What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You or Worse

“What you don’t know can’t hurt you”. Wrong! Knowing your risk for a heart attack or stroke enables you to seek treatment and make necessary life style changes. Suffering and misery can be avoided by knowing you are at risk for diabetes certain cancers or other serious medical conditions.

Giving you a fighting chance against catastrophic illness is what Life Line Screening does. I know the arguments against undergoing pre-screening. I have a yearly physical. The fact is Life Line Screening is more thorough than a physical finding health threats that a physical would miss.

“I don’t need to be screened. I feel fine.” You usually feel fine the day before you wake up with the flu. Feeling good doesn’t mean that a serious medical problem isn’t imminent.

Pre-screening is too much of a hassle. Preparation for the test getting dressed and undressed and the cost. Most Life Line Screenings require little or no preparation. You will not have to disrobe. The cost is reasonable. Especially when weighed against the cost of a devastating illness.

Here is what Life Line Screening does. A Doppler color flow Ultrasound detects Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, carotid artery disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, and osteoporosis.

A few drops of blood taken from a finger stick measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels risk factors for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). A risk of type 2 diabetes cardio vascular disease and liver disease or damage can be brought to light.

Limited electrocardiograph checks for irregular heart beat (arterial fibrillation)which makes the risk of stroke greater.

All of Life Line Screening’s equipment satisfies the same standards as hospital equipment. Their technicians are all highly trained and the results are read by board certified doctors then passed along to your physician.

In the last 21 years, Life Line Screening has performed over 800,000,000 screenings. In that time 2,779,079 cased of atherosclerosis and plaque build up have been detected. The number of patients found to have elevated chances of heart attack or stroke; 2,216,348. 35,630 people with cases of vascular disease that was potentially critical have become aware of their condition.

Life Line Screening is a Key Provider of Diagnostic Services

Life Line Screening originated in 1993. The privately owned health and wellness company is currently based in Austin, Texas. Life Line Screening offers health screening services to individual health care consumers. By 1998 they had expanded their services throughout the United States. In 2007 the company became a health screening provider in Australia and England. In 2007 the company expanded their services to include blood testing for inflammation, excessive lipids,and high blood sugar.

Life Line Screening conducts over a million health screening tests every year. Each year Life Line Screening provides affordable community-based screening events. Some of the many diseases discovered in the screening process include diabetes, aortic aneurysm, and atrial fibrillation. Board-certified physicians review the screening tests to provide the highest quality of diagnostic health care. In the United States Life Line Screening is the largest provider of community based health care screening clinics. The screening equipment is the same quality equipment as used by major hospitals. The affordable community-based events impact the lives of many people, providing them with information to improve their health. The screening service has partnered with several insurance companies, to promote their community-based clinics. Numerous employers incorporate Life Line Screening in their health care plans. Employers know the early health screening saves millions on the cost of health care.

Life Line Screening serves an important purpose for many by helping people manage their health care. Life Line Screening can detect serious medical conditions, long before symptoms are present. Over the last year, the service found serious medical conditions in over 64,000 people. Their medical issues were discovered before they displayed any apparent symptoms. In contrast, physicians and traditional medical clinics can only request diagnostic testing when symptoms are present. The preventative screenings give consumers the option to get treatment at an earlier stage of the disease process. Typically, when a serious disease such as diabetes or heart disease is caught early, it is much easier to manage the illness.