Heartbreak is a reality, not a hoax, scientists have confirmed
Love is considered to be the most powerful feeling of humans. If love makes a man strong, and gives him the strength to move forward and struggle in difficult situations, then the feeling of losing his love gives equally intense pain. It's not just about legends.
Love is considered to be the most powerful feeling in humans. If love makes a man strong, and gives him the strength to move forward and struggle in difficult situations, then the feeling of losing his love gives equally intense pain. It's not just about legends. Now science has also started to believe that the pain caused by the breakup of a relationship or the sudden departure of a partner is very frightening and it is not just limited to the experience, but it also affects the body.
Being completely broken after a breakup is no exaggeration. For them, this suffering is not only mentally but also physically very painful. But why is it such a painful experience after heartbreak or the loss of a partner? In a recent study published in Live Science, Dr. Deborah Lee, a famous doctor from England, has also given the scientific reason behind this.
According to Dr. Lee, when a person feels love for someone, there is a flow of hormones in the body. Due to the release of the pampering hormone oxytocin and the 'feel-good' hormone dopamine, a person experiences happiness and euphoria in love. But as soon as there is a breakup or heartbreak, the levels of oxytocin and dopamine drop. At the same time, there is an increase in the level of cortisol, one of the hormones responsible for stress, due to which sadness and pain are experienced.
According to Lee, how much a breakup will affect who varies from person to person. But this increased cortisol hormone during this time can cause problems ranging from high blood pressure to obesity, acne and anxiety in youth. Apart from this, breaking up with a partner or due to social rejection also activates areas of the brain associated with physical pain, due to which pain is felt. In many cases, a breakup or heartbreak can also lead to a medical condition known as 'broken heart syndrome' (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy).
'Broken heart syndrome' is usually a short-term condition of the heart that causes a person to feel intense emotional or physical stress. During this, temporary changes are also seen in the process of pumping blood through the heart. Apart from this, many times the heart starts pumping loudly, due to which chest pain can also be experienced.
Sometimes the symptoms of broken heart syndrome can mimic those of a heart attack, making it difficult for sufferers and doctors to differentiate between the two. Usually, broken heart syndrome is only caused by severe stress and usually occurs only once. Most people recover from this pain within a few days or weeks, but in a very small number of cases, its effects lead to heart treatment. For which minor surgery may be required.
A study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology assessed three strategies for recovering from a broken heart.
These three strategies are: thinking bad things about your ex, acknowledging your ex's feelings of love and thinking good thoughts, and distracting yourself with work or goals that have something to do with your ex Do not be Any one or all three of these tend to reduce your emotional reactions to your ex, so starting with all three can be a good strategy.