Grief is a reaction to loss. It is natural but overtime grief can become toxic to the body. Long term and pathological grief can weaken the body and affect it negatively. This is why it is important to ensure you are grieving in a healthy fashion. If not, one should seek help and counseling.
The article, “How Grief Shows Up In Your Body” by Stephanie Hairston looks at the negative effects of adverse grief in one’s life. She states,
“What causes these physical symptoms? A range of studies reveal the powerful effects grief can have on the body. Grief increases inflammation, which can worsen health problems you already have and cause new ones. It batters the immune system, leaving you depleted and vulnerable to infection. The heartbreak of grief can increase blood pressure and the risk of blood clots.”
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