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Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#1  Postby nanda666 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:45 pm

Has this article sent to me recently and thought this was a good place to post it.

As most dive locations are far away from medical facilities, quick assessments are vital.

hope the info helps.


STROKE: Remember.... S.T.a.R.








STROKE IDENTIFICATION:


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.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

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 Coherently SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
(e.g. It is sunny out today)

and R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.


If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999/911 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

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

NOTE: 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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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#2  Postby John F SeaDemon » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:59 pm

This is a good tip, Nanda. Thank you for putting it up here.

I would advise divers to go for regular medical check ups. One of the common cause of stroke is hypertension, and most of the time it inhibits a person unnoticed.
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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#3  Postby trigger fish » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:25 pm

Good info Nanda, :angel8:

At least someone's life could be save if we notice

this kind of symptoms.  ;)
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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#4  Postby IkanBilis » Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:09 pm

Three old ladies were sitting on a bench having a chat in a secluded area in a park.

Suddenly, a male flasher appeared in font on them and opened his long coat.

The fist lady had a stroke.

The second lady had a stroke.

The third lady couldn't reach far enough to have a stroke....
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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#5  Postby nanda666 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:55 pm

Hehehehe!! Good one!!  :D  :D  :D
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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#6  Postby divedoc » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:14 pm

SeaDemon wrote:This is a good tip, Nanda. Thank you for putting it up here.

I would advise divers to go for regular medical check ups. One of the common cause of stroke is hypertension, and most of the time it inhibits a person unnoticed.


Thanks SeaDemon...your words echoes my advice for our forummers...

UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION = high possibility of STROKE.
In case, that's not clear enough, hope everyone in MUW who dives regularly, go for annual or biennial medical checkup. Please heed by this advice.
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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#7  Postby Snafu » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:15 pm

divedoc wrote:In case, that's not clear enough, hope everyone in MUW who dives regularly, go for annual or biennial medical checkup. Please heed by this advice.

:laughing11: Few of them would have fail the check-up!!!

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Re: Stroke symptoms

Post Number:#8  Postby John F SeaDemon » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:09 pm

That's what worries me...many go around thinking it is just a normal headache...or shoulder feels heavy maybe because of fatigue...when it is actually hypertension.

And, Divedoc, or Bones, correct me if I am wrong...with added ambient pressure, your heart rate goes up to pump blood through an already constricted blood vessel...BP goes up even further. In the end, a lining somewhere gets weakened and poof...or heart can't take the pressure.
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