Catching Atherosclerosis With A Health Screening Early May Prevent A Stroke

Lifeline Screening offers three different preventative health screenings, which individuals can use as an add-on to their normal healthcare; the company helps consumers decide which one of the screenings is best for their situation based on his or her family history and risk factors as well.

Often, older individuals have screenings done to assess their risk for cardiovascular disease or a stroke. Early identification of the beginning stages of atherosclerosis in individuals with no symptoms allows people to talk to their primary care provider about changing their diet, quitting smoking and other lifestyle changes. Simple carotid and peripheral artery ultrasound screenings by Lifeline Screening will check for cholesterol, or plaque, in the arteries, which is the primary cause of strokes and heart attacks. Arteries clog slowly with a silent progression, however, a screening may alert a person to a potential problem before it becomes serious.

Each person receives their results after a board-certified physician reviews them. Lifeline Screening urges their customers to show their doctor the results as well. While this is rare, if a screening shows an urgent issue, Lifeline will contact the individual immediately.

As a community-based service, Lifeline Screening visits churches, community centers and other locations around the nation offering screenings. Every test is painless, non-invasive and quick. Besides providing screenings in communities, Lifeline also operates corporate wellness programs for employers that want to empower their employees to proactively manage their health. Employers only see the aggregated results as general data, while employees get their personal test results by mail.

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