Healthy Genetic Screening to become mainstream in 2022
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Healthy Genetic Screening to become mainstream in 2022

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Wednesday, May 25, 2022

People can take action before the sickness starts or advances too far if they are aware of these symptoms

FREMONT, CA: A new year provides an opportunity to reflect on health and establish new habits and goals. Understanding one's hereditary risks and the benefits and drawbacks of genetic testing should be part of a comprehensive approach to healthy habits and health management. Predictive or proactive genetic screening, in which otherwise healthy people undergo clinical-grade genetic testing to learn about prospective dangers, is becoming more popular. This is partly due to lower prices, but it's also due to a growing recognition that a large number of individuals will receive actionable results. This is supported by two studies: A result that raised their risk for a curable or preventable disease was found in 12 to 15 percent of healthy people.

These persons have an increased risk of developing different types of early-onset cancer and cardiac issues, as well as bleeding disorders and a common iron metabolism disorder. People can take action before the sickness starts or advances too far if they are aware of these symptoms. As additional genes and genetic variations linked to illness risk are discovered, genetic screening will become increasingly useful. In fact, genetic testing and typical New Year's diet and exercise resolutions might go hand in hand.

It could explain why, despite regular spin classes, a person's cholesterol remains stubbornly high. Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited form of unusually high cholesterol that affects about one out of every 200 persons. Lynch syndrome, which can cause a variety of cancers and affects roughly one in every 280 individuals, may cause colon polyps to appear earlier than expected in persons who eat a healthy diet. Furthermore, test results may assist someone in determining which sorts of exercise to engage in. For example, those with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, which affects roughly one in every 1,250 people, should avoid strenuous activity.

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