Health Risks

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is an allergic reaction that affects the nose.

DEMO Result

Based on your genetics, your personal predicted risk is


Your risk for Allergic Rhinitis also depends on other factors, including lifestyle and genetic variants not covered by this test.

The population risk for Allergic Rhinitis is 40.0

How To Use This Test

This test SHOULD NOT be used to diagnose Allergic Rhinitis or any other health conditions.

Please talk to a healthcare professional if you have a family history, if you think you might have this condition or if you have any concerns about your results.

Intended Uses

This predicted personal genetic risk merely considers the genetic/genotype effect towards the disease in an individual without taking into account the environmental factors such as lifestyles, diet and their environment

This result is based on the SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Allergic Rhinitis.

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The results of this test do not diagnose Allergic Rhinitis or related conditions. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.

This result does not include all possible variants or genes associated with Allergic Rhinitis.

This result is limited to existing scientific research.

Lifestyle & Other Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Allergic rhinitis

Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Allergic Rhinitis.

Allergic Rhinitis is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.

The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Allergic Rhinitis.

Exposed to Smoke

being exposed to tobacco smoke and diesel exhaust particles during early childhood increases the risk of an individual developing allergic rhinitis.

Other Allergic Condition

Having asthma or another allergic condition, such as eczema, is another risk factor of allergic rhinitis.

Family History

Having a family history of allergic rhinitis increases the likelihood of an individual of getting allergic rhinitis.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations


Cleanliness of carpet in home or office is important as carpet may contain a large number of mites, mold, and dust, which are common allergens for allergic rhinitis (AR).


Live and work in clean environments to avoid relevant allergens (e.g., house dust mites, moulds, pets, pollens) and irritants (e.g., tobacco smoke) that trigger allergic rhinitis.

Dietary Recommendations


Having an antioxidant-rich diet in childhood may contribute to the prevention of allergic rhinitis.


Warm fluids like tea or soups will help to break the congestion in your airways, and clear out the mucus.


Some studies suggest that taking probiotics or healthy bacteria found in yogurt can slightly reduce the symptoms of pollen allergy in children.

What Is Allergic Rhinitis
and How Can It Affect You

What is Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is an allergic reaction that affects the nose. This allergic reaction is triggered when the nose and/or eyes comes into contact with allergens found in the environment such as pollens, dust mite, moulds and animal hair.

When the immune system recognizes a harmless substance as if it is harmful, it triggers an allergic reaction (like launching an “attack”). When people are exposed to an allergen that they are sensitive towards, their nasal passages become inflamed, causing sneezing, irritation, airflow obstruction, and mostly clear nasal discharge is produced.

Symptoms Of Allergic Rhinitis

Histamine affects other parts of your body by causing symptoms like:

How Does Allergic Rhinitis Affect You?

Allergic rhinitis affects the body's immune system by causing it to react to harmless allergens such as pollen, dust mites, animal dander as threatening invaders. White blood cell levels will usually increase in response to the allergen, and these cells trigger the release of histamine which triggers allergy symptoms. In severe cases allergic rhinitis can cause disturbance to a person’s day to day activities.

If you have a family history of this condition or think you have the symptoms, consult with a healthcare professional.

Understanding Your Results

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

Your genetic risk assessment is


Genes tested

This result is calculated based on the following SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) that are associated with Allergic Rhinitis.

GenesYour GenotypeWhat It Means
ADAM33CGIncreased risk
FOXP3CCMore susceptible to allergic rhinitis
IL13AAIncreased risk
C11ORF30GTIncreased risk
HLA-DQB1CTIncreased risk
MS4A2_3'-UTRGGReduced risk


This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.

This result is limited to existing scientific research.

Consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.