Flashcards in Cystic Fibrosis Deck (9)
In cystic fibrosis, the____ _____ or exocrine glands are affected.
How does cystic fibrosis abnormally change mucous gland secretions?
The mucous will become thick and sticky and cause obstructions.
What are the two systems most affected by cystic fibrosis?
Respiratory- mucous gets 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 - the chloride level will be >60 mEq/L
What are other ways to diagnose cystic fibrosis?
Chest x-ray, stool analysis, pulmonary function test
How does poor absorption of fat in the digestive tract change the appearance of stool?
It causes steatorrhea (greasy, foul-smelling, pale stool)
____ ____ are given with each meal to help with the absorption of nutrients.
What is the most appropriate diet for cystic fibrosis?
High calorie, high protein