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Depression May Be Linked to Inflammation

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Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms that affect how a person feels, thinks and handles daily activities such as sleeping, eating or working.

Symptoms must be present for two weeks in order to be diagnosed with depression. Current treatments predominantly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin.

However, scientists now think inflammation throughout the entire body, triggered by an overactive immune system, may be the root cause of the problem.

In fact, it has been suggested that widespread inflammation could be what's causing and producing feelings of unhappiness, hopelessness and fatigue. If this be the case, then depression can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs.

In the case of chronic depression, it's a possibility that the immune system may be failing to switch off after an illness or trauma, leading to persistent symptoms.

Furthermore, at the University of Cambridge, Head of the Department of Psychiatry Professor Ed Bullmore told The Telegraph that he thinks a new field of 'immuno-neurology' is coming soon.

In fact, he believes that it is pretty clear that inflammation can cause depression. He also states that “in relation to mood, beyond reasonable doubt, there is a very robust association between inflammation and depressive symptoms.

The question is does the inflammation drive the depression or vice versa or is it just a coincidence? In experimental medicine studies if you treat a healthy individual with an inflammatory drug, like interferon, a substantial percentage of those people will become depressed. So we think there is good enough evidence for a causal effect.”

As a result of this work, one important finding would be more effective treatments for depression, treatments that may not need to be lifelong.

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How to Deal With Anxiety

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The rapid beating of heart, the urge to move out to some other place and the constant panicky feeling, how many of us can really say that we like being anxious? The answer is that we do not, so how can we deal with it?

The first step that you should consider is to take professional help, therapists who are skilled and have a wide knowledge on this topic. Also, other than professional help you can also help yourself in your day to day life.

The Right Foods
Yes, certain foods could be a major cause for your anxiety and so you will have to be careful what you are eating or even drinking for that matter. Eating habits don’t really cause it but it could simply make the situation worse, so here is a small list of food and drinks that you should avoid.

Coffee
You might like your morning cup of strong coffee but it could be a leading cause of anxiety, so you should try and switch your coffee drinking habit.

Alcohol
You could be drinking now and then for the kicks of it, or may be to unwind, and it kind of takes your stress away and lets your hair down. But as alcohol is a depressant it has a negative effect in the long run..

Sugar and Starch
You might want to eat ice creams and cookies to feel happy, but it is something quite different. The rise and fall of your blood sugar that occurs after you eat these foods can make your emotions go haywire. Try avoiding foods that contain sugar and starch.

Exercise
Exercising is good not just for your body but also for your mental and emotional stability. Most people who face anxiety are not as physically active as they should be. Physical activity actually improves the immune system and releases neurotransmitters that are called endorphins, and it also tired the muscles, and burns away your stress hormones.

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Tips to self-manage menopause symptoms!

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There is no way to prevent menopause, but its symptoms and effects can be managed. It is often possible to manage the symptoms of menopause without medical intervention.

>> Exercise: Exercise during menopause can have a range of benefits, including preventing weight gain, reducing cancer risk, protecting the bones, and boosting general mood. Women should exercise earlier in the day during menopause to avoid causing any interruptions to their sleep cycle.
- Pilates, for example, has shown great benefit in reducing all menopausal symptoms not related to the urinary system and genitals, including sleep problems and hot flashes.
- Kegel exercises can be useful for preventing #UrinaryIncontinence. These are exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor. Practicing 3-4 times a day can lead to a noticeable improvement in symptoms within months.

>> Nutrition: It is important to maintain a healthful and varied diet when managing the bodily effects of menopause. Omega-3 may ease psychological distress and depressive symptoms and it is available in foods such as oily fish & its supplements.

Women experiencing menopause should eat a well-balanced diet that includes: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, unsaturated fats, fiber & unrefined carbohydrates.
Try to consume between 1,200 and 1,500 milligrams (mg) of calcium and plenty of vitamin D each day.

>> Psychological assistance: Deep breathing techniques, guided #meditation, and progressive relaxation can also help limit sleep disturbance. Stress can aggravate #HotFlashes and #NightSweats, so avoiding known stressors and practicing #relaxation techniques can help menopausal symptoms.

>> There are a few ways for a woman to comfortably accommodate the effects of menopause:
- Avoid tight clothing.
- Limit the consumption of spicy food, caffeine, and alcohol.
- Stay sexually active to reduce vaginal dryness.
- Keep stress levels to a minimum, and get plenty of rest.

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सामान्य समस्या आणि घगूती उपाय

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महिलांमध्ये डिप्रेशनमुळे वाढतो 'या' गंभीर आजारांचा धोका, दुर्लक्ष करणं पडू शकतं महागात!

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डायबिटीस आणि हाय ब्लड प्रेशरसारख्या गंभीर आजारांचा थेट संबंध डिप्रेशनशी आहे. एका ताज्या रिसर्चमधून ही बाब समोर आली आहे. या रिसर्चनुसार, ज्या महिलांमध्ये डिप्रेशनची लक्षणे असतात, त्यांना असे आजार आजार होण्याचा धोका अधिक असतो. या रिसर्चमध्ये महिलांमध्ये आजाराच्या आधी आणि नंतर डिप्रेशनची लक्षणे यावर अभ्यास करण्यात आला.

या रिसर्च टीमचे मुख्य Xiaolin Xu यांनी सांगितले की, 'अलिकडे अनेक महिला अनेक क्रोनिक(दीर्घकाळ राहणारा जुना आजार) आजारांनी पीडित आहेत. डायबिटीस, कॅन्सर, हृदयरोग आजकाल वेगाने वाढत आहेत. आम्ही यावर रिसर्च केला की, डिप्रेशनच्या लक्षणांआधी आणि नंतर हे आजार कसे विकसित होतात'.

या रिसर्चमध्ये सहभागी ४३.२ महिलांना सांगितले की, त्यांच्यात डिप्रेशनची लक्षणे होती. पण यातील केवळ अर्ध्याच महिलांना डिप्रेशन क्लिनिकली डायग्नोज झाला आणि त्यावर उपचार करण्यात आले. डिप्रेशनचे शिकार होण्याआधी या महिलांमध्ये क्रोनिक आजारांचा धोका १.८ टक्क्यांनी जास्त आढळला. डिप्रेशन दरम्यान सुद्धा महिलांमध्ये हे आजार सामान्य महिलांच्या तुलनेत २.४ टक्के जास्त रिक्स बघितली गेली.

या रिसर्चमधून हे आढळून आले की, डिप्रेशन आणि दीर्घकालीन आजारांचा समान जेनेटिक किंवा शारीरिक कारणांशी संबंध आहे. रिसर्चनुसार, शरीरात सूज, डिप्रेशन आणि आजार दोन्हींशी संबंध ठेवतं. डायबिटीस आणि हायपरटेंशनसारखे आजारही डिप्रेशनशी संबंधित आहेत.


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या रिसर्चमधून समोर आलेले परिणाम आता मानसिक आणि शारीरिक आजारांवर उपचारासाठी मदत करतील. या रिसर्चमधून ही बाब सुद्धा समोर आली की, ज्या महिलांमध्ये डिप्रेशन आणि आजार दोन्ही गोष्टी होत्या, त्या महिला कमी उत्पन्न असलेल्या कुटुंबातील होत्या. तसेच त्या लठ्ठपणाच्या शिकार होत्या, तंबाखू आणि मद्यसेवन करत होत्या.

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