The Physical Symptoms of Grief and How to Handle Them

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, April 18, 2022

There is no single way that sorrow shows itself, and many people feel it in various ways. The plain reality is that loss and grief are incredibly complicated to understand unless one is forced to live with them.

However, we at Nutmeg State Cremation Society have seen that while many people experience stress while dealing with a family tragedy, few are aware that mourning may also express physically. It takes them a long time to recognize that the health difficulties they are experiencing are connected to their loved one's death.

Different Grief-Related Physical Symptoms

Because each individual is unique, their grieving experience and the way it manifests as physical symptoms are also unique. However, some of the more prevalent symptoms include the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Aches and pains
  • Forgetfulness
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Inability to focus
  • Appetite changes
  • Digestive issues
  • Getting sick more often
  • Other

How to Manage The Symptoms

When resolving these challenges, each individual must experiment with something that works for them. For instance, if you're experiencing a headache, a lack of attention, or extreme exhaustion, it's good to schedule some hours every day to unwind and do nothing. If you are experiencing aches and pains, you can either take over-the-counter pain relievers or get prescriptions from your doctor.

Alternatively, you can soak in a tub of hot water to alleviate your body's pains and aches. Consuming nutritious foods, getting adequate sleep, and boosting your immunity through a correct diet are some of the most effective approaches to alleviate physical symptoms of sorrow.

 

The experts at Nutmeg State Cremation Society are here to provide you with all information that you need on our services. We provide our clients with reliable cremation services and our tea is here to help you every step of the way.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

When I Bury Or Entomb Cremated Remains, Can I Keep A Separate Small Amount?

The loss of a loved one may be a stressful and challenging experience. While dealing with their grief, family members need to plan and organize the funeral service or memorial ceremony (in crematio...

Why Are Burial Vaults Required In Cemeteries?

Many individuals that have lost a loved one opt to bury the person in a cemetery. Many people are unaware that they will need to purchase a burial vault, as observed at Nutmeg State Cremation Socie...

Support Services Available After A Suicide

Losing a loved one is never easy, but losing somebody to suicide can be especially tough. While the shock, confusion, guilt, and grief may be challenging to plow through, there are ways to begin he...

Important Facts to Know about Green Burials

Although many people want to adhere to tradition when planning funeral rites, other families deviate from established guidelines. Some people prefer to organize their funerals in advance to ensure ...

How Can I Find Out About The Price of Funerals

Every person’s life will come to a point where they must discuss the topic of death. Nobody wants to think about it, much less discuss it with their family, but deferring critical decisions concern...

Does a Funeral Service Have to be Held in a Funeral Home or Church?

There are two different events following a person's death: viewings and funerals. The body is presented before burial, and people are invited to say their goodbyes. Guests get the opportunity to me...

Coping With The Loss Of A Stillborn Birth Or SDS Child

It's painful to lose a child, and the couple facing this could become disturbed and highly depressed. Additionally, overcoming that sadness is not simple. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and st...

Are All Caskets The Same Size?

A standard-sized casket will typically work well if you need a casket for a departed dear one. However, if the person is larger, you may need to get an oversized casket. When a person is being crem...

Making Sense of Intense Emotions

The death of a loved one may be tough to deal with, mainly if the person was close to you. All of us are touched by a loss at some time or the other. However, our reactions and experience...

Memory Making Family Christmas Traditions To Start This Year

Dealing with the death of a dear one is never easy. The holiday season heightens your sadness, and you miss the individual much more than before. This is because there are always some traditio...