Thursday, January 29, 2015

The warning signs of a stroke


Stroke has a new indicator! They say if you forward this to ten 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.

 During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and 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.


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 their 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 said that if everyone who gets this message shared it with 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

I have done my part. Will you?
Please share this link on your Facebook wall. It could save a life.

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Unknown said...

I found it to be very informative now I know more on the suobject. My father died of a massive heart attack at 56.So this information was useful to me since it runs in the family heart disease.

Unknown said...

I found it to be very informative now I know more on the suobject. My father died of a massive heart attack at 56.So this information was useful to me since it runs in the family heart disease.

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Unknown said...

My lovely mum passed in november from a massive stroke, she was treat within 3 hrs sadly she was not saved and passed 7 days later :-((((((((((((((((

Unknown said...

Oh! Very sad to hear. Accept my sympathy.

Lydia El said...

Had I known the symptoms and the warning signs of stroke, our mother is probably still alive today. She passed away last January. The information provided is short and easy to remember. I wish and hope that people take their time to read and educate themselves. You'll never know whose life you'll be saving - could be one of the people you love very much.

Talenna said...

Thank You for sharing this information. Strokes run in my family. I live alone so how would I be able to tell if I'm the one having the Stroke?

Unknown said...

Very informative. Thnk u

Anonymous said...

Not all these thing's will show a stroke or heart attack my wife had stroke at5am and a heart attach at 7am so a lot of theses' can help but not all

Michelle Gortner said...

I had 2 mini strokes, TIA. MY daughter knew the warning signs as her grand father had a stroke, she knew the way I was talking with the first one, something wasn't right. She may have saved my life. With my second one I think was a regular stroke, not to sure, I feel that my memory has changed with that one. But I had slurred speech along with inability to walk. It was as if my legs couldn't hold me up and they were shaking like crazy. You must know all the warning signs.

Anonymous said...

If you can't speak clearly, whatever you are thinking. Call 911.

Shazza said...

I just helped my partner deal with a stroke , I knew straight away now he is on the mend .you got to be quick .