Because CF affects more than one body system, a person with CF may experience a variety of symptoms. The following are some of the most common:

  • a constant cough which produces thick mucous
  • weight loss or failure to gain weight
  • skin which tastes salty
  • excessive stooling pattern and large, bulky, foul smelling stools
  • frequent chest infections which may include pneumonia
  • wheezing and shortness of breath
  • clubbing
  • infertility or decreased fertility