Can my gene test help my doctor to find out the solutions?
Recent advances in medical research have identified genetic markers associated with many health conditions. We will reveal your genetic factors relevant to many common conditions so that you and your doctor can use this information to make better health choices.
What can my genes tell me?
Your genes hold the untold story of your health. You can find out your genetic predisposition to common health conditions, so you and your physician can make informed choices about your health.
My Grandfather has had a heart attack; my Grandmother lost her life to cancer; my Father has high cholesterol; and my Mother has arthritis. Would I get the same diseases?
Some diseases are passed on to the next generations. So, if you have a family history of a certain disease, you do have a high chance to acquire it. However, with certain precautions, the onset can be delayed or prevented and that is where Advanced Genomics can help you.
Why do I get a certain disease?
Most of the diseases are the result of genes and environmental interactions. Upon certain circumstances, diseased genes get activated. You need to find out if your diseased genes are silent or activated.
What kind of diseases would I develop in the future?
From your gene test, we can find out if your genes, specific to a certain disease condition, are activated, and how fast those genetic variations are developing. Such information can only be revealed from your gene tests. You can have early information about diseases like various cancers, asthma, arthritis, depression, Alzheimer’s, heart diseases, diabetes, and many more.
What happens in my body when I start developing a disease?
When you develop a disease, your genes are modified. Your body goes through certain changes which we call signs and symptoms. You may suffer from headache, dizziness, joint and muscle pains, fever, acidity, constipation, low memory, fatigue, itchy skin, dark circles, early signs of aging, wrinkles, varicose veins, swelling in lower legs, shortness of breath, palpitation, etc.
Are signs and symptoms sufficient to determine what is happening inside my body?
No, signs and symptoms only indicate that you have started to develop a disease. Only with specific tests we can tell you what exactly is happening inside your body.
All of my family members eat the same food, live in the same house, and have a same lifestyle. Why is it me who is more prone to a disease?
The answer lies in your unique genetic code. You may have certain genetic variations that make you more susceptible to a disease than your other family members.
I want to lose weight and after several unsuccessful attempts, I am unable to do so. I have even tried diet, exercise, and weight loss diet pills. Can my gene test help me to lose weight?
Yes, it can! With the help of gene test, you can know more about your body, your metabolism, under lying root cause of your weight gain (low thyroid, hormone imbalance, high cholesterol, blood sugar imbalance, side effect of certain medicines, etc.) eating behaviours, and how your body responds to exercise. We can suggest you the best ways to reach at and maintain a healthy weight. You will be able to make informed health decisions for a long term.
Are the current medications helping me?
It depends on your genetic code. Some medicines will not be as effective as others. You may suffer from drug interactions and side effects that others may not. Thus, it is very important to know what genetic variations you currently have.
Is there a way to reverse my current disease?
Yes, there is. If you are aware of the disease early before its onset, it is possible to reverse them. Current disease can be reversed if you know the root cause.
Can we increase our life span by genomics?
Yes you can. Biological life is different than chronological life. Chronological life is counting by years. Biological life is the health of all your body organs and cellular, hormonal and genetic make up. Mitochondria inside the cells play a role in aging. They act as the cell’s battery packs and when they start to become unstable the energy becomes drained and the cell begins to die. Genes help the mitochondria keep the cell healthy when they otherwise might die.
Can I have a disease free, worry free, happy and a healthy life?
Yes, you can. As the old saying goes – prevention is better than cure. By educating yourself about your body, specific gene interactions, early intervention, and prevention strategies, and taking appropriate actions at the right time, you can add grace and more years to your life.