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.
For more info: www.lifelinescreening.com/What-We-Do/Screening-Packages