- TessaTopics: 3 Replies: 5@tessa
How is DNA testing a good idea? I know that DNA testing is used for many reasons. I know in the world of crime or forensics, they are always talking about DNA. I have also seen some of those reality shows about someone who is proved beyond a reasonable doubt to be related to another person. But in terms of health, especially for the future, how is this possible?
- EdisonTopics: 0 Replies: 3@edison
You can actually get a pretty accurate blueprint from doing a DNA test. You can tell how your body will function later on when it comes to many things. This information can be really helpful health wise. You can make changes to your lifestyle and reduce certain health risks, some of which could be dangerous. Imagine getting a heads up with a DNA report.
It does not just have to be about you. By knowing certain health risks from genetic precursors, you would know if this could be passed on to your children in the future. Gene mutations could cause you to get dangerous or crippling illnesses. By knowing the inside scoop, you would now be in a position to change your diet and lifestyle to either eliminate such threats or at least slow down its progression.
- StaceyTopics: 0 Replies: 6@stacey
I have always felt that one of the most cruel diseases is breast cancer. Just to let you know, I am not a woman. However, imagine this illness targeting so many women in a part of their body that is so special to them. It makes a woman feel like a woman, yet, not only are their lives in danger, but even if they pull through, they may have had a mastectomy to save them. What a part of the body to lose, you know? That’s so unfair.
Genetic testing can look at the family history and identify who may be at a higher risk of getting breast cancer. Knowing this could help save a woman’s life and hopefully, she may not have to give up her breast to save her. You can take a test by contacting places like CRI Genetics who can offer pretty specific reports after you send them your sample. In fact, knowing certain things can actually help with treatment. It may be more effective to pursue one form of treatment over another when more information is known.
- HeidiTopics: 0 Replies: 6@heidi
I think it is a good idea to know what kind of risks you may be faced with. I suppose you can look at it like telling your fortune. We are all intrigued by fortune tellers, especially when they say something accurate, except, with genetic testing, the results are very real and accurate. However, even if you show that you may be predisposed to a medical problem, it does not mean you will actually get it. I guess it just means you have a greater risk than someone else.
- VincentTopics: 0 Replies: 4@vincent
Personally, I think doing a DNA test can reveal intimate clues about your health risks which makes it a good thing. You are in a position to take evasive action. I’d say if your family has a history of certain medical conditions, knowing where you stand and what you can do about it gives you a little power and control.
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