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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis 

With a series of blogs and a 50% off on all tests, Dante Labs is thrilled to work with Dazzle4Rare to make Whole Genome Sequencing accessible to more people and help them live a better life. 
Melissa VanHouton described the mission of "Fighting for Change"

About #Dazzle4Rare

Dazzle4Rare represents a group of non-profit communities, patients, and caregivers across genetic and acquired conditions. Banding together means to finally have a voice, thanks to social-strategies in order to reach each other’s friends and family networks. 
By sharing stories, people have an opportunity to raise a greater awareness and, finally, to be heard. 
The more they speak up and speak out, the more likely they are to reach those who may need to hear their message the most.
Dante Labs is happy to give its voice and help them share their words.

Series 6: Gastroparesis

As a way to raise awareness around rare diseases, Dante Labs has decided to create a series of blogs to give people a higher understanding of several rare conditions. 

Gastroparesis is a disease in which the stomach cannot empty itself of food in a normal fashion. This is a common condition in people who have had diabetes for a long time, but it may also occur in other situations. 

Caused by nerve injury, including damage to the vagus nerve, gastroparesis is a common condition in people who have had diabetes for a long time, but it also may occur in other situations. In its normal state, the vagus nerve contracts (tightens) the stomach muscles to help move food through the digestive tract. In cases of gastroparesis, the vagus nerve is damaged by diabetes. This prevents the muscles of the stomach and intestine from working properly, which keeps food from moving from the stomach to the intestines.

Gastroparesis: Fighting for Change

Gastroparesis: Fighting for Change seeks to empower the gastroparesis community by providing information and education, hosting support groups and programs, and leading awareness and advocacy efforts. 
Discussions on vision, goals, needs, services, and resources endeavor to make a difference for the community by educating, spreading awareness, engaging in fundraising efforts, supporting new treatment options and research.

Advantages of getting the Whole Genome Sequencing for Gastroparesis

Genetic tests for people with Gastroparesis were far from routine as they used to be limited and too expensive. Whole Genome Sequencing is changing the scenario, as it is comprehensive and gives better chances to yield diagnostics results, change lives. They are not intended to diagnose gastroparesis — no known mutation leads to the condition every time -  but results can substantially alter the course of treatments or prevention.

  • Genetic testing provides insight into the bigger picture
    It will identify mutations and defects that cause insidious injuries not easily seen by other test techniques. Identifying whether you carry a genetic mutation your genetic mutation can help you determine if you are eligible to enroll in certain clinical trials, the correct one for you.
  • Individualized treatment 
    People with a specific genetic mutation will produce better responses and more effective therapies.
  • For families
    It offers you the chance to enlighten your family members of the potential predisposition: through precise genetic testing results; you can get a glimpse of the probability of a family member getting a given gene-linked disorder.
  • For the entire community
    It helps you to find the right way forward. Beyond benefits for the individual, sequencing exomes may be the only way scientists can uncover the full list of mutations related to autism. Understanding the connection between Autism and genetics can help us understand how the disease develops and ultimately how it can be treated or cured.

Dante Labs will offer its continued support: Whole Genome Sequencing and Whole GenomeZ at 50% off using DAZZLE4RARE discount code.

Together is better!

 

(Melissa VanHouton http://www.curegp.org, on Twitter @melissarvh)