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1

In cystic fibrosis, the____ _____ or exocrine glands are affected.

Mucous-producing

2

How does cystic fibrosis abnormally change mucous gland secretions?

The mucous will become thick and sticky and cause obstructions.

3

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

4

What is the most accurate test for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat test - the chloride level will be >60 mEq/L

5

What are other ways to diagnose cystic fibrosis?

Chest x-ray, stool analysis, pulmonary function test

6

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

It causes steatorrhea (greasy, foul-smelling, pale stool)

7

____ ____ are given with each meal to help with the absorption of nutrients.

Pancreatic enzymes

8

What is the most appropriate diet for cystic fibrosis?

High calorie, high protein

9

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

Postural drainage

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