Heart Qs

Often asked questions about preventing heart attacks and heart diseases?

  1. What does NHS Choices say are the main types of heart and blood vessels diseases, and best ways to prevent them?
  2. How does NHS Choices say you know if you have a healthy heart and healthy blood vessels, which could help you live 6 to 9 years longer and enjoy life more [21].
  3. When will you be invited by your GP for an NHS Health Check?
  4. To reduce your risks, first check your personal risk of getting heart diseases. Use NHS Choices official heart age calculator
  5. Why do people who follow NHS Choices guidelines for a healthy diet, and take regular exercise have lower rates of heart diseases and deaths? [11, 18]
  6. Blood pressure chart BPATo reduce your high blood pressure, follow treatments your doctor recommends. Want 12 extra ways to cut your blood pressure without drugs?
  7. If you are ‘Fat but fit’, are you at increased risk of heart disease?
  8. What are good heart beat rates while you are at rest or exercising?
  9. A blood clot can be serious. If it travels to the lungs it can cause a blockage and thousands of deaths each year. People in hospital have a higher chance of a blood clots because if they are unwell or not moving around their blood may not flow well. What are NICE’s simple steps to prevent blood clots in hospital?
  10. How have others like you improved heart health?  10 top tips from NHS Choices.
  11. Is there a good Heart Helpline I could talk to? Try the British Heart Foundation one.
  12. clinician 2

How to get the best from your GP?



Actions?  pointing finger2If you take decisions using the answers to these questions, we recommend putting them into your draft personal healthcare plan here  for discussion with your GP.

page updated 31 July 2018.  © 2018 social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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