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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 »

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 »

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 »

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