From: Halim Mohd (NSN - MY/Cyberjaya) 
        Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:34 AM
        Subject: FW: 4th Indicator of a Stroke
        4th Indicator of a Stroke


                                Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a
Fourth Indicator, the Tongue.




                                I will continue to forward
                                this every time it comes around! 
                                STROKE: Remember  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: 
                                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) ....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, 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
                                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.


                                T* Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A
                                (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
                                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



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