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Preventing COPD thanks to knowledge of your DNA

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is a collective term covering the lung diseases chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Inflammation in the lungs damages the alveoli, which causes coughing and shortness of breath. In 85% of cases COPD is caused by smoking. Between 10% and 20% of smokers eventually contract COPD. In around 15% of people the disease is caused by exposure to fine dust and passive smoking. 

Preventing COPD thanks to knowledge of your DNA

COPD and heredity

The risk of COPD is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of COPD.

Preventing COPD

Preventing COPD

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of COPD. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent COPD. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of COPD

Want to reduce the risk of COPD?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including COPD. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of COPD, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights

If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of COPD even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

Why iGene?

With a personal iGene Passport you get practical information for a healthier and happier life based on your own DNA profile.

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