STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

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.

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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