Live: Can a broken heart make you ill?
Valentine’s Day is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year, but try telling that to anyone who has ever suffered heartache or been jilted around February the 14th.
Watching happy couples celebrate their love for each other when you’re nursing a broken heart can be unbearable for many; but not only that, medical studies now show that a broken heart is an actual medical condition.
In this show the guests will discuss whether it is possible for a broken heart to make you ill, as well as the findings of new research by benenden health, which reveals how many times the average man and woman get their heart broken in a lifetime.
Besides speaking to friends and family, the study shows many of us turn to alcohol or food to get us through the heartbreak. While these things may make us feel better in the short-term, in the long term they’re not the healthiest way of dealing with trauma.
So how can you mend a broken heart in a healthy and constructive way?
Tune in to our live and interactive web TV show where relationship expert and psychologist Dr Corinne Sweet, and consultant cardiologist at benenden hospital Dr Robert Gerber discuss how to make sure a broken heart doesn’t harm your mental and physical health, and look at ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day regardless of your relationship status.
Belfast Telegraph Digital