Do you have Diabetes, Cancer or Heart Diseases running in your family? Medical history of family members is of utmost importance to keep you in a healthy state. This is because you inherit your genes from your parents, hence the health conditions also run down to you. But that doesn’t mean you will necessarily develop the disease. A little bit of cognizance can help you avoid them.
Your health is the result of your genetics and your lifestyle. You can’t change your genetics, but you definitely can change your lifestyle.
Your genetic susceptibilities were formed at the time of your conception. In the longer run, apart from your genetics, multiple other things influence your health, and thereby result in manifestation of the hereditary diseases. Small modifications in your lifestyle and habits can help you avoid such diseases.
A genetic test report can inform you about the lifestyle changes you should make in order to prevent/delay the onset of the hereditary and other diseases that you have risk for. Your report also has recommendations for each of the health conditions and traits for which you have a predisposition. A skilled genetic counsellor helps you in understanding your report and also guides you on how you can use the same report with your doctor for planning your future health.
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