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tuc

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STROKE...!!
« on: September 04, 2012, 06:29:00 AM »
STROKE
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T..R ...
If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.
STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)
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 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . 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 instead. It only takes a minute to read this...
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 * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg '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 the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 01:08:02 AM by tuc »

liamgmoc

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Re: STROKE...!!
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 01:03:21 AM »
Stroke is the 3 most common cause of death now a days. Patients with diabetes mellitus ,Hypertension are 2-3 times more susceptible to stroke.
It can occur due to a disorder/delay in blood supply or due to a blood vessel damage. Most of the victims are above 60 years old.


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Re: STROKE...!!
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 01:07:07 AM »
Such a good information.My dad had a stroke and I only knew because one side of his face went paralyzed. He had a really big dizzy spell the week before which put him off balance and the day he booked an appointment to see a doctor the night before he had the stroke. I work in pharmacy and a stroke can happen to anyone at any age, many think it is an elderly condition but it is not. Since then he has endured bladder cancer and pancreatic cancer, he is still going strong. Thanks for sharing this information... :)

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 01:10:34 AM »
Can you say some of the health tips which we could follow to protect the heart..

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 01:20:08 AM »
These are some of the health tips to protect the heart from stroke:

* People with high blood pressure and diabetes need to control these chronic conditions to reduce their future stroke risk. These patients have increased risk of having a silent stroke/Regular stroke.

* Daily intake of fruits and green or yellow vegetables  reduce the risk in men and women. And it protects against stroke.

* Eating foods that contain potassium could reduce your risk for stroke. Potatoes, plain yogurt, cantaloupes and honeydew melons, halibut and tuna steaks, grapefruit, orange or prune juice, bananas and molasses are good sources of potassium.

* People who smoke increase their risk for bleeding stroke every time they light up

* People who are highly stressed have double the risk for fatal stroke as people who say they are stress-free. Stressed people tend to have more cardiovascular risk factors, including smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, higher alcohol consumption and high blood pressure.