Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have normal risk for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Perennial allergic rhinitis
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis.
Perennial 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 Perennial 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.
Having a family history of allergic rhinitis increases the likelihood of an individual of getting allergic rhinitis.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep your living and working environment clean to avoid relevant allergens (e.g. house dust mites, moulds, pet fur, pollens) and irritants (e.g. tobacco smoke) that trigger allergic rhinitis.
- Vacuum carpets in home or office on a regular basis as they usually contain a large number of mites, dust, and moulds.