Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that severely limits pulmonary health. This disease is the cause of consistent lung infections and severely limits a person’s ability to breathe normally. CF causes mucus to build up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. This can block airways, prohibiting normal breathing patterns, and can trap bacteria that leads to infection, pulmonary damage and, ultimately, respiratory failure.

Symptoms

  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent coughing
  • Frequent lung infections
  • Salty-tasting skin
  • Poor growth or malnourishment regardless of appetite
  • Greasy, bulky stool or difficulty with bowel movements
  • Male infertility

Treatment

Cystic Fibrosis is a complicated disease that affects roughly 30,000 people in the United States. Symptoms typically differ with each patient which is why it’s important to consult a physician who will work with you individually to meet your specific treatment goals.

Dr. Mike Czarnecki, "The Lung Doc", is a leading pulmonary physician in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and treats many patients suffering from CF. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call our office at 423-710-3864.