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.
Pregnancy and Chorionic Villus Sampling
WebMD explains chorionic villus sampling (CVS), a prenatal test that helps detect birth defects, genetic diseases, and other problems early in a pregnancy.
Amniocentesis can give doctors essential information about the health of your fetus. Learn more from WebMD about the risks and benefits of this procedure.
What Is Cirrhosis?
How do you get cirrhosis? What are the stages?
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.