More about cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a severe and genetic disease that causes both respiratory and digestive problems. It limits an individual’s ability to breathe normally and causes recurrent lung infections. In individuals with cystic fibrosis, a faulty gene causes the buildup of thick and sticky mucus in the pancreas, lungs, and other organs. This abnormal mucus, in turn, can cause a variety of symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, persistent coughing, loss of appetite, salt-tasting skin, and more.