Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. 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) (i.e. It is sunny out today.) A = And R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
Stick Out Your TongueAnother Sign of a Stroke --------If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.
Ask the person to 'stick' out his/her tongue.
Remember, if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.