Don't Wait for Symptoms: How an NHS Health Check Can Save Your Life
Your health is one of the most important things you have, and it's crucial to take care of it. Sometimes, we can overlook the need for regular health check-ups until it's too late. That's why an NHS Health Check is so important.
The free NHS Health Checks are for people aged 40 to 74 who live in Coventry and do not have a pre-existing cardiovascular condition.
The health check is designed to detect potential health issues early before they become more serious. By taking advantage of the Health Check service, you can potentially prevent or slow down serious health conditions and improve your overall health.
Many health conditions, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, can have no symptoms initially. However, if left untreated, they can lead to serious complications such as heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and blindness. Early detection is key to preventing these complications and improving your health outcomes.
Importance of a Health Check
According to statistics, nearly one-third of adults in the UK are living with high blood pressure, and more than four million people are living with diabetes. However, many of these individuals are not aware of their condition. A health check can help detect these conditions early, allowing for early intervention and treatment. They can also identify other potential health issues such as high cholesterol and kidney disease.
What to Expect During an NHS Health Check
During the check-up, a professional health coach will ask you about your medical history, lifestyle habits, and any current symptoms or concerns. They will also measure the following health factors:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar levels
- Waist circumference
- BMI (body mass index)
Based on your results, you may be offered further tests or referred to a specialist for further assessment. By getting a health check, you can potentially prevent or slow down serious health conditions by detecting issues early.
Don't wait for symptoms to appear before taking care of your health. Book your free NHS Health Check. Investing in your health now can help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.
For more information about our clinics or if you would like to book an appointment, please contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team:
0800 122 3780