Loneliness is normal in our lives but when left unchecked or untreated it can cause bad effects on your emotional and physical health.
Loneliness is as much as harmful as smoking fifteen cigarettes at a time. It functions the body and mind functions and thus interrupts the physical and mental routine of oneself.
Loneliness is an underhanded worker which secretly unscrews several other mental health issues, before it settles on one’s body and mind totally.
Most of the times, we consider it as minor pain and try to cure it with painkillers. Consumption of lots of medicines or pain killers could be harmful so rather get a treatment from a therapist.
Here are five ways how loneliness harms you
Loneliness can cause panic attack
Loneliness can trigger auto phobia (fear of being alone) which makes them feel they need another person or other people around in order to feel safe. When people are lonely, they’re tend to over think.
Even if they’re physically safe, they may still live in a fear of being unloved, being unwanted, or being neglected by people around.
It could also lead to experience shaking, sweating, chest pain, dizziness, heart palpitations,etc.
Loneliness causes overeating
Overeating becomes the most obvious way to fill ourselves up if someone goes through loneliness, they overeat in order to relish themselves & getting distracted.
It’s a chain which begins from when we feel badly, so we eat badly, and then we feel worse.
A different 2014 study indicated that loneliness and social isolation leads to increased levels of sugar intake.
Loneliness affects your appetite
As loneliness causes overeating, it could mess with your appetite by either lessening your weight or increasingly weight.
When you’re lonely, your brain craves social interaction like it desires food, according to new research.
Loneliness can trigger cravings for social interaction in your brain just as hunger causes cravings for food, according to new research from MIT.
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Loneliness risks the chances of heart disease and stroke
People who spend more time alone and feel lonely regularly have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Social isolation seemed to bump a person’s risk of death by 25% among those with a history of heart attack, and by 32% for those with a history of stroke.
This suggests that while an empty social life may not cause heart problems, it could seriously affect your ability to recover from them, Hakulinen says, according to time.com .
Lonely adults were significantly more likely to report poor health than non-lonely adults.
Loneliness can affect your immune system
Loneliness triggers depression, anxiety low self-esteem, which can affect the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight infection.
When our immune system responds to an infectious agent, it can cause symptoms of disease unnecessarily this sometimes leads the immune systems to overreact, resulting in overwhelmed body and death.
It has been revealed that Brain activity is linked to the negative emotions to lower immune response against disease.