Is Cystic Fibrosis Contagious Or Contagious?
is cystic fibrosis contagious or decreased?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Cystic fibrosis or cystic fibrosis is a condition characterized by the appearance of thick and sticky mucus on the inside of the body such as the respiratory tract and digestive tract. Basically, mucus is normally produced in the body and is liquid, slippery, and functions as a lubricant. However, in people with cystic fibrosis, the mucus becomes sticky and blocks a number of passages, causing respiratory, digestive and infection problems from an early age.
This condition is not contagious, but is a disease of both parents due to mutations or changes in genes. Half of those who have this disease only become carriers or 'carriers' and can pass on to their offspring, while a quarter of them become sufferers. Among the symptoms that usually arise in sufferers are prolonged coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, shortness of breath, sounding breath sounds, constipation or difficulty defecating, weight loss and stool texture that is lumpy, oily and has a strong smell.
If a person is suspected of having cystic fibrosis, the doctor can ask for a DNA examination, dry sample test, nasal potential difference test, organ function tests, lung X-rays, CT scan and blood test to further narrow the possibilities and confirm the diagnosis. Unfortunately, even though it can be enforced, the right treatment has not been found to cure this condition. The existing medication can only reduce symptoms and help sufferers to be able to carry out their daily activities. Among the drugs that may be given are antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, corticosteroid class, airway widening, mucus control, physical exercise, exercise, and other mucus secretion therapy to surgery if necessary. So, hopefully it answers your question.