Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Blood  Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator,  the Tongue


   I  will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

STROKE: 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...


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.

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 emergency number 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.

A  cardiologist says if everyone who gets this  e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that  at least one life will be saved. 


J said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "speaking with a forked tongue."

Gary Kelly said...

Practical info is right. Good stuff to know, JustinO... you're a good boy for posting it.

JustinO'Shea said...

Thanks, Pop ! hahahaha