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Not sure what cystic fibrosis (CF) is? Here's a succinct cheat sheet to explain a little about it.
A CF Key Point
If you have CF, your mucus becomes thick and sticky. It builds up in your lungs and blocks your airways. This leads to repeated, serious lung infections that can damage your lungs.
IS CF Contagious?
CF is not contagious and is strictly genetic. It is a recessive disorder, which means that both parents must pass on the defective gene for any of their children to get the disease. If a child inherits only one copy of the faulty gene, he or she will be a carrier. Carriers don't actually have the disease, but they can pass it on to their children.
Let’s Get Going
Exercise is encouraged on a regular basis to maintain a healthy lung capacity. Sport and aerobic exercise are recommended for all age groups of people with CF.