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Why Aspiration Is an Invisible Danger in Cystic Fibrosis

The role of reflux has yet to be determined

Additionally, patients with cystic fibrosis are at an increased risk of developing aspiration, yet further research needs to be done in order to confirm the role of reflux in the worsening or rather progression of cystic fibrosis. For now, it has been determined that individuals with cystic fibrosis are predisposed to reflux due to abnormal function in the gastrointestinal tract. Estimates show that 55-90% of children and adults with cystic fibrosis experience gastro-oesophageal reflux and therefore, a majority of medical cases of CF patients seem to report reduced lung function.