The information has been supplied by a nurse, and it's something that is well worth repeating, and sending on to friends.
If you suspect someone has had a stroke, get him to perform three simple functions. Ask him to:
- raise both arms
- speak a simple sentence
If the victim has trouble with any of these, call an ambulance immediately. Early treatment could prevent long-term brain damage.
(Source: our thanks to Ian Diamond Organics, an organic box scheme that operates in Westchester, Putnam and
Fairfield counties, in New York state. See: http://www.diamondorganics.org/)
E-news broadcast 5 October 2006 No.298 [Subscribe]