DNA Osteoporosis Risk Test
Are you giving your bones the care they need? This DNA test can provide insights into your genetic risk for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
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Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by brittle and weakened bones, making individuals susceptible to bone fractures even with minor trauma. This condition is more prevalent in the elderly and becomes more apparent with age. In fact, fractures resulting from osteoporosis occur more frequently than heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer combined.
Osteoarthritis, on the other hand, is a joint disorder that leads to the deterioration of protective cartilage surrounding the joints and bones. Those affected by osteoarthritis often experience joint inflammation, pain, and reduced mobility, typically affecting areas such as the hands, lower back, hips, and knees.
To ascertain whether you have inherited genetic variations that may pose a risk to the health of your bones and joints, consider taking this test.
By gaining insight into your genetic predisposition to osteoporosis, you can take proactive steps to delay the onset of bone health issues and mitigate the extent of bone loss. The tested variants include:
- CYP2R1: This variant increases the risk of vitamin D insufficiency, leading to reduced calcium absorption, which is essential for maintaining strong bones.
- GC: This variant heightens the risk of vitamin D deficiency and reduces calcium absorption, critical for healthy bones.
- WNT16: This variant raises the risk of diminished bone formation.
- GDF5: This variant disrupts the regular regulation of bone, joint, and cartilage maintenance, growth, and repair.
- COL1A1: This variant impacts the formation of collagen, a crucial structural element and source of strength in bones.
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