Cystic Fibrosis

  While watching American Idol Thursday Night, I was “Idolinspired”  by Kayden Stephenson on the show. He came out on stage and sang his heart out before the judges.  As he told his story,  of  being  diagnosed  with C. F.,      I soon realized  putting a top tag… on this website was what I would do?? Therefore  a  Facebook Friend!/      Christy Faulkner whom being a C.F. patient herself is so upbeat when she says, “nothing is to tough  for her… she’s a beast.”  Will  join  forces  with to help build up this blog post to it’s full potential!!!

  Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a defective gene usually within the first year. Which causes excessive production  of  sticky  and  thick  fluid called mucus. This mucus builds up in the breathing passage of  the lungs  and  also  in the pancreas, the organ that helps break down and absorb food.  This collection of sticky mucus… results in life threatening lung infections and also serious digestive problems.

   Genetic Science Learning Center|University of Uath: people with the        Cystic Fibrosis inherit defective gene of  chromosome 7 called C.F.T.R.               (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductive Regulator.)

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation|Carrier Testing: only one in 3,000 caucasian newborns have the disease causing mutations that cause C.F….|Genetics of Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis is the most   common inherited autosomal recessive disease….

    National Human Genome Research Institute: about 30,000 people         has    the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States….|Genetics of Cystic Fibrosis: people with Cystic Fibrosis have mutations in the genetic encoding….

    Mayo Clinic|Cystic Fibrosis: comprehensive overview covering causes, symptoms and treatments of this inherited condition….|(CF)Community: visit this interactive blog to find support, forums and news and to share information….

   University of Maryland Medical Center: primary affects the respiratory, digestive and reproductive tracts of children and young adults….

   The University of New Mexico: there still is no cure  for Cystic Fibrosis, however, treatments have improved greatly in recent years….

   The Boomer Esiason Foundation: was created to fund research to find a cure and fight Cystic Fibrosis in honor of his son Gunner….

   Cystic Fibrosis|Video Favorites: a short documentary covering such topics as symptoms, genetics, treatments and perspective of adults with C.F….

   My Unique Child: educational help (Links, videos and articles) to help parents raise your special needs child….

   GreenMedInfo|43 Natural Alternatives:  8 month treatment with        Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) has a positive effect….|Foods That Treat C.F: the CaCC’s in green tea                   and red wine perform important functions in cell physiology….

    Cystic Fibrosis Service|Kalydeco FAQs: generic name, Ivacaftor (previously known as VX – 770) shows promise in some cases….

    Dr. Van Merkle M.S.|Dayton Ohio: I believe anybody dealing with    chronic illness should have a clinical nutritionist on your team….



One Response to Cystic Fibrosis

  1. Sid Aust says:

    I find this interesting ….been a fan of this doctor for many yrs…I believe he is right on..

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