Cystic fibrosis physiotherapy

Cystic fibrosis physiotherapy

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Caption: Cystic fibrosis patient receiving physiotherapy: massage techniques of postural drainage and percussion are used following nebuliser therapy to loosen the mucus that obstructs the lungs. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine glands that results in the production of thick mucus, which obstructs the bronchi, intestinal glands & pancreas. Severe respiratory infections are a common complication. Advances in molecular genetics have resulted in the identification of the CF gene, which is used to provide diagnostic tests &and appropriate counselling to carriers.

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Keywords: breathing, cystic fib, cystic fibrosi, cystic fibrosis, healthcare, in cystic fibrosis, medical, medicine, mucoviscidosis, percussion, physiotherapy, postural drainage, treatment

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