Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Loneliness increases risk of heart attack or stroke by 30%

At the end of this decade, there will be 25% of the Spanish and European population over the age of 65. The risk of social isolation increases with age due to important factors such as widowhood and retirement.

Over the past ten years, people in our country in a state of unwanted loneliness have gone from 9% to about 12%., which means over-consumption of drugs or excessive absence from work. However, this problem is seen Also in youth aged 18 to 25, older adults, women, and people with low incomesEspecially as a result of Covid-19.

As revealed by the American Heart Association in the Journal of the American Heart Association, Social isolation and loneliness are associated with a 30% increased risk of myocardial infarction or stroke, or of dying from this cause.

“Research over four decades has clearly shown that both social isolation and loneliness are associated with adverse health outcomes. Given the prevalence of social disruption, the public health impact is considerable,” said Kristal Willie Sene, Scientific Statement Writing Group and professor of clinical medicine at the University of California San Diego Health.

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