Monday, December 29, 2008

Broken Heart Syndrome

Again. It's been a while, a long while. But I come back with a new theory, that of how emotional & mental pain can be manifested in and actually cause physical pain, without you even knowing it at the time.


"Costochondritis is a condition that causes chest pain due to inflammation of the cartilage and bones in the chest wall. Also called Tietze's Syndrome, costochondritis occurs when there is inflammation at the junction of the rib bone and breastbone (sternum). At this junction, there is cartilage joining these bones. This cartilage can become irritated and inflamed. Depending on the extent of the inflammation, costochondritis can be quite painful.

What causes costochondritis?

It is often difficult to indentify a single cause of costochondritis."

If you get costochondritis, you feel like you're having an asthma attack. You can hardly breathe.... it's pretty vague how this can come on (bad cold, flu, injury so they say) but one thing is certain it's "common in young adults".

Why would healthy strong young adults be afflicted to this pain? Especially when they've had no cold, no injury nothing full-on to cause your cartilage become inflamed?

What if the only reason plausible would be that of a broken heart?

And here rests the crux of my theory - that insanely painful chest pain that makes it hard for you to breathe and move could be really the 'broken heart syndrome'. It's not too hard to visualise your poor wreck of heart strangled blue trying to burst out of it seams and thud, pound, drop so hard that it inflames your chest wall. A physical reaction to emotions you've overcome - or pressed to face, your body crying out instead of your eyes and your mind - because they're already done. It's your body's final release.

Is there a study? I don't know... but its just a thought. A small, personal theory (and i know we all have our own personal theories on something) that i though I'd like to share with anyone else out there who knows or might have a sneaking suspicion that your body, spirit and mind are truly at one.