According to scientists, grief can manifest itself not only emotionally but also physiologically. In scans carried out by University of California, Los Angeles, it showed that the brain which processes emotional pain also deals with physical pain during unspeakable life experiences.
In a study conducted by the University of Birmingham, it was found out that loss of a loved one can also leave people more susceptible to infection. This is especially true among seniors who have lost their family members. Due to their vulnerability to infection, elderly people are likely to suffer from reduced function of neutrophils.
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