Because it upsets the balance of minerals in the blood, it can also bring about low blood pressure, fatigue, a fast heart rate, and a general feeling of weakness.
Although CF is a severe condition that needs daily care, many treatments for it have improved.
CF affects the cells in your body that make mucus, sweat, and digestive fluids. To get CF, you have to inherit a mutated copy of the gene from both your parents.A dynamic podcast exploring the different experiences people with cystic fibrosis may face during their lives.Gunnar Esiason joins Tiffany Rich and Lea Faraone, otherwise known as the Salty Cysters, to talk about the in's and out's of cystic fibrosis from some of the anxieties and stresses that patients face to some of the lighter sides of the disease.So if one of them is ill, the other must be kept well away.Professor Alan Smyth, of the university’s School of Clinical Sciences said: 'We want to see if intravenous antibiotics do work better than traditional oral treatment, because oral treatment is easier to give at home and does not require a hospital admission.'Mrs Elliott said said they didn't hesitate in getting the twins involved with the trial as they hope the research will give parents of children with CF firm evidence of whether IV antibiotics really do offer the best treatment option.Mucus is a substance made by tissues that line some organs and body cavities, such as the lungs and nose. It keeps the linings of certain organs moist and prevents them from drying out or getting infected.