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Author Topic: Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue  (Read 4097 times)


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I have just received this e mail and thought i would share it...

Stroke has a new indicator  They say if you e.mail this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life.  Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator,  the Tongue 

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters.....S. T. R. 


During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ...she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane 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.

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.


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and


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 and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently)
(I.e. 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 emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE:  Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved. 

TM x
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain!  
"For unto each life, a little rain must fall."


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Re: Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 09:09:25 PM »

Very interesting and thanks for posting  :)

I had a haemhorragic (burst blood vessel as opposed to clot) stroke last year,and none of what happened to me was at all typical.I'd had a low grade headache for a couple of days (which in itself was a tad unusual,because I'm not a headachy person,and I had thought it a bit 'odd'),then I was violently sick,quite spontaneously without feeling at all nauseous in the stomach.Just like a knee-jerk reaction.Apparently,when you have a bleed in the brain,the body goes into a 'panic' mode and tries to alleviate the pressure by ridding the body of excess fluid that might add to the trauma.

Anybody who had been with me that day (I was on my own),would have thought I'd just got a sickness/flu bug,as did I.And when I'd been out of hospital a while,my daughter asked me if I'd beenlike the 'FAST' ads on TV.I told her no,nothing at all like it just goes to show.

And I've spent a bit of time on Stroke forums since I had one,and everyone seems to have a different story to tell  :-\

Jilly xx
I Don't Expect George Clooney.....But I Don't Want The Hunchback Of Notre Dame Either


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Re: Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 08:26:23 PM »

Thats the problem few of us follow the conventional pattern.

It was very interesting though and I will pass it on.

Thank You

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Re: Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011, 06:15:58 AM »

Thats exactly what happend to my MUM
Her and Dad and another couple had been out to Sunday Lunch in Nrth Wales
It seemed like she had triped on the step leaving the Pub
30 mins later the lady in the back with MUm said John somethings wrong with Yoma (my MUM)
They took her straight to Clatterbridge then she was moved the Countess of Chester
She survived for 6 years after but with no speach 80% loss of use of limbs
If you feel your jaw too if it suddenly gets painfull down one side
Heart attacks in women are also diff to men sick hot pains in tum can also be signs