Broken Heart Syndrome is a Real Condition
You have heard the saying, “Dying of a broken heart,” which is often used to describe the depths of despair that one is feeling due to the loss of a child, spouse, beloved pet or a loved one. However, this same level of sadness can trigger physiological symptoms that can lead to a condition known as “broken heart syndrome.” Broken Heart Syndrome is medically referred to as Takotsubo Syndrome or
Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy. Symptoms of Takotsubo (Broken Heart Syndrome) can mimic a typical heart attack such as chest pain, shortness of breath, excessive sweating, nausea and vomiting, weakness and fatigue and irregular heartbeat. These symptoms seem to initiate when the body releases a flood of stress hormones, which can cause heart muscles to become weak. It can affect anyone at any age who is experiencing severe emotional distress or trauma. It takes medical tests to rule out any blockages or other underlying medical conditions and in most people the symptoms may subside or come and go as they move through the phases of grief, but in some cases, this syndrome could lead to long-lasting damage of the heart muscle. Evolving research shows that this syndrome can affect the heart’s pumping motion. The twisting or wringing motion made by the heart during the heartbeat of extremely stressed individuals can cause small scars on the heart, which reduces its elasticity and affects the contraction of the heart muscle. There is no way to know if you are at risk for this syndrome and there is no medical way to prevent it from happening. If it does happen, it will come on suddenly. We suggest that any time you feel symptoms of a heart attack that you seek medical attention immediately.
Find Your Way Back Naturally
With the understanding that extreme stress brought on by a tragic event could cause “Broken Heart Syndrome,” watch for signs that your body is responding through physical symptoms and consider providing some extra support to help manage the stress that you are undergoing. Preferred Nutrition HappySense® (5-HTP -5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a supplement that works in the central nervous and brain by increasing the production of the serotonin, which plays an important role in reducing depression, insomnia, stress and anxiety. Although not medically proven as of yet,helping the mind to cope with the physical attributes of stress could
help reduce the likelihood of “Broken Heart Syndrome.” Preferred Nutrition has just introduced a new natural health supplement, “WomenSense MoodSense,” that not only contains 5HTP, but also lavender and magnesium, which in combination help to manage stress. Take a B complex like Preferred Nutrition's Super Stress B. It contains all the B vitamins with added Sensoril® Ashwagandha Extract, which helps to stabilize your central nervous system and your body’s response to stress. If you have suffered from “Broken Heart Syndrome,” while you are healing your emotional heart help to strengthen your damaged heart muscle as well. Medically, you may be prescribed Beta Blockers, which are used to block the effects of those adrenaline-like hormones and slow heart rate, but as a natural alternative try Dr. Whiattker BP Essentials. 5HTP supplements could interact with medicines prescribed for depression and anxiety, and BP Essentials cannot be taken with medications prescribed for Blood Pressure. Reach out for help before your symptoms of despair manifest themselves physically.
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