New Sign of a Stroke
Stick out Your 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.

 
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.

 
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and
describe the
symptoms to the dispatcher.

 
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.