Genetic Testing for Disease Predisposition

 

Reducing your risk of chronic disease is something you don’t often think about until there is some kind of health event that affects you or someone close to you.

DNA Test to Determine Health Risks

dna testing for health risks

 

As the name suggests, chronic disease doesn’t happen overnight and is usually many years in the making.

This gives you the best opportunity to intervene at any time and reduce the risks of developing some of these debilitating illnesses and enjoy a long and healthy life.

 

Many people believe that developing a chronic disease such as Heart disease, Diabetes, Arthritis, Alzheimers or Cancers are inevitable in our society. You can be forgiven for thinking that as so many people seem to succumb to these kinds of illnesses.

Genetic testing as is tested in the Health and Wellbeing profile can clarify where you sit as far as risks factors are concerned for these diseases. More importantly it also tells you the kinds of foods, supplements, exercise and lifestyle choices which will help you to move away from the risk zone.

Family Genetic Disorders.family genetic disorders

There are some specific genes that put you at risk for certain genetic conditions which often are highlighted when a family member is diagnosed with a particular disorder.

Some of these genetic disorders are also considered chronic disease risks and include those diseases like Diabetes type 2 and Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Cancer.

The Health and Wellbeing profile can highlight additional risk factors for developing these diseases.

Rare Genetic Disorders

There are other family genetic disorders which are rare in nature and include diseases such as Hemochromatosis, Haemophilia, Huntingdon’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Marfan Syndrome and many more. When these health conditions show in a family member it can be important to find out who else in the family could  also be affected.In that situation an individual gene test can be done to see if that particular gene mutation is present. You would need to visit your Medical Doctor to arrange to have that  individual gene tested.

If you want to reduce your risk of chronic disease and also reduce your risk of a getting an inherited disease that is shown to be in your family then the Health and Wellbeing Profile is a great test to do. It will  highlight ways you can create an environment in your body where you reduce the likelihood of those genes expressing unfavourably.

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 It is always important to remember

Your genes need not be your Destiny.