Putting your health first! | Benefits of Genetic Profiling and Preventive Healthcare

A study conducted by several experts in 2018 looked at individuals who are at a high risk of diabetes and whether changes to their lifestyles could curb the condition. Overwhelming evidence highlighted that lifestyle changes – improvements in diet and physical activity, did reduce the risk of diabetes considerably.

Genetic profiling plays an extremely crucial role in determining specific improvements you need to make. Think of the human genome as an instruction manual which helps every single physiological process of the human body. Since your genome is specific to you, genetic profiling can help you make better lifestyle choices and informed decisions about your health.

The science of influencing your genes- Epigenetics

Smoking is an excellent example. If you have a gene which makes you prone for cancer, smoking can trigger it. Whereas, if the same person chose never to smoke again, the carcinogens in cigarettes can no longer influence the gene, hence preventing lung cancer. By getting genetic profiling done, you understand your genetic makeup and easily take precautions to avoid the problems to grow further. This kind of preventive healthcare helps not only your health, but also your future generations.

Smoking is an excellent example. If you have a gene which makes you prone for cancer, smoking can trigger it. Whereas, if the same person chose never to smoke again, the carcinogens in cigarettes can no longer influence the gene, hence preventing lung cancer. By getting genetic profiling done, you understand your genetic makeup and easily take precautions to avoid the problems to grow further. This kind of preventive healthcare helps not only your health, but also your future generations.

Let’s explore some significant benefits of genetic profiling. 

There are many benefits of genetic profiling, also known as genetic testing. Some of these benefits are listed below. 

  • Knowing the right medications

This science can help you figure out the medications that your body can metabolize well. This prevents any “trial and error” and avoids medication side effects. Medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol issues, heart disease can all be prescribed now to suit your constitution.

  • Personalized diet prescriptions

Genetic profiling can be used to find out the status of nutrition in your body. Latest genomic techniques give detailed information on carbohydrate, protein, lipid metabolism and regulation of vitamins, minerals. This data can be used to figure out the portions of different foods you need to take to stay healthy. It can also guide you regarding foods to avoid or include in your diet.

  • Personalized fitness advice

Fitness regimen for each individual varies significantly, based on factors such as muscle mass, nutritional status, mutations in genes pertinent to carbohydrate and protein metabolism. Genetic profiling tells you all these details, so you know how much to exercise, what kind of exercise, what type of pre and post workout meals to eat and need for nutritional supplements.

  • Preventive healthcare measures 

Genetic profiling gives information on disease prediction, cancers you might be prone too and how strong your immunity is. Using all this information will make you empowered to make informed decisions and lifestyle choices to prevent them.

  • It is beneficial for future family planning. 

Many genetic disorders occur when someone has two imperfect copies of a gene, basically one from each parent. If you have just one copy of the gene, then you won’t have the symptoms of the condition but will be a ‘carrier’ instead. Your baby is only born with the disorder if both parents carry the gene. This is why genetic profiling is essential when planning for a family. Doctors usually recommend genetic testing if you or your partner have a higher risk of passing on specific diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy, blood disorders, cystic fibrosis and so on. Understanding your genome sequence will ensure a safer and healthier lifestyle for your children.

Why should you choose K&H?

At the K&H clinic, we help our patients understand their genes and create curated health plans accordingly. We focus on providing a very integrated approach that involves not only modern and functional medicine but also focuses on delivering precise treatment plans using genomic technology. With us, you will receive medication that is completely based on evidence from your genetic tests, making it more effective.  We focus on providing both preventive healthcare as well as interventional care. 

So, if you are concerned about your health and want to safeguard yourself or suffering from any kind of chronic disease, it is time that you contact us and get your personalised treatment plan based on your genes from the K&H Personalized Medicine Clinic.

Let’s help you stay healthy with genetic profiling.

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