Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Parkinson's Disease is
What does this mean?
Your genotypes indicate that you have a typical risk for Parkinson's disease.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Parkinson's Disease.
Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Parkinson's disease
Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Parkinson's Disease.
Parkinson's Disease 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 Parkinson's Disease.
Head injury are often related to increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Long term exposure to certain chemicals like pesticides can lead to cellular mutation that is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Male are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than female.
The common onset of Parkinson’s disease is the age above 60 years old.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet for the welfare of mental health and physical health, which can reduce the risk of Parkinson? disease.
- Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits is essential to obtain vitamins and minerals needed for bodily functions.
- Nuts (e.g. walnuts) are rich in omega-3, which are excellent for the maintenance of brain health.
- Moderate consumption of coffee and tea can reduce the risk of developing parkinson? disease.
- Include vitamin E-rich foods in your diet. Individuals with high dietary vitamin E intake have reduced risk of Parkinson's disease.
- Maintain good sleep hygiene for good mental health.
- Physical exercise has been associated with lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
- Regularly exercising from a younger age can help to lower the risk to develop Parkinson? disease in an individual? later years.
- Establish a regular exercise routine of at least 75 minutes per week to promote flexibility, strength, mobility and balance.
- Physical exercises, such as walking training, t'ai chi and tango dancing, have been reported to improve disease symptoms, mobility, balance, gait and quality of life.