Maria Piredda · 01/10/2011 · Web Saturday Page

Having a good week-end can be very dangerous. Some people celebrate the end of an horrible week by having a barbecue with family and friends coming home,  they love to talk. There’s the smell of meat on the grill and sunshine on the table already layout with glasses of wine, plates, cultery, dinner napking_ on a white tablecloth. It’s horrible that day the old woman falling off the floor. Her husband is surprised. They offered her to call an ambulance, but Ingrid told she’s all right. It’s a wrong move with her new shoes who took Ingrid down. When her face loses his pink color to become pale and she begins to shake. She doesn’t want to go to the emergency. They help Ingrid to step away from the table. And they bring another plate of aliments to her.

Ingrid was happy the rest of the evening, and she returned home with her husband. But the most unbelievable is when her husband call late at night _ not to thank for this fantastic barbecue and to say they are well arrived_ but to say than his wife feel ill at home and she has gone to the Hospital, where she died at 11 p.m. She had suffered of a stroke during the fall of this evening. It’s hard but it could happen to somebody you love. She could be alive today !

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. It is a life threatening condition and it is imperative to get medical help as soon as a stroke occurs. If you know how to interpret the signs and symptoms of stroke it will help identify the condition should it occur.

A neurologist says that if he can act on a victim within 3 hours of stroke, it may cancel out effects of the ictus. He said the trick would be to recognize a stroke, to diagnose and treat patients within 3 hours, but it’s difficult. To recognise a stroke: there are four stages to recognize a stroke.
  • Ask the person to smile (not make).
  • Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence to you (for example: “It’very nice today.”) or ask his name.  And you dectect signs of confusions or difficulty to speak.
  • Ask the person to raise both arms ( if she has weakness, paralysis, or can only partially she has a stroke).
  • Observe how she walk if the person have difficulty walking she has a stroke.
  • Ask the person to bring out the language (if the tongue is crooked, twisting left and right, is also a sign of a stroke.)
If he or she has problems with one of these steps, call an ambulance immediately and describe symptoms of the person on the phone.
A cardiologist said that if you put as many people as possible aware of this, you can be sure that any life – maybe even ours – can besaved. We share our view every day through the network, but it can happen to us, and this article is as a guide test for people that can again change the fate of those affected by stroke.