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1

In cystic fibrosis, the ____ or exocrine gland are affected

Mucous producing

2

How cystic fibrosis abnormally change mucous gland secretions

The mucous will become thick and sticky and cause obstruction

3

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

4

What is the most accurate test for cystic fibrosis ?

Sweat test- chloride levels will be > 60

5

What are the ways to diagnose cystic fibrosis?

1.) chest X-ray

2.) stool analysis

3.) pulmonary function test

6

How does poor absorption of fat in the digestive tract change the appearance of stool?

It cause steatorrhea

( greasy, fouls smelling, pale stool)

7

_____ are given with each meal to help with the absorption of nutrients

Pancreatic enzymes

8

What is the most important diet for cystic fibrosis?

High calorie, high protein , high fat

9

______ is common technique used to clear thick mucous from the lungs . This is important for preventing respiratory infections.

Postural drainage

10

What should parents who already have a child with cystic fibrosis do before having another child ?

They should get genetic counseling because cystic fibrosis is hereditary

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