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Secondary III • 1yr.

How does Cystic Fibrosis affect the digestive system? I would really appreciate it if someone could help in any way possible! I can't seem to find any information on this sadly... the only information I found was how Cystic Fibrosis affects the respiratory system, reproductive system, and nervous system.


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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Thank you for your question!

    Cystic fibrosis affects the digestive system in a similar way that it affects the respiratory system. An excess of mucus is produced, which blocks essential paths in the pancreas and makes it harder for digestive chemicals to reach their targets and digest things. In sum, as with other diseases that prevent food from being digested, cystic fibrosis gives stomach cramps to CF patients.

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