Farewells are difficult for everyone. Our emotions are raging and these emotional experiences and stress have a direct impact on our body.
What Happens To Your Body After a Breakup
5. Anxiety and Trouble Sleeping
People are programmed to need human contact, and when we lose it, we feel pain. The need for contact is aggravated, causing anxiety.
Scientific studies have shown that pain after separation activates the same part of the brain that is stimulated by cocaine addiction.
4. Chest Pain
Studies have shown that after a breakup, people receive the nerve signals associated with actual physical pain.
For example, these signals are sent when the person spills a hot drink or has a burn.
Since the pain is in our brain, these signals turn into a real discomfort: in this case, chest pain or real headache.
The heart doesn’t work as well after a romantic breakup. A person who has had heart disease runs the risk of not coping with stress. Other likely outcomes are arrhythmia or heart attack.
3. Skin Problems
Besides the fact that during the depression the person takes care of himself less, the condition of the skin worsens due to stress hormones. This can lead to acne and even hair loss.
2. Muscle Pain
In a state of depression, people are more prone to injury than normal. In addition, due to stress, muscle spasms can appear and may contract, causing pain in different parts of the body.
1. Loss of Appetite or Weight Gain
After a breakup, many experience problems with appetite. But in the long run, separation often leads to being overweight.
Due to stress, cells become less sensitive to insulin and the body begins to secrete more of it, accelerating the accumulation of fat.
Weight gain can also be associated with insomnia and lack of exercise. Finally, stress disrupts the gastrointestinal tract, leading to abdominal pain and diarrhea.
To combat these effects and stay positive, know that everything is for the best and you can face it.