Genetics and DNA Profiling

In the past, genetic testing was primarily used for patients whose doctors believed they were at risk for certain diseases. Now, genetic profiling and DNA testing has become much more applicable for individuals who are currently in good general health but who wish to know more about their susceptibility to health risks.

Genetic profiling is a proactive way for you to learn more about your DNA blueprint and determine which health conditions you are likely to acquire as you get older. The future of healthcare lies in Personalised Medicine, which includes genetic profiling and allows doctors to create diagnoses that are more accurate and provide treatment with added precision.

When you work with the physicians at PrimaNora Medical Centre, not only will you receive your very own genetic profile, we will also design a treatment plan that works to prevent, or possibly even treat, the conditions you are prone to.

Your Life Story is in Your Genetics

  • It is common for many of us to think of our genes as static parts of our being or structures that are able to determine the future of our health from the day we were born. In reality, we cannot change our genes but we are capable of changing the expression on the genes.
  • Our genetics expression is based on how we treat our bodies. What we choose to eat, the amount that we exercise, the toxins we put into our bodies or the environment we decide to live in all impact the function of our genes and determine our susceptibility to certain diseases.
  • It is our job to take responsibility for our bodies and genetic profiling is one of the first steps you can make to do so. Your genetic profile will depict the strength of your immune system and provide you with a better understanding of your potential for long-term health and wellness.
  • Not only will you gain vital information about your health, the physicians at PrimaNora can outline the specific changes you can make to your lifestyle that will help prevent certain health concerns in the future using the Genetic Wellness Test. We can design nutritional guidelines, recommend ways that you can improve your physical activity or suggest alterations to your lifestyle that are contributing to poor health.

When combined with the Genetic Wellness Test, Genetic profiling will:

  • Allow your physician to advise specific lifestyle improvements
  • Become the basis of your personalised healthcare plan
  • Provide you with facts that you can share with your family so that they can better understand their health
  • Give you a better understanding of how your body metabolises food and gains weight
  • Tell you how you can detoxify your body
  • Show you the current risks you are taking that could increase your chances for health concerns
  • Help you take responsibility for your long-term health

Genetic profiling has numerous benefits for your wellbeing but it is not a tool that should be relied upon completely. Although your profile can give you insight into which diseases you are more likely to contract, it will not predict your risk for any specific disease. Additionally, your genetic profile cannot identify the genes in your DNA that are making you more prone to certain health conditions.

Obtaining Your DNA Profile

With the amount of information that your genetic profile provides, you may think that acquiring your personal blueprint is a complex procedure. However, obtaining your genetic profile is a simple process that starts with a one-time saliva test, which is able to unlock the information you need to become proactive about your health.

We perform the Genetic Wellness Test as part of Personalised Genomic Healthcare. The test screens for genetic markers across 150 genes and examines 254 markers / traits in your DNA that play an important role in your health and wellness.

The Genetic Wellness Test is able to screen for:

  • Antioxidant capacity
  • Weight management
  • Cellular detoxification
  • Metabolism of nutrients
  • Response to nutrition and dietary supplements
  • Susceptibility toward injuries related to physical activities
  • Conditions affecting the skin, bones and connective tissues
  • Cholesterol Metabolism

The test is also capable of examining the health of your heart, eyes and liver as well as your vitality, dietary sensitivities and mental or physical response systems. The portions of the test that are conducted for your case will depend on the results that your genetic profile presents.

PrimaNora Will Help You Look and Feel Well

The physicians at PrimaNora are here for you during every step of your health journey. Based on the information your profile presents, we will create a treatment plan tailored to your present and future health needs. We will also schedule follow-up appointments to make sure you are benefitting from your healthcare plan.

During this transitional period, you are free to come to us with any questions or concerns you may have and in turn, we will provide you with the information you need to make the most meaningful decision about your wellbeing.

Although it may be difficult to start making changes to your lifestyle, there are many long-term benefits that you will receive when using your genetic profile:

  • Healthier ageing
  • Improved concentration
  • Better information about how to care for your body
  • Improved diet
  • Slowed ageing process
  • Lowered rate of disease contraction
  • Clearer cognition
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Maintained body weight
  • Better quality of life

To learn more about genetic profiling or to receive your personal genetic profile, contact PrimaNora Medical Centre at +603 7728 2886 and schedule a consultation.

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