Sunday, September 12, 2010

FW: Stroke Awareness- Worthwhile info-simple test


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Subject: FW: Stroke Awareness- Worthwhile info-simple test




       Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now  Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

I  will continue to  forward this every time it  comes around!

Remember  the 1st  Three Letters.... S. T. R.  


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.


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.)

  *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?