Rheumatoid arthritis literally means inflammation of the joints. It is characterised by chronic inflammation in a number of joints. This mainly develops in the small joints of the hands and forefeet, but can affect virtually any joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis and heredity
The risk of rheumatoid arthritis 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 rheumatoid arthritis.
Preventing rheumatoid arthritis
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent rheumatoid arthritis. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis?
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 rheumatoid arthritis. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
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 rheumatoid arthritis even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.