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Cystic Fibrosis

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This case study is about Cystic Fibrosis is abortion of a cystic fibrosis child ethical. I am doing this case study so people have an idea of what is cystic fibrosis in detail and what people think of it. About Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a Genetic Disease, this means it's inherited from there parents. Cystic Fibrosis is UK's most common life threatening inherited disease [1]. It affects organs in the body, particularly the lungs and digestive system, which become clogged with sticky mucus, making it difficult to breathe and digest food. Cystic fibrosis affects over 7,500 people in the UK [2]. People with cystic fibrosis have a shorter life expectancy, with the average being around 31 years [3]. ...read more.

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which pass into the gut as food leaves the stomach. These enzymes break down the fat. If you have cystic fibrosis, the pancreas does not produce enzymes. Without these enzymes, the fat in food is not properly digested and it is difficult to gain weight. [6] Treatment The different ways Cystic Fibrosis is treated can be found in the following sections: Physiotherapy - to help clear the lungs of mucus, which attracts infection Exercise - beneficial as a form of physiotherapy and for general health Medication - the different inhaled and intravenous drugs taken to clear mucus and fight infections Nutrition - enzyme tablets to help digest food and dietetic information [7] Is there a cure for Cystic Fibrosis Currently there is no cure for cystic fibrosis but scientists are trying to find a cure. ...read more.

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My arguments against the abortion of a cystic fibrosis child are that children with the disease should be allowed to live because they won't have a long live and they should be taken care from professionals. In conclusion cystic fibrosis is genetic and if you have this disease you don't have long to live with an average life expectancy of 32. Cystic fibrosis makes peoples life's harder because it not curable at the moment, you can use medication to stop the pain of Cystic Fibrosis. I have come to the end of my case study hope you enjoyed it, thank you. [1], [2], [3] = http://www.cftrust.org.uk/aboutcf/whatiscf/ [4] = http://www.cftrust.org.uk/aboutcf/whatiscf/whatcausescf/ [5], [6] = http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/Mosby_factsheets/Cystic_fibrosis.html [7] = http://www.cftrust.org.uk/aboutcf/whatiscf/treatment/ [8], [9] = http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/s44-60.pdf Title page pictures: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/18135.jpg http://health.yahoo.com/media/healthwise/nr551844.jpg http://www.humanillnesses.com/original/images/hdc_0001_0001_0_img0072.jpg http://www.cystic-l.org/assets/images/CFS-CureCysticFibrosisMagnet.jpg http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/genes/genesandinheritancerev7.shtml Introduction: http://www.cftrust.org.uk/aboutcf/ http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/images/cf_graphic_1.gif Evidence: http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/s44-60.pdf Conclusion: http://www.mun.ca/biology/scarr/MGA1-3-27_CF_smc.jpg ...read more.

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