Cystic Fibrosis Directory
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes mucus in the body to become thick and sticky. This glue-like mucus builds up and causes problems in the lungs and the pancreas. People who have cystic fibrosis can have serious breathing problems and lung disease. They can also have problems with nutrition, digestion, growth, and development. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis. But with advances in treatment, people with cystic fibrosis are living longer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about cystic fibrosis, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Cystic Fibrosis? What Causes It?
What is Cystic Fibrosis? What Causes It?
Cystic Fibrosis-Topic Overview
What is cystic fibrosis? Get information on symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for cystic fibrosis.
Understanding Cystic Fibrosis: The Basics
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the lungs.
Treating Cystic Fibrosis
Learn about the treatment options for cystic fibrosis, including information on diagnosis and prevention.
Artificial Lung Closer to Clinical Trial
A device the size of a soda can may help buy time for people who need lung transplants.
Outdoor Pollution and Lung Function Effects
Air quality greatly influences lung function. WebMD explains the effects of outdoor pollution on lung health and the steps you can take to protect your lungs.