10 Cystic Fibrosis Facts

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1. About 30,000 people in the U.S. suffer from cystic fibrosis (CF).


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2. Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common lung diseases in children.


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3. Cystic fibrosis is an autosomal recessive generic disorder – passed down through families.


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4. CF is generally diagnosed in infants but mild forms of the disease can sometimes be diagnosed in adults.


Learn more about cystic fibrosis patient Ben Mudge, who made it onto the Men’s Fitness cover, taking him one step closer to his dream of becoming a Calvin Klein model.


5. Cystic fibrosis patients often suffer from lung infections and digestive disorders.


Learn more about how researchers are looking into whether Tai Chi improves breathing for people with cystic fibrosis.


6. Scientists have been researching gene therapy, in an attempt to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

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Learn more about cystic fibrosis medications here.


7. Cystic fibrosis patients’ life span averages around 40 years of age.


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8. A person suffering from cystic fibrosis needs a diet that is high in calories and protein.


Learn more about cystic fibrosis and nutrition here.


9. Regular physical exercise is an essential part of a CF patient’s daily routine.


Recently, an innovative research center providing tailored physical activity and exercise regimens for young people with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been launched with support for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


10. Pulmonary care for CF includes several techniques for mucus clearance, breathing, inhalers and, in severe cases, lung transplant.


Learn more about how researchers are looking into whether Tai Chi improves breathing for people with cystic fibrosis.

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