Can Heart Break Lead to Heart Attack?

2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease daily, 1 death every 39 seconds.  Dr. Greg Eckel, Naturopathic Physician teaches prevention and steps to avoid the disease that claims more lives every year than all cancers, diabetes, Alzheimer's or accidents. Dr. Eckel explained why, when your heart is broken, it feels like a heart attack and what we need to do to overcome the trauma of a break-up.

Extreme Self Care
Take time to Grieve—Instead of avoiding feelings which prolong the symptoms
Exercise will—increase mood, feel good hormones
Get a buddy to help encourage you to walk, move, breathe, get away from isolating
East VS Western approaches such as mind/body treatments like acupuncture, yoga and tai chi increases blood flow and offers calm, energy, and feelings of wellness
Foods—Foods high in fat that feed the brain and also good for you are: Avocado, Coconut Butter, olive Oil, Hemp Oil, Raw Cacao
Supplements—Just like there are supplements for the common cold, there are natural supplements for heart health. These should be suggested by your health practitioner after you have had a complete physical to make sure we are not missing anything.

When to see Your Doctor:
If symptoms persist beyond your high level of anxiety
If symptoms include shortness of breath, chest discomfort or pain, fatigue
If you have a history of heart disease
If your family has a history of heart disease
If you have dizziness, or any other symptom that is new, intense or worrisome

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