How Depression Ruin Your Health | some of us may be already depressed. Depression not only disturb the social daily activity, but also will be the bed effect of health.
"Emotion effected our health", says by cardiologist, Nieca Goldberg, MD, medical director of New York University Women Heart Program, and author of The Complete Guide to Women Health.
To know much more about depression disturb our heart, here are the explanation about it. lets see :)
1. Sick and sad
Depression that lasts for long periods can lower a person's immune system, and make you more easy to get sick.
"You have a higher chance of having a cold or infection," says Katherine Muller, a clinical psychologist from the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Allentown.
2. Heart problems
Depression can increase the levels of stress hormones, like cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine, which also increases blood pressure and heart rate, says Goldberg.
"Higher levels of cortisol makes the arteries more susceptible to plaque," he explained. Goldberg explained that the fat deposits of plaque that clogs arteries, eventually blocking potentially in the bloodstream that can trigger heart attacks and strokes.
3. Destructive diet
People with depression commonly will changes dietary occur. In these conditions the person is likely to find it easier hungry or do not have the appetite.
Muller said, if you start eating your taste is lost, eat something small and healthy - such as vegetables, fruits or nuts - every three hours.
"Eating regularly will re-regulate your appetite," said Muller.
4. Lower the sex drive
People with depression will lower levels of the serotonin hormone. Serotonin is a chemical in the brain that create feelings of pleasure. This condition can also affect your desire for having sex.
5. Destructive energy
6. Sabotage of sleep
Depression can affect and disrupt sleep patterns. People with depression generally less get enough sleep.
7. Trigger pain
Headaches are often feels worse when you're feeling sad. A study in 2010 at Oxford University found that people with depression tend to have stronger pain than people who are happy, after the examiner on the brain scan.
8. Stomach problems
Is your depression associated with anxiety? If so, perhaps this condition will trigger the appearance of diarrhea, abdominal pain and heartburn, Latz said.
"Feelings of anxiety creates more stomach acid, which causes digestive problems," he said.
9. Back pain
Latz explains that people who are depressed tend to have habits and sedentary lifestyle (less active).
How to Overcome:
Latz gave the advice, make a habit for resting on your chair in desk, for 5-15 minutes/hour. Then change your position and stretch the leg muscles.