17. Depression Is Linked To Other Health Problems
Staying healthy requires the mind to be determined to stay strong and it appears that people who already suffer from depression may be putting themselves at risk of contracting other diseases and vice versa. Patients who suffer from cancer are very likely to get depression too and this could be because of various changes to the immune system and genes. Sometimes, patients may also suffer from chronic pain which could be a sign of emotional distress.
Issues with the thyroid are also very common and patients may start losing hair and have abnormal weight gain or loss. Many patients who suffer from depression also suffer simultaneously from severe heart-related ailments and that is because most often they may forget to take their medicines on time.