Your longevity guide to Aspartate Aminotransferase. Gain deeper insights into your health.

Mito Health provides comprehensive biomarker analysis covering 67 key biomarkers. Our detailed reports offer insights into various aspects of your health, helping you make informed decisions.

What is Aspartate Aminotransferase?

Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) is an enzyme found in various tissues throughout the body, with particularly high levels in the liver and heart. It plays a crucial role in amino acid metabolism and energy production within cells. 

When AST-containing cells are damaged or destroyed, AST is released into the bloodstream, where it can be detected through blood tests. 

Elevated levels of AST in the blood are often indicative of tissue damage, particularly in the liver or heart. 

How it’s related to your healthspan

AST levels are closely related to your healthspan because they serve as a marker of tissue health, particularly in the liver and heart. 

Elevated AST levels signal tissue damage or disease. In the liver, conditions such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease can cause increased AST levels. In the heart, conditions such as heart attack, heart failure, and myocarditis can lead to elevated AST levels. While uncommon, muscle injury is also a contributing factor towards increased AST levels.

Chronic elevation of AST levels can indicate ongoing tissue damage and inflammation, which may increase the risk of developing serious health conditions that can impact healthspan. 

Monitoring AST levels can help identify tissue damage early, allowing for timely intervention and management to prevent further damage and maintain overall healthspan. 

How to optimise your Aspartate Aminotransferase levels

Optimising AST levels involves lifestyle changes aimed at promoting liver and heart health. 

Your diet is a key area of improvement; adopting a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can support tissue function and repair. Limiting intake of processed foods, sugary beverages, and saturated fats is important to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the liver and heart. 

Regular physical activity, such as aerobic exercise and strength training, can improve heart health and reduce the risk of fatty liver disease. 

Sleeping enough is essential, as poor sleep quality has been linked to increased liver enzyme levels. 

Managing stress through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and seeking support from mental health professionals can also promote tissue health. 

It's important to consult with a healthcare provider for personalised recommendations and monitoring of AST levels, especially if there are concerns about liver or heart health or if AST levels are consistently elevated.

How to analyse your Aspartate Aminotransferase levels

Understanding your biomarkers can help detect potential health issues early and guide you in making informed health decisions. Personalised recommendations enhance your overall well-being.

Take the next step by booking your Mito Health Longevity Health Screening today.

What your Longevity Health Screening includes ($499):

  • Analysis of 67 biomarkers
  • Health risk assessments
  • Personalised health recommendations
  • Secure online dashboard to track results

How to book your health screening:

  • Step 1: Register online
  • Step 2: Choose your blood draw location: Home or Trapeze Rec Club.
  • Step 3: Receive results online in 7-10 working days. 

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Why choose Mito Health to analyse your biomarkers?

  • Convenient home-based blood draws or at our Tanjong Pagar wellness studio: Trapeze Rec Club.
  • Expert analysis by our Longevity Doctor Dr Ryan Ware, who personally vets all the results & diagnosis.
  • Actionable insights. You can act on your results with our personalised recommendations to improve your health today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is your health screening claimable by insurance or company benefits?

  • Yes, our health screening is recognised by insurance & corporate companies as a health screening panel. You will be issued an official invoice which can be used to file a claim.

What do I need to take note of before my blood test?

  • You’ll be required to fast 8 hours before the blood draw. Plain water is allowed.
  • No strenuous exercise 12 hours prior to the test.

Do I have to fast before the blood test?

  • Yes, you’ll be required to fast 8 hours before your blood draw. Plain water is allowed. 

Do I have to give my urine & stool samples?

  • Yes, you will be required to provide urine & stool samples. Samples can be collected the same day as your blood draw, as the containers will be sent to you in advance. If you’re not able to produce the samples on the same day, they can be picked up on a separate arranged day. 

How long does the health screening take?

  • Just 15-20 minutes! We’ll collect your blood sample & key biometrics. Stool & urine samples can be collected on the same day or in a separate arrangement. 

How often should I do a health screening?

  • Doctors recommend at least twice a year, so you can also measure before & after any health interventions. 
  • Our health screening is also complementary to traditional GP & Hospital health screenings if you have already done your health screening for the year. Our test report offers more in-depth insights & tailored health recommendations. You can view examples of the insights on our demo dashboard here. 
  • Our panel of biomarkers not only extends your lifespan with early illness detection, but they also provide helpful insights to how you can feel & move better. Learn more about our biomarkers here. 

Why is health screening important?

  • Long-term health: Regular screenings can help you stay healthy throughout your life. By identifying and addressing potential problems early on, you can reduce your risk of developing more serious health problems down the road.
  • Early treatment is better: Many health conditions are easier and more affordable to treat when caught early. Screenings can help identify these issues before they become more serious and require more extensive treatment.
  • Peace of mind: Knowing your health status through screenings can be a big stress reliever. It allows you to focus on staying healthy and enjoying life.
  • Think of it as an investment in your future health and well-being. It's a chance to take control and stay proactive about your health.

I have more questions, how do I contact you? 

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