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Dominique Charest

Learn more about Dominique Charest, a Brunet pharmacist, involved in the Défibrose

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What is Défibrose?

Défibrose  is a physical challenge, where participants raise money for research on cystic fibrosis.

Défibrose participants commit themselves to the challenge and giving the money they raised or their own donation to Fibrose kystique Québec.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure. CF is a multi-system disease, primarily affecting the lungs and digestive system. In the lungs, where the effects of the disease are most devastating, a build-up of thick mucus causes increasingly severe respiratory problems. It may be difficult to clear bacteria from the lungs, leading to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage delicate lung tissue.

Mucus and protein also build up in the digestive tract making it difficult to digest and absorb nutrients from food. Large quantities of digestive enzymes (average of 20 pills a day) must be consumed with every meal and snack. As improved therapies have helped to address the malnutrition issues, virtually all cystic fibrosis-related deaths are due to lung disease.

Cystic fibrosis is a very complex disease, but you will find plenty of information on this site to answer your questions.

Source :Fibrose Kystique Canada