Is it worth dying for?
Ever heard of a woman who died of a broken heart? Or a woman who was frightened to death?
Turns out it's not just a myth. It's based on science and medical studies that have proved it.
According to Dr. Gordon Ewy, director of the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, a woman is more likely to experience sudden death following a crisis than a man. The reason? A woman simply “feels” more.
Ewy, who spoke in Yuma on Wednesday, noted that when a woman is under severe stress, her heart can go “from normal to really abnormal” really quickly due to an overload of adrenaline, which can stop the heart.
We can't prevent certain heartbreaks in life, but we can control how we react in less severe situations.
The doctor gave this good advice: “When you think you will get into an argument, when you think you will get mad, if it's politics, it's easy, turn off the TV, and ask yourself, ‘Is it worth dying for?'”