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Does loneliness effect your health?

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From ABC Health & Wellbeing:

Feeling lonely on occasion is not uncommon – some might say it's part and parcel of being human – so why should we be worried about it?

Well, chronic loneliness can lead to an array of health problems that include anxiety disorders, depression, and substance abuse. It's also a risk factor for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

While it has been known for many years that people who are socially-isolated have poorer immune systems than those who are 'connected,' only in the last few years has the biological mechanism that explains the link between loneliness and ill health been determined.

This group of people also have increased levels of hormones, such as cortisol, a stress hormone. It now appears that these hormones alter gene expression in immune cells, which compromises the body's ability to fight infection and contain inflammation.

Find advice for combating loneliness and the full article by Branwen Morgan at ABC Health & Wellbeing

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