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

his seems like good information for us all to
remember!

 


PASSING SOME INFO
ALONG!
INFORMATION
 EVERYONE SHOULD
 KNOW…………………….
Blood Clots /
Stroke
 – They Now Have
a Fourth
Indicator, 
 the Tongue


 

 

 
I  will continue
to forward this every time it  comes
around!
 

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

 
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. 

 
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 done my
part. Will  you?

 
 

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