CF isn't a formation in your lungs that can be taken out. It is a genetic disease that for many affects the lungs, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc. Does he have a history of allergies, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitas, etc? Most people who are diagnosed later in life usually exhibite some sort of symptoms throughout his or her life.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common genetic disease which affects the entire body, causing progressive disability and early death. Shortness of breath is the most common symptom and results from frequent lung infections like pneumonia that are treated, though not always cured, by antibiotics and other medications. A multitude of other symptoms, including sinus infections, failure to thrive, diarrhea, and infertility, result from the effects of CF on other parts of the body.
CF is one of the most common fatal inherited diseases. It is most prevalent among Caucasians and Ashke**** Jews; one in 25 people of European descent carry one gene for CF. Individuals with cystic fibrosis can be diagnosed prior to birth by genetic testing or in early childhood by a sweat test. There is no cure for CF, and most individuals with cystic fibrosis die young — many in their 20s and 30s from lung failure. Ultimately, lung transplantation is often necessary as CF worsens.
With males who have CF, 95-98% of them are infertile and do not have a vas deferas, or it is blocked.
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