After the loss of a loved one, can someone deteriorate or even die from a broken heart?
Doctors say it's possible because sometimes when someone loses a spouse or loved one for whatever reason, the stress and the anxiety can lead to health problems.
In fact recent studies have shown that people whose spouse die, have higher chance of suffering a heart attack immediately after the death, especially when they are older.
Cardiologists recommend those who have suffered a loss see their doctor to talk about ways to cope, and if it all possible these patients should surround themselves with friends
and family as they go through the grieving process.
People who are overweight or obese at a young age are more likely to have a heavy heart, literally when they get older.
A new study finds people who carried extra weight for most of their life had larger, heavier hearts at age sixty. Hearts that are large and thick are associated with an increased risk
for heart disease and death.