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Physical effects of depression At Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL.

Despite being a mental health condition, depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, can still affect the rest of your body.

Physical effects of depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, usually appear progressively and sometimes for no obvious reason. At first, you might not even associate your physical symptoms with how you feel.

When you have depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, you might begin feeling very tired even after a good night’s sleep. You could also experience aches and pains without any apparent cause.

For example, you might feel as if you’re coming down with the flu, but you never get flu symptoms beyond fatigue and body aches.

Depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, might also affect your sexual life, decreasing your libido or sexual performance. Sometimes you won’t feel interested at all. Other times, you’ll feel too tired to engage.

These are some of the most common effects of depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, on your body:

  1. chronic pain

  2. chronic inflammation

  3. headaches or migraines

  4. cramps

  5. constipation or diarrhea

  6. nausea and vomiting

  7. chronic fatigue that doesn’t go away after resting

  8. changes in sleep patterns

  9. changes in weight

  10. changes in appetite

  11. decreased sex drive or dyspareunia (pain during sex)

  12. increased chance of autoimmune disorders

Depression can also increase your chance of developing physical conditions.

For example, a 2014 literature review suggested that depression in Tampa FL, and Brandon FL, is linked to a significantly greater chance of myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease.

One of the greatest challenges with the physical effects of depression is that they, in turn, might make your other symptoms worse. For example, not being able to sleep can lead to more aches and pains.


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