Flashcards in Cystic Fibrosis Deck (10)
In cystic fibrosis, the ____ or exocrine gland are affected
How cystic fibrosis abnormally change mucous gland secretions
The mucous will become thick and sticky and cause obstruction
What are two systems most affected by cystic fibrosis
Respiratory-mucous get trapped in the lungs
Digestive -mucous blocks the pancreas and digestive enzymes making the absorption of nutrients very difficult
What is the most accurate test for cystic fibrosis ?
Sweat test- chloride levels will be > 60
What are the ways to diagnose cystic fibrosis?
1.) chest X-ray
2.) stool analysis
3.) pulmonary function test
How does poor absorption of fat in the digestive tract change the appearance of stool?
It cause steatorrhea
( greasy, fouls smelling, pale stool)
_____ are given with each meal to help with the absorption of nutrients
What is the most important diet for cystic fibrosis?
High calorie, high protein , high fat
______ is common technique used to clear thick mucous from the lungs . This is important for preventing respiratory infections.