Thursday, July 10, 2008

Remember S.T.R

One of my acquaintance from my works was recently suffered mild stroke at a mere mid thirties. Very alarming and surprising news. The person is a Project Manager with pretty built-up and fitness from the outlook. I am shocked to know of it. Stroke have strike people unknowing even though if the person is young. This shows it is no excuses to play ignorance or naive about the danger of sicknesses nowadays.

A friend of mine extended a very useful indicators for stroke.

Just 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.

Do let everybody knows and be aware of it. Prevention is better than cure.

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