STROKE:   Remember  The 1st Three Letters….
S.T.R.

Stroke picture

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 immediately and describe  the  symptoms  to the dispatcher.

Another 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.

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