What Are the Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis in Adults?

Q:
What are the symptoms of cystic fibrosis in adults?

A:
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes secretions, like mucus or digestive juices, in the body to become thick and sticky. The thick and stick mucus will block the tubes in your body. As a result, you may have breathing problems, lung disease, nutrition problems, and problem in digestive system.

The common symptoms of cystic fibrosis in adults include:

  • Salty skin.
  • Infertility in males.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Smelly, greasy stools.
  • A frequent cough with thick mucus.
  • Poor weight gain despite a good appetite.
  • Lung infections( such as bronchitis, pneumonia).

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