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INFORMATION EVERYONE  SHOULD KNOW...........................
B lood  Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the  Tongue

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

My  nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and  spread the word.
I agree.

If everyone can  remember something this simple, we could save some  folks.
Seriously..

Please read:

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 reads this and will send 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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