Life Line Screening Takes Detecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms to Heart

Established in 1991 Life Line Screening specializes in community-based health care screenings for adults. Serving both the U.S. and the U.K. Life Line Screening performed screenings on 8,000,000 people world wide. The company stages 16,000 screening events annually. Their commitment to their patients earned Life Line Screening an A plus rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Using the most modern medical imaging technology and blood work Life Line Screening’s team of highly qualified techs and board certified physicians can identify risk factors for over 20 serious illnesses. The benefit to patients is having the knowledge they need to possibly keep a potential illness from becoming an actual illness.

Life Line Screening’s commitment to better health extends into research. Over a five year period, they gathered information from 3.1 million medical and lifestyle surveys and ultrasound images that revealed a risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm(AAA). AAA is an enlargement of the lower part of the aorta. AAA is usually symptomless. If an aneurysm expands one may experience feeling of pulsation near the navel, deep and unabating pain in the abdomen side of the abdomen or the back. Should an aneurysm rupture it will cause a potentially fatal internal bleed.

The object of the study was to gain a better understanding of the risk factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. It was learned that the number of years a person smokes and the number of cigarettes they smoke increased the risk for AAA. The further overweight an individual is the chances of developing an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm increases exponentially. Weight loss diminishes the risk of AAA. Another bit of knowledge gained was that a diet rich in fruits vegetables and nuts lowers  chances of developing an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Researchers found that cardiovascular diseases like AAA can occur ten years earlier in males than in females to learn more: http://www.lifelinescreeningblog.com/ click here.

This research led to a better method of detecting Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. The new testing method made it possible to screen a larger segment of the at risk population. The new testing method doubled the number of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms that were detected.