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Stroke indication and how to help

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by sunkan, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters...

    My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the
    word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we
    could save some folks. Seriously.. Please read:

    During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured
    everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just
    tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up
    and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken
    up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
    Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been
    taken to the hospital - (at 6:10am, Ingrid passed away.) She had
    suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the
    signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't
    die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

    It only takes a minute to read this...
    A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3
    hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He
    said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then
    getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is
    Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and
    Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
    Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke
    victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to
    recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

    Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three
    simple questions:
    S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
    T *Ask the person to TALK . to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE, (Coherently)
    (i.e. .. . It is sunny out today)
    R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    {NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick'
    out their tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one
    side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke}
    If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call
    emergency/hospital, immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

    A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10
    people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.


  2. tabascochontal

    tabascochontal New IL'ite

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    Now, I came to know about the stoke indication.

    Thanks for sharing mate.

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