The New South Welsh Government has released a list of the 12 conditions that are currently the most common genetic disorders in New Zealand.
The list highlights a number of the major conditions that affect people in both sexes.
More:The list includes: Alzheimer’s disease: 16% of the population.
Type 1 diabetes: 12% of people.
Epilepsy: 12.9% of adults.
Cancer: 9.4% of men, 9.1% of women.
Asthma: 9% of adult women.
The Government’s National IBS Health Survey, launched in May last year, found more than 12 million New Zealanders suffer from IBS.
The Government is working with IBS New Zealand and others to identify new treatments for IBS and other genetic disorders.
“The list of genetic disorders and their prevalence rates and trends is a powerful and useful tool for anyone struggling with a disorder like IBS,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Steven Joyce.
Health Minister Steven Marshall said the new list will help people with genetic disorders find treatments.
He said the government would provide financial support for research to help find a cure for these conditions.
New Zealand is the only country in the world to have a genetic disorders health care policy, which includes genetic testing, and there are more than 3,500 people living with the conditions in the country.
IBS New Southwales chair and senior consultant Dr Karen Mather said the list of disorders was a “huge step forward”.
“It will be a lot more accurate, more accurate and a lot quicker to diagnose IBS, but there are still a lot of people living and feeling IBS symptoms and it’s important that people know who they are,” she said.
Dr Mather also said the Government had a number initiatives in place to help people who are living with IASD.
There is a National IASDs National IOSD helpline which can be reached by calling 13 11 14.
If you have a diagnosis or you are concerned about a diagnosis, call the helplines on the following:Phone: 03 6221 0300Toll free: 0800 033 028