Mateu Gomila, bipulmonary transplanted 5 years ago, talks about transplantation in Cystic Fibrosis.
Trasplantation in Cystic Fibrosis
In this talk, Mateu, 38 years old, tells us how he was transplanted bipulmonary in 2016. In addition to his experience, he tells us how he spent his adolescence, the things he should have done better.
What would the post-surgery period have been like if he had focused on the treatment in his youth? Mateu tells us what not to do in adolescence in order to get to the transplant well, or even not to have to undergo this intervention. Although it may seem a contradiction, you have to prepare yourself physically before the transplant so that the postoperative period is not too hard.
His life after transplantation
Mateu tells us what his life is like now, his treatments, his medication and his healthy habits, such as, for example, his particular endurance training.
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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.
Currently, more than 2,000 mutations are known to cause 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.
In the Balearic Islands there are 73 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.