Estrogen metabolism is one of the most important factors influencing a women’s health. The majority – 70% – of breast cancer cases are estrogen-induced. Only 10-15% of all cases are due to hereditary gene mutations such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. Understanding a woman’s genomic profile associated with estrogen detoxification can provide personalized strategies to improve estrogen metabolism and potentially reduce breast cancer risk. Read the case study.
Another key health issue for women is bone health. Osteoporosis and osteopenia impact over half of all women in the United States. Bone loss can occur even at early ages, going undiagnosed until fracture or pain initiate a clinical evaluation. Genomic testing can help to identify predispositions, enabling early intervention with dietary and lifestyle strategies for personalized prevention and treatment.
Optimal thyroid function is also important. Women are far more likely to suffer from hypothyroidism than men. Genomic testing can evaluate genes involved in thyroid hormone production, key nutrients needed for optimal thyroid function, and provide an individualized approach to this common condition.
For women desiring to conceive, optimizing their diet and lifestyle through a personalized, DNA-directed approach may help improve chances for conception as well as a healthy pregnancy.
The Ultimate Wellness genomic test includes evaluation of genes related to estrogen metabolism, osteoporosis, thyroid function, micronutrients, stress management and many more – enabling personalized treatment and prevention strategies for each woman.
Pharmacogenomic testing can help you guide your patients to the right medications when diet and lifestyle are not enough.
Learn more about using genomics to help the women in your practice in our Genomic Medicine Certification Program.