Explaining Cystic Fibrosis to Your Kids


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder (passed down through families) that affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine.  It involves abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across the cell membrane, which causes a thick mucus to build up.

Learn more about it here.

In this pcouvignou video, watch a simpler way to learn more about the basics of cystic fibrosis and how to explain it to your kids.

Learn more about how to live with cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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One comment

  1. Monserrat V. says:

    I have a nephew who is 6 months old. We live in San Diego, CA. I would like to know if there’s any foundation/association that could be focus to CF or similar type of condition. The parents need guidance and assistance.

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