Cystic fibrosis is an inherited multi-system condition. It is caused by a faulty gene that cause a channel in cells to function poorly, or not at all. This channel controls water and salts passing out of cells and so when it doesn’t work not enough water reaches surfaces of the body. In the lungs this causes thick sticky mucus to build up which often leads to infections. In other parts of the body including the gut, pancreas and liver this also causes problems.
Cystic Fibrosis Unite aims to bridge the gap between people with CF and the researchers investigating CF and how best to treat those with the condition. CFUnite has been created by people with CF, parents of children with CF, researchers and clinicians. For more information, or if you think you can help, please get in touch.