How does genetic factors affect health?
Moreover, how do genetic factors affect health and wellbeing?
Through our genes, we may be at higher risk for some diseases. Some gene mutations can increase our risk of developing diseases such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. Live a healthy lifestyle and see your doctor regularly to reduce your risk of developing disease, regardless of what your genes are.
Keeping this in view, what are the factors affecting health and illness?
Health services - access and use of services that prevent and treat disease influences health.
The determinants of health include:
- the social and economic environment,
- the physical environment, and.
- the person's individual characteristics and behaviours.
A new copy of your genes is made in every new cell that your body creates throughout your life. If those copies have mistakes, this can cause problems. For example, some gene changes can make you more likely to get cancer. Your environment can also directly cause changes to DNA inside your cells.