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An Insight Into Lifeline Screening

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In the recent past, healthy living lifestyle has risen remarkably across all age groups. Other than keeping fit and frequent exercising, a healthy meal plan is also a significant metric that promotes a healthier you. In addition to dieting and exercising, health professionals advise that you should conduct professional checkups from time to time.

Lifeline screening, an affordable, convenient, painless and non-invasive screening, helps in ensuring that you keep your health in check at all times.

Different technologies are used in various screenings to determine particular conditions. While sonography, also known as ultrasound, uses sound waves to display internal organs as images on a screen, finger stick blood screening only requires blood samples from your finger’s print side to conduct the test. Other technologies in lifeline screening include the use of magnetic rays and electronic cardiograph.

Finger-stick blood screenings
• Glucose screening is done to determine blood sugar levels
• Elevated liver enzymes to check for liver injury
• High sensitive C reactive protein which tests for C reactive protein which might
consecutively interpret to a cardiovascular disease
• Comprehensive lipid panel screening for HDL and LDL checking good and bad
cholesterol sequentially.

Sonography screenings
• Bone mineral density to check for osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones
fragile due to calcium deficiency
• Carotid artery disease to test for congenital heart disease and stroke
• Ankle-brachial screening to check for peripheral arterial disease that causes
narrowing of arteries and minimized blood flow to other body parts, especially
the limbs
• Aortic aneurysm screening to check for swollen aorta which leads internal
bleeding and death

Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI) also known as CT scan
• Mostly used to monitor the growth of cancerous tumors in any part of the body.
Appropriate for the screening of liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer,
colon cancer, prostrate cancer and any cancer as advised by your health
professional.

Electro-cardiograph
• Checks for the general functionality of the heart and conditions such as irregular heartbeat that may lead to stroke.

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What to prepare before lifeline screening
• Meals taken two days before the day of screening should be light
• Do not consume anything precisely four hours before screening
• For gut related screening, take a quantified amount of castor oil as advised by
your health professional

What to wear during a lifeline screening
• Wear any two-piece loose fitting outfit during the screening most likely of linen
fabric
• Do not wear any jewelry, watch, belts or any metallic stuff on your body during
screening
• Avoid applications of oils and lotions

Benefits of screening

Having adopted a healthy living lifestyle, one is less prone to diseases. However, antibodies’ strength may beat that of the leucocytes in shielding your immunity resulting to health conditions. Screening helps in identifying the complications early enough and finding a medical correction for the detected condition.

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