Learn More about Life Line Screening Today

Most of you do not know what Life Line Screening is and how to prepare for it. If that is the condition, you are at the right place.

To start, Life Line Screening is a simple process that aims at detecting and identifying disease-causing symptoms before they manifest and spread to other parts of the body. The universal screening done today involves screening of cancerous cells.

Due to the improvement in technology, most procedures are simple and quick. This is because; the Ultrasound machines used are made with high-level technology. That is why you need very little preparation.

NOTE: It is always advisable that you ask your doctor what type of testing will be conducted so that you get prepared.

Depending on the kind of diseases being screened, you will need different procedures preparation. But there are common preparations for all illness.

1. For all screens that involve the chest and upper abdomen, you should wear a loose two-piece cloth that is easy to open. That means that, if you have a pantyhose, never wear one. During some tests like Carotid artery testing, dressed in a turtle necked shirt is not allowed.

2. In case of atrial fibrillation, avoid smearing your body with any oil or lotion. You are also required to leave your watch at home and turn off your phone if you have one.

3. If you are going for an aortic aneurysm, fast for about four hours. This means that you eat just a half of what you have been eating. Drink some water or tea if you become thirsty. Do not leave your medicine if you are taking some. For diabetic patients, please stick to your meals.

4. If you are going for any blood pressure testing, wear a short sleeved shirt. This will allow secure attachment of blood pressure cuffs. Some fasting is required too. Fast 7 hours if that is possible.

5. Some conditions like elevated C-reactive protein and ALT/AST need no preparation. Some like osteoporosis risk and type 2 diabetes need about eight hours of fasting.

Results depend on the type of testing which is being conducted. Some results are instant while others need some waiting.

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The Face of Plastic Surgery; Dr. Jennifer Walden

Jennifer Walden is a licensed Plastic Surgeon based in Austin Texas. She was brought up in Austin, and that’s why she moved Walden’s practice from New York and set up shop in Austin

Jennifer Walden acquired her training at the University of Texas medical branch where she graduated as the salutatorian of her class with a bachelor’s degree in Arts of Biology. She was also elected president of the Texas Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She did her externship at the prestigious Plastic Surgery Associates in Miami.

After her externships, she received an invitation to work in Manhattan at the world renowned fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat hospital where she grew in knowledge and stature. She greatly benefited from the many of the world’s best doctors who practice within the center.

Jennifer then established a reputed practice in New York City but later moved to Austin in 2011 so that her children would be closer to their extended family. Being one of only 12 women who practice cosmetic surgery in Texas, places her in a class of her own. She considers herself a “rarity” when it comes to plastic surgeons. She credits this to the number of years it takes to study for the profession, making hard choices that women in her line of work find difficulty dealing with like raising a family.

Dr. Walden is a published author and respected expert in the field of plastic surgery. She has received many accolades and is a regular on most news and entertainment TV networks where she gives expert advice on the advancement of the cosmetic industry. She also is a consultant to various aesthetic companies that deal in manufacturing products used by plastic surgeons. She also has an “inventor” developing tools for breast augmentation.

Dr. Walden is clearly the face of plastic surgery in Texas and beyond.