Most of America does not see a doctor on a regular basis, so disease and health problems in many cases are not evident soon enough to take action to prevent their manifestation. Lifeline screening provides medical screening tests at discounted pricing.
The Life Line Screening are available through medical channels such as hospitals and stand-alone testing facilities, but not normally in doctor’s offices. Having such screenings can be instrumental in the discovery of potentially life-threatening diseases so that action can be taken early on to effect a cure.
There are three basic scans that occur, the first one being the ultrasound screening scan. This is essentially the same type of test given to pregnant mothers to determine whether they are going to have a baby boy or girl. Sound waves are sent into the body to reveal the organs in real time. With this test, it is possible to see if there are any blocked arteries. It can test for arterial disease. It also does a bone scan to test for osteoporosis.
The second scan is a finger-stick blood test that produces a full lipid blood panel. This measures the levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol. It also measures the glucose levels or blood sugar levels which test for diabetes. It can also measure indicators of cardiovascular disease and liver enzyme levels, all from a few drops of blood.
The final test is the limited electrocardiograph which measures for an irregular heartbeat, also called A-Fib, or atrial fibrillation. This is not normal, and it can be quite dangerous as it can cause blood clots, which in turn, can cause a stroke. This is a situation where a person’s doctor should be alerted immediately.
Once the results of the tests are in, they can be transmitted to the individual’s doctor for evaluation and further treatment if there is a need.