Generally, people strive for companionship and affection in their lives. For example, in 2020, 64% of women around the world were cohabited or married, but how many of them really know how love affects them?
After falling in love with another person, everything from your mood to your life goals can change for your loved one. And some of these changes would go unnoticed if it weren’t for the researchers’ curiosity.
We are sure that love is always in the air, so we were eager to know the effects it has on your body.
Your Brain Produces Dopamine (Causing Euphoria)
When you think about the person you love, your body produces a hormone responsible for the feeling of happiness (dopamine).
You can feel the same urge when you do something you love, like eating delicious food or listening to your favorite music.
Scientists believe that the fact that we are rewarded for love with a feeling of happiness plays an important role in our mating, so humankind doesn’t go extinct.
Love Lowers Our Blood Pressure
Statistics say that almost all adults in the United States suffer from high blood pressure, so this is good news for those who have a “happily ever after”: relationships can help lower blood pressure.
Something as simple as a quick chat before going to work or having dinner together makes a huge difference.
But be careful, this will not be enough to completely solve your problem. You should still discuss this with your doctor.
Your Pain Tolerance Might Increase
Scientists have discovered that when we look at our partner, our brain activates a mechanism that reduces the sensation of pain.
Although just looking at a photo of our romantic partner is not as powerful as anesthesia, it is a nice bonus to know that just thinking about you will make your loved one feel better.
Your Physical Health Is Likely To Improve
There are so many ways that your physical health can react positively to finding your soul mate that researchers are still enlightening us with new discoveries, and some of these things have already been proven.
It Might Strengthen Your Bones
One study indicated that men who have a supportive relationship have stronger bones.
This fact left scientists wondering if it is a natural reaction or if it is just the fact that men in relationships take better care of their health and have a better diet.
Even if the reason is unknown, the fact is that your partner may have stronger bones because of you. And who knows how many other positive effects it has on your partner that scientists will discover.
You Can Experience Stomach Issues
The phrase “butterflies in your stomach” is actually true to some degree. Although love is a wonderful feeling, it sometimes causes cortisol levels to spike.
Cortisol is a hormone that is often associated with stress. This can cause an upset stomach and nausea.
The sensation is similar to that experienced by brides on their wedding day when they are nervous to the point of becoming ill.
Have you tried any of these things? What effect does love have on your body?