Learn about your predisposition to diseases using a simple DNA Test

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You can’t understate the importance of DNA testing. Everything that we are starts with our DNA – it decides so much about ourselves (inside and out) before we are even born. This includes a predisposition to diseases, so here’s how a DNA test can help you figure out your susceptibility to a host of illnesses.

1. How a DNA test works

If you take a DNA test, you’ll naturally end up learning about yourself in greater depth than ever before; this can be daunting, but it’s important to better understand your body. A specialist only requires a sample of blood or saliva to begin analysing your genes.

When looking at the sample, an analyst is searching for specific markers in your DNA. These are the genetic ‘signs’ present in those with certain diseases, suggesting a risk of the same illness.

2. The results

Analysis of the sample usually takes about six weeks.  Your results will be presented to you personalised with information and advice based upon your individual DNA. The results will help you understand your risk of developing diabetes or heart disease, how you metabolise cholesterol, as well as the health of your bones and how your body responds to stress.

Using these results, you will be able to form an action plan with your healthcare provider on how to minimise the risk of developing a particular illness. 

3. The importance of knowing

If you know what predispositions and vulnerabilities you might have in future, you can plan for them. If a DNA test reveals you are more likely to develop diabetes, for example, you can take steps to minimise the chances of that happening e.g. modify your diet, exercise, learn how to identify and manage the early symptoms.

Without this knowledge, you could dismiss the signs of an illness as nothing important. As a result, you would waste precious time in diagnosing and treating the disease in question.

The All England Practice has the best DNA testing clinic in Dubai. Get in touch with us today and you will soon learn more about how to look after yourself.

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