MEN and women in Lancashire are 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 Lancashire this weekend to raise awareness of liver disease. Members of the public can go along to the mobile unit at King William Street in Blackburn on Sunday.

People can get a free online screening test or a scan using a non-invasive device. There will be expert guidance on how to keep your liver healthy.

Pamela Healy, Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust, said: “One in three 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 your risk of liver disease and the first one hundred people to attend will receive a free non-invasive scan. Approximately 20% of the people we scan need to have further checks.”