in loveFalling in love is one of the beautiful things you can experience in your lifetime. Butterflies in your stomach, yearning to see your man 24/7, romantic gestures to no end. These are some of the things that happen when you are in love, but did you know that it also has physical effects on your body?

When I found out the ways our bodies change when we fall in love, it explained a lot!

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You probably think falling in love is only a feeling, but the truth it is it's more than that. Have you ever noticed that special glow you have when life is blissful with the perfect partner? That could be a side effect of all that oxytocin you've been releasing!

In fact that's not the only thing that changes physically within you. You can enjoy the newness of a sudden love interest, but what happen to you is amazing and you have no idea! If you're curious to find out why your skin looks better or why you've been missing sleep, we have the answer for you!

Check out the physical effects love has on you below. Now you'll know why going ga-ga for your man makes you a little loopy! 

You feel less pain: That ooey gooey love feeling also acts as a painkiller if you have a killer headache. A study found that the area of the brain that is activated when you take pain relievers also acts up when you fall in love.

Less stress: A study found that cortisol levels fall when you are in love compared to when you are single. Cortisol is the hormone released when you are stressed and it may go down when you're coupled off because it makes it easier to handle stressors.

You become obsessed: This is the stage where you over-analyze everything your partner says and does, that it becomes borderline obsessive. The reason being your seratonin levels (the calming hormone) drop which is why they're on your mind all the time. 

Your testosterone levels go up: In women, testosterone levels rise, while they deplete in men. This happens because of increased sexual activity and is proof that it is the one time men and women are on the SAME page.

Oxytocin & Dopamine are in control: Oxytocin is responsible for keeping your relationship going after the honeymoon stage subsides and is known as the "love hormone." Dopamine on the other hand is the hormone that makes you feel all lusty and "addicted" to your partner. 

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Giselle Castro is the Editorial Assistant at Mamás Latinas. She loves anything involving film, fitness, nutrition, social media and catching up on the latest entertainment news.

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