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According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third largest cause of death, ranking behind ‘diseases of the heart’ and all forms of cancer as well as the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Each day your blood pressure is too high, your chance of stroke increases. Often times an increase in blood pressure is so subtle you may not even realize it. Are the following common instigators of anger a common occurrence in YOUR life?

  • Traffic jams
  • Rude behavior
  • Injustice
  • Embarrassment
  • Deadlines
  • Financial headaches
  • Humiliation
  • Infidelity
  • Physical pain
  • Failure

Anger has become part of our daily routine. Anger escalates heart rate, breathing, arterial tension and cortisol levels, increasing chances for an episode of stroke in your life! While it’s a perfectly natural emotion in small doses, excessive anger has the ability to trigger one of the deadliest health conditions affecting our community to date…STROKE.

Click here to take the stroke risk scorecard and see if you are at risk, then join us for the Stroke Awareness Seminar (download info) which will be held at the St. David’s Health and Wellness Center at the Chasco Family YMCA on May 10th from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. A physician from St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center will lead the seminar and we will be conducting FREE Stroke screenings, blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Please join us by registering at 512.478.3627 or 1.888.868.2104.

Holly Krivokapich
Health and Wellness Coordinator
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center

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