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

Posted by Deepak Shetty on December 16, 2008


I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

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

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously..

Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend 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, 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 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. 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…

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 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 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.


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4 Responses to “Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue”

  1. […] Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue […]

  2. […] Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue […]

  3. Dipti said

    Thanks for this useful information.

  4. Ray said

    The information that you presented on strokes is extremely useful. To augment your post on stroke detection, there is a clot busting drug that, if given within the first 3 hours, can reduce the long term disabilities of a common stroke. Here’s some very useful information I’ve posted on my site regarding heart disease, strokes and in general, improving the cardio vascular system. Here’s a link on a very interesting article on Heart Disease, statistics, causes and remedies.

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