What is an NHS health check?
It's basically a free midlife MOT. It can help you spot upcoming heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke and other health problems.
If you're aged 40-74 and don't already have a diagnosis for one of these conditions, you should have an NHS health check.
It takes about 20 minutes. The health professional - usually a nurse - will ask you some simple questions, measure and weigh you, take your blood pressure and probably a small prick of blood from your finger. Based on this, they will be able to give you an idea of your risk of several serious diseases: heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes.
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