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Stroke has a new indicator They say if you email this to people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a
Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

STROKE: Remember the
1st Three Letters
S. T. R.
STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

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.

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. Chicken Soup)
R *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.

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I recently had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), sometimes called a mini or pre stroke event. In hospital, they constantly asked me to do all four of these things, as well as closely monitoring my blood pressure. The TIA happened in front of a room full of doctors. It was strange because I could clearly see words on a page, but could not take meaning from the words on the right side of the page. My speech was slurred for a moment, but cleared immediately. One of the docs wisked me to hospital where my BP was 205/160. I guess I almost blew my top, literally. I bought a wrist type BP device and calibrated it to my doctor's unit. I keep a close eye on my numbers these days.
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Neurologist's comment about being able to totally reverse stroke symptoms is interesting.
My wife had a stroke 2 1/2 years ago. It happened in our house. She was transported and admitted to a local hospital with 30 minutes.
Based on symptoms I told the 911 operator and first responders that I believed she had had a stroke. The hospital neurologist said that any recovery would occur within the next 18 months and there would be no further recovery after that. She has not had total recovery and the neurologist is still able to see damaged areas of the brain via MRIs of the brain.
I'd be interested to see some info on the 3 hour window.
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Thanks Harry; great post. Denial - whether of a heart attack, stroke or other serious medical problem -- can be lethal.
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There are two major kinds of strokes. Blockages and hemorrhages. Bleeding into the brain is often fatal and is often associated with severe headache. Blockages were once considered untreatable for the most part and treatment was wait and see. Now I assume they can treat blockages and dissolve them and restore circulation since they were experimenting with procedures in the 90's when I was a paramedic. Speed is critical to restore circulation so to minimize damage.


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Stroke has a new indicator They say if you email this to people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a
Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

STROKE: Remember the
1st Three Letters
S. T. R.
STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

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.

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. Chicken Soup)
R *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 seen this post or a similar one before,but the 3 hour time limit had to involve having an injection ( didn't say what) in order to effect a total cure.Thanks Harry for this post.I had sent it to a dozen Family members previously & may re-post it again

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Thnxs for posting! simple but effective tips! Sid.
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