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Here you can see the facilities of the Respiralia Group in Palma de Mallorca, where we offer the main part of the services for people with Cystic Fibrosis.
The Respiralia Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Association of the Balearics provide modern facilities in a privileged location with sea views. The plot granted by the City of Palma de Mallorca, located at Calle Dinamarca 9 in the district of St. Augustine, was chosen to build the new center for the children with Cystic Fibrosis. The building has 5 floors, each 200 m2:
. The building has 5 floors, each 200 m2:
Garage for 4 cars
Area of accomodation with two apartments and a leisure area
Classroom and boardroom
Main floor with offices and waiting room
Gym with two cabins for physiotherapy
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, serious and degenerative disease that to date has no cure.
It mainly affects the respiratory, digestive, reproductive and sweat glands.
The treatment for Cystic Fibrosis includes antibiotherapy, a healthy and hypercaloric nutrition and respiratory physiotherapy combined with endurance exercises.
Currently, more than 2000 mutations are known in the gene that is defective in people with Cystic Fibrosis, although only about 150 mutations are described as causing the disease.
Statistics show that 1 in 5,000 people in Spain has Cystic Fibrosis (1 in 6,400 in the Balearic Islands) and 1 in 35 people is a carrier of a gene that causes the disease (1 in 40 in the Balearic Islands).
In the Balearic Islands there are 76 known diagnosed cases, but statistics speak of between 85 and 90 possible cases.
The awareness project of the Respiralia Foundation aims to raise awareness of this disease in order to discover those cases of people who have Cystic Fibrosis but have not yet been diagnosed.