The Social Security Administration defines cystic fibrosis (CF) as a “a genetic disorder that results in abnormal salt and water transport across cell membranes in the lungs, pancreas, and other body organs.” This potentially life threatening condition causes normally thin and slippery body fluids such as sweat, mucus, and digestive juices to become thicker and […]
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disorder that causes normally thin and slippery fluids like sweat, mucus, and digestive juices to become thicker and stickier. The fluid then build up in important areas of your body such as your digestive tract and – quite commonly – the lungs. Too much buildup and you won’t be able to breathe.
CF is a disabling condition that necessitates daily care and makes it a lot harder to do things that most of us take for granted, such as going to school or work.
Fighting Unfair Denials of Cystic Fibrosis Disability Benefits
Cystic fibrosis – CF disease – is a life-threatening, genetic disorder. The disease attacks the respiratory system, causing bodily secretions such as sweat, digestive juices, mucus, and saliva, to become thick and sticky – mainly in the lungs and pancreas.
As a result, these organs become inflamed, clogged and blocked, causing a multitude of problems throughout the body. The airways to the lungs become obstructed, causing extreme breathing difficulties, and obstruction of the pancreas leads to digestive disorders.