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HiPP's A-Z of pregnancy & child health

The A-Z contains information on many aspects of pregnancy
and child health. It is arranged alphabetically so you can find what you are looking for with ease. If you are at all concerned about your health or your child’s health, please consult your health professional.

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Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic disorder whose main feature is the secretion of sticky viscous mucus - not only in the nose, throat and airways, but also in the intestines. Highly specialised treatment for CF - drugs, physiotherapy, special diet - improves quality and length of life.

Visit the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for more information: http://www.cftrust.org.uk/

Newborns are routinely tested for CF at about 7 days - as part of the newborn blood spot screening or 'heel prick' test. Click here for further information.

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