Our bodies are made of millions of cells. Inside the nucleus of each cell is the blueprint of all cellular functions -our DNA.
The DNA manufactures proteins which ensure the smooth functioning of our cellular machinery. Our health depends on a normal DNA.
A genetic disorder is a disease caused in whole or in part by a change in the DNA sequence. Genetic disorders can be caused by
A mutation in one gene (monogenic disorder)
Mutations in multiple genes (multifactorial inheritance disorder)
A combination of gene mutations and environmental factors
Damage to chromosomes (changes in the number or structure of entire chromosomes, the structures that carry genes).
With the advent of novel genetic testing methods, newer genes and genetic disorders are discovered every day! To understand these complicated scientific matters the profession “genetic counselling ,“was invented.
Genetic counselling is a communication process that seeks to assist affected or at-risk individuals and families in understanding:
The natural history
Mode of transmission of a genetic disorder
It also helps:
To facilitate informed consent for genetic testing when appropriate
To discuss options for risk management and family planning.
You should opt for genetic counselling with our Board Certified Genetic Counsellor if
There is a known genetic disorder in your family
You are pregnant or planning a pregnancy and have doubts about your baby inheriting the condition.
You are struggling with infertility and wonder if genetic testing might help you.
You are perfectly normal but curious to know if you might be a carrier of some genetic disorder.
Some conditions which raise the red flag for a genetic counselling session
Known genetic disorders like thalassemia, Down syndrome, DMD, SMA, sickle cell disease, Tay Sach disease, retinitis pigmentosa, etc.
Sudden infant deaths
Sudden adult deaths
Cancers running in the family
Any type of muscular or spinal illness in adults which makes them bedridden
Any disease which was never diagnosed
How do we inherit genetic disease?
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