Estrogen metabolism is one of the most important factors influencing a women’s health. 70% of breast cancer cases are estrogen-induced. 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.
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 risk and inform dietary and lifestyle interventions 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.
The Complete Health and Ultimate Wellness genomic test panels include evaluation of genes related to estrogen metabolism, osteoporosis, thyroid function, and many more – enabling personalized treatment and prevention strategies for each woman.
Donna McIntosh, MS, CHFS