Why is a ‘broken heart’ so painful? It’s agony, complete excruciating agony, like your heart is ripping apart in your chest and you can’t breathe; well, according to Science, the broken heart syndrome is very much a real thing… Not just the feels.
Your mind is a product of your body and brain, so if your mind suffers, then the body suffers… Some symptoms of ‘ex-itis’ are headaches, digestive issues, irregular menstrual cycles, breakouts, and even chronic stress and T-cells issues, like inflammation and joint pain.
Researchers at the University of Aberdeen followed 52 patients with “broken heart syndrome” or takotsubo cardiomyopathy and the results were published in Journal of American Society of Echocardiography.
The syndrome is a rare condition caused by intense emotional or physical stress, where the heart muscle is literally stunned, which leads to the left ventricle changing shape.
Most of the suffers are women- in fact, up to 90%. The misshape of the heart affects the ability to pump blood and, as things stand, there’s no cure.