Free prescriptions for all Cystic Fibrosis individuals
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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,400 people in the UK. You are born with CF and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us. To have CF, you need to have inherited two faulty copies of the gene (one from each parent), and as there are many different gene mutations that cause cystic fibrosis, each person with the condition can have very different symptoms depending on the two genes they carry. While people with CF often look healthy on the outside, each individual is battling their own range of symptoms on a daily basis. 1 in 25 people in the UK carry the CF gene, and carrier testing can tell you whether you or your partner is a carrier of the defective gene that causes cystic.
The build-up of mucus in the lungs causes chronic infections, meaning that people with cystic fibrosis struggle with reduced lung function and have to spend hours doing physiotherapy and taking nebulised treatments each day. Exacerbations (a sudden worsening of health, often owing to infection) can lead to frequent hospitalisation for weeks at a time, interfering with work and home life. Cystic fibrosis can cause the pancreas to become blocked with mucus, and when this happens enzymes required for digesting food cannot reach the stomach. People with CF often need to take more than 5O TABLETS A DAY to help digest food and keep respiratory symptoms in check. Men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile, and pregnancy can place a lot of stress on the body of a woman with cystic fibrosis. Our resource on fertility and pregnancy explains this in more detail. Other complications can include CF-related diabetes, bowel obstructions in babies and bone disease, among others.
50plus tablets, nebuliser, inhalers, vitamins, and alot more.
Just to live 1 day. Just to to remain healthy. Just to have a normal life. They have not chosen this life.
BUT STILL THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS.
JUST TO LIVE
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