What Is Cystic Fibrosis in Adults?

Q:
What is cystic fibrosis in adults?

A:
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease. It causes the secretions, such as mucus and digestive juices, in the body to become thick and sticky. Then the secretions may block tubes, ducts and passageways throughout the body, especially in the lungs and pancreas.

Cystic fibrosis in adults is different from in children. Adults with cystic fibrosis may have some atypical symptoms, including:

  • Infertility.
  • Recurring pneumonia.
  • Recurring bouts of inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis).

Keywords: cystic fibrosis adults; adult cystic fibrosis

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