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In the lungs, as the mucus accumulates, it clogs up the airways, causing breathing problems. It also traps bacteria and gives rise to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually respiratory failure.
The mucus build-up is a result of a problem with transporting ions in and out of cells, which causes the affected tissue surfaces to become too acidic.