Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disorder which causes serious damage to the lungs and digestive system. The cells which are involved in the production of mucus, sweat and digestive juices are affected by the disorder. Under this condition, the bronchial tubes get clogged with a sticky mucus which prevents the flow of clean air through the lungs. Shortage of breath, complete intolerance to strenuous physical activities and persistent lung infections are some of the apparent symptoms.
HOW IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS DIAGNOSED?
Generally, all newborn babies are tested for cystic fibrosis.