Genetic Counseling - Conclusion

A through knowledge of the disease for giving information regarding the cause and risk figures of the disease is necessary before counseling. The prognosis and therapeutic measures ; if any ; should be mentioned.

Genetic counseling enables couples / affected individuals to make decisions about a future pregnancy. It helps the affected individual to educate and cope with the disorder with minimal clinical problems.

Genetic counseling is done in an objective manner, so that any treatment selected remains the personal choice of the individual involved. It includes patient support groups, services, regular follow up, group counseling and psychological support, together managing the genetic condition.

Contributed to www.medindia.net by Ranjini Samuel M.Sc.,(Genetics), Chennai, India.

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Comments

nagarasan Monday, December 28, 2009

I am Nagarasan in India. I am affected with congental myotonia from childhood. What genetic counseling is there for curing this in gene theraphy.

@Guest Thursday, March 5, 2015

Gene therapy is still not an approved therapy in human beings.

However, limited symptomatic treatment may be available.

Also, if you have the genetic confirmation of the disorder, you can potentially prevent the future generation from inheriting the same condition.

Regards,

Dr. Risha Nahar
Genetic Consultant

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