Symptoms of cystic fibrosis vary widely, and include slow growth in children, a chronic cough, sometimes producing phlegm, rectal prolapse, greasy stools, breathing difficulties and nasal passage inflammation, as stated ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Cystic fibrosis is a disorder in which a person possesses a defective gene that causes mucus, sweat and digestive juices to be thick and sticky rather than thin and slippery, explains Mayo Clinic. The thick and sticky se... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Cystic fibrosis thickens mucus, digestive juice and sweat to cause serious damage to the lungs and digestive system, states Mayo Clinic. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition. More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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