Science has been able to establish connections between mental health and cardiac diseases, which means that getting your heart broken can impact your heart’s condition. This is known as broken heart syndrome.
The Anatomy of a Broken Heart
The scientific terminology for broken heart syndrome is takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy. Unlike other cardiac diseases, this may even strike you in the form of intense chest pain when you’re healthy. It’s usually represented as a dramatic fluctuation in the rhythm of your heart and the blood substances, which make it similar to the symptoms of a heart attack, except there are no blocked arteries involved.
The Good News and the Bad News
It is caused by a surge in stress levels during a stressful event, such as the death of a loved one, betrayal, or breakup. The rise in hormones enlarges parts of the heart temporarily in an attempt to halt pumping altogether. This can result in the failure of the heart’s muscles. But the good news is that broken heart syndrome is treatable and seldom turns fatal.
Healing A Broken Heart Gently
Before things get too chaotic, take control of your heart’s conditions by rising to the pain and dealing with it head-on rather than numbing it. There’s always room for error with emotions, so be patient with yourself through the healing process. If you made a mistake, apologize. Allow yourself to feel any pain or guilt associated with the relationship and then submerge yourself in taking good care of your emotions, mind, and body by surrounding yourself with people who motivate and encourage you to move forward, set new goals, and pursue new ideas and activities.
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