10 October 2007

Don't Break My Heart!

...literally! Yes, breaking somebody's heart can be fatal.
It has been the stuff of great romantic novels and blockbuster films. Doctors have long suspected it. A study of 9,000 British civil servants has at last established it is possible to die of a 'broken heart'.

The study, reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found the stress and anxiety of hostile, angry relationships can boost the risk of developing heart disease. Chances of a heart attack or chest pain rose by 34 percent compared to people on good terms with a spouse or partner.

"A person's heart condition seems to be influenced by negative intimate relationships," researchers wrote. "We showed that the negative aspects of close relationships...are associated with coronary heart disease."

[Reuters, 08 Oct 2007]

The study also found that "sex and social position had no statistically significant interaction effects." So, it does not really matter if you are a man or a woman, or if you are rich or poor, as long as you let negative thoughts/emotions get the better part of your personality, then you also increase your risk of having a true coronary problem.

Tips? Stay away from those who are constantly giving you anxieties and problems. What if you can't? Then, learn to dance with your problems and treat them as challenges to be conquered. If not, then heart trouble might unexpectedly come one day. Learn to be happy --- it's healthy.

1 reactions:

Health Watch Center said...


Oh I think its only for the people who are Highly Sensitive...