Making Preparations For Your Lifeline Screening

The one big factor that Lifeline Screening brings to the table is the availability of screening and testing to the general public without having to go to the hospital or a medical testing facility. So many times these facilities take longer to get a referral and an appointment. Lifeline Screening is usually an immediate appointment and is usually much less expensive.

In addition many people tend to put off seeing their doctor for regular checkups because they are experiencing no symptoms. They reason that if they feel well, then all is well. That is not necessarily the case as most of our most serious illnesses begin with little or no symptoms.

Lifeline screening offers many screenings and tests that can filter out potential difficult conditions. For example the ultrasound tests reveal much about the inner workings of our bodies. With ultrasound, for example, the medical professionals can actually see the blood flow in the arteries, detecting possible blockages. A few drops of blood is all that is needed to put together a complete lipid blood panel that is used to test cholesterol levels, levels of glucose showing possible diabetic conditions, and liver enzyme levels, showing possible kidney disease.

A limited electrocardiograph can detect an irregular heartbeat which can throw off blood clots, causing strokes. Other cardiac tests are done depending on possible symptoms and requests.

If you are going to have screenings done it is a good idea to properly prepare for the tests. If you are going to have a blood test, fasting for 12 hours before the test is recommended. Just drink enough water to stay hydrated. Dress appropriately by wearing loose-fitting clothing. Women should wear slacks and a loose top. Men should wear loose fitting slacks and a sports shirt. You may be asked to lift your shirt or top for some tests, but you will not be asked to disrobe.

When you arrive at the Lifeline Screening location you will be given paperwork to fill out asking for your name, address, zip code, phone and your doctor’s name and address. The screening procedures usually take about an hour and a report of the results will be given to you when you are finished.

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