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This is what happens to your body when you have a broken heart!

One can feel the depression and broken about anything, it’s not only love which breaks your heart. Though bad breakups have the most dangerous physical effects on your body and according to American Heart Association, “In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Broken heart syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.”

Here are 5 things that actually happen to your body when you have a broken heart:

It affects your weight:

When a relationship ends all of a sudden and ends with heartbreak, it can have lasting effects on your weight and it can vary according to the situation. Usually, this has to do with how well you cope with your emotions. For some people, eating can fill the hole that the emotions leave behind. This might include overeating, which can easily cause weight gain. For other people, getting heartbroken can cause their appetite to stop entirely. Appetite loss can result in someone eating less than they need to throughout their day. Weight loss after a heartbreak isn’t uncommon, because many people find it hard to eat. After a heartbreak, making planned meals can help keep weight under control, whether it’s eating too much, or not eating enough.

It causes severe depression:

As the sudden breakup can lead to severe depression and the rejection hurts your ego so much that it can cause a breakdown too. After the end of a relationship where heartbreak is most probable, it’s important to have a support system and someone you can talk to. Being able to discuss your feelings openly will make the depressive period after heartbreak much shorter, and help you get back on your feet.

Sleeping disorders:

After heartbreak, many people report having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Research has found that stress levels increase when you’re fresh from heartbreak. Increased stress levels cause a whole range of problems, especially when it comes to sleep. If you have recently experienced heartbreak, you may find that you’re having more trouble falling asleep than normal. Finding ways to lower your stress levels before sleep will help you from suffering a lack of sleep during a heartbreak. Meditation, tea, exercise, and journaling are all popular methods of helping lower stress levels so you can get some sleep and heal your heart.

It weakened your immune system:

Due to stress and lack of sleep, our immune system gets disturbed and as a result many of the people face dark circles and acne. You may notice they you get cold or flu-like symptoms while you’re experiencing heartbreak. You may feel fatigued too. Try taking vitamins and eating foods that are good for boosting your immune system. One of the best ways to get your immune system back to working order is to lower your stress levels. Try doing stress-relieving activities while you’re working on healing your broken heart.

It can cause physical pain:

With extreme weakness many people feel the pain in their body. This is because scientists believe that emotional and physical pain both processed in the same parts of the brain. So, when you’re going through an abrupt breakup, your heartbreak may very well feel like physical pain. The best way to deal with this kind of pain is to have some way of coping. Usually, doing physical activities will do the trick to help release that emotional pain: exercise, yoga, etc. Having a support system is also invaluable to processing your emotional pain.

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