Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Know About Cystic Fibrosis and Save your Kids

Even the slightest change in the behavior of your child could be an indication that something is potentially wrong with his/her body. Reading the signs of your child's body might be a difficult job. At times, things that seem normal to us might be symptoms of something very severe and fatal. We tend to ignore the changes and that's where we go wrong. 

Consistent coughing and shortness of breath should not be mistaken as a change in season or a regular change. Cystic Fibrosis symptoms are what you need to be aware of. Cystic Fibrosis is a slowly growing disease that leads to consistent lung infections and lowers the ability to breathe properly. 

The various symptoms of CF include:

  1. Skin turning into very salty-tasting
  2. Coughing continuously, even with phlegm
  3. Being highly prone to lung infections like bronchitis and pneumonia
  4. Shortness of breath
  5. Not being able to grow your body or not being able to lose weight, despite a good diet
  6. Difficulty with bowel movements
  7. Infertility in males

What causes Cystic Fibrosis?

  1. It is a genetic disease
  2. For a person to have CF, he should receive 2 copies of defective CF gene from his parents
  3. If a person has only one defective CF gene then he/she is not prone to the disease but can certainly forward it if matched to another defected CF gene person.
  4. People with only one defective CF gene are known as carriers
  5. When two people with defected CF genes have their child the chances are as follows:

There is a 25% chance that their child will have Cystic Fibrosis
There is a 50% chance that the child will become a carrier but not have CF
There is a 25% chance that the child will come out absolutely clean

 More than 70,000 people have been living with this disease worldwide with approximately 1000 new cases diagnosed every year. Cystic Fibrosis symptoms and severity varies from person to person making it a complex disease. There are breakthrough treatments available which add years to the lives of people suffering from CF. A number of treatments are available but there has not been a permanent cure found yet. 

With Nutrition 4 Kids get aware of the slightest change in your ward's body by our qualified expert's advice. Our mission is to lead parents create a healthy lifestyle for their kids.

Like this post, please also read - Top 5 Tips for Living with Cystic Fibrosis

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