually transmitted disease.
Cystic fibrosis has a variety of causes, but for most people the most common is an inherited genetic mutation that affects the way the body processes and secretes fluids called mucus. If they do not produce enough mucus, it can cause a very serious infection called infection-induced chronic pancreatitis, or “cystic fibrosis.” If the mucus goes through the digestive tract, it can make the pancreas unable to secrete digestive enzymes.
Cystic fibrosis affects about 1 in 3,000 people in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month is right around the corner. This is a chance to educate the public about the condition and to let people know that cystic fibrosis is treatable. The more people who know about cystic fibrosis and share their own stories, the more people will share their stories, which helps others to also be educated.
Now that I’ve said that, here’s where the fun starts. For the first time, here’s a video that makes you think.
This video is the first in a series made by Cystic Fibrosis Awareness in which a group of teens are talking about their experiences with cystic fibrosis. These teens are ages 15-17 and they have been through treatments, surgeries, and the constant fighting for their lives. They are now telling their stories. It looks as if they are going to be some of the first to share what they have learned about cystic fibrosis and the treatments that are out there.
I’m not sure if I would call the video “cystic fibrosis,” but it does seem to have some similarities, in particular, it is similar to the video on the website The differences don’t really matter to me, as they are just stories and experiences.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that causes thick, inflamed mucus to form in the tissues of the lungs, digestive tract, liver, and pancreas. People with the disease have a much higher risk of developing chronic lung infections, pancreatitis, and/or infection of the liver, in some cases leading to liver failure.
Another way to say it is that CF is a condition that causes chronic inflammation in the walls of the tubes that carry oxygen and waste away from the lungs. So when I say I am suffering from CF, I don’t mean that I am having CF disease. I mean I am suffering from CF because of the chronic inflammation and damage it causes inside me. If I am having chronic pain, I am not having chronic CF disease.
Now, what this means for you is that you should be getting plenty of medical treatment and probably some good therapy. But if you are not, and your pain is caused by inflammation, then you need to get some help. The good news is that there are a number of CF treatments that are available now. In addition to CFMed (which is a CF treatment program), there is a new drug that is used to treat CF called VX-809.