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STROKES: Be aware of early symptoms

Letter by Jerome S. Hanna, Ruston on June 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm with 6 Comments »
June 5, 2012 12:48 pm

A wonderful discovery that could save a lot of lives is the updated early symptoms of a stroke. The present standard for telling if a person is having a stroke is “the slurring of words.” Some health workers know that persistent headaches accompanied by neck pain are the earliest symptoms of a stroke.

The Pacific Northwest is the worst place in the country for stroke occurrence. The Pierce County area is one of four counties in Washington that are worst in the Pacific Northwest. We need to warn our seniors, stroke patients and the disabled to seek help if they experience these symptoms.

We could save many of our neighbors and community members if we can get the word around. Please remember the people we save could be a family member.

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  1. Thanks, Jerome.

    It’s nice to see someone who sincerely cares about others pass the word along, as opposed to using stroke information as a silly childish taunt for online communities.

    As one that recovered, I can testify that early detection and treatment is the key. Information shared is strength in knowledge.

    Serious information for serious people:


  2. took14theteam says:

    Maybe stroke occurrence is related to the number of Democrats here? Just saying… :-)

    Seriously, thanks for the information. As I have heard on the radio ads, early detection and treatment is key.

  3. averageJoseph says:

    Thanks Jerome, I’ve been reminding the resident failed clairvoyant LPH of the hazards of Deep Vein Thrombosis and how to combat the inevitable onset… he thinks I’m mocking him.

  4. LarryWM44 says:

    Thank you Jerome, there are different kinds of strokes. Mine was from High Blood Pressure (Stress, Anxiety) and also debilitating. Communication is key note new & different symptoms, slurring, pain, anxiety… Then check out the cause, see a doctor. Then take steps to relieve/change symptoms. Don’t Wait! It is better to err with caution.

  5. LarryWM44 – a small piece of plaque can be just as much a cause and not be noted by blood pressure readings until such time it happens. Glad to see you seem to have recoved, at least enough to address this subject like an adult and not the childish chides of Average Joe.

  6. averageJoseph says:

    Ignore my sincere warnings to your own detriment.

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