At 4 Armed health we believe that genetics will play a major and routine role in the future diagnosis and treatment of illness: For this reason, we have sought to integrate the latest genomics innovations into our healthcare assessments and personalised preventative medicine screens.
One in five 'healthy' adults may carry disease-related genetic mutations
Many of these people have no recognised family or personal history of disease. Identifying this risk can be the first and most important step towards prevention.
We have partnered with leading genetic testing companies to provide the most comprehensive and clinically approved tests on the market.
At 4 Armed Health we believe forewarned is forearmed. By having access to your genetic data you can make an informed decision on your future. It can also offer you peace of mind if you do not test positive for a disease related mutation.
All the results will be sent directly to our doctor who will then discuss with you the best next steps.
You will benefit from:
- Simple sample collection
- PDF report of your results (hard copy available upon request)
- Consultation with our doctors to discuss the results and future healthcare plan
- Specialist referral if required
Your genes can determine if you are at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to the cardiac scans, we offer the most comprehensive cardiovascular genetic assessment available, with the support of some of the world’s foremost experts in this area. This can determine if you have a genetic predisposition to certain inheritable heart conditions.
This can help to identify problems with blood vessels, heart rhythm and the heart muscle
- Cardiovascular disease
- Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm)
- Familial high cholesterol
This test should particularly be considered if you have an immediate family history of cardiovascular problems.
Our health and wellbeing genetic test eliminates the guesswork from dieting and exercise. By understanding your body's response to nutrition and exercise a personalised diet and lifestyle plan can be created based on your DNA.
This test analyses over 110 genetic variations covering all key areas of your diet and lifestyle. The report can show:
- Whether you have a propensity for being overweight, have high cholesterol, high blood sugar, weak bones and more.
- An evaluation of your responses to basic nutrients.
- The most important micro-and macro-nutrients your body needs, and the genetic risk associated if deficient.
- Assessment of your alcohol, coffee and lactose metabolism and how you respond to physical activity, including a greater understanding of your muscles and which sports will benefit you most.
- Influences on eating habits
- Genetic determinants of addictions and ageing
To further understand your body and compliment this test, we have invested in an advanced body composition analysis system. By understanding the fat mass, muscle, water and bone mass in your body, our body composition analysis can enhance weight loss or fitness goals.
This test screens for 98 genes associated with 25 hereditary cancers. Mutations of these genes are reported to increase the risk of cancer. Please note a positive result does not mean you are guaranteed to get cancer.
However, knowing your risk enables you to proactively manage your potential future. Your genes can’t be changed but your lifestyle and environment can. Once aware of a genetic pre-disposition there are ways to reduce your susceptibility to the disease such as undergoing frequent screening and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The key to beating cancer is early detection and treatment.
We also offer a test assessing your inherited risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The genetic test screens for mutations in the BRCA1, BRCA2 and 13 other associated genes.
Breast cancer is one of the most well-known cancers in the UK affecting 1 in 7 women in their lifetime, of which 23% of these cases are preventable. 1 out of 50 women are at risk of Ovarian cancer, 11% of these are preventable*
If a parent carries a mutation in BRAC1 and BRCA2 genes there is a 50% chance of inheriting. By understanding your level of risk, you can make an informed decision about your health and necessary preventative measures. However, please think if this knowledge is beneficial or harmful to your wellbeing.
This test challenges the “one size fit’s all” approach given to medication. The results will identify the most effective medicine and the appropriate dose, also medications to avoid that are likely to cause you significant side effects.
In light of this knowledge, you can skip the trial and error. Once your results have been received the doctor will discuss with you the best course of action to produce an individualised treatment plan.
This test is beneficial to:
- Find the most effective dosage.
- When there is more than one drug to choose from.
- Understand your risk of serious side effects.
- If you are taking more than one drug.
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