Your health is one of the most important things you can have. There is a variety of health issues that can be prevented or treated before they spread too far if you catch them early enough. Therefore, it is important to step in and do a screening even if you don’t think you have any health problems. People don’t always think about testing as an essential thing to impact their quality of life, but if you ask someone who has cancer, they would say that pre-screening would have helped their case. It is recommended that both men and women test for different health problems at least once a year. Those with a family history of cancer or diabetes as well as a variety of heart issues are advised to screen more often.
There are three different options for screening. Ultrasound which is meant for everything from osteoporosis risk to artery aneurysms. Finger-stick blood screenings are mainly for the possibilities of increased cholesterol, glucose and other sensitivities. There is also an electrocardiograph which is primarily designed for heart problems.
If you want to get any of the tests done or you have already arranged the screening date, there are a couple of things to take into account. All screenings are as non-intrusive as possible, but there can be some pain involved, especially drawing blood.
You will have to fill out a form and pay for the service when required. Make sure to disclose all necessary information to avoid any issues later and don’t worry about missing your time since there will be a member of staff calling your name when the time is right. If you are scheduled for bone density screening, you will have to remove one of your socks and shoes before placing your foot on the machine. The process takes about five minutes and is not painful.
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If you have questions about any procedures, don’t be afraid to ask as the technicians will gladly walk you through each process and explain what individual machines do and how they perform the services. It will help you with nervousness if there is any and you don’t have to worry about doing anything wrong. Dress comfortably and in such way so you can quickly remove a piece of clothing if necessary.
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