Genetic Testing: Get to Know Your DNA
There’s no way to predict the future, but the more you know about your DNA, the better you can prevent problems down the road. Genetic testing is a growing field of medicine that reveals fascinating information about the way our bodies work.
“Tell-All” Genetic Testing
Better Life Carolinas now offers a “tell-all” genetic test designed to identify predispositions to health problems and take much of the medical guesswork off the table. From cancer to cardiac problems, genetic testing is an effective method of prevention.
Here’s how it works: All 22,000 of a patient’s genes are analyzed, unlike less advanced methods that only look at select portions of DNA. This broader view ensures nothing is missed and even the rarest mutations are considered.
Expert programmers have produced cutting-edge technology and algorithms capable of analyzing DNA accurately. The patient’s job, on the other hand, couldn’t be easier. A saliva sample is all that’s requires to get genetic testing underway.
Patients then receive a full report that details any medical findings as well as lifestyle recommendations and ancestry information. The professionals at Better Life Carolinas utilize this data to ensure you’re living your healthiest, happiest life.
DNA Telomere Testing
Your biological age can’t be found on your driver’s license on even your birth certificate. In fact, a DNA telomere evaluation is the only way to determine it. This diagnostic method involves measuring the length of DNA telomeres, the small sections of genetic material found at the end of each chromosome.
The length of the telomeres is a fairly reliable indicator of a patient’s overall health and wellness. Patients with shorter telomeres often have a higher risk of developing chronic diseases, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Some cancers
- Vascular dementia
Results of DNA telomere testing often serve as a much-needed call to action for patients. A change in diet and lifestyle can help most patients reverse the effects of telomere depletion and improve their overall health.
Call Better Life Carolinas today at (843) 577-8484 to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about the benefits of genetic testing. And remember, Better Life Carolinas can help you get back to a better place!