Plan to prevent up to 10 diseases

What health matters to you & yours?

So, possible prevention actions now?

1. Welcome to this health website, who it is for, how it helps you prevent 10 diseases

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

3. So, possible next disease prevention actions for you?

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1. Welcome to this health website, who it is for, how it helps you prevent diseases

Who is this health website for?

1. For people who want to think ahead to improve their future health, check their risks of serious long term diseases here, and take the best simple steps to prevent diseases.

2. For those who are short of money, and living in crowded town and city areas where long-term health is poor.

3. For older people, who have seen elderly friends and family suffer ill health, and want to age with much better health.

Aim?

This website aims to help you and yours prevent up to 10 long-term diseases, and live longer in good health. It gives you links to the best steps to prevent them, using the latest world health research. e.g. best ways to protect mental health, published in March 2021.

2. 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. If not, ‘do it yourself’ using help on this website to check your risks and prevent heart diseases and prevent strokes. Check blood pressure is vital.

How 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?

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

If a worry for you, an early test is important. So suggest Refer to a mental health specialist without bothering your GP. Good tests are able to detect memory loss problems with 90% accuracy in a 5-minute test.

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

pointing fingerWhat actions could I plan to check my personal risks and prevent another 5 long-term diseases? e.g. prevent Cancers; avoid getting new Viruses; prevent Pneumonia and Shingles; avoid Kidney diseases; cut down if too much Stress?

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

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

  • Check your risks of long-term diseases, by using risks links in diseases listed above.
  • 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 healthcare plan to discuss with your doctors.
  • page updated 11 June 2021. © 2021 social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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