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?
What’s the Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis?
There’s no cure for this genetic disease. Still, many treatments working together can ease symptoms and stave off more severe problems.
How Do Doctors Diagnose Cystic Fibrosis?
There’s more than one way to test for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Here’s how a diagnosis of this genetic disease can be made.
Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
Read an overview of the symptoms of cystic fibrosis.
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.