Good info. regarding STROKES

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  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

    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
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    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 999/911 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.
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you for posting this rich!
     
  3. daddio

    daddio Meat Mopper

    super tip here,my wife is a nurse of about 30 years and she whole heartally agreed time is paramount when catching a stroke patient,to minimize the damage.
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  4. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Thanks a bunch Rich, great info to remember. That is another reason I luv this site. For all the great info you receive here about any topic... Again THANKS... [​IMG]
     
  5. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    My grandpa just had a stroke on Saturday. Went to the hospital today and saw him and he is doing fine but still no idea when he can come home. They said they need to find where the blood clot came from before they can send him home.
     
  6. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    twistertail Hope all goes well with your grandpa!!!!!
     

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