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

                                                 STROKE: Remember  the 1st Three Letters.... S. T. R. 


                                     STROKE  IDENTIFICATION:
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

                       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.