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How do emotions cause heart pain?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Complex

Loss or perceived loss of a love object can induce the broken heart syndrome characterized by depression, apathy, loss of appetite, weight loss, staring, sighing, excessive sleeping, and thoughts of worthlessness.
It doesn't cause physical pain but the emotional pain is worse. It's self-limiting but awful when present friends and family support is most useful to assist in recovery.

In brief: Complex

Loss or perceived loss of a love object can induce the broken heart syndrome characterized by depression, apathy, loss of appetite, weight loss, staring, sighing, excessive sleeping, and thoughts of worthlessness.
It doesn't cause physical pain but the emotional pain is worse. It's self-limiting but awful when present friends and family support is most useful to assist in recovery.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology

In brief: Through adrenaline

Emotions increase adrenaline which in turn increases oxygen demand for the heart.
Additionally, emotions increase anxiety which can also manifest with chest pain.

In brief: Through adrenaline

Emotions increase adrenaline which in turn increases oxygen demand for the heart.
Additionally, emotions increase anxiety which can also manifest with chest pain.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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