If you’re in Broadmead this coming week, you can get a free liver scan to check your liver health.
The free scans will be taking place outside The Galleries Shopping Centre on Wednesday 19 October from 10am – 4pm.
The scans will be taking place in a mobile unit which is travelling the country as part of a mobile liver screening roadshow.
“One in five of us are at risk of liver disease and the numbers of people being diagnosed have been increasing at an alarming rate,” Pamela Healy, Chief Executive of British Liver Trust said.
?”Liver damage develops?silently with no signs or symptoms and people often don’t realise they have a problem until it is too late. Although the liver is remarkably?resilient,?if left until symptoms appear, the damage is often irreversible.
“The?Love Your Liver?roadshow?is a great opportunity for people to find out their risk of liver disease. Approximately 20 per cent of the people we scan need to have further checks.”
The main causes of liver disease are relate to alcohol consumption, obesity and viral hepatitis. Nine in ten cases of the disease are preventable. Nine in 10 cases of liver disease are preventable with the main causes being alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis.
The liver scans will be non-invasive and there will be expert guidance from healthcare professionals to give advice on healthy living.
The mobile unit will also be stopping at the following locations:
- Taunton – High Street (outside Hatchers), TA1 3PQ – Tuesday 18th October
- Swindon – Havelock Square, Havelock Street, Swindon SN1 1LE – Thursday 20th October
- Oxford – Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AJ – Friday 21st October
For more information, visit: https://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/screener