Question: What are the side effects of a broken heart?

What happens to your body when you are heartbroken?

Heartbreak Can Be Debilitating Jennifer Kelman, licensed clinical social worker and life coach, says that heartbreak can lead to appetite changes, lack of motivation, weight loss or weight gain, overeating, headaches, stomach pain, and a general sense of being unwell.

How long does it take to recover from a broken heart?

How long does the healing process take? You Cant Hurry Love sang The Supremes, and sadly, you cant hurry getting over it either. One study claims it takes around three months (11 weeks to be precise) for a person to feel more positive about their break-up. As I said, though, heartbreak is not a science.

Does a broken heart physically hurt?

A medically broken heart Acute emotional stress, positive or negative, can cause the left ventricle of the heart to be stunned or paralysed, causing heart attack-like symptoms including strong chest, arm or shoulder pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting.

Can broken heart kill me?

First described by Japanese physician Hikaru Sato in 1991, “broken heart syndrome,” also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, is a temporary condition that resembles a heart attack but rarely leads to death.

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