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What Makes a Broken Heart Really Hurts?

A broken heart shatters your world, your hopes and your dreams. The pain of a heartbreak can feel unbearable. You may find yourself confused, and not knowing what to do, and every time you think of him/her, you feel a deep pain inside your chest.

Why does a broken heart hurt so badly? Several studies have proven that there is a link between social pain and physical pain. When you are suffering from a broken heart, your stress hormones flood your bloodstream, which can cause physical sickness and pain.

When these stress hormones enter your heart, they can cause shock, a sudden soreness and lead to physical pain.

The results of the physical pain vary from one person to another. The sensitivity of a person to social pain plays a key role in heart break syndrome.

The following types of physical pain can be related to a broken heart:

  • Migraines
  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Joint aches
  • Muscle aches

Chronic physical pain can lead to depression.

In short, having a broken heart can cause your healthy heart to stop working normally.

Does this surprise you? Well, it’s true. This happens because of the emotional stress brought on by something like a love rejection.

Physical pain which is followed by inability to sleep, loss of appetite and uncontrolled crying makes your heart more susceptible to disease. These stress hormones can be toxic to your heart.

In the U.S., women are the majority ( >90%) of patients who are affected by broken heart syndrome. The good news is, all the negative effects of heartbreak can be resolved immediately with quick and timely treatment.

In the upcoming article, we will discuss suggestions which might be helpful in mending your broken heart.

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