Outlined below is an example Practitioner Report demonstrating the areas that are covered. For each result, additional information can be found by clicking the score (we have provided an example below for Gut Health/ Inflammation).
The individual scores 21, 51 being the highest risk. This score would indicate a Increased (3-10X+)
Gut inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors such as bacterial infection, viral infection, environmental exposures and dietary/medicinal intake. This inflammation can be acute or trigger inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which describes two major types of condition that being Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). UC affects the colon or large intestine whereas as Crohn’s can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract. The actual cause of IBD is unknown however it was once believed to be purely autoimmune, the genetic impact of IBD being triggered can be huge and this is particularly true for Crohn’s disease.
IBD can cause a wide range of symptoms which often come and go in varying severity, symptoms include abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, fevers, weight loss, appetite loss and potential anaemia due to iron loss. Other more widespread symptoms can occur such as skin lesions, eye issues and other tissue inflammation.
Based on the genetic results it can be stated that there is an increased genetic risk, the variants analysed may cause some increased risk of IBD development. It may be worth analysing lifestyle factors that may lead to gut inflammation, it may be worth having a food diary to analyse any foods that cause gastric distress, decreasing alcohol intake, keeping a healthy weight and concentrating on getting enough hydration and nutrients. It is worthwhile monitoring potential symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, weight loss, blood in stool and gastric distress, these symptoms should be discussed with your expert/medical practitioner.