Cystic Fibrosis

An inherited disease affecting exocrine glands and resulting in chronic infections in the respiratory system and faulty pancreatic function.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Is there a cure to cystic fibrosis?

No, the only real hope of cureing it is through gene therapy

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Cystic Fibrosis

What personality changes does cystic fibrosis cause?

None. People are born with the disease, so therefore they cannot "change". Of course, if their parents hide the facts that go along with this disease (short life-expectancy, for example), and they find out, it can of course alter the way they see life...

Depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide are not uncommon in CF patients, but are not caused by the disease itself.
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Genetic Engineering

Is it true or false that cystic fibrosis is a transmittable disease in the lungs?

Cystic Fibrosis is not contagouse because it is a genetic dissorder (you can only have it if you have the genes that give people CF)

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Can you adopt a child if you have cystic fibrosis?

if the adopting agency believes you are capable of looking after a child

Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Labor and Birth
Cystic Fibrosis

What is the survival rate for a fetus born at 20 weeks?


This is a million dollar question. From doing extensive research I have found the most accurate list of estimated survival rates:


Advances in medical care have made it possible for many infants born prematurely to survive and develop normally. The earlier the gestational age, the greater the chance of death or significant medical problems. Whether or not a premature infant will survive is intimately tied to his or her gestational age:

21 weeks or less: 0 percent survival rate

22 weeks: 0-10 percent survival rate

23 weeks: 10-35 percent survival rate

24 weeks: 40-70 percent survival rate

25 weeks: 50-80 percent survival rate

26 weeks: 80-90 percent survival rate

27 weeks: greater than 90 percent survival rate

But these are just statistics, with the right equipment and the proper care, anything is possible.


Chances can be ok. My niece delivered a baby at 18 weeks. He is now 6 months old and doing GREAT. It takes patience and good doctoring and a lot of time in ICU. You of course want the baby to stay in the womb as long as possible. We beat the odds, anyone can now a days. Little Jake weighted when born 11 0z. so it can be done and he now weights a whopping 14 pounds.

God bless you and keep the faith- do what ever the doctors tell you to do.


Zero, there is no physical way (as far as technology takes us at this stage). And there is no way that an 18 week old fetus would survive, this would be the story of the century around the world.

Conditions and Diseases
Cystic Fibrosis

Is there a cure 4 cystic fibrosis?

No, there is currently no cure for cystic fibrosis.

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Cystic Fibrosis

How do you get pregnant when your husband has Cystic Fibrosis?

My fiance has cystic fibrosis and when planning our future, I couldn't imagine not having children and making our own family together. I continued research on the web and found that adoption may not be our only answer. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), is the newest form of in vitro fertilization specified for males who have CF. Here is the website: It provides the research information and even costs. I hope this helps out!

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Does a person with cystic fibrosis feel pain?


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How do you get Cystic Fiberosis?

For a baby to be born with Cystic Fibrosis, both parents must be carriers of the faulty CF gene. Where both parents carry the faulty gene, each child has a one in four chance of having CF, a two in four chance of being a carrier and a one in four chance of not having any CF genes.

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Cystic Fibrosis

What is fibrosis?

The formation of excessive fibrous tissue, as in a reparative or reactive process. 1. the process of forming fibrous tissue, usually by degeneration (for example, fibrosis of the pulp). The process occurs normally in the formation of scar tissue to replace normal tissue lost through injury or infection. 2. an abnormal condition in which fibrous connective tissue spreads over or replaces normal smooth muscle or other normal organ tissue. Fibrosis is most common in the heart, lung, peritoneum, and kidney.


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Does the disorder of cystic fibrosis affect specific population of people more than the other population?

Cystic fibrosis is most common in Caucasians of European descent.

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What are the symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?

  • Cystic FibrosisThe symptoms of cystic fibrosis depend on the age of an individual, the extent the disease affects specific organs, prior therapy, and the types of infections experienced. Cystic fibrosis affects the entire body and impacts growth, breathing, digestion, and reproduction. The newborn period may be marked by poor weight gain and intestinal blockage caused by thick feces. Other symptoms of CF appear during the remainder of childhood and early adulthood. These include continued problems with growth, the onset of lung disease, and increasing difficulties with poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients by the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, difficulties with fertility may become apparent when reproduction is attempted.Difficulty breathing and insufficient enzyme production in the pancreas are the most common symptoms. Thick mucous production as well as a low immune system results in frequent lung infections, which are treated, though not always cured, by oral and intravenous antibiotics and other medications. A multitude of other symptoms, including sinus infections, poor growth, diarrhea, and potential infertility (mostly in males, due to the condition Congenital bilateral absence of the vas Deferens) result from the effects of CF on other parts of the body. Often, symptoms of CF appear in infancy and childhood; these include meconium ileus, failure to thrive, and recurrent lung infections.
  • cor pulmonale (enlargement of right side of heart)
  • abdominal pain
  • gas in the intestines
  • rectal prolapse
  • liver disease
  • diabetes
  • pancreatitis
  • gallstones
  • sterility in males

