- Q Can depression cause cardiovascular disease?
It is uncertain whether depression can lead to cardiovascular disease, but the stress of untreated depression can put strain on the heart. This can result in high blood pressure, damage to arteries, and other problems that force the heart to work... Full Answer
- Q Is loss of libido and erectile dysfunction common in depression?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyDepression often causes loss of libido (the desire to have sex) in both men and women. In men, it can also cause erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to get or sustain an erection. While many cases of ED have physical causes, including heart... Full Answer
- Q How is joint pain related to depression?
Dr. Peter Bongiorno, Naturopathic MedicineA recent Korean study looked at 660 patients and found that there is a clear association between level of knee pain and increased incidence of depression. It seems that in people with low levels of degeneration and arthritic changes, if their... Full Answer
- Q How can depression affect my health?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineFor starters, depression is tied to an increased rate of arterial and cardiovascular aging. In a study done at Duke University, men and women who had heart disease and depression had a 69 percent higher rate of deaths from heart disease over the... Full Answer
- Q How does depression affect my heart?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyWhen I say depression, I'm not talking about losing 20 bucks in the office Super Bowl pool. A more passive negative emotional state over the long term is strongly associated with heart disease. In fact, people with depression are statistically four times... Full Answer