The Ballyshannon/Bundoran Primary Care Team in collaboration with the Ballyshannon/Bundoran Community Health Forum and in conjunction with the Donegal Local Development Company are hosting a Health Screening Event.
The event takes place on Sunday, August, 17th from 12 – 4pm at the Ballyshannon Agricultural show, on the Donegal Road, Ballyshannon.
The event is funded by a National Lottery grant acquired by the Local Community Health Forum and is supported by the Donegal Local Development Company.
The screening will measure for
· High Blood Pressure
· Obesity / Overweight
· High blood sugars for Diabetes
The screening will be undertaken by local HSE Professionals including public health nurses and a community dietician and will only take a few minutes of your time.
Immediate results will be available and the screening is FREE of charge.
Research has shown that men in particular are less likely to attend their GP for regular check ups. This event is encouraging both men and women to avail of this opportunistic screening free of charge.
Early identification of risk factors for chronic disease can allow for appropriate lifestyle changes and medical management. Early identification can also result in delayed progression of number of diseases including diabetes and in some cases stroke and heart disease.
A spokesperson for the group states ‘that by giving individuals specific information about the health risks that affect them personally, you give them a powerful incentive to take positive action – either to seek treatment or to make changes in the way they live’. This Sunday will give you the chance to take a positive step towards managing your health.