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Identifying a STROKE

Blood Clots/Stroke - Good to review - even if you've read this before!
Now there is a Fourth Indicator... the Tongue.

 
Here's a story that will get you thinking about this life-saving information:
 
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 and learn this...
 
Neurologist say if he can get a stroke victim to emergency care within 3 hours he/she can reverse the effects of a stroke... totally. The trick is getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
 
RECOGNIZING A STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters... S. T. R. 
 
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 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
 
New Sign of a Stroke -- Stick Out Your Tongue
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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