Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease. It causes a defect in certain cells of the lung and digestive systems. The defect makes the cells produce a thick, sticky mucus. This mucus can cause:
- Blockages in the lungs and airways
- Problems digesting and absorbing nutrients
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. – CFRI funds cystic fibrosis research, provides educational and personal support, and spreads awareness of cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Life – Launched in January 2010, CysticLife.org has become the social network for the CF community. This positive, uplifting site is the central location for people with CF, their family, and their friends to share tips, questions, ideas, experiences and encouragement.
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