Originally Posted by Tearstain
I lost my mum to a stroke. If you're reading this think of your family and retire.
The only stress you should have now is screaming grandchildren.
You have been givem a warning. Don't ignore it like my parent did
I'm sorry about your loss. I was on the phone with my mom when she had her 1st stroke stroke. I sounded exactly
like her when I had mine. Thankfully, we both survived.
Originally Posted by msbbc833
Well lets not forget strokes happen due to underlying pathology (atrial fibrillation, hyerptension, hyperlipidemia). Trust me Gary is getting a full workup of why this stroke happened and its underlying cause will be treated. Strokes can be prevented.
Stress releases hormones and enzymes that shrink arteries. Do not underestimate the effects of stress in regards to a stroke or TIA. I've found that I can keep my BP under control as long as I watch what I eat and don't let work stress me out. I've learned that stepping back, clearing my mind and taking a deep breath help me tremendously(it helps not having a 40 second clock going in the background). I'm also able to leave work at work. I absolutely do not take work home with me. I don't know if an NFL coach can do that. I have tens to hundreds to thousands of people watching what I do at work, not millions. And not on TV.