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Thread: New sign of a stroke...stick out your tongue.

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    New sign of a stroke...stick out your tongue.

    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

    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. 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 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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    Thanks Ditter!
    Mary

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    Thanks, Ditter, for the very useful information.
    Nancy in western NY
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    thanks Ditter. the information about sticking out your tongue is good.

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    Great steps for all of us to recognize.
    Carol

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    and don't forget strokes can happen at ANY age - not just older folks. Even babies in the womb and newborns can have a stroke.

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    Thank you. I had not heard that.

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    Thank you for this info! My husband is a dialysis patient & battles high Blood pressure often...I often worry he could have a stroke. I never heard this before & will Print it out and hang in my kitchen. Just very good info.

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    That's very helpful to know. Thanks.

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    thanks ditter. very helpful info. good to have known this.
    ​debra

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    Thanks Ditter...great info. Kelela

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    Thanks Ditter, sharing and remembering these safety/first aid tips really makes a difference. When I was in girl scouts we all got our first aid badges by getting our red cross first aid card. You never know when you will use your training and when it will make a difference in anthers life.

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    I have heard this for years, my dad had strokes and heart attacks, it always bears repeating, my niece was 21 when she had a stroke and didnt even know it, until her dad realized something wasnt right and called 911
    Mary

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    Invaluable to know! Thanks for sharing!
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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