Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition affecting the lungs and digestive system. It is most often diagnosed in newborn babies.

Our information covers what CF is, the symptoms, treatments, and how it’s inherited. It’s mostly aimed at parents and carers of children who have been diagnosed with CF. But if you have CF, the information is still for you. You can also find out more about living with CF from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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What is cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition causing the lungs and digestive system to be covered in thick mucus.
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How is cystic fibrosis diagnosed?

In the UK, all new born babies are tested for cystic fibrosis. 
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How is cystic fibrosis treated?

There's currently no cure for cystic fibrosis, but treatment can help control the symptoms, prevent complications, and make the condition easier to live with.
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Ways to manage cystic fibrosis

Life with cystic fibrosis (CF) can be challenging. But treatments can manage the symptoms and make the condition easier to live with.
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