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Category: Cystic FIbrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disorder which is multi-system, affecting the lungs, sinuses, sweat glands and digestive tract. This illness affects over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of these people in Georgia. The disease is painful and debilitating but we are beginning to understand how the disease works and […]

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Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects many bodily systems, including digestion, sweat glands, sinuses and lungs. This disease afflicts over 30,000 people in the United States alone, with over 700 of those living in Georgia, making Atlanta cystic fibrosis a serious problem. Research into this debilitating disease is ongoing, but a new study […]

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Cystic Fibrosis affects tens of thousands of people worldwide. It is an illness in which mucus builds up in the lungs and pancreas, among other organs, causing airways to become constricted and blocked. This leads to infections, damage to the lungs and eventually to the failure of the respiratory system. Now, a new study has […]

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Cystic fibrosis affects over 30,000 people in the United States. Cystic fibrosis is a multi-system genetic disorder which affects the digestive track, sinuses, lungs and even sweat glands of patients. It is associated with a protein called CTFR, which transports chloride across the cell membranes and creates chronic lung and sinus infections, as well as […]

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Respiratory disease is often a complication of cystic fibrosis. When we think of respiratory disease, we tend to think of lung disease as the major problem, but both acute and chronic sinusitis is a major concern, as well. Sinusitis can causes serious symptoms and even worsen lung disease. The sinuses are four pairs of air […]

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