Recognizing A Stroke

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

Stroke Identification

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 person to SMILE

T  -  Ask the person to TALK Speak a simple sentence 

coherently.  (i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R  -  Ask the person to Raise Both Arms.

If the person has trouble with Any One of these tasks, call emergency (911)

number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke 

Ask the person to "stick" out there tongue. If the tongue is crooked, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a Stroke.

A neurologist says that if you can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours

it can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. 

He said the trick was getting a Stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours which is tough.


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