~life-threatening ~affects cells that create mucus, sweat and fluids in your digestive system ~clogs lungs/airways & part of the digestive system ~no cure ~most live into their 20's or 30's, some till 40's or 50's
WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING WITH THIS DISORDER?
~breathing & digestion problems ~in &out of the hospital ~daily care ~can have many complications in the respiratory system ~bronchiectasis ~chronic infections ~nasal polyps ~DOES NOT AFFECT LEARNING ABILITIES OR BEHAVIOR
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