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Seattle, Washington Seniors-There May Be a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Loneliness

Study: Loneliness Linked to High Blood Pressure in Older Individuals

Elderly individuals may want to take nutritional supplements such as potassium to lower their blood pressure, as feelings of loneliness may increase their levels.

According to researchers from the University of Chicago, feeling lonely increases the blood pressure rate of individuals who are 50 years old and up. The scientists examined the possibility that loneliness could bring on feelings of depression and stress, both of which are known to increase blood pressure levels.

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