Thursday, July 24, 2008

Blood Clots/Strokes

This is another health advisory from Danny.
Welcome back Danny. Glad to hear from you after quite a long period of silence.


I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!


The 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.
My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to
post it and spread the word. I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple,
we could save some folks. Seriously.

Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend 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

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 BBQ. Had they known
how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps
Ingrid would be with us to day. Some don't die....
they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition

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 questions:

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 999/911 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.

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.

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