Stroke is a collective term covering cerebral infarctions and cerebral haemorrhages. During a stroke the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. A temporary blockage of a blood vessel is referred to as a TIA. The risk of suffering a stroke increases with age.
Stroke and heredity
The risk of a stroke is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a stroke.
Preventing a stroke
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of a stroke. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent a stroke. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
Want to reduce the risk of a stroke?
An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including a stroke. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of a stroke, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of a stroke even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.