A new study has found that people who are socially isolated or lonely tend to experience more health problems than those who are social and around people.
Poor-quality relationships often cause serious mental, and even physical health problems, many of which lead to premature death. Many people choose to live alone; however, it now appears that loneliness can also cause serious health complications of its own. The body responds to loneliness by compromising immune system function. A new study has found that people who are socially isolated have elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and more inflammation proteins in their body as a result of the stress of being alone.