Depression can lead to heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and even cancer. Also predisposes Parkinson.
One of four people now suffer of depression and the experts claim that in the next 20 years, depression will become the most popular disease.
The most affected by the disease are those between 25 and 50 years, especially women, in percentage three times more than men.
According to WHO studies, depression is more harmful to health than angina, asthma, arthritis and diabetes.
Here's how depression can affect health!
Recent studies show that depressive person's heart is subjected to chronic inflammation.
Over time, this can lead to arrhythmias and coronary artery disease. The disease affects the cardiovascular system both for healthy individuals and patients with chronic heart failure.
Severe forms of depression increases the risk of sudden cardiac death.
The disease also aggravates chronic cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension and prognosis in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Depression significantly increases the risk of loss of bone density leading to osteoporosis while.
Regular assessment of bone density and the administration of prophylactic treatment with vitamin D, are a must.
Diabetes can occur in older people suffering from depression.
Studies have shown that high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone which is found in large quantities in the body of people’s depression, decreased body's sensitivity to insulin.
The people affected by depression and weight gain can register in time are at risk of diabetes.
Experts have observed that if depression is damaged neurons and dopamine decreases.
These changes are associated with the development of Parkinson's disease.
How does depression appear?
Depression has biological causes, social and psychological.
The presence of depression in family cases, slimming belts, which lower levels of serotonin in the blood, some antidepressants, and some contraceptives, predispose to depression.
Social and psychological factors increase the incidence of disease.
The pace of life, stress and lack of effective communication between individuals may lead to adjustment problems.
People affected by depression are lack of energy, sad and discouraged. Has negative thoughts and difficulty concentrating.
The sense of loss of self-worth and loss of interest in things that before delighted are other symptoms of depression.
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