Love Hurts

Love is not just an emotional feeling. It is a state of being healthy. When you are in love, you take good care of yourself and the same goes for your loved one. Indeed being in-love is a nice feeling and state but what if it turns sour? You tried everything to rekindle it but it did not work out. You are left broken hearted.

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You know that there is such thing as broken-heart syndrome, right? You just do not know what exactly happens to your body. Some people say it is only a state of mind but you have to believe that it will take a toll in your health. When you are broken hearted, your body feels weak. Suddenly you feel like you are vulnerable to viruses and other diseases. To give you an idea, here are some effects of being heartbroken:

  • Brain: When you see a reminder of the times you had, your brain can either make you feel hurt or happy for a moment. When your brain chooses to make you feel happy, blood will rush through your ventral tegmental area. If the brain chooses to produce pain, blood will rush through your dorsal posterior insula and the somatosensory cortex. You will be relieved to know that there is a left prefrontal cortex that is in charge of the evaluation; it will assure you that maybe the breakup is for the best.
  • Hormones: The moment you broke up, your adrenal glands started to stir. Hormones like adrenaline and cortisol will kick in. These hormones are your body’s response to stress. The stress level depends on how bad the breakup was.

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  • Immune system: Knowing that stress hormones are released, there is no doubt that your immune system will be weakened. You will develop sickness. You do not need that right now.
  • Stomach: Being heartbroken will affect your digestion. When you feel depressed and stressed out, you will notice that your digestion will slow down. There are times that your stomach will hurt or worse, you will have zero appetite.
  • Skin: You will also lose your glow when you endure a break up. Remember the cortisol which produces stress? It will trigger oil build-up which will lead to acne.

Before your broken heart destroys your beauty and vigour, you have to act right away. Do not settle and believe that your heart will heal in time. You have to take it as an opportunity to be better. To cope up, the first thing that you should do is keep yourself busy. There are many activities that you can try here in Singapore. You can also visit different places outside of Singapore for a change.

Good luck!

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