Your Body During a Breakup: 10 Scientific Effects Heartbreak Has On The Body

Your Body During Breakup Scientific Effects Heartbreak Has On Body

(6) You lose your immunity:

Since heart-break causes extreme stress, your immune system becomes weaker. You will become more prone to infections and diseases.

Your body during breakup will become physically weak to resist the external attack from viruses and other diseases.

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(7) You might go through a period of hair-fall:

Hair-fall is caused due to stress hormones which affect hair follicles. Chances are there that you will go through a period of hair-fall and lose a lot of your beautiful curls.

A 2013 study published in Nature Magazine found a link between long-term ongoing stress and hair color. As per researchers, hormones produced in response to stress can deplete the melanocyte stem cells leaving your hair grey or white.

Be careful. Don’t let depression affect your beauty.

(8) You go through extreme depression:

It’s been really hard for you. You don’t wish to interact with people. You are uncertain about everything in your life. You have developed trust issues. You hate to be left alone but even while you are in a group, you feel like you are completely left out. It’s hard for you to open up your heart to others and talk.

According to research, a lot of people show various signs of depression-like withdrawal, wanting to be lonely, questioning one’s existence, etc which give rise to a lot of mental health issues. The human brain loves love and being in love triggers happy hormones – dopamine and oxytocin. That’s why love is more addicting than drugs, according to science.

When the one you love leaves, the supply of feel-good hormones is cut off and the brain releases stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine, which increases depression.

Don’t entertain the depression. Take a counselor’s help if this grows.

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(9) You fall sick:

Heart-break triggers depression and you will fall mentally sick. If you let this stay with you, it will damage your physical health. A lot of diseases like diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal problems and even Alzheimer’s are caused by depression. The emotional pain of a breakup and physical pain both activate the same part of the brain. Brain scans of people after relationship breakup showed that social pain (the emotional pain from a breakup or rejection) and physical pain share the same neural pathways.

Excess of stress hormones like cortisol stimulates your brain to send too much blood to your muscles, causing them to tense up, ready for swift action. But you are physically inactive due to heartbreak, as a result, you experience swollen muscles causing headaches, a stiff neck and an awful squeezing sensation in your chest.

(10) You might become extremely thin or obese:

Breakups activate the area of your brain that processes craving and addiction. Food cravings can motivate you to eat more and bring a massive change in your weight. Overeating and your poor sleep pattern can have a drastic impact on your body during a breakup.

It’s all about how you cope with sadness and heartbreaks. If you are avoiding food, you will lose weight and if you are binge eating, you will become obese.

It’s tough to recover from breakup but it’s not impossible. A heartbreak is just a passing phase of your life and the process is both physical and emotional. Don’t worry. Take care of yourself and take help when it’s needed.

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