Friday, August 26, 2005

More Truth: On the stroke test and signs of stroke...

Responding to yesterday's post, Truth: A Simple, 3-Question, Lifesaving Test, Rob Carr of UnSpace, an EMT whose mother was a victim of repeated strokes, posted some additional detail about the test and some valuable perspective on the test's application. Read UnSpace's post here.

In addition, he posted 5 signs of stroke, which I will repost here:

1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
3. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, and
5. Sudden sever headache with no known cause

As UnSpace points out, it is worth committing both the test and symptoms to memory -- fast treatment is the most important and effective factor in treating stroke.


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