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Social isolation can lead to higher risks of hypertension in older and middle-aged women, claims study – Times of India

Social isolation is a phenomenon, where a person chooses to physically isolate or distance themselves from the rest of the world. As against the definition of loneliness, which is when people experience a feeling of being alone and alienated, social isolation is the very act of physical isolation.

Social isolation, while it may seem like a concept and something that is harmless, can do unimaginable damage to our health. According to a study administered by the US National Institute on Aging (NIA), social isolation can lead to a myriad of health risks ranging from hypertension, obesity, anxiety, depression, weak immune system and even fatal conditions.

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