Cystic fibrosis is an inherited and progressive disease. It is characterized by an abnormality in the glands that produce sweat and mucus. CF causes distress within the respiratory system, but also impacts the digestive and reproductive tracts. CF causes thickening of the normal, thin secretion in the lungs and makes sufferers prone to infections. Frequent infections cause lung damage, improper functioning and lung cell death. CF affects the pancreas and its enzyme secretions as well as reproductive organs — often leading to infertility. Symptoms are numerous, a cure non-existent.Talk about CF management within this forum.