Lifeline Screening, Preventative Healthcare

Lifeline Screening offers over 20 different screenings, but each person only gets the ones that are appropriate to their needs. This is decided by their risk factors, family history, medical history, and any personal preferences the patient has towards screening.

Early identification of risk factors can help determine a person’s risk for stroke or heart attack. If caught early enough, possibly they can get medical care before these actually occur. This is the reason everyone should consider a prevention and wellness plan.

There are three types of preventative health screenings: Ultrasound Screening, Finger-stick Screening, and Electrocardiograph Screening.

Ultrasound Screenings are painless and non-invasive. These are used to monitor several medical conditions. Most people are familiar with these because of pregnant women getting them to watch the growth of their unborn baby.

They ultrasound uses soundwaves to view the parts of the body. High-frequency sound waves are sent to the area and it sends echoes back, which are recorded.

Ultrasounds are used for four different screenings: abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, carotid artery disease screening, ankle-brachial index screening (peripheral arterial disease), and bone mineral density screening (osteoporosis).

The Finger-stick Blood Screening identifies risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. Results are given in about 10 minutes.

The following screenings are done with the finger-stick: complex lipid panel screening (cholesterol), glucose screening (diabetes), high sensitivity C-reactive protein screening (cardiovascular disease), and elevated enzymes screening (liver injury).

The Limited Electrocardiograph is used to detect irregular heartbeat, a common heart condition that increases the risk of stroke. It is quick, non-invasive, no preparation or removal of clothes.

The screening results will provide you and your doctor with a better view of your overall health and, if necessary, you can change your lifestyle or begin treatment before serious health problems occur you should see Lifeline Screening.

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