Recognizing A S.T.R.oke

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.

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 to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE coherently (eg. "It is sunny 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 for an ambulance immediately, and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

31 Likes Share

This is impt and true. My

This is impt and true. My father got stroke and it need to get medical treatment immediately.

But he got it too late and thus suffered for past years.

thanks for the info

this is definitely useful!

thanks for sharing.

thanks for sharing.

Related Articles