You may be surprised to know that loneliness is as dangerous a cigarette smoking, significantly increase risk of cardiovascular disease, and suppressed immune system.  Read on and follow the link for more information provided in this Psychology Today article by Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Pangs that affect your body in a ways you never expected

It is estimated that over 40% of us will feel the aching pangs of loneliness at some point in our lives. Yet despite how common loneliness is, few people are fully aware of the dramatic ways in which it impacts us. Here are 10 surprising facts about loneliness that will change how you view this all-too-common but devastating psychological condition:

Source: 10 Surprising Facts About Loneliness | Psychology Today