Home LivingHealth Depression can lead to health issues

Depression can lead to health issues

by Grace Sundram

This ongoing pandemic is causing our mental health to deteriorate. Some of us are losing jobs and that’s taking a toll on our lives which eventually leads to depression for not being able to sustain throughout the lockdown period.

Not only does it keep your mind worked up but it can eventually lead to physical health issues.

Memory problems and headaches


Depression can cause short-term memory loss and confusion. This condition makes people forgetful and hinders their ability to concentrate. It can also cause chronic throbbing headaches, called “tension headaches,” which come in the form of mild throbbing especially around the eyebrows.

Risk of heart attack


People suffering from depression can experience high blood pressure and increased heart rate, all of which can lead to heart disease. Stress hormones can also have a negative effect on the heart.



Depression increases stress hormone levels and can affect blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. So, people with diabetes are more likely to suffer from depression.

Deteriorated kidney function


Depression affects both people with chronic kidney disease and those with healthy kidneys.



Problems with blood vessels


Closely related to danger to the heart. High blood pressure reduces blood flow in the ducts, it shrinks and becomes brittle. This condition causes it to be unable to carry enough nutrients and oxygen to cells and tissues.


Getting bad news is inevitable and it can happen to anyone. But if you are experiencing some symptoms of depression, it is best to see a doctor.

You may also like