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Whether you feel nervous around new technology or you're someone who likes to have the latest gadgets, these pages explain the benefits technology can bring, helping you and yours to live independently, or get fitter and healthier.
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The NHS Health Check is a sophisticated check of your heart health. The check is aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74, and will involve measuring your blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and asking you some lifestyle questions. The aim is to help you to find out whether you are at increased risk of certain serious health conditions.
Think of your NHS Health Check as being your 'midlife MOT'. It checks that some of your body's most important systems are all running smoothly.
Crucially, your NHS Health Check can detect potential problems before they do real damage. Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and some forms of dementia. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented. Your NHS Health Check will assess your risk of developing these health problems, and give you personalised advice on how to reduce it.
This service is free of charge, including any follow-up tests or appointments. You can refer yourself, or someone you know directly to Anglian Community Enterprise for a health check in Essex. Fill in the online enquiry form on their Contact Us page, or telephone: 0800 022 4524 - option 4.
For more information on the NHS Health Check and how to get one, go to the NHS Choices website.
Provide's Essex Lifestyle Service aims to empower the people of Essex to make healthy lifestyle choices, and live healthier happier lives. This is done by listening to you, discussing your needs, and providing up to date support to help you make changes to your current lifestyle.
They offer stop smoking support, guidance on diet and exercise, and help with developing increased self-esteem and self-management. They also offer classes to support people suffering from long term conditions, and are able to sign post people to appropriate support provided in their community.
The organisations have Health Trainers who will support you in changing aspects of your lifestyle to reduce the risks of becoming unwell. These can be things such as giving up smoking, giving up or reducing alcohol intake, improving your diet, losing weight, or becoming more physically active.
As you get older, you are more likely to develop conditions less common in younger people. Once you reach the age of 65 you will be invited to a variety of NHS health checks, and some new screening and health tests. Any screening which began earlier in adulthood will continue, such as screening for different types of cancer.
Listed below are the screening tests you may be offered once you reach the age of 65:
If you are over 65 and would like to find out more about the NHS health checks available to you, contact Anglian Community Enterprise by filling in the online enquiry form on their Contact Us page, or calling them on: 0800 022 4524 - option 4.
For more information about health checks that can help the aged across Essex, visit the NHS Choices website.
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