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...
God for the sense to remember the
'3' steps, STR
. Read and Learn!
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.
doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke
by asking three simple questions:
the individual to SMILE.
the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
(i.e. It is sunny out today.)
*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.
Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your
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
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.
I have done my part. Will you?