Your longevity guide to Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. 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 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate?

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is a blood test that measures how quickly red blood cells (erythrocytes) settle at the bottom of a test tube over a specified period of time. 

ESR is an indirect marker of inflammation in the body. When inflammation is present, certain proteins cause red blood cells to clump together and settle more rapidly. The faster the red blood cells fall, the higher the level of inflammation. 

ESR is a useful method used to diagnose and monitor inflammatory diseases.

How it’s related to your healthspan

ESR is closely related to healthspan because it reflects the level of inflammation in the body, which is a critical factor in many chronic diseases. 

Elevated ESR levels can indicate a variety of conditions, including autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, infections, and chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Persistent inflammation is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and other age-related conditions. By monitoring ESR, healthcare providers can detect and manage these conditions more effectively, potentially improving longevity and quality of life. 

Conversely, a normal ESR suggests the absence of significant inflammation, contributing to overall well-being and a healthier, longer life.

How to optimise your Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate levels

Optimising ESR levels involves adopting a lifestyle that minimises chronic inflammation. 

Nutrition plays a significant role in this; a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish can help lower inflammation. Key nutrients include omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and flaxseeds, and antioxidants, which can be found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. 

Regular physical activity, such as moderate aerobic exercise, has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve overall immune function. 

Ensuring adequate sleep is crucial, as poor sleep can increase inflammatory markers. 

Finally, managing stress through mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques can also help lower inflammation.

How to analyse your Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate 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? 

You can call or Whatsapp us at: +65 8043 0289

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