• Javonte Maynor

How Does Grieving Affect Your Health

When it come to grieving, nothing in the world can prepare us when we face the loss of a love one. If the death is sudden and unexpected this make the grieving process even harder as we may regret that we didn't have the time to express how much we loved them before they left us. A well of emotions flood our body and if we don't understand how to deal with them or seek the proper help they can lead to serious health issues. When you are grieving you are more than likely going to experience stress but all cost we need to avoid the ultimate demise of depression.

Medical science state that stress affects the whole body and the immune system. Our immune cell function falls and our inflammatory responses rise, which is a cause for why we get sick more often and have to visit the doctor frequently. Staying in this mental state for a prolonged period time can be dangerous because the flood of stress hormones in our body can make existing health conditions worst and if the feeling of intense sadness reach the level of depression our own mortality can be at risk. To learn more about how you can overcome grieving click here.

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/grieving-dont-overlook-potential-side-effects-2019010415722

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