MODEL RELEASED. Gastric feeding tube. Nurse checking a cystic fibrosis patient that is being fed via a gastric tube. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a hereditary disease affecting the lungs, sweat glands and digestive system. Both the lungs and pancreas produce abnormally thick mucus. The mucus in the lungs encourages bacterial growth, leading to severe respiratory infections. The mucus in the pancreas blocks the release of digestive enzymes, resulting in malabsorption.
July 24th, 2016
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