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Experts explain the science behind why heartbreak hurts so much
26/03/2023 07:24 PM | Click to read full article
Falling in love can feel intense and often leaves people giddy and euphoric. But being dumped by your partner or experiencing the sudden demise of a loved one can trigger a rush of negative emotions that can feel physically painful too. There is a physiological explanation for why heartbreak can be such a painful experience and symptoms aren't just in the mind, said Dr Deborah Lee, a medical writer for the Dr Fox Online Pharmacy in England.