Thursday, April 18, 2013

Genetic Predisposition - Is it more of a tendency or a reliable predictor of disease?

If you’re genetically inclined towards a certain condition, does that mean it’s a life sentence? There are some genetic health factors that we simply cannot change and must live with, but many can be modified and controlled through a balance of lifestyle changes, personal management and practical treatment.  While many diseases are considered familial, so are habits and tendencies that affect our health.  Do you have an ailment or condition to which you are genetically predisposed? Take a step back and think hard about how much of that issue can be traced to family diet, activity levels, and other lifestyle trends and traditions. Conversely, how much of it is truly in the blood? Further, what have you done in your own life to manage and control your genetic conditions that differs from your family members and relatives? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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