NHS health checks - What is the NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check looks for signs that you’re at increased risk of:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • kidney disease
  • type 2 diabetes
  • dementia

Sometimes you can have warning signs for a condition without knowing it. Understanding your level of risk lets you make small changes to reduce your risk of these diseases.

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