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Default Stroke has a new indicator

I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
STROKE:Remember the 1st Three Letters.....
S. T. R.

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ...she saidshe 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.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and

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
(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 numberimmediatelyand 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/her 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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Originally Posted by harrysin View Post

If the tongue is crooked', ...that is also an indication of a stroke.
Or a politician.......

I apologize, I know this is a serious topic, but I couldn't help myself.

Sadly, I know 3 men who had strokes in their 30s and 40s. 2 have fully recovered, 1 still has trouble with the language center of the brain. It's not just an "old person " condition.
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TIA is not exactly a stroke, but it can leave lasting damage. I had one of these in front of a room full of doctors. The hospital neuro unit constantly tested by the coherent sentence and tongue test. My BP had peaked at 210/140, and couldn't leave until it came down. Serious stuff. Just remember, 911.

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A woman in our condo association had a stroke a few days ago. When asked to raise her arms she couldn't raise her right arm. Thanks for this posting Harry.
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This delves a bit deeper but knowing those 3 signs can make a huge difference. For a bit more in depth information this EMS site has good information and is often referenced by our local rescue squad for training. There are multiple scales used but the Cincinnati Scale has been the one I've heard most often used and what we trained with. See for a deeper look.
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I should also add that calling EMS, Rescue Squad, Paramedics, and so on (911 here) allows a trained person/crew to evaluate before transport giving what may be necessary prehospital life saving care and they usually have communication with a doctor at the hospital. If they find the patient isn't in danger they can advise but it is always the patient's right to refuse treatment and or advice. They are under no obligation to go to the hospital and must sign a refusal stating they did not want treatment.
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Another important thing to know if you have a stroke is to take some DMSO as soon as possible. It will reverse any damage done by the stroke. I have read this in two different books, DMSO, Nature's Healer by Dr. Morton Walker and The DMSO Handbook for Doctors by Archie Scott. Both books are definitely worth a read.
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