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TinyEYE: Recognizing a Stroke

Posted by TinyEYE

Jan 29, 2009 9:32:00 AM

Speech Therapy Telepractice

We are all touched by disease – the steps we take today may pave the path we walk tomorrow.

This year I am pleased to be a Zone Coordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation canvassing fundraiser. As a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with stroke survivors and their families for a number of years, I clearly realize the value of prevention and early intervention.

Did you know that quickly responding to a stroke can significantly improve survival and recovery? Unfortunately, many people may temporarily experience signs of a stroke and then neglect to report the episode. Sometimes this mini-stroke is a warning that something much bigger is on the way. Take the warning as a blessing and call 9-1-1.

The following warning signs were taken from www.heartandstroke.com where you can also find very helpful information about understanding and trying to prevent a stroke.

The five signs

Stroke can be treated. That is why it is so important to recognize and respond to the warning signs.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/speech.jpgWeakness - Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary.

 

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/speech.jpgTrouble speaking - Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/vision.jpgVision problems - Sudden trouble with vision, even if temporary.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/headache.gifHeadache - Sudden severe and unusual headache.

http://www.heartandstroke.com/atf/cf/%7B99452D8B-E7F1-4BD6-A57D-B136CE6C95BF%7D/dizziness.jpgDizziness - Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs.


If you experience any of these symptoms, CALL 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately.

 

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3483933/k.CD67/Stroke.htm?src=home

 

Take care of you!

If a school district in your area needs Speech-Language Pathologists, please let me know by email as we at TinyEYE can help!

Marnee Brick, Speech-Language Pathologist, TinyEYE.com

Marnee Brick, Speech-Language Pathologist, TinyEYE.com

Marnee Brick, MSc
Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of of Speech Therapy
TinyEYE Therapy Services (Speech Therapy Telepractice)

http://www.TinyEYE.com-Online Speech Therapy Telepractice

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Topics: Stroke, TinyEYE, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Speech-Language Pathology, Marnee Brick, Speech Therapy Telepractice, Online Speech Therapy, Special Education

   

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