When the love of your life, a dearest friend or your own father breaks your heart and hurts you in the least expected way, there is an ache in your heart as if it were a heart attack.
Did you know that could actually be happening? In fact, there are many other things that happen to your body when someone breaks your heart.
Scroll down to find out what really happens.
1. Actual pain
When someone we love breaks our hearts, we feel actual pain in our chest and body. Others think we are being dramatic but the truth is that there is actual physical pain that we experience. This pain is felt because our brain picks up on intense emotional pain and responds as if it is physical. So remember, that the pain may not be visible but the body is hurting before you call someone else a drama queen.
This is a very common emotion when someone breaks your heart. The tension levels, and inner pressure build up and you can even feel the knots in those stress spots. When this occurs, you must take care of yourself. The stress can be overwhelming. There is a sense of fear, anxiety, and helplessness. Do things that reduce stress. Engage yourself in different activities.
3. Heart slows down
Did you know that when someone breaks your heart, the pain they feel in their chest is actually your heart slowing down? According to research, your heart can actually slow down when it is broken! Your body goes through emotional turmoil so the heart slows and the muscles are weakened. Some people even have a cardiac arrest from a heartbreak so the moment you feel pain in your chest, a checkup is recommended.
4. Delayed period
Stress can destroy you in many ways. Make you suffer not just mentally but physically too and this includes delays in your periods. Your emotions oscillate when you are going through heartbreak and your body picks up on these and messes with your biological clock. When your periods are delayed, it gives you more stress and then the duration is prolonged. So find small ways to destress. Go for a walk or have a warm drink.
5. Hair loss
You may have seen in movies that people under stress lose a lot of hair. It is actually very true. This happens because your body is reacting to stressful situations. The moment you go under stress, especially after a broken heart, you may lose hair, depending on how your body reacts. So find ways to take care of that stress because not even the most expensive hair fall shampoo or serum will be able to help you.
6. Fall ill
When our heart is broken in the least expected ways by someone so close to our heart, the shock does not just move your emotions but also slows down your heart and changes your eating habits. Your body’s immune system lowers and you can get sick easily. You must drink a lot of water and have vitamin C and healthy food.