How do you treat or manage genetic conditions?

    How do you treat or manage genetic conditions?

    Most genetic diseases are the result of genetic variations in every cell in the body. This also affects many processes of the body and most of them can not be cured. However, some related signs and symptoms may also be managed or treated.

    Treatments often include dietary changes, or replacement of a special enzyme which is missing, for a group of genetic conditions called inborn metabolism errors, resulting from genetic abnormalities which affect the development of specific enzymes. Limiting such dietary substances can help avoid the production of possible harmful substances that are usually disintegrated by the enzyme.

    How do you treat or manage genetic conditions?

    Enzyme replacement therapy can often help compensate for the shortage of enzymes. These therapies are used to relieve symptoms and signs that can help avoid potential problems.

    Treatment and treatment approach to enhance common signs and symptoms associated with the disease are tailored for certain genetic disorders. Both strategies rely on the condition and are unique to the health needs of a person. To order to correct the defect or heart transplant, a genetic condition associated with a heart defect can be treated with the procedure.

    Occasionally bone marrow transplantation can be used for medical conditions marked by abnormal blood cell formation, such as the sickle-cell disease. Transplantation of the bone marrow may lead to the development of normal blood cells and help avoid pain episodes and other potential complications if performed early in life.

    Many genetic variations, like certain types of cancer, are associated with an increased risk of potential health problems. Family breast cancer associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes has been one well-known example.

    Treatment may involve Further regular screening or a preventive (prophylactic) surgery may be included to remove tissue that is most vulnerable to cancer.

    Genetic diseases can be so severe that they are incompatible with life. It could lead to a miscarriage of the embryo or fetus in the most serious situations. In other cases, infants affected can die or be killed soon after birth. While these extreme genetic disorders are seldom treated, healthcare practitioners will often provide the patient affected with supportive services, including pain relief or mechanical assistance.

    Most genetic disorder treatment methods don’t change the underlying genetic mutation; however, many gene therapy disorders have been treated. This technique consists of altering the genes of an individual to prevent or treat a disease. In clinical trials, gene therapy and many other approaches for treatment and management of genetic conditions are being studied.

    How do you treat or manage genetic conditions?

    Rajat Singh
    Rajat Singh is the Editor-in-chief at Bioinformatics India, he is a Master's in Bioinformatics and validates all the data present on this website. Independent of his academic qualifications he is a marketing geek and loves to explore trends in SEO, Keyword research, Web design & UI/UX improvement.

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