There are millions of people who do not see a doctor very often unless something seems to be wrong. This leads to many diseases such as heart problems, cancer, and other diseases that are discovered too late. The Lifeline Screening company does screening for such disease when they can be discovered early and treated, thus saving many lives.
Lifeline has helped over 8 million people to date, and the number keeps growing as the screening locations are all over the country in public places and places of employment. These tests are the same ones that are available in hospitals and testing facilities, only at vastly reduced prices.
There are three modes of screening tests. They consist of the ultrasound, the finger-stick blood test, and the limited electrocardiograph. The ultrasound is the same test that a pregnant mother has done to determine the sex of her child. Sound waves are sent into the body of the patient, and the organs can be seen in a live picture. This test can uncover clogged arteries, aneurysms, and bone density to detect osteoporosis.
The finger-stick blood test takes just a few drops from the fatty end of the finger and develops a blood panel that tests for cholesterol levels, blood sugar though glucose levels testing, c-level proteins that test for cardiovascular disease, and elevated liver enzymes that can indicate liver disease.
The limited electrocardiograph can detect an irregular heartbeat, also called atrial fibrillation or A-Fib. A-fib can be very dangerous as it can develop blood clots which can lead to stroke.
All of these tests are non-invasive and are readily available to a patient’s doctor. The testing is usually available in public venues and employer settings. It makes sense for people to take advantage of this relatively inexpensive method to screen these vital areas so that they can remain in good health.
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