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LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Visit NHS Live Well.
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT - ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT?
Exercise needed for adults per week. Visit NHS Live Well.
You can book in with our nurses or Dr Ubayasiri in our practice OR call Smokefree Wandsworth freephone 0800 389 7921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at www.stopsmokingwandsworth.co.uk. Our local pharmacies can also help you quit smoking – just pop into any of them for help. Remember, you are 4 times more likely to quit smoking for good if you seek professional help than go it alone.
PREVENTING HEART DISEASE, STROKE, DIABETES, KIDNEY DISEASE AND DEMENTIA
If you are aged between 40 and 74 years-old you are eligible for an NHS healthcheck once every 5 years. At this we can check your cholesterol and blood pressure, weight, exercise levels, family history and alcohol intake to work out if you are more at risk of heart disease than other people your age. If your blood pressure is raised we will also check your kidney function and if you are overweight or there is a family history of diabetes, we will also screen you for diabetes. If your alcohol intake is raised, we can check your liver function. Visit NHS Health Check.