stroke - the three saving letters
March 24, 2009 11:31pm CST
Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue I will continue to forward this every time it comes around! STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters....S.T..R. STROKE IDENTIFICATION 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. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this & sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved. I have done my part....will you? .
25 Mar 09
Why do you say that ? Are you suffering from high BP ? If so be careful. These tips are easy as in the first three letters of stroke. Please be careful and take care. Id hate anything happening to you. Good luck friend and God bless.
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25 Mar 09
High BP not yet but high cholesterol let's just say am a bit over the borderline. So I guess my risk of getting it might also be near but my doctor said I should not be so concerned at the moment since it just got over board and would just need to adjust my eating and lifestyle to have it gone down to normal levels.
25 Mar 09
Hi kety! Good post! Now i'm much aware. I think that helps even ourselves too. It really is a worthy cause to fight and prevent stroke. The identifiers are pretty simple which is a good thing so even a simple person with no background in the medical field can easily perform this task.