Sunday, January 20, 2008

Recognizing a Stroke


RECOGNIZING A STROKE

There are three simple things to remember.

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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 . 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 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.

5 comments:

Donna said...

This is really helpful info Blondie! And so true...hope all's well there...hughug

tattered 'n torn prims said...

thank you...these are good to know!! I am going to stick my tongue out at hubby all day long to show him the way a tongue should look so he has a comparrison....you know...just in case!! LOL!!

Stacey

CraBBy GaBBy said...

Thanks for the information..My husband swears all of the time he thinks he is having a stroke, now I can follow these steps..
Heidi

SayraH said...

Very interesting, Mom. Good to know, so glad you posted :)
Love ya!
Sarah

cora said...

Thank you so much for that! Easy to understand and easy to remember! Cora