Why might you need a health check?
Everyone at age 40 and over is eligible for an NHS health check every 5 years until age 74.
However, many conditions are symptomless in the early stages and may occur earlier than age 40, or develop complications in the future during the 5 year gap.
Many early signs can be improved with simple lifestyle changes (such as diet changes, supplementation, and exercise). Therefore, pinpointing the areas needing improvement can help avoid complications in the future by giving you the knowledge and motivation needed to improve.
Regular mole and skin checks will help in recognising the early stages of malignancy by using a dermoscope. Mole mapping can help you monitor changes in existing moles, which can be suspicious but do not require a biopsy.
Subsequently, you may want to have regular health checks to monitor changes in your body as you work on improving the areas flagged as needing improvement. This provides a great source of motivation and reassurance that your efforts are positively affecting your health.