Currently, among the middle age group depression is one of the main factor for health perils across the world and the rate is doubling with the passing of each day.
Recently, a link between depression and heart disease has been identified and it is not unusual to have both conditions together.
According to Dr.Zakia Khan of Fortis Hospital, Kalyan said, “According to a study, if a person is depressed, then the chances of him/her getting cardiovascular disease (CVD) is 1.5 to 2, in terms of relative risk. Also, if a person is already suffering from acute cardiovascular disease (ACAD) and is depressed, then the risk of suffering severe ACAD doubles.”
A depressed person is more likely to lead an unhealthy lifestyle and this can have a larger impact on the overall functioning of the heart.