Health Professionals Urging Men To Take Up Aneurysm Screening In Scilly
The NHS are urging eligible men in Scilly to attend the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening service, which returns to St Mary’s Health Centre on Thursday 7th July.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur when the main blood vessel from the heart weakens and ruptures.
It’s more common in men as they get older and the NHS is now offering a simple test to detect if you’re at risk.
The screening is a simple, painless ultrasound check of the tummy, taking around 10 minutes, and the results are given at the appointment.
Around 2% of men will have the problem, many at the early stages, which means it can be monitored and managed.
And health professionals say the test can be lifesaving.
The screening is offered to men in their 65th year, but the clinic has some spare appointments available and any man born before 1st April 1945 who would like to be screened can arrange this by contacting 01752 764859.