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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Genetic Predisposition DNA Test in the UK | easyDNA Singapore
    Us Request Callback Order Now Clinical Tests Genetic Predisposition Testing for Rheumatoid Arthritis Order now Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that is caused by inflammation of the joints Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints as well as in other organs in the body Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body s tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system About Rheumatoid Arthritis In RA the body s immune system attacks the lining of the joints causing inflammation Therefore a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will experience joint stiffness and pain It can lead to long term joint damage resulting in chronic pain loss of function and disability Rheumatoid arthritis can strike at any age but onset is usually between the ages of 30 and 50 Like many autoimmune diseases RA is more prevalent in women two to three times more women than men have this disease In addition to causing joint problems rheumatoid arthritis can also affect your whole body with fevers and fatigue Because it is a chronic disease rheumatoid arthritis continues indefinitely and may not go away Frequent flares in disease activity can occur rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disease which means it can affect other organs in the body What are the symptoms and signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis commonly include Muscle and joint aches and stiffness usually most notable in the morning and after periods of inactivity Fatigue Loss of energy Red swollen painful and tender joints Dryness in the eyes and mouth What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis The exact cause of Rheumatoid arthritis is unknown It is believed that the tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis may be genetically inherited It is also suspected that certain infections or factors in the environment might

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  • Osteoarthritis Genetic Predisposition DNA Test in the Singapore | easyDNA Singapore
    Clinical Tests Genetic Predisposition Testing for Osteoarthritis Order now Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative arthritis occurs when the cartilage between the joints starts to break down resulting in joint pain and stiffness and loss of mobility Cartilage is the substance that acts as a cushion between bones Osteoarthritis can affect a variety of joints including the hands feet spine hips and knees In many cases it is not possible to identify a single cause for the onset of Osteoarthritis About Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis also known as degenerative arthritis occurs when the cartilage between the joints starts to break down resulting in joint pain and stiffness and loss of mobility Cartilage is the substance that acts as a cushion between bones Osteoarthritis can affect a variety of joints including the hands feet spine hips and knees In many cases it is not possible to identify a single cause for the onset of Osteoarthritis Signs and Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time Signs and symptoms of Osteoarthritis include Pain in the joints during or after movement Tenderness of joints Stiffness particularly first thing in the morning and after a period of inactivity Loss of flexibility in joint movement Development of bone spurs that are extra bits of bone which feel like hard lumps that may form around the affected joint What causes Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis occurs in the majority of cases as a result of ageing With the progression of age the cartilage of the bone starts to wear away causing increasing friction between the bones at the joint as a result of repetitive use Eventually the cartilage can wear away completely causing the bones of the joint to start rubbing together This leads to pain and loss of joint mobility Risk factors associated with the onset of

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  • Obesity Genetic Predisposition DNA Test in the UK | easyDNA Singapore
    Order now Home DNA Tests About us Resources Contact Us Request Callback Order Now Clinical Tests Genetic Predisposition Testing for Obesity Order now Obesity is defined as a medical condition in which excess fat has accumulated in the body to the extent that it constitutes a risk to a person s health A person is considered to be obese if he or she has a bodyweight that is at least 20 higher than it should be Measuring obesity Obesity is measured in terms of Body Mass Index BMI a measure which takes into consideration both the weight and the height of a person A person is defined as being clinically obese if their BMI is greater than 30 kg m2 Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing a variety of diseases such as heart disease type 2 diabetes and cancer including cancer of the uterus cervix ovaries breast cancer colon cancer rectum and prostate cancer and osteoarthritis Symptoms of Obesity Symptoms associated with Obesity can include Difficulty sleeping Snoring Sleep apnea Pain in your back or joints Excessive sweating Always feeling hot Rashes or infection in folds of your skin Feeling out of breath with minor exertion Daytime sleepiness or fatigue Depression Causes of Obesity Obesity occurs when the intake of calories exceeds the amount of energy burnt through daily activity and exercise The body then stores these excess calories as fat Various factors can contribute to the development of Obesity most directly an unhealthy diet and general eating habits combined with low activity levels Genetic factors are also believed to contribute to the development of Obesity Your genetic make up can affect how efficiently your body converts food into energy the amount of body fat you store and how that fat is distributed in the body Additionally

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  • Genetic health test for Familial Migraine: Are you at risk? | easyDNA Singapore
    which often mean that the suffered knows that a migraine is coming on For example they may feel any of the following Nausea which could sometimes cause vomiting as the migraine gets worse Diarrhea Tingling in the legs or arms Headache Increased sensitivity to light and visual problems often referred to as Aura Essentially symptoms such as nausea and vomiting are actually a result of the migraine a response of the nervous system Migraines can often and easily be confused with Headaches that are a result of stress and tension Head ache caused by allergies and sinus inflammation or blockage What causes a migraine What actually causes a migraine or even a general headache is not fully understood Often why they occur at random points in a person s life are just one of those phenomena that are still under investigation Certain illnesses or environmental conditions for example screaming stress anxiety and persistently loud noises and exposure to the sun can trigger a migraine What is better understood however is what actually happens when someone gets a migraine Blood vessels in the brain enlarge an artery enlarges just beneath the skull causing an inflammation which creates pressure on the brain causing intense pain Can I prevent migraines Migraines can be prevented by avoiding situations which are known to trigger them Every person who is a migraine sufferer may be aware of triggers that are different from those of another migraine sufferer This means that different people will need to study their own situations to fully understand how to mitigate the risks of a migraine Medical treatments include Abortive therapies actual treatments and medicines such as paracetamol aspirin antidepressants and others Prophylactic therapies prevention of migraines with exercise herbs eye corrections and others Genetics and genes that cause migraines Migraines are

