What is a Cystic Fibrosis And Cystic Fibrosis Causes

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is among the most common and severe genetic diseases in the United States. The disease is caused by a cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene defect. It affects the secretory glands, which are responsible for producing sweat and mucus. Common symptoms in older patients include a persistent cough that produces thick mucus, wheezing, breathlessness, exercise intolerance, repeated lung infections, etc. Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease for which there is currently no cure. However, improvements in diagnosis have made early treatment plans possible. 

Cystic fibrosis is a disease that affects the patient and the entire family. The whole family needs to adapt to a new reality and seek the knowledge and skills to help the patient stay updated and prepared for the difficulties the disease can bring. It is especially important to treat seniors and disabled people with cystic fibrosis properly. Caring for an elderly relative with diagnosed CS may be difficult when relatives do not have proper medical knowledge and skills. This is when the in-home cystic fibrosis care services come in handy. 

At Aurora Home Health, we provide professional services in CF condition management in the DFW area. Our staff provides every patient with a fully customized treatment plan that includes daily care and treatments based on the specific requirements of patients and their families.