Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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

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.

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