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15 Oktober 2010


Blood  Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator,  the Tongue

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

My nurse friend sent this 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) . She said she had  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 6:00  pm 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 tough.


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 by stander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S  *
Ask  the individual to SMILE.
T  *
Ask  the person to TALK and  SPEAK A         

       SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
       (i.e. It  is sunny out today.)

*Ask  him or her to RAISE  BOTH ARMS.

If  he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these  tasks, call emergency number immediately and  describe the symptoms to the  dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

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

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