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Health DNA testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease in Kenya

Genetic Predisposition Testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease

Peripheral arterial disease occurs when substances found in the blood stream, such as fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue accumulate in the arteries obstructing the blood flow. This accumulation of materials is called plaque, and its build-up over time in the arteries, called atherosclerosis, can cause the arteries to harden and narrow.

Peripheral Arterial Disease occurs when not enough blood is able to reach the organs and extremities, such as the legs, arms, head, kidneys and stomach. As a result of this, affected body parts do not receive enough oxygen, resulting in pain and discomfort.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain, numbness, aching, or heaviness in the leg muscles
  • Weak or absent pulses in the legs or feet
  • Sores or wounds on the toes, feet, or legs that heal slowly, poorly, or not at all
  • A pale or bluish colour to the skin
  • A lower temperature in one leg compared to the other leg
  • Poor nail growth on the toes and decreased hair growth on the legs
  • Erectile dysfunction, especially among men who have diabetes

What causes Peripheral Arterial disease?

The disease may start when certain factors damage the inner layers of the arteries. These factors include smoking, age, high amounts of certain fats and cholesterol in the blood, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high amounts of sugar in the blood due to insulin resistance or diabetes.

It is thought that there is also a strong genetic predisposition to developing peripheral arterial disease and a family history of high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, heart disease and stroke will also predisposition towards the development of this condition.

Contact easyDNA to order your Genetic Predisposition DNA Test for Peripheral Arterial disease

easyDNA Kenya offers you the opportunity to determine your predisposition for important health conditions such as cardiovascular conditions, cancers, diabetes and obesity. By understanding your risk profile for these diseases, you can then plan to reduce this through the required lifestyle changes. If you are interested to order your Health DNA Test you can proceed to Order Here

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