Chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart diseases are largely responsible for many deaths in America. In addition, these diseases account for 75 percent of the country’s healthcare spending. However, Americans fail to understand that such diseases can be prevented by living healthy lifestyles. Individuals should avoid using tobacco, eat healthy and exercise regularly. Another preventive measure is vaccination and appropriate lifeline screenings to detect risks of different diseases. Life Line Screening offers quality preventive health care services that are affordable. Life Line Screening features ultra sound screening, blood screening and EKG. The screening can detect plaque buildup in the arteries, thus aid in identifying stroke, aneurysm and heart diseases.
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How to prepare for a Lifeline Screening
Lifeline screening may require little or no preparation. Most screening results are availed shortly after the screening while some may take a while. Once you identify your Lifeline screening location, you need to be aware of the specific requirements of the type of the screening that you have been booked for. The following is a guide to various types of screening preparation.
I. Carotid artery disease (stroke)
Wear a short-sleeved shirt with open collars.
II. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Put on a two piece loose outfit and fast for four hours prior to the screening.
III. Atrial fibrillation (stroke)
Wear a two piece loose clothing, do not apply lotion or oil, do not wear a watch and switch off your phone.
IV. Ankle-brachial index
Put on a two piece loose fitting outfit with a short-sleeved top. Do not wear pantyhose.
V. Elevated C-reactive protein
No specific preparation needed.
VI. Complete lipid panel
Do not eat anything for 12 hours prior to the screening.
VII. Type 2 diabetes
Fast for 12 hours before the screening.
VIII. Bone mineral density
IX. Elevated liver enzymes
No advance preparation required.
X. 6 for Life Package
Do not eat anything 12 hours prior to the screening and put on a short-sleeved shirt.
Individuals should note that when fasting, they can only take water and prescribed medication. Diabetic patients, who may be affected by fasting, should follow their diabetic meal plan.
Life Line Screening is keen to treat all patients with courtesy while observing confidentiality. They have highly trained healthcare professionals who perform accurate lifeline screenings. These experts ensure that clients are well informed about the screening process. They deliver comprehensive reports after 90 minutes or less of screening. These reports are easy to understand and can be shared with a client’s personal doctor.
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When you first arrive all you have to do is check in at the front desk, fill out a form with your information as well as your payment information. You will have to wait for a short while because they keep a very tight and strict schedule. A technician will come out and call you to the privacy area which is used for the screenings and the process will get started depending on the package that you are taking.
All of the are high end and the most recent of the screening equipment which allows ultrasound screenings to be non-invasive and painless for a more comfortable screening. Also the EKG’s will be able to check you if you may have an irregular heartbeat. The new state of the art blood screenings now only requires a small amount of blood. Most of all the screenings now do not require a lot of preparation, which make it take much less time to get started on the screenings. There are some screenings that will involve the patient to fast for at most 8 hours in order to get the best screening possible, but there are also screenings which will only require some loose clothing for better circulation. There are about 80 ultrasound teams that will screen you in many communities all the united states. Sonographers and medical technicians completed all of the different types of formal medical and ultrasound programs, as well as going into clinical rotations and completing their specialized training. Although many screenings take place a typical screening will take just over an hour, including the many minutes of paperwork that you have to fill out before the actual screening process. However the exact time that the screening will take is based on the number of tests, the severity of your disease, your vascular systems and the body type that you have.
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