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Recognising a stroke.

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by suravees81, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. suravees81

    suravees81 New IL'ite

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    source : http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/c/67813/30370/remember-1st

    You could save a life.

    STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.R .

    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.

    During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

    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 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... STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

    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 STROKE

    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: S* Ask the individual to SMILE .
    T* = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLESENTENCE (Coherently) (eg "It is sunny out today" ).
    R* Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .
    If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 000 immediately!<wbr>! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

    NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is
    1.Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.
    2.If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

    A prominent 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.

    ….and it could be your own…..





  2. vjbunny

    vjbunny IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Sujatha...
    Thanks for sharing sure will let my friends know...

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