Cystic Fibrosis Photo ID Cards: Your Daily Companion | The Card Project UK
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that affects the lungs and other organs in the body. It is caused by a faulty gene that is passed down from parents to their children. People with CF have a problem with a certain protein in their bodies, which makes the mucus (a sticky fluid) in their lungs and other organs thick and sticky instead of thin and slippery like it should be.
This thick and sticky mucus clogs up the airways in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe and causing frequent lung infections. It can also affect the digestive system, making it hard for the body to break down and absorb nutrients from food. This can lead to problems like poor growth and difficulty gaining weight.
CF is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing medical care and treatment. People with CF need to take special medications and do treatments every day to help clear the mucus from their lungs and keep their airways as open as possible. They may also need to take enzymes with their meals to help digest food properly.
Although there is no cure for CF yet, medical advances have improved the lives of people with CF, and many are now able to live longer and healthier lives. With proper care and support, people with CF can manage their symptoms and pursue a fulfilling life.
These Cystic Fibrosis Medical Awareness cards are personalised to show the holders photo and name on the front and two contacts on the rear of the card.