What is Life Line Screening?
Life Line Screening is a revolutionary technique that utilizes ultrasound technology that uses sound waves to scan specific areas of your body that can hold clues to health issues you may be having, or may be prone to later in life.
There are three types of health screenings offered by Life Line Screening:
First, there are ultrasound screenings. When many people think of an ultrasound they typically think of technique that is used to monitor a baby during pregnancy. This same technology can be used in a multitude of ways that can detect potentially major health issues.
Next, there are blood screenings. These use a very specific and painless finger prick method. The results from a simple finger prick can identify major issues that you may be prone to, including diabetes or heart disease.
Finally, there is the limited electrocardiograph screening. This is typically used when looking at issues related to the heart. Unlike many heart tests, the screening is completely non invasive and you can stay fully clothes.
What is a Bone Density Scan?
Life Line Screening offers specific bone density scans designed to look for bone loss before it becomes a major issue. Bone loss can lead to Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is especially dangerous because many of us often don’t realize we have it until our mobility is limited or we have an injury. Catching bone loss early can help preserve your mobility as you age and prevent injuries.
Why a Bone Density Scan is the Best Choice to Avoid Osteoporosis :
One of the most troubling things about Osteoporosis is that we likely don’t know we have it until it is too late. Often, people are unaware that they have Osteoporosis until they fracture or break a bone. Additionally, people are often aware of the severity of their Osteoporosis. Symptoms are generally very vague. They include things like back pain that can have multiple causes.
One Simple Thing to Prepare for Your Lifeline Screening :
Life Line Screening prides itself on providing incredibly simple screenings. The Bone Density Test only requires one thing to prepare yourself for your screening. Simply be cognizant that you will need to remove your shoes and socks and dress so you will feel comfortable when you remove them. For that reason, do not wear any pantyhose or leggings with feet on them.
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