Cystic Fibrosis Archives - Dr. Amino

Cystic Fibrosis

What Causes Cystic Fibrosis (Plus Symptoms and Treatment)

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disorder that affects over 30,000 people in the United States, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry. When the disease was first reported in 1938, it was described as “mucoviscidosis” to emphasize a...

Cystic Fibrosis and Amino Acids: How Essential Amino Acids Can Help Build Muscles

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a defect in the CFTR gene. This gene mutation impairs the function of the protein that regulates the movement of salt in and out of cells. The result is thick, sticky mucus...

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