Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

Have you ever met somone who suddenly fainted or even had fainting spell? In the past I had fainting spell and had even fainted in the toilet, but I manage to wake unharm. Well there are some who are not so fortunate as I share the below information. There are 4 indicators that we can help to check on the person who just fainted just to make sure he or she is not having blood clots/Stroke.

I felt that after I wear nefful, my blood clot in my blood vessel has been cleared and my blood circulation in my body is working properly.

Stroke actually happens when the blood vessel in our brain is blocked by a blood clot as shown in the picture.

So how do we recognize it's a stroke and how can help when we encounter such incident?


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, S.T.R.T. 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:

*Ask the individual to SMILE.

*Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(Example It is sunny out today. Or even ask about Name, family members etc.)

*Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS..

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

Now there is the 4th Sign

* Ask him or her to STICK OUT his or her TONGUE.

NOTE: If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

So now we are equipped with another knowledge to help someone in need, it's great to increase our knowledge and save lives. Let's do our part for this earth of ours.

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