Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Stroke signs thro email

Had seen this before, but not this clearly and not with the tip about sticking out the tongue.? Good to remember.

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters...2006


My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word, I agreed. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously . please read:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and 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 afternoon. Ingrid's husband called later?saying that his wife had been taken to the hospital and 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 stroke victims?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 three hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke . . . totally. He said the trick was having a stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medically cared for within three hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps.

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, to 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 their 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.

aA cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to ten people, you can bet at least one life will be saved.


Blogger Jeevan said...

i have see some people get stoke and fall on the road, some public help them by giving some Iron thing. some stokes will be very series, but the public know only to give iron things in hand, there is no proper awarness about stokes. Good Information, will spread this.

Blogger வேதா said...

very informative, i received this thro mail some time ago. another important symptom is they sweat profusely.

Blogger Keshi said...

read this somewhere else too...scary ha..


Blogger Dalicia said...

i read it too! i hope when the person sees me he's not going to get STROKE! *LOL*

Blogger Iris said...

what is the equivalent of 911 in India? Not all cities have got a emergency number...
May be some first aid tips?

BTW, i have got this many times as a forwarded e-mail.

Blogger Shuba said...

Hey real informative

Blogger smiley said...

Jeevan, you are right . I got to learn nore after reading this article :)

Veda, i will keep that in mind :)

Keshi, scary and hopefully we could be of some help or atleast identify :)

Elaine, maybe you should keep a couple of doctors around you :)

Iris, that's a good question. maybe call 100 :)

Shuba, it is good info and hopefully everyone will be aware :)


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