more likely to experience broken heart syndrome than men are.
Is There A Cure For BHS?
The good news is that BHS is usually treatable. Though there is no specific type of treatment for broken heart syndrome, people can fully recover from it within a month.
The treatment given for those suffering from BHS is what they would give those who suffered a heart attack, until the test comes back and a diagnosis is determined.
Your doctor will perform an electrocardiogram on you when you first feel symptoms and an echocardiogram about 4-6 weeks after you’ve got it checked out and diagnosed to make sure your heart has fully recovered.
Can You Actually Prevent A Broken Heart?
Unfortunately there is no way to prevent a broken heart that leads to broken heart syndrome. Though, learning how to manage stress and minimize it while learning distress tolerance skils and problem solving techniques can be a big help in management or the prevention of BHS worsening.
Mediation, yoga, breathing techniques, a warm and relaxing bath or shower, and journaling are ways to help lower stress levels. Switching over to a healthy and balanced diet if you don’t already have one, exercise and finding a support group or supportive people to help you through a stressful event are also ways that can be beneficial.
Sometimes love hurts even when it shouldn’t, so give yourself grace and care, always.