Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening, genetic condition that affects approximately 30,000 people in the United States and approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) affects the respiratory and digestive systems of the body by making the normally thin, slippery mucus in each of these systems become extremely thick and sticky. This results in breathing difficulties and lung damage, but it also results in mal-absorption issues in the small intestines.
The effectiveness of the drug itself and of its side effects vary with the individual. Adverse effects can be heightened when other medicines or substances such as caffeine or alcohol are consumed. (more…)
Allergy season is upon us. Many of us are suffering from different allergies ranging from runny noses to constant sneezing. Whether you’re allergic to pollens floating around or avocados, there are many ways to boost your immune system and reduce the chances of having allergic reactions. Some of these are discussed below. (more…)