9 Ways Cystic Fibrosis Affects the Body

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As cystic fibrosis patients get older, many start to develop changes in liver function. The liver produces bile which helps in the digestive process, particularly for breaking down fats. The bile in CF patients can become overly thick and sticky which can cause inflammation and scarring of the liver.

Liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients may be caused by increased intestinal lesions and microbiome alterations. Find out more.

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