Depression is a type of psychological disorder that affects more people than most would think. This is a severe disorder that is chronic in nature and can entail huge health care costs, as well as high mortality rate. Treating depression is therefore critical but it is never easy, not to mention expensive. But one of the most reliable forms of treatments there is would be through antidepressant medications. It has been known to help curtail certain symptoms of depression but it can also carry its own range of side effects, too, that any patient (and their family members) should be aware of.

One of the most serious side effects of taking antidepressant drugs would be hepatotoxicity. Several health experts have affirmed that certain medications can increase liver counts among patients suffering from depression. This side effect refers to the amount of liver enzymes found in the patient’s blood. When this number shoots up, it can be another serious condition and that is when patients need to have their liver tested too.

To prevent such condition from arising while you are treating depression, it is important to speak your concern to the physician. They might be able to examine other medicinal options for you, without any such adverse side effects. If you can find a healthier medication, make sure to go for that instead. However, it is important to note that it should be approved by your doctor first.

A regular examination and testing of your liver is also recommended. There are several reputable testing centers out there that can provide you with affordable but reliable results. That way, you can prevent one organ of the body from getting damaged as you are treating another condition.

Author Bio:

Jeri Hughes is a freelance writer who shares her passion for health studies through her writing. She is particularly interested in health conditions associated with the heart, liver, kidney, and some other major organ systems in the body. Thus, she writes to provide information to readers on how to protect these organs through diet, lifestyle, and an understanding of the different factors that can increase their risk for acquiring certain diseases.

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depressionDepression is a mental illness many people are experiencing today. When someone is depressed he is typically feeling sadness for long periods of time which could sometimes lead to suicidal thoughts and even actions. The patient is treated thru medication and regular therapy.

Another effective way to overcome depression is by exercise. Exercise allows you to burn off stress and direct the negative energy into something productive and beneficial to you. Endorphin, the “happy” hormone, is released during exercise which helps elevate the mood and decrease the sad feeling. Exercise also boosts self-confidence making you feel generally good about yourself and allowing more positive thoughts to occur.

Other symptoms of depression are fatigue, sleeplessness or excessive sleeping. With regular exercise, the body is relieved of stress and tension thus getting better sleep and higher energy levels. Stretching also increases muscle strength so that you feel less tired or weak.

Most cases of depression result from poor self-esteem caused by problems in the family, money or personal matters like feeling ugly, overweight or unintelligent. To lose weight, Metabolife has diet pills that increases energy and boosts metabolism so that you can exercise for better results.

So the next time you’re feeling blue, take these tips and strategies to fight depression immediately:

1. Daily exercise. Plan a workout session at least 30 minutes everyday to increase your energy level. This also gives you something to look forward to everyday so that you always have a short-term goal. Daily exercise is reported to relieve
depression after just several weeks.

2. Workout with a friend. Having an exercise buddy will keep you motivated longer than doing it on your own. This also allows you to share your emotions to a friend so that you do not keep them bottled up inside you and feel more alone. If you don’t have a friend, the gym is a great place to meet one. Social interactions help significantly in eradicating the feeling of being alone.

3. Sign up for exercise classes such as aerobics, zumba, dance, pilates, yoga or something more challenging like belly dancing or martial arts. Taking on a challenge gives you some sort of goal in life and refocuses all your negative energy into achieving something worthwhile. The group atmosphere of a class also promotes positive energy and the feeling that you are part of something.

4. Take your dog for a walk. People often neglect that a pet can be great companions for when you’re feeling alone and unable to communicate to other people. Dogs are great listeners and will never pass judgment on you. They also enjoy walks which will be good for you. Simply taking your dog out for a walk can relieve you of so much stress.

5. Pick up a hobby that you enjoy. Choose especially ones that allow you to be physically active and has an outdoor setting. Getting cooped up inside the confines of your room all the time could increase the feeling of depression. Join a fun run or take swimming sessions in the afternoon. This will help boost your energy and lighten your mood.

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