🍃 Senario :- 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 to say 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.
🍃 A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can 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
🍃 Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
When people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, the stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage . Some don’t die; instead they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions (Remember the First Three Letters of 🍃 STROKE 🍃
🍃 S. T. R. ):
✅ S Ask the individual to SMILE.
✅ T Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A *SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(e.g. Chicken Soup)
✅ 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 or her 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.