Dr. Josep Estrada / Pediatric and newborns doctor. Personalized health.
The health of the XXI century will be increasingly personalized (tailored to each individual risk), predictive (able to determine health’s risks), preventive (with the power to avoid diseases) and participatory (the person has the control over his health and well-being).
Each person has a different risk of suffering an illness or another depending on their genetic predisposition. This risk is modifiable through our lifestyle. Epigenetics studies the influence of the environment on the expression of our genes. Physical and chemical environmental factors such as diet, the physical, mental and emotional activity, as well as exposure to toxic and contaminants will alter the expression of our genes and our immune system activation. From now, we can decide what health we deserve. The future is in our hands.