No one wants their physician to give them bad news of a terminal disease. No one wants to be rushed to the emergency room due to a sudden illness. And sadly these circumstances happen often.
Preventative care can help prevent these illnesses or sudden chronic diseases. Life Line Screening provides the testing and information enabling the patients to be more proactive with their health care.
And the benefits of these screenings provide each patient with peace of mind their health is all good or they can take action to prevent any serious illness.
Of course, regular doctor checkups are extremely important but Life Line Screenings can provide more thorough analysis and information for the patient and the doctors.
Preparation and Expectations for Screenings
Life Line Screenings are available in various communities across most of the United States and conducted in facilities such as churches, community centers, senior centers, and organizations.
Each facility will have state-of-the-art ultrasound machines for the screenings and staffed with highly trained, experienced sonographers and medical technologists.
Since the screenings are non-invasive, each procedure requires very little preparation – simple blood test, restrictive clothing, fasting and light meals – all dependent on which screening is conducted.
On screening day, the procedures start with a brief check-in, medical forms to complete, payment remittance and then the particular testing begins.
Screenings for the following diseases are offered at Life Line Screening:
High Cholesterol /Lipid Panel Test
Osteoporosis /Bone Density
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Elevated Liver Enzymes
Chronic Kidney Disease
Type 2 Diabetes
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Health Risk Assessment
C – Reactive protein
Carotid Artery Disease
Once testing or screening is complete, the results will be mailed to each patient. If the results are critical, then steps are taken for immediate action.
As the population ages, various diseases may interrupt the process. These diseases may be hereditary or just part of growing older. High blood pressure, obesity, smoking and alcohol abuse are among the risk factors that lead to debilitating diseases.
If a patient, knowing their risk factors, is proactive and desires control over their health, then Life Line Screening can provide them the information through these test and screenings.
The patient can then take the necessary steps along with their physician’s suggestions to prevent any possible damage or even to ward off any other potential diseases.