Allegorically, heartbreaks is quickly understood by many to mean that a person just got through an ugly break-up with their partner or the death of a close family and friend. The word ‘heartbreak’ has become so common in our today’s world conversations.
And it turns out, ‘heartbreak’ is not just a personification. Heartbreak has been confirmed by medicine study that it is indeed a negative physiological state that can affect health and leaves scars on your heart organ!
Study by Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University, shows heartbreak is no longer just a low moody emotion
If a person feels abnormally low and negative emotionally, in a long run, these negativity can cause distress and harm to the body
When a patient has a “heartbreak”, the left ventricle becomes weaker and reduces the ability to pump blood, so shortness of breath can occur.
Japan recognizes heartbreak as an actual medical condition since 1990
Scientifically, cardiomyopathy refers to heartbreak syndrome. When the left ventricle is weak, it turns into a unique balloon shape, similar to a Japanese container for capturing octopus. Therefore, this disease is also called ‘Takotsubo’ after the octopus.
When having heartbreak, the heart muscles weaken rapidly and fails to contract and expand properly. This may occur unknowingly for days to weeks
‘Heartbreak’ is relatively a short-term occurrence. However, a small percentage of patients are risked to face serious complications like heart failure.
Heart muscle was replaced by tiny scars, which reduced the elasticity of the heart and prevented normal contraction
So remember, our feelings and contact with the world brings a significant impact on the heart and our health.