Illnesses that can lead to depression
There are many illnesses that can lead to depression. It doesn’t always happen, but it’s good to be aware of what is happening to you or your loved ones.
– Many people who have heart disease end up having depression, often due to the many drugs that they must be on after. But also, many people who don’t know they have heart disease end up depressed due to not feeling well.
– Getting diabetes can be a huge shock for most people, which in turn can cause a lot of problems mentally. Having to take medication or shots, and not being able to eat what you want anymore, can make one very depressed.
– Depression can occur from the medications but also from having the condition. It’s hard to get used to not being able to do the things you were used to doing. There may also be an association with depression and inflammatory diseases.
– Many people with kidney disease also have other issues, such as diabetes or lupus. These co-morbidities can make someone feel depressed due to the changes in the brain that occur with the disease.
– Part of the reason people with this disease end up depressed is the strong medications that you must take that cause serious problems with serotonin levels. Plus, the social stigma doesn’t help.
– MS, hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, lupus and other autoimmune disorders can cause depression, also due to inflammation like with arthritis and the medications used to treat it. Plus, of course dealing with the new reality of having an illness like this can make it hard.
Almost any problem that you have with your health can lead to depression. It’s hard to deal with something, especially if it’s a lifetime problem. But while some affect the brain chemistry, some are just situational based on having trouble getting used to your new life. The best thing you can do is get help from a professional dealing with your situation.