Most of us think that ‘hurt heart’ is just an artistic expression. Well, to be honest, in literature we could call it a metaphor, but in real life, IT IS A VERY REAL THING!
Latest studies confirm that broken or hurt heart is a reality, not just an expression. We live in hard times where we are supposed to live under constant pressure, stress, and tension. The world, globally, is facing huge challenges and we all feel it, not to mention our personal issues.
Anyway, let’s summarize- all of us suffer from stress and most of us will struggle with anxiety or depression ( or at least some forms of these states of mind and body). Our mental state, on the other hand, manifests physically too.
In this article, we will remain focused on one astonishing study that proves ‘broken heart’ may actually BREAK the heart for real. Heart attacks are on the rise and our unhealthy way of living, together with stress, depression, and unhappiness lead to new heart attacks.
A different kind of heart attack surfaces and statistics indicate that each year, over 3,000 adults suffer from what is called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. In basic terms, they suffer from broken heart syndrome. What this syndrome does is it weakens and stuns the heart. When this occurs, the left ventricle can change shape. The left ventricle is one of the main chambers of the heart.
When a different kind of heart attack arises, studies must be done. Last year, Swiss researchers at the University of Aberdeen did a study which concluded that this condition can also be triggered by happiness as well.The study consisted of 37 patients that currently had Takotsubo for two years. They concluded that the damage the heart sustained after the event remained. They made this discovery through ultrasounds and MRI scans.
Professor Jeremy Pearson, who is the Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, says that there is no long-term treatment for this condition at the moment. The reason for this is that the medical industry thought patients would make full recoveries. Pearson also added that these recent findings suggest that this condition should be treated as if it was a heart attack.
As you can see, we all need to be more careful and watch out for ourselves, or more precisely, our emotional health and mental stability.