Why is Adult Genetic Counselling Important?

Adult genetic counselling is important for several reasons. Firstly, it can help individuals to understand the genetic factors that may be contributing to their health and wellbeing, including their risk of developing genetic conditions or passing them on to their children.

Secondly, adult genetic counselling can help individuals to make informed decisions about their healthcare and treatment options. By providing individuals with clear and accurate information about their genetic risks, genetic counsellors can help individuals to make decisions that are right for them and their families.

Lastly, adult genetic counselling can help individuals to navigate the emotional and psychological challenges that may come with genetic testing or a diagnosis of a genetic condition. Genetic counsellors can provide support and resources to help individuals cope with the stress and uncertainty of living with a chronic genetic condition.