What Is The Connection Between High Blood Pressure And Depression?

By Christian Goodman

I recently received an email from a person asking me if there was possible a link between depression and high blood pressure. He was kind of joking.

Research does reflect a link between the two. Both ideas have been studied; hypertension leading to depression as well as depression leading to high blood pressure.

A person has three times less chance of getting hypertension, if he is not suffering from depression. Research say so.

What makes things worse is that people who have depression are more likely to over eat, smoke and drink too much. And they're less likely to seek treatment for high blood pressure.

But as strange as it may seem. Even people suffering depression that lived otherwise healthy live, also were more likely to suffer high blood pressure.

The change in hormones due to anxiety and depression can be a huge factor in causing high blood pressure. Researchers have confirmed this.

Another important cause for high blood pressure is the medication taken for depression. It can cause as side effect.

Given these factors, there is a link between depression and high blood pressure.

Let's see what makes hypertension to cause depression.

When you read the label of many blood pressure medications, it will be mentioned depression as one of the side effects. This is how high blood pressure can cause depression.

Once again, we see that in order to solve a problem we create a new problem.

Although the person initially was kind of joking, it's no question he was right assuming there may be a connection between the two conditions.

And the major cause for all these problems is stress. There is no wonder hypertension and depression can therefore also be caused by stress.

These Practices can help high blood pressure regardless of the cause:

some people see a spike in blood pressure after just a drink or two, and in those cases drinking is not recommended at all. Therefore, you should stop excessive drinking.

Smoking is the main creator of blood pressure. So stop smoking.

Raw vegetables and fruits should be the first on your list. Eat good healthy food.

My several natural health guides also includes natural blood pressure exercise program and weight loss breeze - which uses simple exercises to increase the oxygen level in the body and improve metabolism.

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