As we advance in age, our bodies become more susceptible to the ravages of injury and disease. Some ailments make themselves known immediately: broken bones, sprains, head and muscle aches, etc. But there are other, more insidious, health issues that are not so readily apparent and that may not show outward symptoms for extended periods of time, sometimes until it’s too late. That’s when some simple tests can be your best defense against catastrophic illness.
Life Line Screening Could Save Your Life
Life Line Screening is the leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the country, and they will be offering their services in Wallingford on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. This potentially life-saving clinic will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 382 Hope Hill Road in Wallingford and will be a one day only event.
Many people think that, if these screenings were really necessary, their doctor would order them done himself. However, most insurance companies will not pay for them unless there are noticeable symptoms. The problem is, only 1 in 5 people who have a stroke show symptoms or warning signs.
The following screenings will be available:
- Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening (checks for build-up of fatty plaque, the leading cause of strokes)
- Heart Rhythm Screening (EKG test that checks for irregular heart rhythm, which can increase the risk of stroke by 5 times)
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (Ultrasound test for the presence of an enlargement in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aorta)
- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening (checks for extreme plaque build-up in the lower extremities)
The cost for all four of these screenings is $139; an additional screening can be done for Osteoporosis (abnormal bone mass density) for an additional $10. The total time for all 5 screenings is approximately 1 – 1.5 hours.
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in this country, and a leading cause of permanent disability. Please take the time to have these important tests done now to ensure that you – or a loved one – is not at risk for cardiovascular disease. Remember this is a one day event, and pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-395-1801 today to schedule your screenings. The life you save may be your own.