Cystic Fibrosis

A genetic disease that inhibits an individual’s ability to breathe over time through consistent lung infections. Cystic Fibrosis is caused by mutations in the CFTR gene not allowing the CTFR protein to function correctly. This prevents the protein from being able to move chloride through the cells which in turn leads to mucus build up in the lungs. This buildup clogs airways and attracts germs which can cause a slew of complications.