Strokes and the detection thereof, while not on topic to this blog, please share this with everyone you know. I especially want my friends to know for selfish reasons:
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters....S.T.R. �
My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me topost it and spread the word. I agree.
If everyone can remember something this simple,we could save some folks. Seriously..
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.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE 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:
S* Ask the individual toSMILE. T* Ask the person toTALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE(Coherently) i.e. It is sunny out today) R *Ask him or her toRAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble withANY ONE of these tasks,call 119 immediatelyand describe thesymptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the personto 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked',if it goes to one side or the other,that is also anindication of a stroke.. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets thise-mail sends it to10 people; you can bet thatat least one life will be saved.