Summit Health is offering vascular disease screenings on Saturday, October 18 at Waynesboro Hospital.
Screening tests are available for three major vascular conditions including:
Stroke/carotid artery disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Pbdominal aortic aneurysm
Registration for the screenings is required. Call (717) 217-6800 to register. The cost will be $25 for each screening test.
So what is Vascular Disease?
Vascular disease is any condition that affects your circulatory system, which is the system of blood vessels that carry blood throughout our bodies. The circulatory system is an extremely important system that keeps us alive.
Problems can develop in our blood vessels, like plaque that creates blockages in the vessels or weakened vessel walls that can rupture and cause blood to leak from our circulatory system.
So who is at risk?
People over the age of 40 with the following risk factors or symptoms could benefit from these preventative health screenings.
Risk factors include:
High blood pressure
History of smoking
Family history of stroke, heart disease or abdominal aortic aneurysm
Sudden temporary weakness or numbness in your face, arms, legs on one side of your body.
Sudden loss of speech, slurred speech, or trouble understanding speech or written words.
Sudden loss or shading of your vision in one or both eyes.
Cold feet and legs.
Poor wound healing or ulcers on your feet.
Pain in calves, thighs or buttocks during walking which is relieved by rest.