Plan to prevent 10 diseases

What health matters to you & yours?

Why personal health plans? Actions now?


1. What matters to you & your family about your health?

2. Why your own personal health plan?

3. So, what next actions?

[Time to read: 8 minutes]

1. What matters to you & your family about your health?

What is meant by high blood pressure (BP)? How do I manage BP?

1 person in every 3 adults has high blood pressure [NHS, 2018]. As USA experts tell us [35] , this is ‘above 130/80 mmHg’. 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].

How do we check heart, stroke and blood vessels risks? And then manage heart health better? For this, some of us can get a NHS Health Check to measure our risks and help change our lifestyle. Or prevent heart diseases and prevent strokes by ‘do it yourself’ with help on this website on your risks and prevention actions. Checking blood pressure is vital.

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?

“What are my other biggest health risks over the next 10 years? e.g. getting new types of viruses? Pneumonia? Kidney diseases? Shingles? Too much Stress? pointing fingerWhat actions could I plan to prevent another 5 long-term diseases?

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

2. Why your own personal plan to prevent up to 10 diseases?

To prevent yourself, or your loved ones, getting serious long-term diseases, do not wait! If you delay, the risks will increase.

First, check which diseases you are at risk of, in the next 10 years. To do this, you can use our links above, and in next page, to reliable risk checking tools for each disease. Then look at links on other pages here to actions and targets to reduce these health risks from trusted health websites, such as the UK NHS, WHO, American Heart Association, etc. Then discuss their suggested actions with your home carer and doctors and nurses, and put in your own written health plan. This means you will not forget them! And can get reminders from your mobile phone if you want.

monitoring blood pressureAmazing how many people have never had a cholesterol blood test, nor checked their blood pressure. This website gives links to trusted diseases prevention actions, many from the UK NHS, to put in your own health plan, or the plans of family members.

Now you can plan your own better health online, and so avoid many visits to medical surgeries and hospitals where there may be viruses. In 2020 these easy to use digital tools have become very important — possibly life-saving.

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This is a no-brainer,” Dr Michael Snyder at Stanford University, tells us. “Everyone already does home shopping. Why would we not do home healthcare? Why wait days to go to a doctor’s office where you can get a virus?”

A girl born in a deprived area of UK is expected to live 19 fewer years in “good health” than one born in a least deprived areas [evidence ref. 53]. Shocking! We all could help change these health differences!

Got 5 minutes? video cameraWatch video stories of people living in poverty and poor health.

3. pointing fingerSo, what next actions will you take?

  • Check your risks of long-term diseases, by using risks links in diseases listed above, or on more diseases next page.
  • Get UK NHS and other trusted professional help with prevention actions, in guidance links above.
  • Decide on actions and targets, and put in your own draft plan to discuss with your doctors.

page updated 05 May 2021. © 2021 social enterprise™ Ltd.

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