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The Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that may endanger the life of your child. Children with this disease have a defective gene that affects the movement of sodium chloride, or salt, both within and out of certain cells. As a result, your child may have thick, sticky mucus, salty sweat more than normal digestive juices and thick.
All these secretions that are thicker than normal and there are different from other children, can cause a blockage in the lungs, making children with this disease are prone to lung infections because mucus is a good environment for bacteria, causing breathing difficulties and a possible lung damage. Also due to the digestive fluids thicken the pancreas; they can not reach the small intestine to help absorb nutrients from food, so it may also have digestive problems and growth. Read the rest of this entry »
Although cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that is not very common among children, in case your child gets to have it you should know some steps to take. To find out if your child has the disease or not using a sweat test which puts so painless, a drug in the arm that makes him sweat. That sweat is absorbed by a filter paper and is studied in chloride and sodium.
If after the tests to confirm the first test, such as a chest x-rays and genetic testing, say your child has this disease, must be under medical care immediately. This provides better disease specialty centers where a group of experts will be able to help care for your child’s illness. Read the rest of this entry »