BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A recent observational study has concluded that exercising lowers heart disease risk in depression patients. This comes as a sort of double good news for depression patients, because regular physical exercising, apart from the fact that helps fight away heart disease risk, also releases endorphins into the brain of the patients, causing them to actually feel better.
Regular exercising has been advocated for a long time now. It seems that a couple of miles ran or some push-ups combined with a few other exercises could go a very long way. It helps keep the heart strong, the muscles working and the brain happier (thanks to the endorphins). So the findings of this latest observational study are exactly groundbreaking.
It seems that Higher Beck Depression Inventory-II levels had a correlation with inflammation, as showed by the increased levels of protein C-reactive. A lower level of antioxidant glutathione meant a higher oxidative stress and the ratio of subendocardial viability and augmentation index measured a decreased vascular function.
The measurements did not change very much when variables as age, risk factors and weight were included.
Depression is an illness that is still not regarded as a serious problem, so that makes the complications that come with this affection much more dangerous. Americans tend to associate depression with “having the blues”. This only deepens the confusion.
People that are depressed are not feeling sad. It is a far worse sensation. Sadness is a feeling, depression is a disease that can be treated by specialists. An illness that can cause complications, just like an infection could lead to toxic shock, depression can boost heart risk, stomach problems, and many more severe complications.
Symptoms of depression are the feeling of hopelessness, helplessness, and a loss of interest in friends, family, activities that once brought pleasure to the patient. Symptoms can also of a physical nature, such as aggressiveness, loss of concentration or appetite, a lack of energy and a much greater need of sleep. This apathy leads to a sedentary lifestyle which is the starting point of a long list of serious illnesses.
Heart problems, gastritis, muscle atrophy, a loss of stamina, and acid reflux are only a few of the complications that can be developed by a person that suffers from depression. This makes the news that exercising lowers heart disease risk in depression patients sound rather more like a conclusion that could have been drawn after simply analyzing the illnesses’’ symptoms.
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