Do you know that some babies have a stroke before they are even born? That a person of any age can have a stroke? Here is some valuable information for you. I copied this article from a website at http://www.bravekids.org, where kids with health issues can blog with each other.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE – A true story
Susie is recouping at an incredible pace for some one with a massive stroke all because Sherry saw Susie stumble – – that is the key that isn’t mentioned below – and then she asked Susie the 3 questions. So simple – – this literally saved Susie’s life – – Someone forwarded an email to Sherry and she did just what it said to do. Suzie failed all three so 911 was called. Even though she had normal blood pressure readings and did not appear to be a stroke victim as she could converse to some extent with the Paramedics they took her to the hospital right away.
Thank God for the sense to remember the 3 steps!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, lack of awareness can spell disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
*Ask the individual to SMILE.
*Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
*Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE.
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of nonmedical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association’s annual meeting last February.
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