It’s a fact that most people will struggle with depression at some point in their life. But for those who suffer from long-term depression, research shows that it can have an impact on one’s physical health, putting them at higher risk of heart disease.
At the office of The DOCS, maintaining optimal heart health for our patients is our top priority and we are proud to be at the forefront of diagnosing and treating heart conditions of all kinds. In addition to our clinical expertise, we seek to educate our patients on things they can do to minimize the risk of heart disease.
Heart attacks and depression can often go hand in hand: heart attack patients are more likely to suffer from depression than those who haven’t had a heart attack. Conversely, depression can increase your chances of developing heart disease.
When people are depressed for long periods of time, they put their physical health at risk — perhaps by making unhealthy food choices, and becoming more sedentary. leading in weight gain and high blood pressure, two prime risk factors for heart disease.
The good news is that there are things you can do to help avoid both heart disease and depression:
At the office of The DOCS, we want to give you the tools you need to help prevent heart disease, and to help you live your best life. Should coronary problems arise, our highly trained professionals will effectively diagnose your condition and give you the skilled treatment you deserve. For more information, give us a call today.
By The DOCS - Cardiovascular
April 26, 2021
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