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| 2011 |
|       [nutrition assignment 2] |
Pharmacy assistant course |
Darragh slade
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Introduction

This assignment looks at the dietary requirements of someone with cystic fibrosis.
In this assignment I shall be discussing, what cystic fibrosis is, how people are born with it, a suitable menu and meal plan best suited for someone with CF.












Cystic Fibrosis
What is Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease of the exocrine glands, usually developing during early childhood and affecting mainly the pancreas, respiratory system, and sweat glands. It is characterized by the production of abnormally viscous mucus by the affected glands, usually resulting in chronic respiratory infections and impaired pancreatic function. Also called mucoviscidosis.
Cystic fibrosis is transmitted to a child when both parents carry the recessive gene but do not have the disease. When such a couple has children, there is a 25 percent chance that one of their children will develop cystic fibrosis; there is a 50 percent chance that the child will carry the gene, but will not have the disease; and a 25 percent chance that the child will be totally unaffected.
Risk factors
  * Lungs
  * Pancreas
  * Gastrointestinal tract
  * Reproductive organs
  * sinuses

As cystic fibrosis progresses, frequent lung infections as pneumonia often lead to problems breathing, lung damage, prolonged courses of antibiotics, and respiratory failure. After a while, this condition will require ventilator support. CF can also lead to frequent sinus infections, diabetes mellitus, difficulty with digestion, as well as infertility. Currently, most individuals with cystic fibrosis die young, many of them in their 20s and 30s. The most common cause of death is lung failure.
Treatment
An early diagnosis of CF and a comprehensive treatment plan can improve both survival chances and the quality of life for these patients. Specialty clinics...

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