Day 4 of Cystic fibrosis awareness month. I’ve been a little quiet because I am at cheer finals with my daughter.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life threatening lung and digestive disease you are born with. You have chronic deadly lung infections, & your food doesn’t digest properly. Therefore you have a hard time gaining weight. Some people have both issues like myself, some don’t have the digestive problems.
There are many trickle down effects from having Cystic Fibrosis that sometimes is worse than actually having CF. Many of them are listed in the picture. It affects your whole body.
My issues personally are:
Chronic deadly lung infections due to pseudomonas
Fatty liver disease
DIOS (Distal intestinal obstructive syndrome)
Severe glucose intolerance
Malnutrition (weight gain problems)
Acute nerve tension
CF related arthritis
There are many more problems that are not even listed here that can happen to a CF patient. That is just a small taste of our issues