Cystic Fibrosis Health Center

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease of the secretory glands, the tissues of the body that create mucus and sweat. Passed onto children through genetics, the disease develops through two faulty genes, one from each parent. This means that even if a child is born with the disease, it is likely neither parent has it. 

Cystic Fibrosis mainly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs. 

Mucus is a slippery, water based substance that lines multiple organs inside the human body, preventing them from...