Negative effects that depression can have on our body

More than 264 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Although this is a mental illness, we know how interconnected the mind and the body are.

Depression negatively affects physical health and causes vitally harmful physical illnesses. Let’s look at the possible physical consequences of depression.

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Regardless of whether a person suffering from depression has healthy kidneys or has chronic kidney disease, depression still affects him.

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If you, unfortunately, develop a disease, depression accelerates it. Depression increases the inflammatory protein that triggers the autoimmune response. This could be one of the possible reasons why depression increases the chances of kidney disease.

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The gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotions and is closely connected to our brain. Our emotions can trigger the gastrointestinal tract which can cause us discomfort.

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Movements and contractions in the tract can be caused by depression. If you already have problems with the GI tract, depression can bring you more stomach pain.

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One of the things that depression increases is the level of stress hormones. Stress hormones can affect the body’s resistance and blood sugar levels.

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Because it works in both directions, people who already have diabetes are more likely to suffer from depression and vice versa.

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High blood pressure and rapid heartbeat can both be caused by depression. People who suffer from depression are therefore susceptible to all types of heart disease.

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We mentioned stress earlier, which also negatively affects the heart.

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Pulsating headaches, which can be chronic, can be caused by depression. This is also called a “tension headache”. When this happens, people also feel a slight pulsation, mostly around the eyebrows.

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Depression can also cause confusion and short-term memory loss. This condition makes it difficult to concentrate and makes people forgetful.

Depression and arthritis can cause each other. Both conditions are very closely related to each other. Inflammation caused by these diseases can cause depression.

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On the other hand, depression can also make arthritis worse. People with all types of arthritis are at high risk of developing depression and anxiety.

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Blood vessel problems can be dangerous for the heart. Blood flow in the vessels is reduced if a person suffers from high blood pressure.

If this happens, the blood vessels shrink and also become brittle. This causes damage to the blood vessels and as a result, they cannot transfer enough oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and cells. This can be fatal.

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Note: Bad mood is common and does not necessarily mean depression or mental disorder. With that in mind, if you experience symptoms of depression, we strongly recommend that you consult a doctor.


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