Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common genetic diseases in Caucasian populations. One in 2500 babies is born with the disease, usually to parents who have no idea that they each carry one defective CF gene. This book explores all aspects of CF in clear and readable language, giving basic clinical information on what goes wrong with the organs affected by CF, and covering conventional treatments for CF lung and digestive disease. Practical guidance is offered on how to cope with living with the disease, and clear explanations are provided about treatments available and what each offers the sufferer. Personal accounts from both children and parents will provide family and carers with the understanding needed to care effectively for those with the disease.