Severe chest heart pain
I a m a depression patient since 2002 .some people face very problems in life.after few days or sometime.after my father's death now i have pain my in my heart side i m admitted in saroj hospital cardiac care unit.they said depression or anxiety disorder is shrink your heart nervous which cause attack. Please suggest.
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Depression and anxiety disorders may affect heart rhythms, increase blood pressure, and alter blood clotting. They can also lead to elevated insulin and cholesterol levels. These risk factors, with obesity, form a group of signs and symptoms that often serve as both a predictor of and a response to heart disease. Furthermore, depression or anxiety may result in chronically elevated levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. As high levels of stress hormones are signaling a "fight or flight" reaction, the body's metabolism is diverted away from the type of tissue repair needed in heart disease. Consider proper evaluation and treatment for Depression. Consult Psychiatrist...
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