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Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

People generally think of cystic fibrosis (CF) as a respiratory disease. While it's true that lungs are greatly affected, CF is a genetic disease that produces symptoms in many parts of the body.

Why is My Mouth So Dry?
If you're having problems with extreme mouth dryness, find out why it might be happening and what you can do about it.

The Most Common Organisms in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections
Lung infections are a serious problem for those with cystic fibrosis (CF), and they are often caused by organisms that are not as common or not as troublesome in those who don't have CF. Find out what you need to know to prepare for the infections that you are likely to encounter.

Failure toThrive in Cystic Fibrosis
Failure to thrive (FTT) is often one of the first signs of cystic fibrosis (CF) in infants and young children. It is a scary term with an ugly name that can carry social stigma for parents from misinformed or uninformed friends, family members and even health care providers.

Could It Be a Sinus Infection?
If you had a sinus infection, would you know it? Maybe not, if you have chronic sinusitis -- and if you have cystic fibrosis, chances are you do. Learn the symptoms of this condition that often goes unrecognized.

Steatorrhea as a Symptom of Cystic Fibrosis
Bulky foul-smelling stools are often one of the first symptoms to raise suspicion that a child might have cystic fibrosis. Learn what causes these abnormal stools in people with cystic fibrosis, and what can be done to treat them.

Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive disease. Cystic fibrosis symptoms increase as the disease progresses. Learn about the first symptom of cystic fibrosis, as well as the early and advanced cystic fibrosis symptoms.

Urinary Incontinence in Women with Cystic Fibrosis
Many women with cystic fibrosis (CF) have problems with bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence. Learn about the causes of urinary incontinence in women with CF, and simple exercises that can be done to correct the problem.

Malnutrition in Cystic Fibrosis
Malnutrition is a common cause of poor growth in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) that occurs because of the effect the disease has on the pancreas. It is often the first symptom that causes doctors to suspect that a patient might have CF. Learn more about the causes of malnutrition, and the treatment approach that can restore adequate nutrition and normal growth patterns.

Clubbed Fingers
Clubbed fingers is a deformity of the hands caused by low levels of oxygen in the tissues that sometimes occurs in people with cystic fibrosis. Learn more about the condition from the A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia.

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