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According to WebMD, cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease. As the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute explains, the disease is caused by a defect in the CFTR gene that controls the movement of water and salt in a... More »

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Treatments for cystic fibrosis include medications, physical therapy for the chest, pulmonary rehabilitation and surgery. While cystic fibrosis does not have a cure, as of 2015, treatment can reduce the complications and... More »

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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 »

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Treatments for cystic fibrosis include medications, physical therapy for the chest, pulmonary rehabilitation and surgery. While cystic fibrosis does not have a cure, as of 2015, treatment can reduce the complications and... More »

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As of 2015, the prognosis for cystic fibrosis is hopeful for many children and younger adults, but chronic lung disease sidelines adults, according to MedlinePlus. The average life expectancy is age 37 for cystic fibrosi... More »

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation explains that actual life expectancy for a person with cystic fibrosis is impossible to accurately predict. Life expectancy depends upon severity of the disease and age at diagnosis as well... More »

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Causes of pulmonary fibrosis include environmental factors, radiation treatments, certain medications and medical treatments. In most cases, however, no known cause is discovered, according to Mayo Clinic. More »

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