Hi! Your own health plan could prevent diseases

Why your own health plan?

What health questions matter to you and your family?

So, try some health screening tests and health risk tests?

1. Hi! Your own health plan could prevent diseases.

2. What health questions matter to you & your’s?

3. pointing fingerTry health screening tests & health risk tests?

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1. Welcome! Why your own health plan could prevent diseases? You could plan to prevent up to 10 diseases here.

1.1. 2021 research by UCL finds 1 in 3 British adults suffer from two or more long-term diseases in middle age, e.g. back problems, mental ill-health, high blood pressure, diabetes, or high-risk drinking [evidence ref. no. 57].

1.2. Some of us are short of money, and living in crowded city areas where long-term health is poor [57]. So important for us to plan ahead to prevent serious diseases.

1.3. Some of us older people have seen our elderly friends and family suffer bad health and die early. We all could plan to age and enjoy better health for up to 12 years longer. We give you links to the best steps to check your risks & prevent these diseases, using the latest trusted world health research. e.g. best ways to protect mental health (March 2021).

1.4. As the England NHS Long Term Plan (January 2019) says, “Patients’ Personal Health Records will hold a care plan that incorporates information added by the patient themselves, or their authorised carer. Making care plans available to the patient and all clinicians caring for them will help ensure care is not duplicated, tests are not repeated and appropriate joint actions are agreed. These personal records will also hold data that the patient chooses to share with the NHS, e.g. from digital blood pressure monitors or wearable heart monitors”.

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Interested in better & longer Health? Do some quick health screening and health risks tests now; and start a health plan for you and your’s to cut those risks!

2. What health questions matter to you & yours? Check & prevent lifestyle diseases here.

image 6 What is high blood pressure (BP)? How do I manage BP?

1 person in every 3 UK adults has high blood pressure [NHS, 2018]. Most of us have no symptoms of this “silent killer”. Half those with high blood pressure are not receiving any treatment, so are at risk of a stroke or heart diseases [33]. So they need to take actions now.

image 6How do we check heart, stroke and blood vessels disease risks? And then manage heart health better?

For this, some of us can get a UK NHS Health Check to measure our risks and help change our lifestyle. If not, go DIY, using these links: check your risks and prevent heart diseases and prevent strokes. Checking blood pressure is vital.

image 6How do we avoid diabetes?

Diet to prevent diabetes? What if, like 1 in 3 adults in England, I have ‘pre-diabetes? Could I use pre-diabetes to help avoid diabetes? Yes! [9,10]

image 6 How best protect my mental health, or of one I love?

Aan early test is important. So you could refer to a UK mental health specialist. Good mental health tests can detect memory loss problems with 90% accuracy in a 5-minute test [?]. Then, if needed, you could take the actions in the 2021 mental health international research results.

image 6“What are my other biggest health risks over the next 10 years?”

pointing fingerCheck your personal risks and prevent another 5 long-term diseases, using these links: prevent Cancers; avoid getting new Viruses; prevent Pneumonia and Shingles; avoid Kidney diseases; prevent lifestyle diseases.

image 6Tell us your own health question, if you wish. (Use the reply box at bottom of this page). We will come back to you!

3. pointing fingerSo, what actions will you take?

  • Get UK NHS and other trusted professional help with prevention actions, using the guidance links above.
  • Decide on actions and targets, and put in your own draft healthcare plan to discuss with your doctors.

page updated 16 October 2021. © 2021 social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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