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Grief is a normal reaction to a significant loss that may cause feelings such as sadness and preoccupation with the loss.
Grieving can elicit physical symptoms brought on by the stress of grief and life adjustment, such as problems eating and sleeping, headache, tightness in the throat, or body aches and pains.
Current as of: March 17, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Sidney Zisook MD - Psychiatry
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