These kits can also provide valuable information about your current health status and motivate you to make lifestyle changes to improve your well-being. For example, if you’ve had unexplained constipation and gas then your DNA test might reveal that you are genetically predisposed to lactose intolerance. With this information, you can become more proactive about your health by learning about the condition, removing dairy from your diet, and seeing your doctor.
Please note that simply having an SNP associated with a disease is not a diagnosis. You should always consult your general practitioner before making changes to your lifestyle. They can help you if you are concerned, displaying abnormal symptoms, or you merely want to discuss preventative care.