Adults in Birmingham are being encouraged to get a free health check with the arrival of a mobile liver screening roadshow.
Adults in Birmingham re being encouraged to get a free health check with the arrival of a mobile liver screening roadshow.
The British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver roadshow is coming to Selly Oak Shopping Park on Thursday 17th March 2022 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 may be offered a free liver scan.
Over 6,000 people are admitted to hospital in the West Midlands due to liver disease each year*. Nine in 10 cases of liver disease are preventable with the main causes being alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis.
Pamela Healy, Chief Executive, British Liver Trust, said: “Across the UK, 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 British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver campaign focuses on three simple steps to reduce your risk of liver disease:
- Drink within recommended limits and have three consecutive days off alcohol every week
- Eat a healthy diet and take more exercise
- Know the risk factors for viral hepatitis and get tested or vaccinated if at risk