Over 70s Healthcheck Q

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check/your-nhs-health-check-results-and-action-plan/

The Qrisk calculator predicts whether you would benefit from a cholesterol tablet (statin) to reduce your risk of strokes and heart attack

by up to 40 percent. It uses factors such as the below to calculate the risk.

Some of the factors such as family history, age, other conditions we are limited in what we can do in which

case the cholesterol tablets if agreeable may be started straight away.

This is more important now that we are living longer.

We do not want to have heart attacks or strokes to end or damage our lives.

Lifestyle adjustments 

What lifestyle changes can I make?
You may have noticed that the list of risk factors includes things we can change (such as smoking
status, weight and blood pressure) and things we cannot change (such as age and gender). We can
therefore try to reduce our risk by taking a few simple steps including:
 Stop smoking – consider swapping to vaping initially which is considerably less risky.
 Eat a healthy balanced diet – low in fat, sugar and salt. Eat 5 fruit / veg a day.
 Reduce alcohol intake – aim for less than 14 units a week for men and women.
 Keep an eye on your weight and take steps to lose weight if needed. Aim for BMI 20-25.
 Exercise regularly (walking is a great start).
 Taking medication to reduce blood pressure if needed.

Diet –

  • choose wholegrain varieties of starchy food
  • reduce their intake of sugar and food products containing refined sugars including fructose
  • eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day
  • eat at least 2 portions of fish per week, including a portion of oily fish
  • eat at least 4 to 5 portions of unsalted nuts, seeds and legumes per weekavoiding excessive meat and cheese (cholesterol)

 

These are not always good enough to bring your Qrisk to below 10 percent but are valuable.

Cholesterol tablets if indicated are a valuable medicine that we use to prevent

you having a heart attack and stroke.

 

If your qrisk is 10 which means 10 percent change of you having problems in the next 10 years and 90 chance of it not happening.

A Qrisk of 10 percent, if you looked at 100 people, 10 people would have an event in the next ten years

This means up to 4 would not have the event if 100 people treated with a cholesterol tablet.

Advice regarding statins if you were recommended them –

 

Other medicines/food stuffs- *Need to avoid grapefruit and certain medicines as they may interact raising blood statin levels. They can cause muscle aches and pains sometimes. They can rarely cause serious muscle damage.

In the uncommon event that you get significant muscle pain stop the statin and attend surgery.

Bloods are needed 3 months after starting.

We have a leaflet about statins and are happy to start you on a statin or discuss this further.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you have a blood pressure machine? Home BP monitoring Info

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What is your blood pressure? https://queensbowersurgery.co.uk/?page_id=6968

What is your weight? ideally in kg

What is your height? ideally in meters

Information On Body Mass Index

 

Alcohol – How much do you drink a day?
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– Less Than 14 units per week
– More than 14 U per week

Do you smoke ?
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– Never smoked
– Ex-smoker
– Current non-smoker
– Occasional smoker
– Less than 9 per day
– Between 10-19 per day
– More than 20 per day

Smoking advice

Information on smoking – Smoking Cripples and Kills You. You will PAy For It. Stop Now.

Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of early death.

Half of all lifelong smokers will die prematurely, usually about 10 years younger than non-smokers.

The main causes of death from smoking are heart disease and strokes, lung cancer and

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Would you like help to stop smoking?

– No
– Yes why we feel you should give up smoking including cost and health damage and what you can do to stop 

The stop smoking services are offered through the GP Alliance Stubbit Program. The appointments can be booked through the receptionists.

As a general rule

  • do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity, every week
  • do regular muscle-strengthening exercise
  • reduce the amount of time spent sitting or lying down

Do you do any exercise? Advice on exercise
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– Yes
– Yes – every day
– Yes – once a week
– Yes – once month

Type and amount of physical activity at work

I am not in employment (e.g. retired, retired for health reasons, unemployed, full-time carer etc.)

I spend most of my time at work sitting (such as in an office)

I spend most of my time at work standing or walking. However, my work does not require much intense physical effort (e.g. shop assistant, hairdresser, security guard, childminder, etc.)

My work involves definite physical effort including handling of heavy objects and use of tools (e.g. plumber, electrician,carpenter, cleaner, hospital nurse, gardener, postal delivery workers etc.)

My work involves vigorous physical activity including handling of very heavy objects (e.g. scaffolder, construction worker, refuse collector, etc.) 

During the last week, how many hours did you spend on each of the following activities?

  Physical exercise
(i.e. swimming, jogging, aerobics, football, tennis, gym workout, etc.)
Cycling
(including cycling to work) and during leisure time
Walking
(including walking to work), shopping, etc..
Housework or childcare
Gardening or DIY

 

Walking pace How would you describe your walking pace?

 

Do you think you eat a healthy diet?

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/

Information on healthy diet

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– Yes

Do you eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each day ?

– No
– Yes

Family History


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Bowel Screening

Why it’s offered

Bowel cancer is a common type of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 20 people will get it during their lifetime.

Screening can help detect bowel cancer at an early stage, when it’s easier to treat. It can also be used to help check for and remove small growths in the bowel called polyps, which can turn into cancer over time.

When it’s offered

NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 55 or over, as this is when you’re more likely to get bowel cancer:

  • if you’re 55, you’ll automatically be invited for a one-off bowel scope screening test, if it’s available in your area
  • if you’re 60 to 74, you’ll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years
  • if you’re 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/faqs/


If aged over fifty, have you had your prostate tested?

Instead of a national screening programme, there is an informed choice programme, called prostate cancer risk management, for healthy men aged 50 or over who ask their GP about PSA testing. It aims to give men good information on the pros and cons of a PSA test.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/prostate-cancer/psa-testing/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/prostate-cancer/should-i-have-psa-test/

Do you want PSA testing?
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– No

Do you know how to check your balls

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– Yes
– No

hertfordshire complete-testicle-screening-information

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Testicular self-exam

The best time for you to examine your testicles is during or after a bath or shower, when the skin of the sac is relaxed.

  • Hold your penis out of the way and examine each testicle separately.
  • Hold your testicle between your thumbs and fingers with both hands and roll it gently between your fingers.
  • Look and feel for any hard lumps or nodules (smooth rounded masses) or any change in the size, shape, or consistency of your testicles.

It’s normal for one testicle to be slightly larger than the other, and for one to hang lower than the other

 

 

 

Do you know how to check your breasts

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Breast screening 

About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If it’s detected early, treatment is more successful and there’s a good chance of recovery.

Saving lives from breast cancer

Screening saves about 1 life from breast cancer for every 200 women who are screened.

This adds up to about 1,300 lives saved from breast cancer each year in the UK.

Looking after and how to examine your breasts

Easy_guide_to_breast_screening

As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women aged from 50 to their 71st birthday who are registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every 3 years.

Do you check your breasts regularly?

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Cervical screening 

This screening program is not open to you when 70.

However, please make an appointment if you have post-menopausal bleeding or other concerns.






 

 

 

 

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Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of early death.

Half of all lifelong smokers will die prematurely, usually about 10 years younger than non-smokers.

The main causes of death from smoking are heart disease and strokes, lung cancer and

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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We can refer to the GP Alliance Stubbit Service to help you stop.

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NHS smokefree – a dedicated support service to help smokers quit. Visit the website or call the Smokefree National Helpline number on:

0300 123 1044

Ash – Action on Smoking and Health – a campaigning public health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

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For help with alcohol/drugs if needed Recovery Network Call their information

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