Health Risks

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that makes breathing difficult.

DEMO Result

Based on your genetics, your personal predicted risk is

4.64


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

The population risk for Asthma is 4.5

How To Use This Test


This test SHOULD NOT be used to diagnose Asthma 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 Asthma.

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Limitations

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

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

This result is limited to existing scientific research.

Lifestyle & Other Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Asthma

Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Asthma.

Asthma 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 Asthma.

Family
Family History

If you have a parent with asthma, you are three to six times more likely to develop asthma than someone who does not have a parent with asthma.

Allergy
Viral Respiratory Infections

Respiratory problems during infancy and childhood can cause wheezing. Some children who experience viral respiratory infections go on to develop chronic asthma.

Allergy
Allergies

Having an allergic condition, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) or allergic rhinitis (hay fever), is a risk factor for developing asthma.

Smoking
Smoking

Cigarette smoke irritates the airways. Smokers have a high risk of asthma. Those whose mothers smoked during pregnancy or who were exposed to secondhand smoke are also more likely to have asthma.

Ethnicity
Air Pollution

Exposure to the main component of smog (ozone) raises the risk for asthma. Those who grew up or live in urban areas have a higher risk for asthma.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Recommendations

1

Avoid exposure to allergens such as dust mites, pollens, animal dander and mold.

2

Stay away from cigarette and other forms of smoke, strong odors and perfumes which can trigger an asthma attack or increase asthma risk.

3

Avoidance of smoking during pregnancy and in the early postpartum period are strongly encouraged to reduce the risk of early childhood wheezing

Dietary Recommendations

1

Consume higher intakes of fruits and vegetables, which is seen to have a positive impact on asthma risk and asthma control in children and adults

2

Having asthma increases your risk of having food allergy. Therefore it is important to avoid allergy- triggering food. Allergic food reaction can also trigger asthma symptoms.In certain people consuming allergy-causing food after a workout can also lead to asthma symptoms.

3

People with severe asthma may have low levels of vitamin D. Dietary intake of vitamin D from milk, egg, fish such as salmon and exposure to the sun to increase levels of vitamin D will be beneficial.

What Is Asthma
and How Can It Affect You

What is Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. With asthma, there is inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs.

This results in asthma symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood.

How Can Asthma Affect You?

The inflamed airways causes it to be swollen and highly sensitive therefore reacting strongly to certain inhaled substance. When this happens the muscles constricts causing reduced air flow into the lungs and more mucus is produced.

Symptoms Of Asthma

Symptoms of asthma includes:

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

4.64

Genes tested

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

GenesYour GenotypeWhat It Means
ADAM33CGIncreased risk
ZPBP2_GSDMB_intergenicAATypical
NPPATypicalTT
PTGS2AGIncreased risk
GSDMBTTIncreased risk

Limitations

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.