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New Method on recognizing stroke symptoms.

Author: Salim Al-Zuhri / Labels: , , , , , , ,

This is from an email i received, forwarded by a friend of mine, and in my opinion it is quite similar to the FACE method we used, but then its more easier to remember...

Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

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

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

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. 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.

And of course..we dun wanna just get to know the symptoms..hehe..so as a precaution after confronting with this kinda situation.. get the person to chew ..i really do mean chew 2 tabs of aspirin...thanks for reading.-

Salim Alzuhri.-


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