This could save a life.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    I think I have posted this before, but with so many new members its worth posting again.
    INFORMATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
    STROKE: Remember the first Three Letters....S.T.R.
    If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks, be they Family Friends or just Anyone thats near to you, that you can help.

    Seriously... Please read:
    STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

    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.
    RECOGNISING A STROKE:
    Thank God! and have the sense to remember the '3' steps, S T R .
    Read on 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 recognise the symptoms of a stroke.

    Now doctors say a bystander can recognise a stroke by asking three simple questions:
    Remember the first three letters of the word â˜Stroke - S T R

    S - *Ask the person 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 emergency number immediately
    and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
    New - Sign of a Stroke -------- What to look for
    NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this:- Stick out Your Tongue
    Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue...
    If the tongue is 'crooked', or if it goes to one side or the other,
    This is also an indication of a stroke.
    The sooner a stroke victim gets medical help, the better chance they have of recovery.
     
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  2. bigfoot

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    Having had 2, I commend everyone to read and digest this information,it could save someone dear to you. I was fortunate my wife worked on a regional stroke unit and was familiar with the checks. I was very grateful and urge others to be aware.
     
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    F.A.S.T.

    Face - has one side dropped?
    Arms - can they both be raised?
    Speech - clear or not?
    Time - to dial 999
     
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  4. Snowbird

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    Bump, for those still with there nose to the grindstone.
     
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    Bump for those having a stroke, pack it in and read this thread you could save a life.:thumb:
     
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