CF is a serious but variable disease which requires regular and continuous treatment.
The severity of the lung disease is the key to the quality and the length of life.
You'll need to take antibiotics and medicines to suppress your immune system to raise the chances that your body will accept the new lungs.
After lung transplant surgery, you will be put on a ventilator, which is a machine that temporarily takes over the breathing process.Sometimes a procedure called a living-donor lobar lung transplant is performed while a person is waiting for a full lung transplant.In this procedure, the lower section (lobe) of one lung in each of two living donors (who may be related or unrelated to the person who has cystic fibrosis) is transplanted into the person who has cystic fibrosis.This, along with recurrent infections, can result in a build-up of thick, sticky mucus in the body's tubes and passageways – particularly the lungs and digestive system.The condition is present from birth and cannot be caught from someone else who has it. You inherit one set from your mother and one set from your father.Cystic fibrosis is caused by a faulty gene that a child inherits from both their parents.