I got this from one of the pages on facebook.
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes, they offered to call ambulance.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm, Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.
Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead like coma. It only takes a minute to read this and understand how to know a person is having a brain stroke.
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.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE:
Remember the first three letters of the word STROKE, STR.
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 of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
Another way to identify the stroke - Ask the person to 'stick out their tongue', If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
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