Brighton residents are invited to get a free health check at a mobile liver screening roadshow.
The British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver roadshow is coming to Ship Street on October 18 to raise awareness of liver disease.
Members of the public can go along to the mobile unit from 10am to 4pm to find out what preventative measures they can take to keep their liver healthy and be offered a free liver scan.
The roadshow comprises a mobile unit where people can take a free online screening test and find out if they are at risk. Free liver health scanning will also be available using a non-invasive device. There will be expert guidance on how to keep livers healthy from healthcare professionals who will be on hand to provide advice on diet, exercise and healthy living.
Pamela Healy, chief executive of British Liver Trust, said: “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. 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 and the first one hundred people to attend will receive a free non-invasive scan. Approximately 20 per cent of the people we scan need to have further checks.”
Those who cannot attend the event can check their liver health online by doing the online screening test at www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/screener.