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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
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 * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘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 the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is
- Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.
- If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
.* Avocado is a powerful fruit that can help to fight stroke. A half of an avocado a day is all that is needed. This is because avocad is rich in fatty acids, like omega-3, and very good for the brain . Infact, it is known fact that avocado can prevent cellular aging and oxidation.
Avoid saturated fat and refined sugar.
Practice and form the habit of eating plenty omega rich fatty fish. It is very important and good to eat them always. This is because fatty fish is a natural source of healthy fats, calcium, and vitamin D. Eating this kind of fish will naturally provide protection for the brain,