Your Longevity Guide to Potassium: Essential Health Insights

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 Potassium?

Potassium is a vital mineral and electrolyte that plays a key role in maintaining several critical bodily functions. It helps to regulate fluid balance, nerve signals, and muscle contractions. 

It's particularly important for heart health, as it helps to regulate heartbeat and ensure that your muscles, including the heart muscle, contract properly.

How it’s related to your healthspan

Potassium levels are directly linked to various aspects of health and longevity. 

Adequate potassium intake is crucial for reducing the risk of hypertension (high blood pressure), which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Potassium helps counteract the effects of sodium, thereby maintaining healthy blood pressure levels. Additionally, proper potassium levels are essential for bone health, as it helps to neutralise acid load and prevent calcium loss from bones. 

Low potassium levels, known as hypokalemia, can lead to muscle weakness, cramps, and even life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. 

On the other hand, excessively high potassium levels, or hyperkalemia, can also be dangerous, causing serious cardiac issues. 

How to optimise your Potassium results

Optimising potassium levels primarily involves dietary choices, but lifestyle factors also play a significant role. 

Eating a diet rich in potassium is essential. Foods such as bananas, oranges, potatoes, spinach, and tomatoes are excellent sources. Incorporating a variety of fruits and vegetables ensures an adequate intake of this important mineral. Staying hydrated is equally important, as dehydration can affect potassium levels. 

Regular physical activity helps maintain the body's electrolyte balance, but it's important to replenish potassium lost through sweat, especially after intense workouts. 

For those with specific health conditions or on certain medications, consulting a healthcare provider is crucial, as they might recommend supplements or specific dietary adjustments to manage potassium levels effectively.

How to analyse your Potassium

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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