Life Line Screening Helps People Stay in The Best of Health

Life Line Screening got its start in 1993 as a company that performs medical screening tests so people can have an inexpensive and convenient method to obtain health information that may require further medical consultation.

Since the establishment of Life Line Screening, there have been over 8 million people who have been screened, and the current annual figure is well over 1 million. The tests are given by medically qualified and highly trained personnel. The equipment and the tests are the same as if they were being done in a hospital or a free-standing testing facility.

There are many health conditions that do not present symptoms right away. A good example of that situation is coronary artery disease where the buildup of plaque in the arteries is gradual. It is usually not until the arteries are fairly well blocked before any symptoms occur that a person notices. Many of the minor symptoms such as shortness of breath when exerting are passed off as old age or fatigue.

There are three tests that are given in the Life Line Screening process. An ultrasound test shows the actual organs in the body in real time. It is possible to view them and watch them in action, as well as to discover if various blood vessels are occluded, or blocked.

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The finger-stick blood test shows different elements that are in the blood such as cholesterol. A full lipid panel can be constructed which shows the levels of the “good” and “bad” cholesterol and the total cholesterol count. Other blood measurements can be made as well.

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The limited electrocardiograph (EKG) shows how the heart is working, and especially if there is an irregular heartbeat. Called Atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib, this condition can cause blood clots which can result in stroke.

All of Life Line Screening’s tests are designed to be shared with the patient’s doctor for further review and treatment if necessary.

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