The Science of Heartbreak,You can blame it on your ex,but whats really making you hurt and your body ache is coming from within you.
Since the two of you split up.your head has felt like a helium balloon about to burst,a family of squirrel seems to have moved into your stomach,your hearts feels as it its clamped in a vise,and though your emptied bottle. of the natural sleep aid melatonin,you havent caught a wink in a week ,no question about it,losing of your one and only is a bitch.but stop clutching your chest.the real pain is coming inside your head.if you think you hate being dumped,your brain hates even more.the region of it that lights up when your physical agony also goes haywire when you suffer social rejection.Says Naomie Eisenberger Ph.D she says that your head is signaling to your body that being dumped actually hurts. your new singledom isnt helping any either.when your'e inlove certain areas in your gray matter are happily awash in Dapominine and Oxytocin,hormones that giving you pleasure and contentment. but when your guys suddenly take off your supply of those feel good natural chemicals start to tumble.leaving you more vulnerable to a whole herd uncompromising stress hormones,
During any upsetting experiemce your brain pumps out cortisol ,epinepherine and other stress hormones,which in limited quantity,help you react quickly to dangerous situation. (like when car is cutting off on the highway)however long term trauma such as heratbreak ,accumulating amounts can turn harmful.an abundance of cortisol tells your brain to send too much blood to your muscle causing them to t ense up.ostensibly for swift action,but your not leaping anywhere and as a result your plaqued with swollen muscle that can lead to headache ,stiifneck.and awful squeezing sensation in your chest.cortisol also divert bloods aways from your digestive track.leaving you with some GI Unpleasantness,and to add insult to your injury,an overkill stress hormonescan impede your immune system,making you mopre to roque bacteria nad viruses_hence the all too common post relationship cold.
The particular kind of walloping you suffer also has something to do with how your body reacts to stress,Says Dr.Laura Miller M.D director of womens health Boston hospital.if you have a sensitive stomach you could be prone to break up cramps,appetite loss,or diarrhea.if you have ashma,you might reach your inhaler moreoften.
gobs or stress hormones can send your bronchial tubes into overdrive.and if you happen to have addictive personality,you may feel as shakey as heroin junkiein rehab.becaues the area of your brain thats processing craving and addictions is also activated by break ups.
The good news you may feel emotional trampled for awhile.you can atleast ease the body pain,and we dont mean it late night clubbing,nacho binges and other indulgences,which can lead to more physical woes.such as rapid heartbeat and extreme fatigue.instead take over the counter med for pounding head and squessy stomachh or better yet teach yourself some relaxation techniques(like deep breathing)to calm your nervous system.and curb those wild stress hormonesby pulling yourself off the couch for some aerobics exercise.working out prompt your brain to realease uplifting endorphins,better yet take a trsah talking friend with you.camaredie can incite a much needed pop of your missing oxyticin.
"One thing you shouldnt do is lock yourself in the room"self imposed exile will only makes thing worse" better getting back into some of your favorite past time and activities,because doing anything enjoyable can elprev your brains dapomine system.if u cant disaasociate your old passion from the moments spent with your ex.take it as an opportunity to try something completely new ,like that drawing class and bicycling you been coveting(considering how hed look in spandex) what ever cheers the mind may help cure the body.