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Divorce can have a lot of repercussions not just on your mental state but also on your physical health

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5 ways in which divorce affects your health

Everyone knows that divorce can have a lot of emotional repercussions. However, did you know that it can affect your physical health for the worse too? A study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour found that divorced or widowed people have 20 percent more chronic health conditions (such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer) than people who are married. Here are five ways in which divorce can affect your health.

Heart disease

A study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that people are more at risk of developing heart disease after a divorce than married people in the same age group. The study also found that women were more at risk than men. This is because stress caused by divorce leads to high levels of inflammation in women that tends to linger even after the divorce.

Poor immunity
The stress and anxiety caused by divorce lowers you body’s ability to fight infections. This is why you find yourself susceptible to frequent infections and diseases. A compromised immunity can keep you in a state of constant ill-health. .

Metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, fat around the midriff, and high cholesterol. This syndrome ups your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Studies have shown that divorced women and those in unhappy marriages are at high risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

Depression is a severe psychiatric disorder that can have long-term effects on your mental health. And the break down of a marriage is a trigger that can send you on a downward spiral of depression, especially if you have been cheated on or have received injustice at the hands of your partner. It is very important to seek counselling at this stage.

Divorce can rob you of the ability to sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, divorced people tend to suffer from insomnia as a side-effect of the depression that they may be going through.

How the Law Office of Scott A. Ferris, P.A. Can Help

If you, a friend or a family member find themselves in a situation such as this, please call the Law Office of Scott A. Ferris, P.A. at 305 670-3330 right away. Scott A. Ferris, Esq. is a licensed family law attorney who has been practicing law since 1987. He is available whenever you need him to defend your rights. Please learn about our firm at www.FerrisLawFirm.com.

Republished by the Law Office of Scott A. Ferris, P.A.


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