What is precision medicine?
Precision medicine, which used to be known as personalized medicine, uses medicine to create a specific treatment plan for certain patients based on their genetic makeup, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Instead of using the same treatment for everyone, different treatments are provided for certain patients using the aforementioned factors. A recognizable example of precision medicine is blood transfusions. Instead of giving O negative to all donors, precision medicine matches the recipient with an appropriate donor the same blood type to ensure less complications and optimum healing.
What is Molecular You?
Molecular You measures the biomarkers in the human body to give you a thorough health assessment. Biomarkers can be anything from genes to molecules, hormones, or enzymes. Using biomarkers, doctors categorize your biological makeup, as well as predict and monitor potential diseases. Molecular You uses biomarkers to measure your genetic predisposition to certain diseases in addition to your lifestyle choices. Molecular You can help predict hereditary and health risks often before your annual wellness exam.
What is TreatGX?
TreatGX takes into account your genetic makeup to find the most effective medicines to treat your illness or disease. According to TreatGX, good candidates are those with chronic illnesses, allergies, sensitivity to certain medications, and people taking multiple medications at once. Using the information provided by TreatGX, you can find a medication that is the perfect fit for you. By combining your genetics and the most recent clinical results, TreatGX recommends the best medication options for your genetic makeup, detailing how certain medications have affected others like you. As a result, you and your physician can have an informed, open conversation to decide what medication is best for you.
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At Blue Water Medical, we use precision medicine, such as Molecular You and Treat Gx, to provide the most effective treatment plans possible for our patients. To learn more about TREATGX, please contact the providers at Blue Water Medical. To schedule a consultation and see if you are a candidate for testing, fill out the appointment request form on our site or give us a call at (604) 558-3185.