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    chloride channels which causes the mucus in their lungs to thicken and pool. It can also affect the pancreas by blocking it up and not allowing it to produce digestive enzymes. With medicine in today’s day and age patients are living longer lives then when it was first diagnosed. Treatment options like the Vest is helping to break down the mucus build up in lungs and digestive enzymes to help process nutrients…

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    Abnormal Anatomy and Physiology: In cystic fibrosis the CFTR gene does not produce the chloride pump protein, so water cannot move into the mucus making it very thick and sticky. This abnormally thick mucus builds up in passageways causing obstructions and harboring bacteria that cause infections, especially in the lungs and the pancreas. In the lungs this thick mucus leads to difficulty breathing and because of the bacteria that gets trapped and stuck in the mucus that lines the lungs people…

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    Cilia Essay

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    inhaled by one person each day containing environmental stimuli including pathogens and particles such as toxic pollutants and allergens. These must be expelled from the body as it may induce airway inflammation and infection, causing airway diseases. Mucociliary clearance acts as an innate defence against these stimuli, where cilia is a part of this mechanism. Cilia, microscopic organelle extensions, beat orderly to propel mucus with embedded substances out of the respiratory system. When this…

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    In Cystic Fibrosis, symptoms start slowly. The respiratory tract (nose to lungs) and the gastrointestinal (digestive) systems are the most affected. Symptoms usually start in the gastrointestinal system. Male fertility and sweat glands are also affected. Only about fifteen percent of babies who carry the disease have meconium ileus which is sticky and thick caused by thick mucus from intestinal glands. Vomiting and abdominal swelling are caused and surgery right after birth is needed usually. If…

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    What Is Nasal Congestion?

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    Nasal congestion is caused by cold, flue or allergy or even due to dry air and air pollution. Suffering will be due to swelling of nasal membrane and too much mucus production inside the nose creating obstacles for draining mucus produced in sinus cavities. Difficulties in breathing easily with a feeling of hitch to draw in air into lungs make one bound to inhale air through mouth. This congestion also causes tremendous headache that increases the suffering. Staying in an air conditioned room…

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    Reassessments should also be completed regularly (Resuscitation Council 2005). From the use of this assessment tool, Mrs Reid was initially diagnosed with an acute exacerbation of asthma. Asthma is an airway disorder that causes narrowing of the bronchi and excess mucus production due to an inflammatory response to a stimulus (Peate and Dutton 2012; Peate et al. 2012; McCarthy 2013). Possible stimuli include allergens, air pollutants, viral infections, exercise and emotional stress (Holgate and…

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    Mucus, in a nonaffected individual, is thin and slick and protects the lining of many organs and tissues. Cystic fibrosis causes the body to over produce abnormally sticky and thick mucus, damaging organs and blocking the lungs. It may cause severe breathing issues and create and environment for bacteria to infect the lungs. Cystic fibrosis was discovered in 1938 by Dr. Dorothy Anderson and after more visibility, the disease prompted the creation of the National Cystic Fibrosis Research…

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    Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that prevents how a person’s body make mucus and sweat. It also affects how a person’s lungs and digestive system works. Cystic Fibrosis causes mucus to become very thick, and sweat to be saltier than usual. Thick mucus can make it very hard to breath and can block pancreas, which will make it difficult to digest food properly. Offspring inherits this disease from their parents this illness is common among white people. Doctors can detect Cystic Fibrosis in…

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    Genetic Disorder Paper Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time (cystic fibrosis foundation). It is a decease in the secretory glands, the glands that make mucus and sweat (medicine). It causes the cells in those parts to not function correctly and when needed to produce fluids, produce thick, sticky mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs (cystic fibrosis foundation). It builds up and blocks…

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    Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that if left untreated can shorten periods of life, weaken the quality of life, and can even be fatal. This disease causes continual lung infections and over time, can make it substantially harder to breathe. CF means that there was a defective gene given from your mother and your father, “this leads to build up mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infection, extensive lung…

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