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.

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