Med Gen4 - Ellee Lazarov Med Gen The symptoms of cystic...

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Ellee Lazarov Med Gen The symptoms of cystic fibrosis very in different people, but the most common are as follows; abnormalities in the glands that produce sweat and mucus. This may cause a loss of salt. A loss of salt may cause an upset in the balance of minerals in the blood, abnormal heart rhythms, and, possibly, shock. In addition, thick mucus accumulates in the lungs and intestines. This may cause malnutrition, poor growth, frequent respiratory infections, breathing difficulties, and/or lung disease. Other medical problems are prevalent, such as: sinusitis, nasal polyps, clubbing of fingers and toes, pneumothorax, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), cor pulmonale (enlargement of right side of heart), abdominal pain, gas in the intestines, rectal prolapse, liver disease, diabetes, pancreatitis, gallstones, and sterility in males. Since Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease , the only way to prevent or cure it would be with gene therapy at an early age. Ideally, gene therapy could repair or replace the
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