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New Sign of a Stroke

Updated on December 5, 2007

STROKE: REMEMBER THE FIRST 3 LETTERS str

iF EVERYONE CAN REMEMBER THIS SIMPLE, WE COULD SAVE SOME FOLKS SERIOUSLY.....

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

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The victim may suffer severe brain damage.

Now doctor's say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking 3 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.

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.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE OF THESE TASKS, CALL 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

This is a stressfull time of the year , but be aware of the dangers as well as the happiness. :O) (Found this information In an AARPBulletin)

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      Om Prakash Singh 9 years ago from New Delhi

      Hi G-Ma,

      Good morning. Very informative hub. few more about stroke is required to be published by you. Thumbs UP.

      OPSINGH

      NEW DELHI

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      Diana Owens 6 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

      Hi G-Ma,

      Great info! I'll remember this...ya never know when you might need it!

      Thank you for spreading the word and keeping us informed of such important info...

      Be blessed and stay safe,

      Diana

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