Once in a while, I find information and tips that have nothing to do with business, industry, or technology etc. All those things without “LIFE” are meaningless. As we get older in life, (and smarter) paying attention to these sorts of tid-bits becomes invaluable. Having said that, I want to share these important tips since some of my close friends, family, and business associates have actually had strokes and heart attacks.
There is now a fourth indicator to help determine if you, a loved one, or a friend is having or has had a stroke. I know this information has been disseminated before, but it never hurts to read and share great life saving info and tips with those we know and care about right? Having this information and these tips can make a difference.
STROKE: Just remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R.
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.
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.
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.
It only takes a minute to read this…
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
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 local emergency authorities immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke — Stick out Your Tongue
Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his/her tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other this is also an indication of a stroke. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this message out to at least 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.