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What parts of my body might be affected

What parts of my body might be affected

CF affects the body in many different ways.
Parts of the body that may be affected by CF are:

• Lungs
• Pancreas
• Sinuses
• Bones
• Liver
• Reproduction

Body parts/systems affected by CF. Permissions to use S Molina, W Hunt, Elsevier

CF can affect each person very differently.

Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms, maintaining lung health, maintaining a healthy weight, and managing other changes either before they occur or as they occur.

People with CF can have a range of signs and symptoms, which might happen at different stages in life. Some of these include:
• Persistent, moist (wet) or productive cough
• Frequent chest infections
• Increased cough
• Increased mucus (sputum) production
• Gastro-oesophageal reflux
• Fatigue/tiredness
• Difficulty to exercise or participate in physical activities
• Changes in bowel actions
• Reduced body weight
• Abnormally salty sweat
• Bone and joint pain
• Abnormal blood sugar levels or diabetes
• Urinary stress incontinence/bladder leakage
• Musculoskeletal pain




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