It’s often said that it takes 2 or 3 times the length of a relationship to completely get over a break-up, especially if it’s a bad one. But according to recent studies, the long term affects of a bad break-up, might be hazardous to your health.
Bad break-ups cause stress, and stressful conditions can cause the body to release the hormones cortisol and adrenaline, known as “stress hormones.” According to the Mayo Clinic, the longterm release of stress hormones can cause a host of health problems, including heart disease. These effects become more severe as we age.
Additionally, leaving or being left by a lover, can can cause an individual to suffer withdrawal symptoms similar to that of a cocaine addict. Other health problems associated with a bad break-up include weight gain, and skin problems, such as acne.
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