It is vital for people with CF to get adequate travel insurance before taking a trip abroad. Failure to do so could result in high costs being incurred should medical treatment be required while away.
This information sheet outlines some of the travel insurance options available if planning a trip abroad.
Cystic Fibrosis is a recessive inherited condition caused by a dysfunctional gene mutation in the cftr gene on chromosome 7. This mutation leads to faulty proteins that cause the body to produce a thick sticky mucus that blocks the bronchial tubes in the lungs and prevents the body's natural enzymes from digesting food.
This factsheet explains how a gene mutation can lead to faulty proteins being created.