Depression is the cause of the poor condition of the arteries of the legs and pelvis

Marlen Green from the University of California (USA) was made a stunning discovery: depression is the cause of the increase in the probability of developing peripheral artery disease (NDE), according to Web MD.

According to Marlene Grenon: "People, who long depression often resort to Smoking cigarettes, ignore sport and eat a huge number of harmful products. All this together is a threat not only diseases of the peripheral arteries, and heart disease".

This aspect has been confirmed by the observation lasted seven years for 1 018 thousand people had heart disease. At the beginning of studies in 12 percent of the people in a state of depression had an NDE. And in the group of individuals who are not depressed, the indicator was equal to 7 percent. By the way, quite often depression was noted in most young women.

They also recorded a lower level of the so-called "healthy cholesterol", high concentration of C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation) and they had experienced previously with heart failure, heart attacks or diabetes.

7 percent of the persons of the "depressed" group and 5 percent of those who had not suffered from depression, had to go through the procedures that are associated with an NDE, during the period of research. An NDE usually develops under those circumstances, when the arteries begin to narrow, and this is followed by blocking them. The disease most commonly affect the pelvic arteries and arteries of the legs. In the man, because pain can be difficult to walk.

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What belongs to depression, scientists until the end and can't decide whether this disease is the primary cause or a consequence of the NDE. But it is possible to say that the treatment of depression have a beneficial effect on the condition of patients who have an NDE.

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