Advance Your Chronic Illness Care: The Vital Role of DNA and Genetic Testing

Harness DNA & Genetic Insights to Inform Tailored Treatments for Chronic Conditions

Comprehensive genetic and DNA testing is crucial for chronic illness sufferers as it can provide valuable insights into the underlying causes of their conditions, enabling more personalized and targeted treatment approaches. By identifying specific genetic mutations or variations, healthcare providers can tailor interventions to address individual patients’ unique needs, potentially leading to more effective management of symptoms and improved outcomes.

The landscape of chronic illness in America is indeed concerning, with a significant impact on public health. According to a Johns Hopkins study in 2023, chronic illnesses ranked as the third leading cause of death in the United States. This underscores the urgent need for better understanding, prevention, and management of these conditions.

Among the most prevalent chronic illnesses in America are:

  • Heart disease: A leading cause of death and disability, heart disease encompasses various conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels. Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
  • Cancer: This term encompasses a wide range of diseases characterized by abnormal cell growth. Cancer symptoms vary depending on the type and location of the cancer but may include unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and persistent pain.
  • Diabetes: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are significant health concerns, with symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss. Diabetes can lead to serious complications if not properly managed.
  • Chronic respiratory diseases: Conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis can severely impact lung function, leading to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
  • Neurological disorders: Conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis can cause progressive damage to the nervous system, resulting in symptoms such as memory loss, tremors, and difficulties with movement and coordination.

These chronic illnesses often present with multiple symptoms and can be challenging to treat due to their complex nature and varying manifestations among individuals. However, advancements in medical research, including genetic testing and precision medicine, offer hope for more targeted and effective interventions tailored to each patient’s specific genetic makeup and health profile.

Chronic Illness in Men & Women

Chronic illness affects both men and women, but there are notable differences in prevalence, manifestation, and healthcare-seeking behavior between the genders. In men, chronic conditions such as heart disease and certain types of cancer, like prostate cancer, tend to be more prevalent. However, men are often less likely to seek preventive care or address symptoms promptly, which can contribute to poorer health outcomes. Societal expectations of masculinity, including a reluctance to acknowledge vulnerability or seek medical help, may play a role in this discrepancy. Additionally, men may have less awareness or access to healthcare information, leading to delays in seeking necessary screenings or interventions.

Conversely, women tend to have higher rates of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, which disproportionately affect them compared to men. Hormonal factors, genetic predispositions, and differences in immune function may contribute to these disparities. Women generally exhibit more proactive healthcare-seeking behavior and are more likely to engage in preventive measures such as regular screenings and check-ups. However, they may also face challenges in obtaining accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment, as certain conditions may be underdiagnosed or misattributed to other factors. Greater awareness of gender-specific health risks and the importance of comprehensive healthcare access for both men and women is crucial for addressing the complexities of chronic illness management across genders.

Comprehensive DNA & Genetics Testing for All Chronic Illness Suffers, Men & Women

We offer advanced genetic testing services designed to personalize medicine. Our services focus on NutriGenomics and PharmacoGenomics, analyzing how your genetic makeup affects your response to nutrition and medications.

  • Nutrigenomics: Over 15 panels cover key health areas, providing insights into diet, weight management, and overall health.
    Personalized Recommendations: Helps tailor nutritional and health advice based on genetic data.
  • PharmacoGenomics (in collaboration with your primary-care physician, DO or speciality doctor): Identifies how patients might respond to specific medications, aiming to reduce adverse effects and improve treatment efficacy.

Additional Testing:

  • Hair Loss Genetics: Analyzes genetic factors contributing to hair loss.
  • Cellular Aging: Measures potential premature telomere shortening to quantify cellular aging.

Why We Stand Out:

  • State-of-the-Art Lab: Our CLIA-approved and COLA-accredited laboratory ensures high-quality standards.
  • Quick Turnaround: Results are typically available within 7-14 business days.
  • Data Security: Adheres to strict data privacy standards to protect patient information.

Our tests empower tailored treatment plans, enhancing the therapeutic outcomes for chronic illness sufferers.

DNA & Genetics Core Panels

Comprehensive ($800) – Covers seven key areas to maintain optimal wellness:

  • Methylation
  • Neurotransmitter processing
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Detoxification
  • Neuro-inflammatory potential
  • External inflammatory potential
  • Health precaution

Immune | Auto-Immune | Inflammatory ($500) – Covers these conditions:

  • Any auto-immune disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic infections
  • Eczema/psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Sjorgen’s
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic dry eyes
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Immune weakness

Developmental Childhood ($500) – Covers these conditions:

  • All Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Childhood ADD/ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Speech Delay
  • Vaccine Reaction
  • Family Member Vaccine Reaction
  • Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Childhood Epilepsy

Women’s Health ($500) – Covers these issues:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Weight gain
  • History of Cystic Ovaries (PCOS)
  • Hair loss
  • Recurring Breast Tenderness
  • Fibrocystic Breast
  • Excess Facial or Body Hair
  • Post-Menopausal Hormone Replacement
  • Family History of Hypothyroidism
  • Family History of Infertility or Miscarriage
  • Family History of Obesity
  • Family History of Diabetes
  • Family History of Diabetes
  • Family History of Pre-eclampsia

Methylation($500) – Covers these biological issues and genes:

  • Mood or sleep problems
  • Issues with fatigue
  • Neurological symptoms
  • Immune challenges
  • Detoxification weakness
  • MTHFR, MTRR, FOLR

Neurological/Psychological ($500) – Covers these symptoms, diseases and disorders:

  • Adult ADD/ADHD
  • Headaches, migraines, cluster
  • Seizure disorders
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Bipolar
  • Neuropathies/neuralgias
  • Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia/memory loss
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis
  • Parkinson’s/Gait disorders
  • Anxiety disorders/depression

 

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DNA & Genetics Sub Panels

These can be purchased separately or added to one of the core panels for discounted pricing. Pricing for both is listed.

Neurotransmitters / Mood ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Weight Issues
  • Hormone and Adrenal Dysfunction
  • Memory issues
  • Migraines
  • Headaches

Chronic Pain ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • Arthritis/joint pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Feeling of pins/needles
  • Fibromyalgia back
  • Spasms stomach pain
  • Unexplained pain

Gastrointestinal/GI ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • IBS
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Intermittent Intestinal Pain
  • Mast Cell Disorder
  • Chronic Reflux
  • Recurrent Intestinal Infections
  • Numerous Food Allergies

Diet/Weight Management ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • Best diet for weight loss
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Gluten intolerance
  • Caffeine metabolism
  • Salt & sugar sensitivity
  • GI inflammation
  • Insulin resistance
  • Satiety genes

Essential Vitamins ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these biological areas:

  • Skin & bones
  • Blood
  • Hair & nail
  • Neurological & mental functions
  • Gastrointestinal

Detoxification ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • Detoxification
  • Weight loss
  • Gut complications
  • Immune weakness
  • Skin issues

Autophagy ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • Autoimmune issues
  • Detoxification problems
  • Neurological disease
  • Cancer
  • Complications with kidney/liver/pancreas

Men’s Health ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • Fatigue/sleep problems
  • Weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Abnormal breast enlargement
  • Testicular atrophy
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of strength
  • Assessment of Testosterone supplement (if currently taking)

Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI/Post-Concussion ($150 add-on or $400 separate test) – Covers these issues:

  • TBI
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Patients preventing concussions
  • History of multiple concussions
  • Headache/visual changes
  • Hyperacusis

 

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