People with CF can have a variety of symptoms, including:

  • very salty-tasting skin;
  • persistent coughing, at times with phlegm;
  • frequent lung infections;
  • wheezing or shortness of breath;
  • poor growth/weight gain in spite of a good appetite; and
  • frequent greasy, bulky stools or difficulty in bowel movements.

Source: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Cystic Fibrosis
Blood Types

Why is Algebra difficult for some people?

This is like asking "why is science hard for some people?"

People are different, and their brains are different.

Algebra is hard for some people because they have not learned the skills needed to begin. If a person does not learn enough basic math, algebra is almost impossible! You need to be very good at times tables, fractions and be able to math in your head. You also need to understand negative numbers very well. If you do not understand these things, you cannot understand algebra. You may be able to take an algebra class, but it will be very hard for you.

Algebra is hard for some students because they are not ready to learn an "abstract" subject like algebra. "Asbstact" subjects involve ideas that are only in your head, and you cannot touch or see them. A person has to be at a certain stage of growth before he/she is ready to learn algebra.

And, it algebra is hard for some people just because they do not like it. It is hard to learn anything you do not like, and are not interested in.

No matter why a person finds it hard, there are always ways to help them make it easier. Please talk honestly to your math teacher if it is hard for you. She can help you find ways to succeed!

some people dont understand math maybe they get confused!!!!!!

Cystic Fibrosis

Name one treatment for cystic fibrosis?

Pulmozyme is a treatment for Cystic Fibrosis.

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Is cystic fibrosis dominant or recessive?

Cystic Fibrosis is recessive. If you have one CF gene and one non-CF gene, you will be a carrier but not have CF.

Browning Firearms
Cystic Fibrosis

What is the value of a Baby Browning 25caliber pistol Belgium serial 361605?

It depends on whether it's a Renaissance, a nickel plated, or a hot blued version of the Baby Browning. The blued Baby Browning would be worth approximately $300 in very good condition. The nickel plated version with the pearl handles are worth approximately $500, and the Renaissance is up-wards to $2000.00 if in excellent shape. In all about 500,000 units were produced, including the hand chiseled engraved "Renaissance" and the "Lightweight" version which utilized a 6061 T6 aluminum receiver and chrome plated (over electro-less nickel) slide and external detail parts. Exports to the USA only took place between 1953 until 1968 and it's manufacture was discontinued in 1969.

Fetal Development
Cystic Fibrosis
P. Diddy

Is Pdiddy having a child?

I do not think puff daddy is having the child, but his girlfriend kim is pregnant with twin girls and yes they are his.

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Does cystic fibrosis decrease tidal volume?


Cystic Fibrosis

How does cystic fibrosis affect the person?

Cystic fibrosis can affect individuals in numerous ways. It can cause breathing difficulties, this is because the thick mucus blocks the airways reducing the efficiancy of gas exchange. The mucus can also block the pancreatic ducts, meaning that the pancreatic enzymes can't move into the duodenum and digest food, this produces fibrous cysts. Thirdly the mucus may block sperm ducts and cause infertility. Also, the thick and sticky mucus may trap pathogens, these pathogens may pentrate the epithelial cells and cause infections.

Vitamins and Supplements
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Cell Biology (cytology)

How does insulin affect the way cells work?

It effects the bodies ability to cope with sugar. When diabetics start taking synthetic insulin, the pancreas stops producing it on its' own and will never produce it in the same way again. That person will then always rely on injections and synthetic chemicals.

Women's Health
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What can cause ongoing pelvic pain when tests show no cysts etc?

Have you been to a Chiropractor? Poor pelvic alignment (torqued pelvis or tilted pelvis) can cause different kinds of lower abdominal, pelvic and lower back discomforts. I also was concerned that I had a cyst or something, but later found out my pelvis was torqued. This is fairly easy to correct if caught earlier than later. I required about a dozen adjustments before it started to hold it's position, because I waited almost a year before I thought to have my pelvic alignment checked. I now go in once every couple of weeks and since I've been holding well will now scale back to once a month checks. It might be worth looking into. Some Chiropractors offer a free first evaluation to determine your problem and what treatment you would need. I would take advantage of one of these, just to make sure.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Is cystic fibrosis more common in boys or girls?

