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What respiratory symptoms can cystic fibrosis cause?

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Common signs include:                                                

  • Constant coughing.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Wheezing, even when you take asthma meds.
  • Frequent lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
  • Inflamed nasal passages. Sinus infections may also be common.
  • Allergy-like symptoms.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cystic Fibrosis?” “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?”

American Lung Association: “Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “About Cystic Fibrosis,” “Use the Right Gastrointestinal Medications.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cystic Fibrosis Trust: “Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet -- March 2013,” “Additional Complications.”

KidsHealth: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

NHS: “Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center: “Effects of CF: Pancreas/Gastrointestinal Tract: Intestinal Problems.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cystic Fibrosis?” “What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis?”

American Lung Association: “Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors.”

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: “About Cystic Fibrosis,” “Use the Right Gastrointestinal Medications.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cystic Fibrosis Trust: “Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet -- March 2013,” “Additional Complications.”

KidsHealth: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

NHS: “Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cystic Fibrosis.”

Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center: “Effects of CF: Pancreas/Gastrointestinal Tract: Intestinal Problems.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 07, 2019

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