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]. Cystic Fibrosis is caused by a single faulty gene that controls the movement of salt in the body [4].
Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis

In a healthy person, there is a constant flow of mucus over the surfaces of the air passages in the lungs. If you have cystic fibrosis, this mucus is excessively thick and sticky and cannot perform this role properly. The sticky mucus also provides an ideal environment for bacterial growth. This can put a person with cystic fibrosis at risk of getting bacterial chest infections. If these infections are not treated early and properly, they can be very difficult to treat or even cause death [5]

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Digestive system
Cystic fibrosis also affects the digestive system. In a healthy person, the pancreas produces chemicals (enzymes) 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]


The different ways Cystic Fibrosis is treated can be found in the following sections:

 - to help clear the lungs of mucus, which attracts infection

 - beneficial as a form of physiotherapy and for general health

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