the 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.
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:
the individual to SMILE.
the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny
him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the
Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue
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.