Lifeline Screening Can Help You Live a Longer Life

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When it comes to your health, prevention is best. One way to prevent problems is through health screenings. Lifeline Screening provides basic health tests to spot life threatening diseases before they start. While most of our screenings require little to no preparation, there are a few that may need you to fast for several hours before the time of the test. For other tests, loose clothing or short sleeves are the only requirement.

Tests that Require a Set of Preparations

If you want to be screened for carotid artery disease, which is a stroke, or an abdominal aortic aneurysm, then you’ll need to complete specific preparations. For the carotid artery disease test, wear a shirt that opens at the collar. This apparel piece should also be short-sleeved. Avoid wearing turtlenecks or crew neck sweaters.

The atrial fibrillation screening also tests you for a stroke. This screening requires you to wear comfortable clothing that fits loosely on the body. Don't wear pantyhose. In addition, those who decide to have this test should avoid wearing a watch and keep their cellphone turned off while the test is taking place. Do not apply lotion or oil to your body prior to the test.

For an abdominal aortic aneurysm test, you should also wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that features two separate pieces. An abdominal aortic aneurysm test requires fasting, so don’t eat for at least 4 hours before the screening. Make sure that what you ingest 4 hours before the test is light, so eat less than half of the amount that you would typically consume.

If you become thirsty during the fasting time, you can drink ½ cup of coffee or tea as well as a small amount of water. If you take a prescription medication, then you may continue to take it as you normally would. People who have diabetes may not be able to fast safely for 4 hours. In this case, you may consume a diabetic meal, which consists of a piece of toast, 1 cup of juice and ½ cup of coffee or tea. It’s always best to follow your diabetic care instructions.

Tests that Require Little Preparation

The ankle-brachial index test assesses your risk of developing peripheral arterial disease. When you arrive for the test, be sure to wear comfortable clothing that consists of a short-sleeved shirt. If you’re having a hs-CRP screening to check for an elevated C-reactive protein, then just show up for the test on time. When the C-reactive protein is in your system, then this is a sign that you may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. For a complete lipid panel, which assesses whether or not you have high cholesterol, you will need to fast for 8 hours before your screening time. This is also the case with the glucose test. We offer glucose tests to check for type 2 diabetes.

If you want us to screen your bone mineral density levels to see if you’re at risk of developing osteoporosis, then avoid wearing pantyhose. The elevated liver enzymes test merely requires you to be present. This test checks for liver damage. We also offer a 6 for life test. This screening checks for signs that you could have a stroke, develop diabetes or suffer from heart disease or congestive heart failure. It also assesses your risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. For our 6 for Life test package, you’ll need to fast for 8 hours before your screening. Also, wear a short-sleeved shirt or one with sleeves that you can roll up to allow for the blood pressure cuffs.

What Are the Benefits of Health Screenings?

The benefits of health screenings include the low cost and knowing more about your health risks. These kinds of screenings are an effective way to pinpoint the possibility that you might develop certain diseases. If a test shows that you are at risk, then you can take steps toward prevention. This saves you money in the long run because preventing a disease from developing is much cheaper than fighting one once it has formed.

Our Promise to You

When you have a health screening through us at Lifeline Screening, we promise to protect your privacy. We do this by investing in the proper computer security equipment. At our facilities, you’ll be treated with courtesy and respect. To ensure your comfort, we provide clear screening instructions and are happy to answer all the questions that you have about your test. We will work to keep our screenings affordable while continuing to provide the highest level of quality possible.

Upon your arrival, our staff will acknowledge you and welcome you to the facility. We make sure that our healthcare staff is properly trained and knowledgeable about our services. During your test, we’ll make sure that you’re comfortable every step of the way. At Lifeline Screening, we invest in quality equipment that is considered hospital grade. We do this to ensure that you receive the most accurate results possible.

We know that your time is valuable. Because it is, we promise to finish all your tests within 90 minutes or less. While unlikely, if we spot something that we think requires immediate medical care, then we’ll notify you quickly and confidentially.

To make sure that your results are accurate, we hire board-certified doctors to assess your screenings. Once your tests are complete, we promise to send you a written report of your results, one that is easy to read. You’ll also receive this information timely. To keep you on track for good health, we’ll schedule your next visit with us.

Prevention is the Key to a Long Life

Lifeline Screening is a company that will help you determine the state of your health. By preventing heart disease, diabetes and a stroke, you’ll have a better chance of living a long life.

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