Cystic fibrosis is a genetic mutation disorder that causes mucus in the body to build up and affect many of the body’s organs, especially the lungs and pancreas. Cystic fibrosis involves the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Symptoms for the disorder can range from mild to severe. Some of the more prevalent symptoms are:
Mercy offers extensive care for this disease. In many ways, the care you receive will be similar to what you are accustomed to: regular check- ups, occasional lab work and hospitalization if necessary. You many begin to experience new symptoms as you grow older.
The treatment for cystic fibrosis varies based on the individual. This personalized treatment plan may include airway clearance, medications and nutritional support. Patients receive care from a multidisciplinary team of experts.
Patients receive care from a multidisciplinary team of experts. Team members include:
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