The focus of my forum and blog are to educate people about the potential options for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Many disorders are more reliably and easily treated when identified in an early stage. Life style behaviors can be initiated and medications can be started to prevent any damage to the body. Hypertension is a good example. Diet, exercise and stress management all help to decrease the chance of having hypertension. However, if one does suffer from hypertension; early treatment with the appropriate medication decreases the chance of congestive heart failure, irreversible injury to the heart or lungs and stroke.
To this end, my practice has partnered with LifeLife Screening. LifeLine Screening offers tests like carotid ultrasound, ultrasound to ruleout abdominal aortic aneurysm, atrial fibrillation screening and osteoporosis screening. Visit my web site at www.kirkseyvascular.com
to learn more. Other agencies offer the same service in various areas, but I am only aware of this one. The point is, early identification is an essential component of good health and if your insurance will not reimburse you for simple, effective screening tests, seek out another cost effective, reliable source.