August 7, 2012

Stroke: S.T.R. (Save a life!)

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:13 pm by PCOSLady

SAVE A LIFE. FORWARD AND REMEMBER
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Stroke Has a New Indicator
They say if you email this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life.
Pass this on to everyone you know…
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Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
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Had a picture of head and clot here in email…
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I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
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STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R..
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STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
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During a BBQ, a woman 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.
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They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
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Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
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It only takes a minute to read this.
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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.
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RECOGNIZING A STROKE
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Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!
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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.
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Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
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S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
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T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
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(i..e. It is sunny out today.)
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R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
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If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
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New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue
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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 gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
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I have done my part. Will you?

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