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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Identification of Stroke : Signs Of Stoke

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.

How to recognize stroke?

Remember the '3' steps, STR ( First 3 letters of 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 * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (e.g. '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 the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Other signs of a stroke are:
1. Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.

2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke. 

Signs Of Stroke

Signs Of Stroke: 

  • Confusion
  • Trouble talking or understanding speech
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Headache
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Face, Arm or Legs:
  • Numbness or weakness (mainly on one side of the body)
  • Throwing up or urge to
  • Feel tired
  • Trouble walking


Rosefrankie said... for info

Rosefrankie8 said...

nice info

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