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Preventing ulcerative colitis thanks to knowledge of your DNA

 Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, regularly recurring inflammation of the mucous membrane of the large intestine that results in the formation of ulcers. Symptoms of the disease include diarrhoea attacks, stomach pain, tiredness and fever. It is similar to Crohn's disease, although in the case of the latter inflammation occurs in the whole of the digestive tract and in the deeper layers of the intestinal wall. Ulcerative colitis mainly affects young adults.

Preventing ulcerative colitis thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Ulcerative colitis and heredity

The risk of ulcerative colitis 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 ulcerative colitis.

Preventing ulcerative colitis

Preventing ulcerative colitis

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

Reduce the risk of ulcerative colitis

Want to reduce the risk of ulcerative colitis?

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 ulcerative colitis. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of ulcerative colitis, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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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 ulcerative colitis even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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