Is Love Sickness Real?
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, some of us may be worried about the sting of Cupid’s arrow. While some of our patients suffer from more serious heart problems, there’s no denying that we all suffer from other heartaches – such as love sickness. On one end of the spectrum, love leads to happiness, optimism, extra energy, excitement, and butterflies in the stomach. On the other hand, side effects may include anxiety, heart palpitations, nausea, depression, loss of appetite, insomnia, and other very real symptoms. Cheer up, buttercup: this is normal. When we are sick with love, we can experience one or all of these symptoms in the span of a short amount of time.
But is love sickness a medical condition? Technically, being love sick is not a true medical diagnosis. However, that doesn’t mean we should ignore those symptoms. At some point, we have all had a broken heart, and this is a symptom that we can help mend. At Valley Day and Night Clinic, we are just as concerned about your mental and emotional well-being as we are with your physical health. Experiencing love is one of the best and greatest challenges we face, so it’s important that you do so with your health in mind.
As Valentine’s Day draws near, take this time to tell someone important to you that you love them, but also make sure you are taking care of yourself. Stay up-to-date with your physical, emotional, and mental health with your provider at Valley Day and Night Clinic, that way you can love freely to your heart’s content.