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How does social support affect your immunity?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Prevents suppression
Social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment.
This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases.

In brief: Prevents suppression
Social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment.
This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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