GENOMICS is the study of chromosomes for damage called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). When damage to specific chromosomes occurs, it causes a response in our body that can impair function and create disease. These damages will make your body more likely to develop certain medical problems such as:
- heart (cardiac) and vascular diseases
- toxin damage from an inability to properly detox through our liver
- sex hormone related illnesses such breast or endometrial cancer, stroke or deep vein thrombosis
- immune system disabilities
- bone density issues and osteoporosis
Genomics is customized medicine and the wave of the future. Since each of us has our own unique DNA and response to our environment, Genomics testing allows for individualized treatment plans for your best results.
GENOVATIONS BY GENOVA DIAGNOSTICS
This series of tests evaluates genetic variations called SNPS. These are done in my office through either a blood test or swabs of the cheek,then mailed to Genova Diagnostics. Once the evaluation is done the results are sent to my colleague, Dr. Joe Veltmann. He interprets them using a computer program that lists food and medications to avoid, and what you need to use to decrease the risk associated with these SNPs.
Evaluates genetic variations in bone formation , breakdown and inflammation, including key regulatory mechanisms affecting calcium and Vitamin D3 metabolism. This is for women with osteoporosis that are not responding to treatment.
Evaluates estrogen metabolism for cancer risk , coagulation, cardiovascular risk and osteoporosis. This is for women who have a family risk of strokes, deep vein thrombosis and/or GYN cancers and who desire to use hormone replacement.
For people with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Evaluates genes that modulate immune and inflammatory activity, potential defects in immune system defense and stimulate mechanisms underlying chronic overactive inflammatory response.
Evaluates SNPs associated with increased risk of impaired detoxification capacity especially when exposed to environmental toxins. It will also identify people who may be susceptible to adverse drug reactions.
CARDIOGENOMICS PLUS PROFILE
Evaluates variations in genes that modulate blood pressure regulation, lipid balance, nutrient metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress. This can be used with women who have either a personal or family history of cardiovascular disease.
(Wording for the above was taken from Genova Diagnostics Professional Guide July 2012 Edition.)
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