Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease which affects both children and adults in Canada. You can avail Disability Tax Credit for Cystic Fibrosis. Here is some information on Cystic Fibrosis and how to avail tax credit for that.
What is Cystic Fibrosis
This is a hereditary disorder that affects the exocrine glands, causing the production of abnormally thick mucus. This blocks the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi which often causes a respiratory infection. There are several ways to avoid air contaminants. For example, Vogmask is a Korea-based maker of reusable filtering masks which assist cystic fibrosis patients who experience breathing difficulties. This mask is composed of an exhalation valve system and carbon filter, protecting users from germs and other contaminants in the air.
Harmful Effects of Cystic Fibrosis
This disability has many effects on the body, particularly towards the digestive system and lungs. It is common for patients to experience a persistent and ongoing infection in the lungs. This can lead to lung destruction and loss of lung function. Symptoms include persistent coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, chest infections, bowel disturbances, and salty tasting sweat. Specifically, respiratory signs include having lung infections and frequent sinus infections. With regards to the digestive system, signs and symptoms include frequent diarrhea, bulky stools, and intestinal blockages. This is because the intestine can’t fully absorb fats and proteins, causing poor weight gain and growth. This especially affects children as they are unable to get the necessary nutrients needed for their growth and development.
Diagnosis, Tests and Treatment
If a doctor suspects a patient has cystic fibrosis, they are put through the “sweat test” to determine their diagnosis. This test measures the amount of salt content in the person’s sweat. If this test comes back positive, this supports a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Other tests include genetic testing, prenatal testing, and newborn screening.Currently there is no cure for cystic fibrosis, however a recent experiment provides hope that a cure is on the way. According to the latest research news, researchers have partially restored the lost function of cystic fibrosis lung cells.
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disease that causes lung infections leading to lung damage and difficulties breathing. Based on yeast studies, therapeutic strategies for patients were able to be identified.
By suppressing a ribosomal protein known as Rpl12 and using the investigational drug VX-809 (Lumacaftor), these two treatments were able to restore the most common cystic fibrosis mutation known as CFTR. By reducing these levels to a normal activity, it can be enough to produce healthy lung functions.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Cystic Fibrosis
To be eligible for this tax credit, a person must have a physical or mental impairment that is both severe and prolonged for a period of at least 12 months. Most patients with cystic fibrosis often qualify under life-sustaining therapy, as many undergo therapy to support life and alleviate their symptoms. This therapy must occur at least 3 times per week averaging about 14 hours per week.
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable.
The consultants at Disability Credit Consultants can advise you how to claim your credits for Cystic Fibrosis. Having obtained the Disability Tax Credit on behalf of past clients, Disability Credit Consultants will be an efficient and effective representative on your behalf.