Register | Login
Login
Sign in with:
---------- OR ----------
Create Account | Login
Create account
As a Member You Can:
  • Join clubs to discuss your interests
  • Connect with people like you
  • Share information, seek advice, get support

   
parenting
in Mumbai (change city)
Select City
  • All
  • Delhi
  • New Delhi
  • Gurgaon
  • Noida
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Banglore
  • Hyderabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Chandigarh
  • Ahmedabad
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Jaipur
 
Genetic Testing Topics..

 
You are here : home > Genetic Testing > Advantages of Genetic Testing > Is Genetic Testing Good

Is Genetic Testing Good


Genetic testing has lots of advantages. It is sometimes very essential as it can predict the genetic condition of the unborn child. It is useful in planning pregnancy where there are chances of hereditary genetic disorders. It also predicts the probability of being a carrier of a genetic disorder. Read on in detail the benefits of genetic testing.


There is no doubt that genetic testing is highly advantageous for a lot of people. It can offer vital information regarding the health of the unborn child and whether any disorder can be passed on to the offspring, that is, if they happen to be carriers of the respective disorder.


Significance of Genetic Testing

We inherit genetic traits from our parents and forefathers. And all the coded information about our traits and health are contained in the genes. The doctors can get access to a host of information on look, appearance, personality of the individual and whether or not they stand the risk of contracting any genetic disease. It is also possible to know if the individual is a carrier without him/her showing any signs of the said disease. Then it is no less important to know the fact that whether the person tested is likely to pass on the genetic conditions or abnormalities to their offspring.

You get to know about the exact status of the disease carrier as well, so that a timely medical intervention can be called for. Therefore apart from revealing the genetic makeup of the individuals, and thousands of other genetic facts, one also gets to take a timely call on whether they want their genetic traits to be passed on their children, that is, if they are likely to cause a disorder in the future. You not only get to know where your ancestors came from but also get to know about your dormant traits. Accordingly you also get to know about the traits that your child is likely to have. 


The Goodness of Genetic Testing Gets Reflected in the Benefits

Genetic testing is no less than a revolution in the medical field. Genealogy is an extensive subject that requires constant exploration. Researchers are on it and offering some new information every passing day. Treatment has become more personalized and customized and often just the way you desire it to be. Although there are certain ethical issues regarding the method and use of genetic testing, but there is no doubt in how it can yield the best of results.


Detecting Possibility

Perhaps the most notable amongst the benefits regarding genetic testing is the fact that it is accurate with predictions. When genetic testing was not this evolved, doctors merely suspected that there is a possibility that an individual can develop certain diseases based on the manifested symptoms. But with genetic testing it is possible to test out for sure where the suspicion is indeed true. The degree of possibility can also be accurately determined. This benefit is particularly helpful for couples planning pregnancy. If they are tested to be carriers of a genetic disease, they can be careful of choosing not to pass it on to their children.


Timely Treatment

Further genetic testing can also predict whether a person stands at an increased risk of developing certain genetic disorders. The doctors thereby get a chance to suggest ways so that at least the environmental risk factors are controlled. The patients can also be made alert about the early symptoms so that the disease can be treated at the earliest.  

The most common diseases that can be ascertained through genetic testing:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart diseases
  • Cancer
  • Mental ailments like anxiety disorder, ADHD and even eating disorder
  • Neurological problems like Alzheimer’s disease, MS and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

As said earlier once the possibility of the disease is known, one can take adequate and relevant precautions under medical supervision. One can also obtain advice from a genetic counselor so as to devise a effective and customised health plan. Therefore the most important good of genetic testing is that the doctors are able to treat, manage and even cure a disease even if it is not possible to prevent it.

You may also be interested in:

Smart Parenting
(45214 views)
Fussy Eating Habits
(21214 views)
Cancel
Save Edit
parenting
Notifications
3 Comments
Sort by Newest

Back to Previous Page   |   More on Genetic Testing Index

 
 
Discussion Forum - Recent Posts
What is the significance of genetic testing? How does genetic testing help in preventing genetic disorders? Which disorders can be detected with the help of genetic testing?
view more >>
DISCUSSION FORUMS ON
Routine Tests
RE:celiac disease
Oh my god please do not feel bad but then this is for sure that your child ... - Anita    read >>

RE:celiac disease
Hello dear this is very rare to see but then you should always be careful i ... - Anaida    read >>

RE:celiac disease
Hi there if you want i can suggest you that you should get the test done of ... - Anu    read >>

RE:celiac disease
Hey dear if you are really thinking that your kid will be infected then you ... - Anushree    read >>



All tips on Advantages Of Genetic Testing
You ever wanted in one place.
No need to go anywhere else. No spam.

*No spam only genuine emails
Follow us on:




Featured Articles - Infertility | Baby Development | Health and Fitness | How to Get Pregnant | Parenting Advice | Weight Loss | Pregnancy Advice | Name Numerology
Baby - Baby Photo Contest | Lucky Names | Lucky Birthdates | Horoscopes | Chinese Calendar | Compatibility Test | Fun Zone
Parenting - Message Boards | Planning a Baby | Pregnancy | Parents of Babies | Baby Names | Baby Name Poll | Birth Announcements | Parenting Quiz
Family - Cooking Club | Love & Relationships | Beauty Tips | Kids Weight Calculator | Recipe Maker
General - Calorie Counter | Personality Quiz | Love Signs | Compatibility Quiz
Home | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Comments or Suggestions | Indiaparenting News Articles | Contact Us | Advertise with Us | | RSS
Copyright (c) 1999 - 2017 India Parenting Pvt. Ltd.