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

A Stroke

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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:


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.


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.