That, coupled with the fact that my father dropped dead at 58 from a stroke, keeps Heart related issues high on my list. Sometimes the symptoms of a stroke are quite difficult to identify. Often, that's creates a disaster for the stroke victim who may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize that they are having a stroke.
I just received this info from a friend and thought it worthwhile enough to pass on. Doctors are now saying that a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
- Ask the person to SMILE.
- Ask the person to TALK and coherently SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE such as “It is cold today.”
- Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS above their head.
To see how real women have coped with heart disease, check out the video at: