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



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


My  nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the  word.
I agree.

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

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:  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.
'For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.'   Ps 119:89

 


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