CLEAR AND VITAL INFORMATION IN REGARD TO STROKE RECOGNITION

My dad e-mailed to me and though it was worth publishing…

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some
folks.

Please read:
STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a BBQ, a friend 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, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of
the evening.
Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been
taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had
suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs
of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid 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 999/911
immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: 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 to10
people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

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