Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes mucus in the body to become thick and sticky. This glue-like mucus builds up and causes problems in many of the body's organs, especially the lungs and the pancreas. People who have cystic fibrosis can have serious breathing problems and lung disease. They can also have problems with nutrition, digestion, and growth. The disease generally gets worse over time. The life expectancy for people with cystic fibrosis has been steadily increasing.
The team at St. Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho will support you and your family every step of the way to ensure high quality health care and education in managing your cystic fibrosis, as well as improvement of quality and length of life.
We are proud to be accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a program that supports both pediatric and adult patients and meets high standards in patient care; ongoing patient, provider, and community education; and contributions to cystic fibrosis research.