Cedars-Sinai Medical Center cardiologist Maryam Shafiq discusses the influence of depression on public health.
Shammah Williams, MD, an interventional cardiology resident at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, discusses how depression may affect heart health during May Mental Health Month. Lack of interest, drive, energy, and attention, according to Williams, are just a few signs of depression that might influence heart health indirectly via changes in food habits, drugs, or lack of physical exercise. According to him, exercise relieves stress by producing endorphins and giving the heart a “healthy stress test.”
According to Williams, the epidemic may have intensified feelings of isolation. People with depression benefit from having a support system, whether a group of people or just one person they can talk to when they’re lonely or a gym partner with whom they can exercise.
Normalizing depression may aid in education and equip individuals with the tools to seek treatment. The International Heart Institute is available to assist you or a loved one with heart-related issues.