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Topics of the month are: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Diabetes. Look for a screening near you.

  Would you allow yourself to get a disease knowing you could have prevented it? Like most of us you probably would not, yet every year 600,000 Americans suffer a stroke, of them 160,000 die. Although most Americans know the dangers of strokes, abdominal aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, peripheral arterial and heart disease most do not know that they can prevent these diseases through early detection and prompt, aggressive treatment. The majority are unaware that the technology to be screened outside of a clinical and hospital setting is now available, or that it is painless, affordable, and convenient.

  With the structure and cost of the heath care industry today, physicians are now at the mercy of insurance companies. Very often their hands are tied when it comes to ordering certain types of tests. Unfortunately, these diseases do not have a lot of forth-warning symptoms and the physician will often need to wait to order a test until it is sometimes to late and the disease has reached severe stages.

  American Screening has access to the most advance ultrasound equipment available to a mobile unit. Together with a specially trained staff, a board certified Vascular Surgeon and Cardiologist reading our studies., American Screening is doing its part in trying to reach the over 50 million people with undiagnosed osteoporosis, vascular, heart disease, and other detectable conditions though literature, seminars, and health screenings.

  American Screening established with two goals in mind. First to "SAVE LIVES". By screening for these diseases the patient and physician can become informed of these life threatening conditions before any devastating consequences happen, and are the able to take necessary steps to treat and aggressively attack these diseases. Secondly, to make everyone more aware of their health and well being so that they may use the knowledge to improve and maintain their health and better their quality of life.

 

"The best weapon against stroke remains preventing"

-- John Hopkins White Papers, 1997.

 

"Because no prescription is more valuable than knowledge"

--Everett Koop, Surgeon General of United States of America

Screenings are eligible for flexible spending accounts

and health savings accounts.

And for some of you they are even tax deductiable.

Topics of the Month 

What is abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

The aorta is the largest artery in your body, and it carries oxygen-rich blood pumped out of, or away from, your heart. Your aorta runs through your chest, where it is called the thoracic aorta. When it reaches your abdomen, it is called the abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta supplies blood to the lower part of the body. In the abdomen, just below the navel, the aorta splits into two branches, called the iliac arteries, which carry blood into each leg.

When a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges, it is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The pressure from blood flowing through your abdominal aorta can cause a weakened part of the aorta to bulge, much like a balloon. A normal aorta is about 1 inch (or about 2 centimeters) in diameter. However, an AAA can stretch the aorta beyond its safety margin as it expands. Aneurysms are a health risk because they can burst or rupture. A ruptured aneurysm can cause severe internal bleeding, which can lead to shock or even death.
 
Less commonly, AAA can cause another serious health problem called embolization. Clots or debris can form inside the aneurysm and travel to blood vessels leading to other organs in your body. If one of these blood vessels becomes blocked, it can cause severe pain or even more serious problems, such as limb loss.
 
Fortunately, especially when diagnosed early before it causes symptoms, an AAA can be treated, or even cured, with highly effective and safe treatments. Get your screening today, you don't want to be one of the few who go untreated.

7 Interesting FACTS Abouts Diabetes

1.) 10.3 million Americans aged 60 or older have diabetes

2.) 20.8 million Americans (7% of the population) have diabetes, yet about 6.2 million of them have not been diagnosed with it

3.) African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Alaska Natives and older adults have higher rates of type 2 diabetes

4.) Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes

5.) Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20 to 74 years of age

6.) Diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease

7.) The rate of amputation in people with diabetes is 10 times higher than in people without diabetes

! GET TESTED TODAY !

 

 

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