Mantra for a Cracker-Free Diwali

Diwali is one of the most passionately celebrated festivals in our country. Crackers are also a part of Diwali. A lot of promotions and campaigns were conducted by the governments and various other organizations to reduce the sound coming from the crackers for a noise-free and pollution-free Diwali. Apart from the joys and laughter of food and togetherness associated with the festival of lights, consider going cracker-free this Diwali if,

Skin: If you have variation in SOD2 gene, your body will lose its capacity to detoxify and may not be able to repair/recover quickly. So stay safe this Diwali from the smoke and heat produced by the crackers. Know your SOD2 gene to know your antioxidant capacity. Get Genomepatri to know more.

Antioxidants: Individuals carrying a MnSOD variant are at an increased risk for oxidative stress and cellular damage. Understand your genetic makeup to know your antioxidant requirements. Increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables in for detoxification from free radicals (produced by crackers). Get Genomepatri to know more.

Asthma: If you have a variation in the 6p21 Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) and HLA region, you are very likely to be linked with autoimmune and inflammatory response. Carry a handkerchief or a cloth to cover your mouth and stay away from triggers such as smoke, dust, etc., as crackers and fireworks can lead to breathing problems and allergies. Get Genomepatri to know more.

Cardiac Arrhythmias: Genetic analysis can help you understand your predisposition towards cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation-AF) and long QT interval. Stay safe this Diwali by avoiding triggers like the noises produced by the crackers. Get Genomepatri to know more.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA): Genetic variation in the BAZ2B region may increase your risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The arteries shrink during winters and increase the risk for cardiac problems. Reduce your exposure to fine particles and chemicals in the air this Diwali to stay healthy. Get Genomepatri to know more.

Lung Cancer: Individuals with variations in the CRP and CLPTM1L gene regions have an increased risk for lung cancer. Understand your genetic makeup to know your susceptibility to certain carcinogens. Stay away from the pollution and chemicals that are released by the crackers this Diwali. Get Genomepatri to know more.

Migraine: Genetic variation in the 8q22 region between the genes PGCP and MTDH/AEG-1 can increase your risk for migraine. Limit your exposure to the heavy noise and sounds coming from the crackers this Diwali to remain safe and healthy. Get Genomepatri to know more.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is not exhaustive by any means. Always consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, procedure, or treatment, whether it is a prescription medication, over-the-counter drug, vitamin, supplement, or herbal alternative.