Cystic fibrosis (cystic fibrosis)
Cystic fibrosis (cystic fibrosis) occurs in approximately a 2,000 Newborns. Thanks to improved diagnostic methods, the disease can now often find even before symptoms appear. This makes it possible to start early with an appropriate treatment.
When the pancreas is not working properly and is damaged by cystic fibrosis, can long term diabetes mellitus arise. Because the pancreas is in addition to the digestive juices and the hormone insulin, which is very important for glucose metabolism. Can the pancreas does not make this hormone occurs Type 1 diabetes mellitus on.
Cystic fibrosis can also affect the intestines. About 10 to 20 percent of newborns with cystic fibrosis have a bowel obstruction at birth. Sometimes, this also requires an operation on the digestive tract. This closure is created by an extremely tough first chair of the newborn, known as meconium or meconium. Other possible symptoms (so-called. Reflux Disorder), a bulging rectum (rectal prolapse), Darmeinstülpungen (intussusception) or a reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus in babies or young children.
In cystic fibrosis, the bile ducts can gallstones be clogged. This hinders or prevents the delivery of the necessary for the digestive bile juice into the duodenum. Also one cirrhosis can occur as a result of cystic fibrosis.
Because of the thick mucus gland secretions in vas deferens and epididymis most men with cystic fibrosis are infertile. Also, many women with cystic fibrosis barren. Because the viscous mucus can lead to plug into the internal reproductive organs (usually in the fallopian tubes) and the sperm blocking the way.