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Following are the most simple & practicable, that everyone can afford to keep in good health and spirits! These are the collections of articles from many sources that are reproduced here in good faith and interest for the benefit of the net surfers. Yes, your daily intake of good and healthy food itself act as a preventive medicine for many ailments and health setbacks! Regular timing for your daily intake - breakfast, Lunch & supper plus avoiding eating in-between would itself make you fit and healthy. The following tips should give you a good idea, how we can maintain your health. And a minimum of six hours undisturbed and sound sleep should add to your longevity! A refreshed mind, freshness in your look and feel you can get, if you're a early raiser. All the best. 

And the saying is, Prevention is better than cure!  

 

The following useful information was sent by my cousin Mr. Ranganathan of Hyderabad. Hope this simple and easy test save many lives.

TRS Iyengar

STROKE

Remember The 1st Three Letters... S.T.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) and 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 6:00pm , 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 recognised, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
 

 


RECOGNISING A STROKE


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 to SPEAK A SIMPLE   SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today).
R
* Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

NOTE:
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: 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.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, go to the hospital immediately!! and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

 

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