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Is it possible to have heartburn from the stress of going through grief?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Stress and grief

Grief is a particular kind of stress -- and can make you more vulnerable to physical symptoms like heartburn.
It can also make you alter your diet, which could increase these also. These physical symptoms are not imaginary, and they need investigation & care. Hopefully you have a solid support system, and also a good relationship with your doctor to check out physical symptoms that bother you.

In brief: Stress and grief

Grief is a particular kind of stress -- and can make you more vulnerable to physical symptoms like heartburn.
It can also make you alter your diet, which could increase these also. These physical symptoms are not imaginary, and they need investigation & care. Hopefully you have a solid support system, and also a good relationship with your doctor to check out physical symptoms that bother you.
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