Medical Advances Made in Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder also known as mucoviscidosis and is a life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs, liver, kidneys and intestines. The disease causes mucus to build in the lungs where it causes infections, and leads to death. The life expectancy of people suffering with cystic fibrosis is 41 years and has increased significantly from 1980 with breakthroughs in treatments. Currently people suffering from Cystic Fibrosis rather use antibiotics, inhalers, and other breathing treatments. Science is still working on cures, and help for symptoms.