Nonetheless, cystic fibrosis causes to release substantial amounts of mucous that clog the lungs that lead to malfunctioning of the healthy lungs over period of time.
The prolong symptoms of this disease will affect other parts of the body such as liver and intestine that disrupt the digestion and absorption processes which claims lives of several CF sufferers.
The big deal about cystic fibrosis - How do we know that we might have (or not) the CF genes in our body? We might think that chance of getting CF is similar to the chance of winning a jackpot or first-prize lucky draw - that's quite true! One of the methods of diagnose CF is DNA testing or genetic testing.
It is possible to diagnose CF carrier as well as to confirm a person who is carrying mutated CF gene that shows no symptoms of CF but it can be inherited to his/her child - when a child contains two copies of mutated CF gene that shows the impact on the child's health.
In short, a child will only have CF when he/she contains two copies of defective CF genes.
Males have more chances to have CF compared to females.
Normally, females are CF carriers because they carry only one copy of CF mutated gene instead of two.
In other words, a CF carrier does not show any symptoms of CF will get positive test results for CF gene mutation.