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Signs of a Stroke -- knowledge can save a life!
« on: October 13, 2011, 01:16:11 PM »
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  • STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters..... S. T. R.  

     
    STROKE  IDENTIFICATION:

     
    During a BBQ, a woman 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, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

     
    Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane 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 to SMILE.

    T  *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently)

    (i.e. 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 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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    Signs of a Stroke -- knowledge can save a life!
    « Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 01:26:24 PM »
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  • This is very good. If I may add, this is what you should look for:



    S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
    Their smile will be abnormal. Usually, one side will not smile 'as much' as the other. It will be a lopsided smile.

    T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
    They will definitely have slurred speech.

    (i.e. It is sunny out today.)

    R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    This is actually not adequate. They must raise both arms while closing their eyes. Because if they're looking, many times people do not want to admit what is occurring (especially men) out of embarrassment. Some will be able to correct a drifting arm if they can see its drifting.

    Remember- Time is key in a stroke. Even a few minutes. If someone is going through an emergency like this, a few minutes can mean the difference between severe brain damage and almost no direct effect on the person (besides medication and lifestyle changes).
     


     

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