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4 Stroke Warning Signs

By Bob on July 3, 2013 5:28 AM

A neurologist friend of mine says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he has an excellent chance of totally reversing the effects of a stroke. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medical care within that 3-hour window -- which is tough.

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. Here are 4 easy to remember stroke warning signs that may just help you save a life. 

4 Stroke Warning Signs

S: Ask the individual to SMILE.

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T: Ask the person to TALK and speak a simple sentence (coherently).

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R: Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

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If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Finally, there's a new Sign of a Stroke: STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE. If the tongue is "crooked" (if it goes to one side or the other) that's also an indication of a stroke. Again, seek medical help immediately.

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You don't have to be an Einstein to help someone in trouble. You just have to recognize the signs. Pass this information along to your friends - the life you save may be your own.

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