stroke - the three saving letters

India
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? .
5 responses
@rsa101 (21160)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
That is a good advice and easy to remember tips. Thanks for the the advise and I should be watching it out for myself.
• India
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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@rsa101 (21160)
• Philippines
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.
• China
25 Mar 09
this is a very entreristing job!
• China
25 Mar 09
I like the jib that was entristing!
• India
25 Mar 09
Thanks.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
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.
• India
25 Mar 09
Glad you liked it. It is very important for us to know certain symptoms to identify and take action fast. If it helps somebody, Im blessed. Thanks.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
25 Mar 09
Thanks a lot dear kety.I have high blood pressure.So there is risk of attacking stroke for me.This three tips will help me to be aware of stroke.
• United States
25 Mar 09
thanks for the post. it is very informative. everyone needs to know this.