Health Risks Inflammation

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Inflammation is

Low
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

 Your genotype is associated with lower risk for inflammation.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

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

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: CRP_3'-UTR
Your Genotype: AG
What it means? Reduced risk of being in the inflammatory risk group
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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.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is part of the body's immune response as a defense mechanism. The immune system can sense the presence of foreign and harmful substances such as damaged cells, irritants, and organisms like viruses and bacteria. Thus, inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection in response to these stimuli. The signs and symptoms of inflammation implies the beginning of the healing process. Inflammation can be divided into acute and chronic inflammation. Acute inflammation is an inflammation that rapidly becomes severe within a short period of time, and its symptoms may last for a few days. Chronic inflammation is referred to as a slow, progressive inflammation that may last for prolonged periods of several months to years.

How It Affects Your Body

When inflammation occurs, the white blood cells in our body trigger the release of chemicals to protect our body from foreign substances. These chemicals are released in the bloodstream, and subsequently to the region of injury or infection, resulting in redness and warmth. Some of the chemicals may cause leakage of fluid into the tissues. This condition may cause swelling and pain.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms

Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Inflammation

Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Inflammation.
Inflammation 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 Inflammation.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Increase the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. fatty fish, fish oil, walnuts, flax seed) to reduce inflammation.
  2. Consume more fruits and vegetables which are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
  3. Have a fibre-rich diet (e.g. whole grains, barley, peas, nuts and beans) to reduce inflammation by avoiding constipation and maintaining healthy body weight.
  4. Reduce consumption of food that are high in refined starches, sugar, saturated fats and trans fats, as they promote inflammation.
  5. Some herbs have anti-inflammatory effects. For example: ginger, curcumin, cannabis and hyssop.
  6. Avoid consumption of food that induce inflammation, such as fried foods, refined carbohydrates (eg. pastries), red meat, soft drinks, and margarine.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Prolonged intermittent fasting, such as the ones practised by Muslims during Ramadan, can have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
  2. Quit smoking as tobacco and nicotine can trigger inflammation in the body.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Regular 20-minute sessions of moderate exercise can have anti-inflammatory effects. For example, walking, jogging, yoga, etc.
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