Medical problems may come in many different forms and sometimes, it is necessary to have a checkup and determine why we are experiencing certain symptoms or what may be the issue going on inside of your body. One of the different tests that can be done is a vascular screening, which provides a checkup for the blood vessels of the human body. This type of test can help you determine if you are suffering from any type of vascular disease. It is important because not all vascular conditions will come with symptoms so testing your blood vessels can determine if they are healthy.
There are many different types of tests that can be done, including an EKG that will determine what the health of your blood vessels are. The EKG is something that typically is used to monitor your heart function but it is also vitally important for determining the health of the blood vessels as well. After all, the circulatory system works in a combined way in order to provide this for your body.
BASIC TESTING, INCLUDING EKGS, FOR CONDITIONS OF ARTERIES AND VEINS
Another test that can be done is an abdominal ultrasound. This is a test that is done to check for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which is a bulging and weak spot in that large artery within the abdomen. When you are having this test, you will lie on your back and images as well as measurements will be taken of the aorta. If the aneurysm is not treated, it can burst and you could have a life-threatening internal bleeding problem.
A carotid artery ultrasound checks the arteries in the neck that carry blood to your brain. If they have narrowed, it could lead to a stroke. The ankle brachial index is another type of test to see if you have peripheral artery disease.
If you would like to have any type of vascular screening or if it is recommended that you have it done, you can come to CPD Integrated Healthcare. This type of screening is always a good idea if you smoke, have high blood pressure, suffer from diabetes or are over the age of 60.