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What Happens to Your Body During Depression

Depression is a physical illness which is painful to endure. Things that you do every day becomes a serious test but the people around you may not notice this. Most people think that the only symptom of depression is chronic sadness, but they overlook the physiological symptoms. Here are a few signs that your body […]

Depression is a physical illness which is painful to endure. Things that you do every day becomes a serious test but the people around you may not notice this. Most people think that the only symptom of depression is chronic sadness, but they overlook the physiological symptoms. Here are a few signs that your body is warning you about a problem with your mental state:

1. Fatigue

We all burn out sometimes. But if you feel inexplicable tiredness every day, this can be a sign of chronic depression. According to a study by the National Medical Library of the United States, fatigue is the most common symptom of a major depressive disorder.

You may notice physical exhaustion and lack of energy. These symptoms usually appear after you try to solve the problem mentally. The body begins to act but the situation is not resolved. So there is a discord between what you think and what you do.

2. Pain

Along with depression, most people experience pain and discomfort. Someone feels the pain in the neck, joint or as back pain. In many patients, unconscious breath-holding was observed. Doctors confirm that pain in the spine is most common in people with depression. This can be seen through a changed gait.

3. Trouble Sleeping

If you find that you woke up only for dinner, or you toss and turn until three in the morning in bed, this can also indicate problems with mental state. When symptoms persist for more than two weeks, then it’s time to see a specialist.

4. Digestive Problems

Stomach problems are often found in people with depression or constant anxiety. This is most clearly demonstrated by children and adolescents as their abdominal pains are usually caused by problems with peers. Diarrhea and nausea can be provoked by depression and in some situations, chronic inflammations are aggravated.

5. Blurred Consciousness

Depressed people experience memory problems and can’t concentrate. When a healthy person has fog in their head, it is enough to just get some rest. If this condition lasts for a long time, then this is a sign of a serious problem. In such a situation, experts can help identify possible causes of depression and help you get rid of it.

6. Cycle Changes

The top rated gynecologists say that many factors affect our menstrual cycle, but depression can change its duration and make the process more painful. Studies also show that menstruation can worsen the symptoms of depression. About 64% of women with psychological problems report that they feel worse 5-10 days before their menstruation.

7. Diabetes

People with depression often develop diabetes and those who struggle with diabetes have a high risk of developing depression. Symptoms of depression are fatigue, unhealthy attitude to food which leads to weight gain and is the main risk factor for diabetes. This disease also affects the immune system, which worsens the symptoms of depression. 

Anxiety causes the release of cortisol (a stress hormone) and it increases the release of insulin. It reduces the level of sugar in the blood and the person wants to consume more and more sweets.

8. Headaches

Depression affects neurotransmitters and neurohormones that regulate the response to stress, inflammation, and body systems. People with permanent migraines are two to three times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population. Both migraine and depression have common roots in the brain and they can develop due to environmental factors or for genetic reasons.

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