Can genetic disorders be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Although genetic disorders cannot be prevented in affected individuals, symptom severity may be decreased by working with your doctor.  Discussion of your family's medical history with your doctor can also help you determine if there are diseases which you are at a higher risk of developing. This can help your health care provider create a treatment plan best suited to your needs. Your provider can make suggestions about diet and exercise and also recommend tests that might help with diagnosis and treatment.

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