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About Strokes- Please read it and forward

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Anushiv, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Anushiv

    Anushiv Senior IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    Many of you might have read this before...anyhow I am just fowarding it once again!

    STR OKE IDENTIFICATION:
    During a party, 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 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the party. 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 tough.

    RECOGNIZING A
    STR OKE
    Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps,
    STR. Read and Learn!
    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:

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    *Ask the individual to SMILE .
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    *Ask the person to TALK , to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently: It is sunny out today.)
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    *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 services immediately and describe the symptoms. This is URGENT

    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.

    Please do your part and send it on, I did mine. It may just be one of US it saves.

     
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  2. Meenaneelakantan

    Meenaneelakantan Bronze IL'ite

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    Dear Anu ma'am

    Thats really a great useful info..
    Thanks for sharing it.

    Love
    Meena
     

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