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WHAT IS A HEALTH CHECK?

The HEALTH CHECK is a great way to manage your health, even if you are feeling well and healthy, the health check is available to you.

YOUR HEALTH

The Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you are at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

  1. Heart disease 
  2. Diabetes 
  3. Kidney disease 
  4. Stroke.


If you are over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to be aware.


If you are aged 40-74, you should have a Health Check every five years. Your HEALTH CHECK is free, there's zero cost to you, and you could be saving your life in the long term.

HOW WILL IT HELP ME?

Your  Health Check assessment will measure your risks of developing health problems, and give you advice on how to prevent future health problems.


The risk level varies from person to person, but everyone is at risk of developing.

ILLNESSES AND DISEASES FACTS

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Most deaths from heart disease are from heart attacks with an average of 90,000 attacks in England per year. The Health Check can help reduce your risk of heart disease by encouraging simple lifestyle changes.

Stroke: Every year over 110,000 people in England have a stroke - it is the third largest cause of death after heart disease and cancer. The Health Check can help reduce your risk of stroke by encouraging simple lifestyle changes such as healthy diet and regular exercise.  

Type 2 diabetes: 6% of adults have diagnosed diabetes, of which almost 90% have type 2 diabetes. By the time they are usually diagnosed, many people with Type 2 show signs of health complications, with Type 2 diabetes becoming more common, the Health Check presents an opportunity for individuals to take steps earlier, such as weight control and exercise, to prevent or even reverse type 2 diabetes in its early stages.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD): There are a number of risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease, including having high blood pressure and diabetes. The Health Check can help reduce your risk of developing kidney disease by encouraging simple lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, regular exercise and drinking in moderation.

Dementia: One of the biggest health challenges facing the UK. An estimated 800,000 people are living with dementia in England. The Health Check can help reduce your risk of developing certain dementias by encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle.

Cancer: By making healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet, regularly exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight you can lower your cancer risk. The Health Check is an opportunity to evaluate your lifestyle and get advice on making these simple changes.

Your Health Check can detect potential health problems before they do real damage.