Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1,300 children and adults in the Ireland (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs which can lead to life-threatening lung infections and obstructs the pancreas, preventing natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
CF Ireland have produced an infograph to help explain Cystic Fibrosis and highlight the prevalence in Ireland. This infograph was created for people who have little or no knowledge of cystic fibrosis to help them understand the condition. Whether it be to children, siblings, classes, colleagues or employers we hope this one page will help answer the main questions which arise around cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is a condition which mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. Treatment of CF can vary from person to person depending on the disease severity. CF Ireland have produced an infograph outlining some of the treatments and therapies which people with CF may use on a daily basis to highlight the impact the condition can have.
This infograph was created for people who have little or no knowledge of cystic fibrosis to help them better understand the condition and the treatments involved for people with CF which allow them to lead a normal life while maintaining their lung function.
Treatment for cystic fibrosis is a multi-disciplinary approach including medication, enzymes, exercise and physiotherapy, all of which must be undertaken every day to maintain optimum health. This infograph is a representation of what a day in the life of a person with CF may look like. Daily routines and treatments will vary from person to person depending on the severity of their CF.
This infograph was created for people who have little or no knowledge of cystic fibrosis to help them understand the condition.
This guide aims to provide information about all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and its implications at school, while recognising that every child with CF is different and there are different degrees of CF severity and symptoms associated with the condition,