11/365 Time to spit in the tube––Finding out ApoE status
Would you want to know if you carried the highest risk for getting a disease?
The ApoE gene is perhaps the biggest risk factor “player” in evaluating for
for Alzheimer’s Disease. We are given two alleles (copies) of this gene, one from our biological mom and one from our bio. dad. Each copy variation is given a number 2, 3, or 4. At my recent Alz. protocol training it was repeated that with two copies of ApoE-4, a person had a 50-90% chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.
-With no known treatment for prevention/reversal, would you want to know your status?
-What if there was something that could be done?
This test doesn’t give a direct lab disclosure but can be worked with to find out the status of this gene. If interested, I wouldn’t do it within the healthcare system (my medical patient chart-insurance companies share that info). One may be declined long term care insurance once this status is known.
My genetic status doesn’t change whether I know it or not.
I believe the first question before knowing will be, “will I change my lifestyle based on the information I receive?”.
I would not want to learn my status without knowing how to work with it once I know my status-it is potentially too depressing.
Caring about the pieces of my puzzle-LEARNING