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  • Diabetes Type 1 and all the Information you need | easyDNA Singapore
    Diabetes Type 1 There is no cure to Type 1 Diabetes but with proper and disciplined care the patient can hope to live a long and otherwise healthy life or else Type 1 Diabetes can prove to be fatal For support and information useful to the diabetes sufferer visit Diabetes UK Diagnostic symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes usually appears in the patient during the early years however it can also develop in adults As with all other major diseases certain signs and symptoms will start to show up and these are the indications of Type 1 Diabetes On the occurrence of these symptoms it is advisable to consult the doctor Following are the various symptoms Frequent urination The patient may experience increased thirst which is also called Polydipsia Then there is an increased hunger known as Polyphagia Fatigue Loss of appetite and loss of weight Blurred vision Dry mouth also known as Xerostomia Causes of Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes is considered to be an auto immune disease however the exact cause of this disease is still unknown Scientists have found that the immune system of a body starts attacking the beta cells of the pancreas which are responsible for producing insulin in the body Genetics Genetics seem to play a major role in the onset of type 1 diabetes in an individual People whose close relatives including parent or sibling have type 1 diabetes are at an average 6 risk of developing this condition in their body as well Generally the risk is greater if it is the father or the sibling rather than the mother For all the other people who have no family history of type 1 diabetes the risk is under 0 5 This type of diabetes is said to be polygenic

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  • Type 2 Diabetes Genetic Predisposition DNA Test in the UK | easyDNA Singapore
    in different Locations Understanding Results Payment Options Multimedia Contact Us Worldwide Offices Order now Home DNA Tests About us Resources Contact Us Request Callback Order Now Clinical Tests Genetic Predisposition Testing for Type 2 Diabetes Order now Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or the body is not able to metabolise the insulin properly a process called insulin resistance Insulin is the hormone responsible for regulating glucose levels in the blood This will lead to elevated levels of insulin in the blood Type 2 diabetes tends to develop slowly and a person may be unaware that he or she has type 2 diabetes Signs and Symptoms Increased thirst and frequent urination Increased hunger Weight loss Fatigue Blurred vision Slow healing sores or frequent infections What causes Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes can arise from and be exacerbated by obesity hypertension high levels of cholesterol as well as certain medical conditions such as acromegaly Cushing s syndrome thyrotoxicosis pheochromocytoma chronic pancreatitis cancer and drugs Additional factors found to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes include aging high fat diets and a less active lifestyle In

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  • Bladder Cancer - its symptoms and its treatments | easyDNA Singapore
    of urine from the bladder is controlled by a sphincter at its junction with the urethra The commonest type of bladder cancer that people suffer from mostly is called transitional cell carcinoma which is also called urothelial cell carcinoma Other types include squamous cell carcinoma adeno carcinoma sarcoma small cell carcinoma and any other secondary deposit in the body Cancer generally is any malignant tumour which arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells that invade and destroy the surrounding tissues Cancer cells can spread throughout the bloodstream or the lymphatic channels or across body cavities such as the pleural and peritoneal spaces thereby setting up tumours at sites distant from the original tumour However each individual tumour has its own pattern of local behaviour and spread Symptoms There is always the presence of blood in the urine which is well pronounced The victim also experiences pain as he or she passes urine Other symptoms include constant urination unable to urinate even when you feel it Please note that it is not only bladder cancer that has these symptoms Causes of Bladder Cancer The major cause of bladder cancer is cigarette smoking Also fewer percentage of this disease is caused by exposure to chemicals such as Benzedrine 2 Naphthylamine As a matter of fact people that face this risk are mostly rubber workers and any other people working in a place that is exposed to gaseous particles containing such chemicals as mentioned above Preventive Measures Abstinence from cigarette smoking will go a long way in reducing the effect of this deadly disease WHO has also confirmed that some fruits and vegetables such as yellow orange vegetables carrots and any other fruit containing selenium can reduce the risk of bladder cancer Citrus fruits as well as cruciferous vegetables are protective

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  • Genetic Predisposition Testing for Breast Cancer | easyDNA Singapore
    Multimedia Contact Us Worldwide Offices Order now Home DNA Tests About us Resources Contact Us Request Callback Order Now Clinical Tests Genetic Predisposition Testing for Breast Cancer Order now Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast start reproducing abnormally to form a malignant tumour Breast cancer most often begins in the cells of the lobules which are the glands that produce milk or the ducts the passages through which milk passes from the lobules to the nipple About Breast Cancer Less commonly breast cancer can begin in the stromal tissues which include the fatty and fibrous connective tissues of the breast If untreated the cancer cells can invade nearby healthy breast tissue and make their way into the lymph nodes found in our underarms If cancer cells get into the lymph nodes they then have a pathway into other parts of the body Signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer may include A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area Unusual discharge from the nipple that may contain blood A change in the size or shape of the breast Changes to the skin over the breast such as dimpling Inverted nipple Peeling or flaking of the nipple skin The skin of the breast areola or nipple may be scaly red or swollen It may have ridges or pitting so that it looks like the skin of an orange Causes of Breast Cancer The exact cause of breast cancer is not known however it is now believed that breast cancer is caused by a complex combination of your genetic makeup and your environment A family history of breast cancer will increase your risk for developing this disease A number of inherited defective genes that can increase the likelihood of breast cancer have been identified The

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