Have you heard the adage “die from a broken heart?” Scientists claim that it actually happens.
Broken heart syndrome or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a health condition that is first observed by Japanese scientists years ago. In the last 10 years, the Westerners have been engrossed in studying the said syndrome. According to an article from the Harvard Health Publications, the death rates of TTC are quite similar to that of heart attack. However, broken heart syndrome is far different from a heart attack. The American Heart Association reported that the symptoms of TTC usually show after a person has been put under extreme physical or emotional stresses. There will also be no indications of heart damage after a blood test or manifestations of blockages in the coronal arteries when the patient is furthered examined. That being said, broken heart syndrome still accounts for at least two percent of heart cases examined by health professionals.
Broken Hearts and Its Link to Science
It is normal for a person to have this unexplainable feeling when you’ve parted with a person you love or you are emotionally attached with. In the case of those who work in the sex industry, can love or its absence, even, be affecting the health of escorts or their clients?
Even if broken hearted syndrome has been observed for more than 25 years, scientists can’t say what the primary cause of the said condition is. Among the interesting theories is that stress prompts our body to release too much catecholamine, which then ensues myocardial toxicity. In a study, among the observed emotional stimuli that caused TTC are grief, loss, anger, panic and fear. For instance, when a person lost someone, it can set off irregular heartbeat patterns, which at some point can be life-threatening. There is a growing number of evidence that supports this claim. As a matter of fact, an article from New England Journal of Medicine published in 2006 showed that there is a greater chance of you dying if your partner was hospitalised. Moreover, the same journal published an article saying that the likelihood of the remaining partner “crossing the great divide” becomes greater six months after their partner’s demise.
Apart from experiencing TTC, losing a partner can give rise to depression, insomnia, loss of appetite, and drinking too much, all of which are dangerous to your health.