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HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE

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HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE

Post by Joanna on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:01 pm


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 otherthat is also
an indication of a stroke.

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.

I have done my part.
Will you?































































































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Re: HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE

Post by cindigirl on Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:24 pm

Thanks Joanna for these tips - I'll send to my email friends. My son-in-law's mother suffered I think 3 strokes and she's gotten brain damage from them. So sad.
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE

Post by melbert on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:01 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I learned this some years ago while working for a neurologist, and everything in that article is TRUE!!! Please everyone, share this information!
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE

Post by Cinderella on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:40 pm

Thanks Joanna for posting. I've read that before. Good as a reminder!
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNISE A STROKE

Post by LyndaGirl on Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:52 am

Thanks for posting. Could very well save someones life. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key. I love you
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