How Can I Know Whether My Babies Have Cystic Fibrosis?

Q:
How can I know whether my babies have cystic fibrosis?

A:
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease. It causes the secretions, such as mucus and digestive juices, in the body to become thick and sticky. Then the secretions may block tubes, ducts and passageways throughout the body, especially in the lungs and pancreas. Cystic fibrosis can damage respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems and cause a higher level of salt in sweat.

Now, newborn babies can have a screening for cystic fibrosis in every state in the US. Cystic fibrosis can be diagnosed within the first month of a newborn baby. If your babies don’t have a newborn screening, you should pay attention to the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis.

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