Could it be possible that there is an association between a broken heart and the risk factors of cancer? Researchers are now launching a scientific inquiry to find explanations for such an association.
Many believe that a broken heart syndrome is a Hollywood term, but it is just as real as depression or anxiety, however, the medical terms used to describe it are either Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-triggered cardiomyopathy. The broken heart syndrome is induced by extremely stressful circumstances, in the loss of a loved one.
There have been many stories of couples, and mother or child dying when separated from each other, and it is also a manifestation of the broken heart syndrome. This syndrome is marked with an influx of stress hormones in the body, and the symptoms include chest pains.
A recently conducted research, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, notes that a broken heart syndrome might be associated with the risk factors of cancer. The study revealed that every one in six people suffering from the broken heart syndrome are likely to suffer from cancer. Moreover, they are also a greater risk to die within five years of being diagnosed with the broken heart syndrome.
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The researchers concluded that there is an association between cancer and the broken heart syndrome, however, critics note that the connection has not be explored at substantial lengths. The research initiated the process of inquiry by examining the statistics and health records of more than 1600 patients diagnosed with the broken heart syndrome. The researchers failed to establish a substantially explored cause and effect, but merely stated that there is an association between the two.
The researchers concluded that a large number of patients diagnosed with a broken heart syndrome are also show the risk factors of cancer. They further added that the risk for cancer increased the risk for suffering from a broken heart syndrome.
However, it is important to note that patients diagnosed with broken heart syndrome or cancer need not be alarmed. It merely states that patients suffering with a broken heart syndrome should take measures by undergoing a cancer screening test.