What is Cystic Fibrosis?
It is a genetic disease that primarily affects the pancreas and lungs, which build up a thick mucus. For more info, check out the ‘Cystic Fibrosis’ tab.
Is it something he will out grow?
No, it is something that he will never out grow. He will battle Cystic Fibrosis for his entire life.
Can I catch it?
No, it is a genetic disease. One must have two (2) copies of the mutated recessive gene (there are over 1,000 mutations of the gene) in order to have Cystic Fibrosis.
Is his immunity lower with Cystic Fibrosis?
No, he has the same immunity as a ‘normal’ baby. He is, however, more prone to lung infections due to the ideal environment, thick/sticky mucus, in his lungs.
“But, he doesn’t even look sick…”
People with Cystic Fibrosis often do not look sick at all. It is an ‘invisible’ genetic disease.