At a BBQ, Jane stumbled and fell - she assured everyone that she was fine
and had simply tripped over a brick. They cleaned her up and gave her
a fresh plate of food. She was a bit shaken, but enjoyed the rest of the
evening. Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife
had been taken to the hospital. She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ.
At 6:00 pm she passed away.
If they’d known how to identify the signs of a stroke, Jane
may still be alive today.
Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition
It only takes a minute to read this...
A neurologist says that he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke
- the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and the patient
medically cared for within 3 hours.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. 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:
||*Ask the individual to
||*Ask the person to TALK - Say a simple
sentence coherently (“It is sunny today”)
||*Ask them to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these
tasks, call 082 124 or 112 on your cellphone immediately and describe
the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke – “Stick out
Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue...if the tongue is
if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.