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Strokes, SAFETY

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bigbore613, Jan 25, 2008.

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  1. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Last hunting season we were putting the boat in for opening day duck season , and one of my best freinds sat down saying he had lost all feeling and use of his right arm. Luckily we were only 30 minutes to the hospital and before leaving one of our guy's gave him an aspirin. The E-R doctor said both contributed to his full recovery. A stroke can happen any time ,any place. All Gun clubs should have a well stocked first aid kit . Check yours today. Shoot Well Shoot often. Jeff Strokes

    What is Stroke?
    A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells. Brain cells die because they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or there is sudden bleeding into or around the brain.

    Risk Factors for a Stroke
    Stroke prevention is still the best medicine. The most important treatable conditions linked to stroke are:


    High blood pressure. Treat it. Eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise to reduce blood pressure. Drugs are also available.

    Cigarette smoking. Quit. Medical help is available to help you quit.

    Heart disease. Manage it. Your doctor can help treat your heart disease and may prescribe medication to prevent the formation of clots. If you are over 50, NINDS scientists believe you and your doctor should make a decision about aspirin therapy.

    Diabetes. Control it. Treatment can stop complications that increase the risk of stroke.

    Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs). Seek help. TIAs are small strokes that last for only a few minutes or hours. They should never be ignored and can be treated with drugs or surgery.

    Symptoms of a Stroke

    If you see or have one or more of these symptoms, don't wait. Call 911 right away!

    Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.

    Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech.

    Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

    Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination

    Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

    Physicians 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 SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)

    R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    Another potential sign of a stroke is if the affected person sticks out his tongue and it goes to one side or the other..

    Treatment is more effective if given quickly. Every minute counts! Studies suggest that if a neurologist can get to a victim within 3 hours, they can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. The difficulty is getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medical care, which is tough.

    STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters....S.T.R.


    For more information, please visit the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke’s website at:
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/stroke.htm
     
  2. Dave P

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    This goes hand in hand with the post above and what happened at the Silver Dollar. A stroke is nothing more than a heart attack in the brain.
     
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