What is the feeling of a broken heart?
Posted April 18, 2010on:
Have you ever had your heart broken? — when you feel a tightness of the chest, stomachache, a loss of appetite, insomnia, anger, etc….
Heart broken has been long thought as a psychological condition. But scientists found that these pains that you experience are indeed physical pains. This is dubbed as “Heart Broken Syndrome”.
When you are under great stress, your brain could release “large amounts of catecholamines … into the blood stream, along with their breakdown products and small proteins produced by an excited nervous system. These chemicals can be temporarily toxic to the heart, effectively stunning the muscle and producing symptoms similar to a typical heart attack, including chest pain, fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath and heart failure.” — Study from John Hopkins Medicine. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_releases/2005/02_10_05.html
Further more, scientists have come up with a measure for a broken heart. http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/7332.aspx
The good news is that you can recover from the Heart Broken Syndrome within two weeks.
“Better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all.” — Maybe not for those who have a weak heart.