My Disease

WHAT IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS ANYWAYS?

MY VERSION: Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that results in extremely sticky mucus (#impresiveboogers?). This sticky mucus has cascading effects on the lungs, pancreas, liver, reproductive organs, sinuses, and even sweat. That said, most people die from decreased lung function as bacteria finds home in the lungs and slowly brings down lung function (the body can’t clear it out because of the sticky mucus..bacteria really like our mucus). Yes, my sticky mucus has made me lots of friends.. Though not the “human” kind #bacteria

THE REAL VERSION: Mayo Clinic