Can You Die From a Broken Heart: The Science Behind It

Broken heart syndrome is real

Cardiomypathy is caused by experiencing severe stress. The symptoms are similar to a heart attack and include chest pain, shortness of breath and low blood pressure. Usually these symptoms occur within a short time period after the event. Cardiomypathy is also referred to as broken heart syndrome.
The American Heart Association explains that the symptoms are similar to a heart attack, but different in many notable ways. While a heart attack usually takes a while to recover from and can be damaging to the heart long-term, broken heart syndrome can be quickly overcome and it does not damage the heart. Also, heart attacks and linked to clogged arteries, but broken heart syndrome is not.

There is another syndrome called ‘Limerance’ which is an addiction to love. Dr. Joseph Hullet, MD of OptumHealth Behavioral solutions explains that some people have a hormone imbalance that creates a tendency to get obsessive or addicted to things.
This will make people obsess over the feeling of love, continuously fall in love and have a ton of drama surrounding their love life. If you think you have an addictive personality, work with a naturopath and a therapist to balance your mind and body.

Other effects on the body

A breakup can lead to other effects such as depression, mental health problems and a suppressed immune system. The cardiovascular effects do not happen to everyone and you’re more likely to get the symptoms of depression. These symptoms include fatigue, loss of motivation, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, anger, appetite changes, sleep disturbance and reckless behavior.
When our emotions are negative, it can greatly suppress the immune system and make us vulnerable to viruses and other illnesses. Stress can affect our morphogenetic fields which the study of epigenetics shows can trigger diseases we are genetically predisposed to.
In a book called ‘The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of The Your Energetic Anatomy’ it is said that often a traumatic experience can trigger body changes such as new food intolerances.

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