Cystic Fibrosis symptoms
Cystic Fibrosis

Symptoms could include:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A cough is a common reflex action that aims to clear the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent action, although there are a number of other conditions that can cause more frequent bouts of co...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breathe. It is heard most clearly when you exhale, but in severe cases, it can be heard when you inhale. It is caused by narrowed airways and/or inflammation. Wheezing may be a symptom of a...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. This keeps the body from getting enough oxygen.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breathing difficulty is a broad term that is used to describe discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. This can develop gradually, or your breathing may suddenly become more laboured. In either case, medical attent...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breathing difficulty describes discomfort when breathing, and the feeling that you cannot draw a breath. If you're unable to breathe in enough oxygen, your fingernails and lips may turn blue.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Growth retardation occurs when a fetus doesn’t develop at a normal rate. It is widely referred to as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). The term intrauterine growth retardation is also used. Children with IUGR are much smaller than othe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Feces normally have an unpleasant smell, but it is a smell that is common and unremarkable. Foul-smelling stools have an unusually strong, putrid smell. Although in many cases, foul-smelling stools are related to the foods you eat, and the bacteri...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Stools normally sink in the toilet. However, a variety of things, mainly diet, can cause a change in your stools. Changes to the structure of your stools may result in floating. Floating stools are usually nothing to be concerned about. Your stool...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Master Cleanse Diet is a liquid diet used to detoxify the body and encourage weight loss. Find out if the master cleanse diet is safe and effective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Mediterranean Diet focuses on fresh foods that help to stay healthy and fit in a natural way. It's based on the traditional eating habits of the poor coastal regions of Southern Italy, Crete, and Greece. In addition to weight loss, the diet is...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hormone diet stems from the book of the same title by Dr. Natasha Turner. Its primary focus is on hormone fluctuations that supposedly can negatively affect a person's weight, as well as other things that can contribute to weight gain and othe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • You can't play catch with your child because you get too winded. You wake up choking in the middle of the night due to sleep apnea. You want to be able to shop in mainstream stores. There are hundreds of reasons to lose weight. Of course, being di...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When it comes to successful and enduring weight loss, eating well is only part of the battle. Physical activity will help inch you closer to your goal by incinerating calories and building muscle, which is more metabolically active when you're at ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Given the incredible amount of time and effort a solid weight loss plan requires, quick fixes such as diet pills, supplements, and surgeries can hold a certain appeal. But many times, they are unsafe, unregulated, or too good to be true. Be sure t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn the pros and cons of the macrobiotic diet, and learn if it will work for you. The macrobiotic diet and lifestyle were codified by George Ohsawa, a French-Japanese writer and thinker in the early 20th century.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Although there's no foolproof plan for weight loss, tried-and-true strategies for success do exist. Acknowledge that losing weight-and maintaining that loss-requires lifetime dedication. Instead of focusing on a "diet," cast a wider net, and inste...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Making the decision to revamp your diet and shed some pounds takes courage, dedication, time, and effort, but it absolutely can be done. Before embarking on any weight-loss plan, it's wise to check in with your physician, especially if you struggl...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) is the largest prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance. Established in 1994, the NWCR tracks more than 5,000 individuals who have not only lost significant amounts of we...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal pain occurs between the chest and pelvic regions and can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Inflammation or diseases in intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas may cause abdominal pain. Viral or...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Point tenderness in your abdomen is pain that occurs when your abdomen is pressed in a specific area. It is also known as abdominal tenderness. Point tenderness is often a sign that something is wrong with one or more organs in the area being pres...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term fever describes a body temperature that is higher than normal. According to the Mayo Clinic, normal body temperature is typically 37 degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F, though this can vary. A short-term increase in body temperature can help th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sweet's syndrome is also called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Its primary symptoms are skin lesions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Flatulence is a medical term for releasing gas. It occurs when gas collects inside the digestive system. Food choices, swallowing too much air, and digestive problems can all lead to excess gas.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements with hard, dry stools. Poor diet and dehydration are usually to blame, though certain diseases or other medical issues are possible causes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Diarrhea is a condition classified as the appearance of loose, watery stools and/or a frequent need to go to the bathroom. It generally lasts a few days and often disappears without any treatment. Diarrhea may be related to a viral or bacterial in...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room in the U.S. Chest pain varies from person to person. It may feel like a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull ache. While chest pain may be a sign of a se...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating. Headaches, dizziness, and decreased urination are symptoms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging, often through forced vomiting.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term "chills" refers to a feeling of being cold that is accompanied by shivering or shaking. Chills can be accompanied by goose bumps or goose flesh-small bumps that raise the hair on your skin. Chills...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hyperventilation happens when you suddenly start breathing very quickly. Exhaling more than you inhale causes low carbon dioxide levels, which leads to lightheadedness and tingling in the fingers.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Children reach developmental milestones such as language, thinking, and motor skills at their own pace. Minor, temporary delays are usually no cause for alarm, but ongoing delay or multiple delays is called developmental delay.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The average person takes between eight and 16 breaths per minute. Rapid shallow breathing, also called tachypnea, occurs when you take more breaths than normal in a given minute. When a person breathes rapidly, it is sometimes called hyperventilat...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Coughing up blood is what it sounds like-when you cough up blood, expelling it from the throat, lungs, or any other part of the respiratory tract. The medical term for coughing up blood is hemoptysis. The seriousness of the condition depends on th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels uncomfortably full and tight and may be visibly swollen (distended). The symptoms of bloating can be vague and difficult to pinpoint, but most people describe an uncomfortable feeling of...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Normal stools can vary in shades of brown, mostly due to diet. Pale or clay-colored stools are not normal. If your stools are pale or clay-colored, you may have a problem with the drainage of your biliary system, which is comprised of your gallbla...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apnea is slowed or stopped breathing that usually occurs during sleep. Bruises can result from the mask worn to aid in breathing, called CPAP.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blood-tinged sputum is distinguished from frank hemoptysis—or coughing up blood without or with very little sputum—which can be a potentially life-threatening condition requiring immediate medical attention. Sputum that is streaked with blood may be due to something as benign as irritation of upper-airway passages due to dry ambient air, or it may a sign of a more serious medical condition, such as pneumonia or a blood clot in the lung, especially if accompanied by other symptoms..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Blood-tinged sputum expectorated mucous matter from the airways (lungs, nose, mouth or upper airways) that is tinged or streaked with blood. The blood can be either bright red or dark red in color. Blood-streaked sputum, sputum contains blood. Blo...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal distention, gaseous often results from overeating or from swallowing air, but can be a sign of a more serious medical condition, such as bowel obstruction. Eating certain foods such as legumes (beans) can cause abdominal distention due to intestinal gas.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
  • The body is hotter than normal body temperature when touched. Feverish, feel hot, feeling hot, feels hot and feverish, hot to touch Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperatu...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When the airways are blocked or narrowed by inflammation, secretions, a foreign object, mass, swelling or spasm, the breath sounds become noisy. If the high pitched breath sounds are a sign of difficulty breathing then immediate medial attention is required..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires. This may or may not result in weight gain. Your hunger should be relieved when you eat. It is normal to have an increased appetite after ph...
    Source:HLCMS
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