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How does the body react to the death of a spouse?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
For more than a year after the death of their spouses, widows and widowers have a reduced level of the important immune system B and T cells, as well as low production of antibodies. Also, both widows and widowers are much more likely to suffer a major health event after such a loss. It is not at all uncommon for a person who has been married for a long time to die soon after the death of his or her spouse, the death of one causing overnight aging in the other.
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