They say “love hurts” – but what does that really mean, beyond the obvious? We’ve dug deep on this one to get some insight into the science behind a broken heart. Like an earthquake, heartache comes with a multitude of aftershocks, and you wouldn’t believe the toll it can have on both your body and mind. So settle in, grab a box of tissues and press play on that “lost love” playlist as we take you through eight side-effects of a broken heart.
Loss of sleep
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Spikes in blood pressure
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