Liver Scan and Awarness Event
You are invited to a free drop in liver scan and awareness event being held at the Urban Health and Fitness Gym in Christchurch on the 25th November from 9:30am - 1pm. The event will be staffed by our own RBH Liver Team who will be on hand to offer help and advice on how to look after your liver. They will also be making use of a mobile fibro scan for the first time in Christchurch! The purchase of a mobile liver scanner has been made possible by a very generous donation from Christchurch Rotary Club for which we are very grateful. Urban Health and Fitness have very kindly offered use of their space for free.
If you would like a free scan please do not eat for 2-3 hours before the scan so no breakfast until after!
Please help us promote this event amongst your staff, members and contacts so we can have a good gathering of people!
For more information you can contact Sara on:
Senior Community Fundraiser Bournemouth Hospital Charity Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 7DW
Telephone: (01202) 704060 E-Mail Sara.Armstrong@rbch.nhs.uk
6 Facts about the liver & liver disease
1. The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself.
2. The liver filters over a liter of blood each minute, removing toxins such as air pollutants, pesticides, cigarette smoke, environmental chemicals, alcohol, and prescription and non-prescription drugs.
3. Cirrhosis is the irreversible condition marked by the accumulation of scar tissue in the liver. Cirrhosis can be caused by alcohol consumption, hepatitis, right-sided heart failure and other conditions.
4. While alcoholic hepatitis is found mostly in alcoholics, it also occurs in people who are merely social drinkers.
5. Liver disease often develops undetected over years, without obvious symptoms. Many people are diagnosed with liver disease after abnormalities are detected during routine blood tests.
6. Permanent liver damage can be the result of excessive chemical or toxin exposure. This damage can manifest as chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver tumors.