Email on added info for strokes.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

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    Subject: Stroke - New Information Added


    The stroke below is the blood clot to the brain. I would like to add another type of stroke. It is called an AVM.......

    That is where the veins are malformed and break and one bleeds out into the brain.......DO NOT GIVE ASPIRIN.
    The symptoms of this type are vision loss, loss of balance. Speech is OK and so is the arm raise.
    Just be aware of the different types of strokes. Get help immediately.
    ----- Original Message -----A friend sent this to me 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:


    STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

    During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and that 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, 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 today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

    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.


    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
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    Ask the person to to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
    (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)

    R
    Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    *NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this:


    Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.

    If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.
    If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

    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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  2. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I agree this is extremely serious and people need to be made aware of this. Tragedys could be avoided if we would take the time to stick these in our mind!! Reps to ya!:smile2: