Self Help Health Intervention at Lake Chapala

August 8, 2010

Self Help Health Intervention at Lake Chapala Today I have some information that could well save your life or that of a loved one here at Lake Chapala or anywhere you happen to be. I hope you will not mind this public service message in the form of an extra article posted here on www.ChapalaClub.com.

We have excellent medical care here and a great emergency ambulance service operated by the Mexican Red Cross (Cruz Roja)

Here’s the Emergency Number of the Cruz Roja for the Lake Chapala Area – 765 – 2308

Stroke indicators

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters…. S.T.R. STROKE IDENTIFICATION It only takes a minute to read this… 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, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR . Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe 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: S * Ask the individual to SMILE. T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today) R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks , call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. Stroke New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke. If you can pass this short article on to everyone in you have an e mail address for  and ask them to do the same no doubt we will have contributed to saving many lives. Thanks for reading this and your help in spreading the word. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

  • DON BENNETT

    GOOD MORNING SID,
    THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION CONCERNING STROKES. THIS IS THE BEST I HAVE SEEN ANYWHERE. I HAVE SENT IT TO EVERYONE ON MY E-MAIL LIST (EVEN MY EX-WIFE). AGAIN, THANK YOU.

    DON BENNETT

  • http://www.chapalaclub.com Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Don, Thanks for the positive words. Glad it was helpful and since you forwarded it on and no doubt those on your list will as well, we may just save a life or two. Thanks again. Siempre tu amigo, Sid

Email for more information:
Sid@ChapalaClub.com

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