But if you have CF, they become thick and glue-like. The lungs aren’t the only part of the body that’s harmed by CF.
It’s caused by a mutation (change) in a single gene called the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR.) This controls the flow of salt and fluids in and out of your cells.
Because it upsets the balance of minerals in the blood, it can also bring about low blood pressure, fatigue, a fast heart rate, and a general feeling of weakness.
Although CF is a severe condition that needs daily care, many treatments for it have improved.
Secretory glands include glands that make mucus and sweat.So if one of them is ill, the other must be kept well away.Professor Alan Smyth, of the university’s School of Clinical Sciences said: 'We want to see if intravenous antibiotics do work better than traditional oral treatment, because oral treatment is easier to give at home and does not require a hospital admission.'Mrs Elliott said said they didn't hesitate in getting the twins involved with the trial as they hope the research will give parents of children with CF firm evidence of whether IV antibiotics really do offer the best treatment option.The features of the disorder and their severity varies among affected individuals.Mucus is a slippery substance that lubricates and protects the linings of the airways, digestive system, reproductive system, and other organs and tissues. live with cystic fibrosis (CF.) Doctors diagnose about 1,000 new cases each year. It can also cause severe lung damage like cysts (fluid-filled sacs) and fibrosis (scar tissue). If the CFTR gene doesn’t work like it should, a sticky mucus builds up throughout your body.Normally, these are very thin and slippery to keep systems in your body running smoothly. If you only inherit one, you won’t have any symptoms. That means there’s a chance you could pass it on to your own child one day. Every time two CF carriers have a baby, there’s a 25% (1 in 4) chance that their baby will be born with CF."Inherited" means the disease is passed from parents to children through genes.People who have CF inherit two faulty genes for the disease—one from each parent.People who have CF live much longer than they used to and the quality of life has improved as well.Mother Zoe Elliott has to separate them because both her children have cystic fibrosis, which means they are prone to picking up bugs and infections.