Cystic Fibrosis.

Essay by lmiersch May 2003

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Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life-threatening, genetic disorder. Although being a fatal inherited disease, it is not like any other common disorder. This disorder mainly affects three out of the many important organ systems there are. Cystic Fibrosis affects the reproductive system, the digestive tract, and the respiratory system. Cystic Fibrosis also affects nearly all of the exocrine glands (glands that secrete body fluids into ducts). The secreations are similar in some ways and abnormally different in other ways, although they both interupt the functions of the gland by affecting them.

In the merck manual of medical information, the home edition on CF, another commonly used name for Cystic Fibrosis, is one of the most serious respiratory disorders. Severe Breathing problems that can be a result of CF, is caused by forming a thick-condensed mucus which develops a blockage and prevents oxygen to pass through the trachea (an air-passage way in the chest), making it severely difficult to elutriate or eluminate any type of bacteria which may lead to a continuous cycle of infections and inflammations.

The mucus-producing glands in the airways of the lungs, produce a large amount of abnormal secreations that develops a thick build up and blocks the airways which causes bacteria to multiply. In doing so, this causes extremely excrutiating danger that leads to the damaging of the lungs delicte tissues.

Cystic Fibrosis affects the digestive tract in many different ways. One of the diseases that is closely related to the digestive tract, would be the pancreatic Disease. The pancreativ disease develops from an abnormal secreation of fluids. Unlike the respiratory tract, the fluids that are secreted are developed in the pancreatic duct which leads to a numerous amount of growing cysts and developing scars that cause poor digestion and an extremely low...