Getting your results
You'll usually be told your NHS Health Check results during the appointment.
You'll be given a cardiovascular disease risk score, which is an estimate of how likely you are to get heart disease or have a stroke in the next 10 years. You'll also find out your possible risk of developing kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes.
The higher your risk score, the more likely you are to develop one of these illnesses.
Depending on your score, you'll be given advice about how to lower your risk with lifestyle changes.
This could include talking about how to:
- Improve your diet
- Increase the amount of exercise you do
- Lose weight
- Stop smoking
You may also receive information about local services that can support you to make any changes.
If you're over 65, you'll also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
How will it help me?