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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for May 15, 2012-The Stroke Signs Worth Knowing (Vol.5, Iss.3)


The Stroke Signs Worth Knowing

As we review and examine strokes, I came across this information on symptoms as it relates to women. It is important to know that the signs and symptoms present differently in women than in men. Be informed for yourself and others in your life. Remember knowledge is power and your health is your wealth! 

Unique Symptoms in Women

It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly.

Common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Women may report unique stroke symptoms:

  • sudden face and limb pain
  • sudden hiccups
  • sudden nausea
  • sudden general weakness
  • sudden chest pain
  • sudden shortness of breath
  • sudden palpitations

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you have any of these symptoms

Every minute counts for stroke patients and acting F.A.S.T. can lead patients to the stroke treatments they desperately need.  The most effective stroke treatments are only available if the stroke is recognized and diagnosed within the first three hours of the first symptoms. Actually, many Americans are not aware that stroke patients may not be eligible for stroke treatments if they arrive at the hospital after the three-hour window.

If you think someone may be having a stroke, act F.A.S.T. and do this simple test:

F—FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A—ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S—SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

T—TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

NOTE THE TIME WHEN ANY SYMPTOMS FIRST APPEAR. If given within three hours of the first symptom, there is an FDA-approved clot-buster medication that may reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke.

Learn as many stroke symptoms as possible so you can recognize stroke as FAST as possible.

“Understanding the warning signs is important because there are treatments we can give for stroke. If you understand the warning signs and get to the hospital quickly we can even possibly reverse the stroke itself,” says Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, assistant professor of neurology at University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.

Related Resources

National Stroke Association http://bit.ly/IWUXGK

 

This month I will highlight and bring awareness to National Stroke Awareness 
Stroke Awareness Month banner
http://www.stroke.org/site/PageNavigator/HOME

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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
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  1. Reblogged this on YoTrip-Words and Thoughts and commented:

    Important information

  2. Pingback: Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for May 24, 2012 -Strokes Can Kill (Guest Post-Roger Caldwell) « YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

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