It is no secret that one of the side effects that most commonly experienced from a divorce is a broken heart. Well, at least for a member of the former linkage, anyway. But new research is anything to go by, divorce has the very real potential to lead to a variety of serious health problems and longstanding in later life … one of which is the real heart break in Instead of the figurative class.
And for whatever reason, it seems that women are more likely to be adversely affected by divorce in the long run than their male counterparts.
Divorce Poses Risk Higher Heart Health for Women, Study Find Separation
“Divorce is a major stressor, and we have long known that people who are divorced suffer more health consequences,” wrote Matthew Dupre, lead author of the study and associate professor of medicine.
“But this is one of the first studies to see the cumulative effect of divorce for a long period. We found that can have a lasting impact on the health of the people”.
Now published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes of the American Heart Association, conducted research brought to light evidence suggesting a marked difference between heart problems that men and women following a divorce face.
Generally speaking, men are known to live their lives with a greater risk of heart attack than women. According to the findings of the study, when a man goes through one divorce your risk of heart attack the same as when she married … happily or otherwise stays exactly. But a man must go through two divorces can then run a high risk of suffering a heart attack, compared with men who remain married.
By contrast, heart disease risk of a woman to increase significantly after a divorce and then go even higher with multiple divorces found. When a man remarries, your risk of heart attack once again falls to the same level as before he was divorced in the first place. But when a woman remarries after a divorce, she can still be a 35% more likely to suffer a heart attack than had he stayed married.
“Previous studies have suggested that spousal loss has a major impact on the health of women than men,” said Dupre.
“The reasons for these differences are not entirely known, but the prevailing opinion is that divorced women suffer greater economic losses and divorced men emotional distress”.