People with cystic fibrosis are prone to infections because of the thick, sticky mucus that clogs their airways. We are funding research to help fight these infections.
Chronic inflammation in people with cystic fibrosis causes damage to lung tissue that can eventually lead to respiratory failure. Researchers are trying to discover ways to dampen the exaggerated immune response that causes chronic inflammation without affecting the body's natural defenses against infection.
People with cystic fibrosis have thick, sticky mucus that blocks passages in their lungs, making it difficult for them to breathe and predisposing them to infections. New drugs are under development that will help break up and hydrate mucus in the lungs to make it easier to clear.
People with cystic fibrosis can experience complications in the pancreas, liver, and intestines that can lead to malnutrition, constipation, liver disease, and other digestive issues — including abdominal pain and poor appetite. Learn about research underway to address digestive system issues in CF.
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is a unique type of diabetes that is common in people with CF. Learn about research underway to improve CFRD diagnosis and treatment.
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) is a unique type of diabetes that is common in people with CF. With early diagnosis and proper treatment, CFRD can be managed successfully.
I have enjoyed pretty good health, so I have tried to keep my cystic fibrosis on the back burner while I pursue my passions. Sometimes, though, CF intrudes, reminding me that it’s still here.
My son, Keith, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after an initial focus on CF as the cause of his health issues. With people with CF living longer, we need more awareness of pancreatic cancer in CF individuals due to the potential increased risk.
The antibiotics used to treat nontuberculous mycobacteria made me choose between the risk of hearing loss versus the reward of better lung health.