Researchers found that certain health conditions are more common in people living with depression. We tell you their findings.
What health conditions are associated with depression?
The results published by the researchers found 29 health conditions associated with depression that required hospitalizations. However, among them, there were some that were more frequent than others:
Endocrine diseases: 245 out of every 1,000 people with depression participating in the study had diagnoses of endocrine pathologies, such as diabetes.
Musculoskeletal disorders: occurred in 91 out of every 1,000 people with depression. This includes low back pain.
Diseases of the circulatory system: were recorded in 86 out of every 1000 people with depression.
Why is depression a risk factor?
Although this specific study relates depression to health conditions that require hospitalization, we know that the problem also extends to other diseases that do not necessarily need to be resolved with hospitalization.
According to a Statpearls publication, people who go through depressive states face the concomitant appearance of other mood disorders, such as anxiety.
Can the risk be reduced?
The key question would be what we can do to reduce the risk. Does suffering from depression condemn people to having other pathologies?