Celiac disease or Gluten sensitivity is confirmed by Genetics
Celiac disease and Gluten sensitivity are very common digestion problems and they are genetic. Celiac disease is always to be confirmed by molecular genetics alone. They lead to severe discomfort and even pain in the intestines.
Appropriate treatment is important to avoid serious complications to the intestines. If you have one or two HLA genes, they lead to the immune system attacking your own intestines. This is frequently triggered by gluten, which is present in several grains such as wheat, barley, rye etc. as well as in most packaged foods.
Thus Precision diagnosis and Personalized medicine are highly important to adjust the nutrition and diet, as well as for any medical treatment.
Your genes can cause allergy to Milk and Dairy products
Lactose intolerance or Hypolactasia is actually present in the majority of us. This is because all mammals lose their enzymes to digest milk products right after the breastfeeding stage. But only humans continue to consume milk and dairy.
If you don’t have the gene for Lactase Persistence, then you don’t have the enzyme to digest milk or dairy, and should avoid them in your diet for better health. On the other hand, some of us have this gene active during adult life which enables us to consume milk and other dairy products safely.
Lactose intolerance, Lactase persistence, or Hypolactasia are all related and easily missed. Molecular genetics is the only confirmatory option.
Do you have Gall stones or need Gall bladder removal?
More and more people these days require surgeries for gallstones (cholelithiasis) and removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy). This is commonly because of inactive genes that cannot metabolize bile and other chemicals efficiently leading to the formation of gall stones that grow in size.
You may be able to delay and even avoid invasive surgery options by following a dietary pattern suggested by the genes you carry. If you have inactive genes tested here, then your nutrition needs to be adapted for maintenance of health and wellbeing.
High bile levels (Hyperbilirubinemia) can be genetic
Hyperbilirubinemia or high Bilirubin levels in blood arise because of inactive genes that are not able to metabolize the bile salts efficiently. These quickly lead to complications such as Gallstones (cholelithiasis) and requirement for gall bladder surgery (cholecystectomy).
However, adapting your diet and drug intake based on which foods and drugs you can easily metabolize goes a long way in improving the condition and preventing complications. Following your genetic guidance is the most precise and safest way for wellbeing.
Celiac Disease / Gluten Sensitivity
- Do I have the gene for Celiac disease?
- Am I at risk of Gluten sensitivity?
- How do I manage my allergy to Wheat and related grains?
- Genes: HLA-DQ2 and DQ8
Hypolactasia / Lactose Intolerance
- Do I have the gene for Lactose intolerance?
- Can I safely digest milk and dairy products?
- Am I at risk of Hypolactasia and how to manage it?
- Genes: MCM6
Gallstones / Hyperbilirubinemia
- Do I have risk of getting Hyperbilirubinemia?
- How can I prevent Gall stones (Cholelithiasis)?
- Do I need Gall bladder removal (Cholecystectomy)? Can I avoid it?
- Genes: UGT1A1, SLCO1B1
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