Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing Specialist
Have you ever wondered why dieting and exercising aren’t producing the results you want? It could all be down to your DNA. Saima Jehangir, MD, MPH, FACOG, at Lotus Gynecology Health and Wellness in Austin, Texas, offers comprehensive genetic testing that shows your risk of developing certain diseases, identifies how you’ll respond to specific medications, and provides information that can help you change your lifestyle for optimal health and wellness. If you want to get detailed information about yourself and truly personalized medical care, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Genetic Testing Q & A

Lotus Gynecology Health and Wellness

What is genetic testing?

Genetic testing is a medical process for screening your genetic makeup for specific markers and genes that provide details about your health. The tests can show your risk of developing medical conditions like cancer.

The results can also predict how you’ll respond to specific medications. Dr. Jehangir also offers genetic testing to identify the best diet and exercise regimes to help you lose weight and reach optimal health and wellness.

How does genetic testing help me?

When you and Dr. Jehangir have a detailed understanding of your genetic makeup and your potential health risks, you can work together to change your diet, exercise, and other lifestyle habits to optimize your health and reduce the external and environmental factors that can contribute to conditions like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more.

Focusing on preventive health care provides a wide range of benefits to your health and well-being. Not only is it easier to stay healthy than to recover from an illness or live with a chronic disease, but in the long run, working with Dr. Jehangir to understand your health risks and take steps to prevent them will save you time and money.

Protecting your health and overall wellness is priceless and can help you lead a long, active, and healthy life.

What should I expect during genetic testing?

Genetic testing is quick and easy with Dr. Jehangir. She takes a blood sample and a cell swab from inside your cheek. She then sends the samples to a specialized genetic testing lab where your DNA is extracted and studied.

The lab returns the results to Dr. Jehangir, and you have an appointment to discuss them and identify the next steps to improve your health.

What are the available genetic tests?

Dr. Jehangir uses the genetic testing services provided by Dynamic DNA Labs and GX Sciences. Some of the available genetic screening programs include:

  • Inherited cancer genetic testing
  • Pharmacogenetic testing
  • Nutrigenomic testing
  • Fitness and nutrition genetic testing

If you want to learn more about your health and wellness and take steps to optimize them and reduce your risk of serious illness later in life, call or schedule an appointment online today for genetic testing with Dr. Jehangir.