Can divorce affect your health? Feeling chest pains, shortness of breath, or dizziness? You may be suffering from Broken Heart Syndrome.
According to doctors at the Mayo Clinic, going through a divorce, break-up, or the death of a loved one can bring on symptoms like those of a real heart attack.
These symptoms are caused by a surge of stress-related hormones. In some cases, part of the heart temporarily enlarges and does not pump well.
Fortunately, the symptoms can be treated and reversed.