Duh, it turns out that men who live alone are susceptible to disease! What about women?

 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit, loneliness is often a friend. Although what is required is physical distancing, aka physical distancing, it can inevitably have an impact on social life. Not a few who feel sad to depression when the feeling of loneliness strikes.

It's no secret that loneliness can have a negative impact on health, both physically and mentally. Starting from depression, sleep disorders, weakening the immune system, to heart disease.

Well, recently there was a study that revealed that feeling lonely from a single lifestyle was not good for health. The study shows that men who live alone for many years have an increased risk of inflammation and are more susceptible to a number of diseases.

Wow, how come, huh? So, what about women? Does the same thing happen? Check out the following review.

Men Who Live Alone Vulnerable to Disease

A study published in the journal BMJ revealed that men who live alone are more susceptible to a number of diseases. The study analyzed 4,835 male and female blood samples.

Then, the researchers checked the level of inflammation in each person. They also looked at each participant's relationship, such as whether they had experienced a breakup, divorced, or lived alone.

As a result, men who had been divorced or lived alone for many years had the highest levels of inflammation. According to cardiovascular expert, Petter Libby, living alone does have a close relationship with loneliness. This feeling of loneliness can then increase stress hormones which eventually trigger inflammation in the nervous system.

"We have found a significant relationship between a breakup or years of living alone with inflammation in men. In women, we did not find such an effect," said researcher Karolina Davidsen, quoted by CNN International.

What about women?

The results of the study showed that in women there was no strong relationship between living alone and the level of inflammation. But according to Davidson, this could be due to the smaller number of female participants compared to men in the study.

Furthermore, the level of inflammation in the participants may also differ if measured at an advanced age. Because, the average age of the participants studied was 54.5 years. Moreover, there is also the possibility that the impact of a breakup and living alone for years will continue as the participants age.

Tips for Overcoming Loneliness

Do not underestimate, inflammation is the beginning of the emergence of chronic diseases, you know! Because inflammation in cells or organs that are not treated properly can damage organs and develop into disease.

In fact, inflammation can lead to heart disease and cancer. And as is known, this condition can increase the risk of premature death.

So, how to overcome this loneliness experienced?

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