Don’t Underestimate the Dangers of Loneliness
Pyx Health’s Chief Program Officer, Terry Randolph, recently spoke with Katie Couric Media for their article, Don’t Underestimate the Dangers of Loneliness, which delves into the topic of how loneliness wreaks havoc on everything from heart health to how we experience social interactions.
“Loneliness has effects on the cardiovascular, neuroendocrine, and central nervous systems as well as genetic mechanisms and mental health,” says Randolph. “This can result in a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, and cognitive decline — plus increased ER visits and inpatient readmissions.”
Terry goes on to provide data and information about the mental and physical impacts of loneliness, as well as insight into how combating it requires a much more sophisticated approach than most assume.