When You Are Emotionally Sad, Why Does Your Heart or Chest Hurt?

As a result it can actually cause you physical pain when you are emotionally sad or upset. Conditions such as heartache are not just a metaphor. Individuals instantly experience physical pain when they feel emotional pain. Since, the body is designed to deal with stress. It causes physical changes when you are in a stressful situation.


After a major break up or a death of a loved one, you may feel so upset that it hurts. You experience gut-wrenching heartache and pain as you try to work through your feelings.



In some cases, the body is designed to cope with stress. This causes physical changes when you are involved in a stressful situation. Your heart rate is increasing, your stomach is churning, you're getting short of breath and tightening your muscles.


Emotional pain causes the same regions of your brain to light up as physical pain. For the body is the servant of the mind. This seems to suggest that emotional and physical pain is connected to your body. When you're angry or sad, the force of your emotions makes you feel physical pain, according to scientists looking  at people's MRIs in physical or emotional distress.


The heart attack trauma tends to be caused by the cortex of the anterior cingulate. That portion of the brain controls emotional reactions, and during stressful situations it becomes involved. The breathing is not in the consciousness alone. In fact, because of the emotional stress you are under, you are feeling increased pain.



What happens when break-up happens?


A break-up is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to most people. There are few things, other than losing a loved one, that are as psychologically difficult and challenging going through. You break up is sadly taking its toll on your body. There are a few physical changes that arise after a breakup,


  • You might gain or loss weight

  • You might  feel sad and depressed

  • Might go through withdrawal

  • Your stress  Hormones  goes Bonkers



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Remedies for your chest and heart pain defers but the natural remedies are just to try to get out (workout) and talk to someone or find something you love to do or hobbies to take your mind off. For positive and good thoughts can help reduce chest and heart pain. Only you can decide how you feel because after all the say goes "life is too short to think about things that affects your health and sanity!. I personally think exercise works if you are stressed because when you exercise your body releases chemicals called endorphins.


These endorphins interact with your brain's receptors which lower the perception of pain.


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