Stroke's No Joke!

LazyLion

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#61
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/57259-Recognizing-A-Stroke

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
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
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 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.
 

Grant

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#63
a neighbor of mine had a massive stroke this weekend, was found on the floor by her housekeeper on saturday morning.
she briefly regained consciousness once since then, but now remains unconscious.

although in her mid 70s, she has always been very active, a more elegant and refined lady one cannot find.
very tragic !
 

OCP

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#64
a neighbor of mine had a massive stroke this weekend, was found on the floor by her housekeeper on saturday morning.
she briefly regained consciousness once since then, but now remains unconscious.

although in her mid 70s, she has always been very active, a more elegant and refined lady one cannot find.
very tragic !
How is the lady doing?
 
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#65
My sister and a friend or three will have a info counter in the lobby of the Greenacres Hospital (PE) on 29 October 2016 in support of World Stroke Day.
 

Clive2

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#66
Following an epiliptic seizure at work, ambulance medics initially logged it as possible stroke, ER diagnosed TIA, then after months of examinations by various specialists, a neuro diagnosed epilipsy.
What prompted the initial diagnosis was disorientation, confusion, vertigo and difficulty with speech.
 

maumau

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#67
Following an epiliptic seizure at work, ambulance medics initially logged it as possible stroke, ER diagnosed TIA, then after months of examinations by various specialists, a neuro diagnosed epilipsy.
What prompted the initial diagnosis was disorientation, confusion, vertigo and difficulty with speech.
Not nice but at least epilepsy can be controlled.
 
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