Stroke

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Muhammad Mahdi
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Stroke

Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 17 Feb 2006, 18:25

A friend just sent this to me, and I am forwarding this article to you...


This is true, because this is exactly how we recognize
Baa(my mother-in-law) is going to have a stroke every time,
and get her to the hospital in time.
In fact the symptoms start before the actual stroke.

Hope you never need it. But here it is.



It only takes a minute to read this-

Recognizing a 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 getting to the patient within
3 hours which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately,
the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer 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:

1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.

2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . It
is sunny out today) If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks,
call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify
facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the
general public to learn the three questions. They presented their
conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last
February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis
and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage. 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.

BE A FRIEND AND SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH AS MANY FRIENDS AS POSSIBLE,
you could save their lives.

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