#1
I was reading this really depressing book and honestly it made my heart hurt a little.
So, I started thinking. Why do you feel heart break in your actual heart? Or how come, when you hear something really terrible that just brings your hopes down you actually feel like your heart is sinking into you chest?

I don't get it, I mean your heart is just an organ that pumps blood. Shouldn't your head feel sad or hurt when something happens, and not your heart?
#2
I don't know. It's just emotions, but I bet blood flow has something to do with it, and seeing as how the heart pumps blood, it's probably effected the most. I mean when you think about it, blood pressure can go up if you're really stressed. Just a guess.

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#5
It's probably just psychological. Like, when you're growing up you hear things like "heartbroken" and see pictures of hearts connected to love etc...


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#7
well obviously you mood affects the way your heart beats. in times of great sadness, I believe the heart muscle actually cramps a little bit, thus heartbreak
#9
Well, the physical reaction of feeling certain emotions causes your heart to pump faster. I'd imagine that's the reason right there.
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#10
Ive always wondered that too
Like when somthing really sad happens to you, you feel like you've been kicked in the stomach and your heart seriously aches in a way.
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#11
This is an interesting question. I have pretty bad history with heartache... I'm not proud of it, either .

The heart pumps our blood, and it will accelerate depending on our emotional flow, which could be why we feel the pain in our hearts. It could also just be psychological.
#12
Wikipedia is always right.

The symptoms of a "broken heart" can manifest themselves through psychological pain but for many the effect is physical. Although the experience is regarded commonly as indescribable, the following is a list of common symptoms that occur:

* A perceived tightness of the chest, similar to an anxiety attack
* Stomach ache and/or loss of appetite
* Partial or complete insomnia
* Anger
* Shock
* Nostalgia
* Apathy (loss of interest)
* Feelings of loneliness
* Feelings of hopelessness and despair
* Loss of self-respect and/or self-esteem
* Medical or psychological illness (e.g. depression)
* Suicidal thoughts (in extreme cases)
* Nausea
* Denial
* Fatigue
* The thousand-yard stare
* Constant or Frequent crying
* A feeling of complete emptiness
#13
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How is this thread gay or random? and I know, that's why I asked. You don't have to be such a rude little dude about it.



rude little dude? really?

and it totally is gay and random.
a bunch of guys in a guitar forum talking about heartbreak?
srsly? its gonna get called gay.

and yes, good question.
there's probably an equally good answer.

EDIT: hey, look at that. wikipedia wins.
it's psychosomatic.

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#14
I'd imagine hormones have something to do with it. Your heart muscle if different from most other muscle tissues in your body, so when your brain releases whatever it does when you're feeling really down, your heart is probably affected by it?
#15
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But wikipedia is right for once. It's a psychological process that manifests itself. I'm sure many of you have felt "a broken heart". When my most important relationship ended with my "heart" started to hurt, like a stabbing pain. And I'm sure this has happened to many of you though maybe under different circumstances.


But I'd also guess that it's probably increased blood flow through the heart. But that just makes the heart pump faster. Or maybe it's the heart pumping slower?
#17
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rude little dude? really?

and it totally is gay and random.
a bunch of guys in a guitar forum talking about heartbreak?
srsly? its gonna get called gay.

and yes, good question.
there's probably an equally good answer.

EDIT: hey, look at that. wikipedia wins.
it's psychosomatic.

/thread.


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#19
Yeah, I always thought it was weird how my heart sort of sinks, theres a sort of spasm of tightness across my chest. It's odd to say the least, I used to think it was just a saying.


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#21
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Wikipedia is always right.

The symptoms of a "broken heart" can manifest themselves through psychological pain but for many the effect is physical. Although the experience is regarded commonly as indescribable, the following is a list of common symptoms that occur:

* A perceived tightness of the chest, similar to an anxiety attack
* Stomach ache and/or loss of appetite
* Partial or complete insomnia
* Anger
* Shock
* Nostalgia
* Apathy (loss of interest)
* Feelings of loneliness
* Feelings of hopelessness and despair
* Loss of self-respect and/or self-esteem
* Medical or psychological illness (e.g. depression)
* Suicidal thoughts (in extreme cases)
* Nausea
* Denial
* Fatigue
* The thousand-yard stare
* Constant or Frequent crying
* A feeling of complete emptiness



How is wiki always right? Re-read the list.

Good find though
#22
Apathy FTW! Just don't involve yourself (physically or mentally) with anything that isn't central to your life and heartache goes away and never ever comes back.

I guess the reason would be the muscles in your heart going weird when certain emotions come into play but i don't bother with that stuff.
#23
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Apathy FTW! Just don't involve yourself (physically or mentally) with anything that isn't central to your life and heartache goes away and never ever comes back.

I guess the reason would be the muscles in your heart going weird when certain emotions come into play but i don't bother with that stuff.



A relationship can be pretty central to your life you know.
#25
its unexplainable which is why i like the whole mystery of the heart. The theme of the heart is probably one of the most sang about part of the body. which is obviously where love is and comes from.
#26
Why does my heart take a jump everytime I think of this special girl then... it's a mix of both sad and happy feelings.
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#27
it doesnt actually involve the heart like said above. think of heartburn: it is not actually your heart burning, but a feelig in your esophagus.

you feel the physiological symtpom (such as the tightness that you get) and attribute it to the context that you put it in, thus feeling an emotion (read schater and singer, they have some great work relating to the attribution of emotion). Or even you think about whatever you are thinking about (event, person, relationship, etc...), which whichever emotion fits accordingly and with emotions come physiological symptoms.

Ex: you read a depressing book, you think "oh man, things like this shouldn't happen" or "this could happen to me", and you start to feel flushed (tense, watever) and all of this comes into the emotion of sadness/heartbreak watever u attribute it to
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#28
it was an old myth that your heart was the control center of your body brought to this country by pilgrim settlers, racist pilgrim settlers i might add. im not exactly sure why people refer to the heart as what the brain should be but to quote a bible "the water lizard is right catman, they are among us"
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#29
I heard a rumour wayyy back in the day in some cultures they said they loved each other with other internal organs, such as the stomach or things "lower down" than the heart. Probably makes more sense?
#30
i am suffering from a broken dick, lol.
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#31
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But in all seriousness, I think it's a feeling in the general chest rather than the heart. Sadly, I know
#32
Wait. What side is your heart on? Because I always get it in my left side.


(I will be a heart surgeon one day)
#33
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I don't know. It's just emotions, but I bet blood flow has something to do with it, and seeing as how the heart pumps blood, it's probably effected the most. I mean when you think about it, blood pressure can go up if you're really stressed. Just a guess.

I agree with this man. It seems the most logical.
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