Home    Photographic Art   Photo Classes   Order/Prices   Guestbook   Contact   Sponsorship Offerings   About Seewald  Picture Framing   Misc/Links   Portrait Pricing
 

 

One of the many public service announcements brought to by the friendly folks
at Seewald's art gallery.  Don't forget to help an artist out with a small, or large donation: donation   f o r m.

How to recognize a stroke:

As my dad had a stroke recently (doing well, answered prayer) I thought I'd help folks
in recognizing a stroke victim early.  I found this info on a fishing
message board I'm part of and I'm only too glad to pass it on. 
My wife and I believe in helping our fellow man.

Blessings,
Michael Seewald

 

Recognizing a Stroke
----- A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed an getting to the patient within 3 hours which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
1. *Ask the individual to SMILE.
2. *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
3. *Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today) If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke and prevent brain damage.

 

The medical warning signs are said to be:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
       
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding.
       
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
       
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
       
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
     

One thing I also heard is that if you give them an aspirin right away this will help them immensely too, so do this on the way to the hospital.  But the main thing is get them to the hospital right away as there is a drug that, if administered within the first three hours, can completely stop the adverse effects a stroke would cause, including death or permanent brain damage.

And it is important laypeople learn to recognize such events, because a new drug has been shown to limit disability from strokes caused by clots (ischemic) provided victims receive it within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is a clot-busting drug administered intravenously in cases of ischemic stroke; however, only one in fifty stroke patients has a chance of this drug helping them because currently only 2 percent of them reach an emergency room in time (those first three hours) for tPA to be given.
 

This has been a public service announcement by a caring artist.  If you would like to help
in the efforts to supply the public with art and announcements such as this, just click on the 'donate' tab above and make a small contribution. 
Thanks, MS

 

For more detailed info with links see:
 http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/stroke.asp

 

One of the many public service announcements brought to by the friendly folks
at Seewald's art gallery.  Don't forget to help an artist out with a small, or large donation: donation   f o r m.

 

Hit Counter
reset 10.'08

Michael Seewald Galleries
Del Mar Plaza
1555 Camino Del Mar, Ste. 312, Del Mar, California, 92014 USA 
Phone: 858.793.3444 

Open Wed. thru Sun., 2 p.m. till 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays till 10 p.m..
Call first if going out of your way, we sometimes close to run errands.


1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016  Michael Seewald.  All rights reserved.
Copyright Warning

No form of reproduction or manipulation, including copying or saving a digital file is permitted.
Any unauthorized usage of these images will be prosecuted to the full extent of the U.S. Copyright Law.
  
ALL
of the images on this site are copyrighted, and are not royalty free.
These photographs are available as 'stock images' and can be licensed for a negotiated fee.
Use of these images is not free, and is protected by domestic and international copyright law. 

If you wish to license any of Michael's Seewald's photographs seen on this site, please fill out this form. 
Soli Deo Gloria