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Unlike some other genetic conditions, cystic fibrosisoccurs equally as often in men and women. The genetic mutation for cystic fibrosis occurs on chromosome 7 and is not impacted by gender. The severity of symptoms related to cystic fibrosis, however, does vary in men and women. In particular, girls with cystic fibrosis have more difficulty with meeting growth milestones and experience more lung-related problems compared to boys. Due to these more severe symptoms, women with cystic fibrosis have shorter life expectancies than men. It is estimated that men with cystic fibrosis live four to five years longer than women with cystic fibrosis, Moreover, under the age of 20, girls have a 60 percent greater chance of dying due to cystic fibrosis complications compared to males [source: Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide]. As a result, the prevalence of male adults with cystic fibrosis is greater than the prevalence of female adults with cystic fibrosis, suggesting a male advantage with the disorder.

Cystic fibrosis researchers argue that this gender difference is the result of early-onset lung infections in girls. Girls appear to develop these infections earlier in life than boys, leading to more severe cystic fibrosis complications, and even death. Girls also appear to have greater difficulty maintaining a healthy body weight after puberty compared to males, which places girls at greater risk for cystic fibrosis complications. It appears that this gender gap can narrow if girls are provided with more intensive medical care. In fact, girls and women who receive regular intravenous antibiotics, regardless of their condition, have improved survival rates [source: Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide]. As a result, countries with excellent health care, such as Scandinavian countries, do not have a difference in the survival rate of men and women with cystic fibrosis.

i hope it helps:)

Mental Health
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Sociopathy (Psychopathy)

Are there any treatment centers where sociopaths can get help?

== == In most cases, a sociopath is NOT treatable. They think they are just fine, it is the REST of the world that is out of step with THEM. The best that can be dome with them is to warehouse them, in locked wards to protect society from their violence. Drugs will help to control their acts but only if they TAKE them. Except for one thing: the mere fact that some scientists know as much as they now do about the brain of a sociopath means that solving the problem is no longer an impossible and obscure wish -- it's moving within the realm of concrete possibility.

As soon as fairly large numbers of sociopaths begin to be treated in a way that actually helps them, that corrects as much as possible the chaos of misdirected signals in their confused and disorganized brains, and then a form of therapy that in addition to that, by necessity, teaches them to cope with the resulting maelstrom of emotion and impression that was formerly impossible, so that they can put it in order and start to develop the heretofore dormant and silent segments of their brains and better use those formerly mixed-up areas where no recognizable order ruled, THEN THE OTHERS MAY BEGIN TO NOTICE WHAT IS GOING ON...and they will know at least this much: instead of "the kiss of death," a diagnosis of ASPD (the DSM-IV way of saying sociopathy or psychopathy) will lead someplace; that there will be things done that actually make a difference.

Crippled as they are neurologically, sociopaths are yet shrewd, and they're always looking out for themselves in a way similar to that of a loner predator. Seeing others like them actually benefiting from treatment will have to start persuading them that there's something to gain in going for help after all. Not being rejected or met with "We can't help you; you're evil incarnate," or the equivalent thinly disguised in euphemistic psychology jargon; NOT being met with a situation where they'd have to substitute symptoms of an "acceptable" illness in place of those they bear in secret -- that would almost certainly, if gradually, have an effect: if a sociopath can clearly see a benefit coming from admitting his or her real situation, there's nothing to stop him or her from doing just that.

It's already started to happen, if in a tiny, barely perceptible trickle.

Right now, all science has at the ready for them is to use various types of preexisting medication given in attempts to counteract the chaotic way the brain of a sociopath functions. That and types of talk therapy carefully altered to avoid the pitfalls that have in the past caused regular therapies to make sociopaths worse instead of better. But the more that scientists such as Robert Hare and his colleagues delve into and experiment with the new types of brain scans and learning what makes sociopaths tick like human bombs, the more likely that it becomes with each passing year that a means will soon be isolated to defuse those bombs.

The primary source of a sociopath's infamous rage is frustration, of a sort so alien and so extreme that almost no one else can understand what it means. Once they start getting taken seriously, that frustration, and the wild rage it provokes, will lessen, and since it is a primary source of the constant distrust that makes regular therapy fail sociopaths, the defusing of that rage and its maddening causes will be a huge step in the right direction.

Conditions and Diseases
Cystic Fibrosis

What are the chances if Both parents are genetically heterozygous for cystic fibrosis that their second child have cystic fibrosis?

That child would have to receive the gene from both parents to get cystic fibrosis, therefore, the chances are 1 in 4, or 25%.

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Muscular Dystrophy

Cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy are examples of?

genetic disorders


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