The emotional stress of a broken heart can lead to cardiomyopathy and a broken heart. The incidence of this heart condition is rising in this group of people. Consider these strategies to lower your risk.
Broken Heart Syndrome Is on the Rise
Broken heart syndrome is also called Takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Under severe emotional stress the left ventricle of the heart can balloon and trigger what looks like a heart attack
Data show that the incidence of TTS was rising before COVID-19 began spreading, especially in middle-aged and older women
Scientists have long suspected that the syndrome is associated with a brain-heart connection that can be triggered by a significant emotional trauma, such as a car accident, loss of a loved one, domestic violence, and financial loss
It is important to learn how to manage stress to protect your overall health. Consider Emotional Freedom Techniques, meditation, spending more time in nature, breathing through your nose and a combination of vitamin B6 and magnesium