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Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

I’m sure you all have heard about FAST but now a new indicator has been identified, the tongue ………. Read on


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 r est 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… 

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 doing these simple tests: 

 F..  Face .. is the person’s face drooping on one side?

A ..  Ask them to RAISE BOTH ARMS, can they keep both raised or does one drop?

S ..  Speech, ask  the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently) is it slurred?

T ..  Time to talk, get help if someone presents these  signs

If  he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these  tasks, call emergency number immediately  and describe the symptoms to the ambulance service. 

 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.


One Response

  1. if any stroke signs occur then get your friend, self or relative to the hospital ASAP

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