45 To 49 Year Old Health Checks
45 to 49 year old Health Checks.
The 45 to 49 (inclusive) year old health check is part of the Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI) announced by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in February 2006. The health check assists with the detection and prevention of chronic disease. It enables early intervention strategies.
What does a Health Check Involve.
A health check in your mid to late 40s can assist you in making the necessary lifestyle changes to prevent or delay the onset of chronic disease. The health check involves taking your history, noting your current health issues and risk factors as well as looking at your family history of chronic disease. The health check will look at:
- Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition or alcohol misuse;
- Biomedical risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, impaired glucose metabolism or excess weight;
- Family history of a chronic disease.
Also other examinations considered necessary by the GP or Nurse.
After the Health Check.
Once the health assessment has been completed, the GP or Nurse will then provide information and advice on the strategies you can use to achieve lifestyle and behaviour changes. By checking your lifestyle for health risks, you receive personalised advice on how to reduce your risk of illness by making some healthy changes, providing you with practical advice to help you improve your health, and putting you in touch with expert advice, information and support.
Overall, this health check aims to find, prevent and lessen the effect of disease by giving our Team the opportunity to look at your lifestyle and for some health problems. Getting in early can have a big impact later on.