Recognizing a stroke

 

確認腦中風

 


This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions!
 

 

Is It a Stroke?
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 any bystander can recognize a stroke asking three simple questions:

* ask the individual to smile

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ask him or her to raise both arms

* ask the person to speak a simple sentence

If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-9-9 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher. After discovering that a group of nonmedical 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."

 

Please continue to pass this message to other people!

 

If you want to know more about stroke or other brain injury disease, please visit Braincare Website www.braincare.org.hk

 

 

  

如果我們記着以下三個問題,極可能救回一些人的性命!

 

是否腦中風?

     有些時候,腦中風的病徵是很難界定的。 不幸地,不少人就因為未能察覺到身邊人這些徵兆而導致他們遭受嚴重的腦部損傷。現在醫生提出,只要旁觀者向傷者發出以下三個問題,便可確知他是否腦中風:

 

* 叫他微笑

* 叫他舉起雙臂

* 叫他說出一道簡單句子

     如果傷者未能做到以上任何一樣要求,請立即撥打9-9-9,並將傷者的病徵告訴救護人員。研究人員發現非醫護界義工也能辨別臉部軟弱無力、雙臂軟弱無力及語言困難等徵狀後,極力鼓勵公眾人士學會以上的三個問題。

     去年二月,他們將研究成果在美國中風協會的周年會議上發表。這些快速確認法若能廣泛流傳,讓社會人士得知中風的表徵,便能使更多中風人士得到即時的救治,從而減少中風對腦部帶來的損害。

請繼續將這個信息傳遞給其他人,越多人知道越好!

如果你想知道更多中風或腦部受損疾病的資料,請瀏覽腦友心網站 www.braincare.org.hk