The Cost Of Loneliness On The Human Body
There is a real problem when loneliness hits the human body. Researchers teamed with medical professionals and found that loneliness is just as lethal on the body as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. While you are not damaging your lungs and causing possible cancer to arrive, you’re causing other physical issues.
Inflammation will arise from chronic loneliness. This can be treated by medication but the inflammation still exists nevertheless. Since inflammation can contribute to heart diseases and other major health problems, you can put yourself at a higher risk of health complications. On top of this, the immune system has also been shown to be compromised by the effects of loneliness too!
We already mentioned how blood pressure and cholesterol will be problematic. These are major problems on the body, as they can lead to the activation of several stress responses. Too much of this can cause problems in the entire body and put you at a higher risk of heart attacks. This is why people with chronic loneliness are 50% more likely to develop major health complications due to it.