The Correlation between Depression, Inflammation and Pain

Patients with depression often experience inflammation and pain in conjunction. As your passionate Waukesha natural healthcare provider, it is important to Dr. Muth to evaluate your overall health and body chemistry as a whole to properly help treat and heal all variables of concern.

A recent peer-review report revealed a strong correlation between depression and inflammation. Results indicated many individuals with major depressive disorder, otherwise known as MDD, experiencing higher levels of suicidal ideation and attempts or suicide completion would typically have a significantly higher inflammatory index score. This is a composite score taking into consideration the inflammatory markers – tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF- α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-10 (IL-10), and C-reactive protein (CRP).

Another recent study revealed symptoms of depression may manifest somatically as pain in some cases. This study examined individuals with metabolic syndrome and the correlation to increased leptin levels typical with metabolic syndrome with somatic depressive symptoms but not with cognitive depressive symptoms or total depressive symptoms. This study concluded leptin to be independently associated with somatic depressive symptoms for metabolic syndrome patients. This means depression can cause pain independent of an individual’s state of mind.

Health and Vitality Program

Serenity Health Care Center’s Dr. Debra Muth developed a multi-faceted approach to all around wellness and health. The Essence of Health & Vitality Program is an 8 point treatment program designed to address a range of health issues including depression and pain along with fatigue, weight gain, headaches, insomnia, hot flashes, brain fog, libido and allergies. We will explore your specific symptoms and situation, talk about the many initiatives and incentives, and create the best plan of treatment for your health and vitality.

Serotonin Support

Serotonin is typically referred to as the main mood-regulating neurotransmitter. Serotonin is linked to the brain cells relating to your mood, libido, appetite, memory, sleep and other psychologically stimulated body processes. Proper serotonin support can help jump start and regulate the production of serotonin and of new brain cells.

Serenity Health Care Center provides quality supplements to support your serotonin levels alongside of natural treatments to improve your overall physical and mental health. Contact Dr. Muth today for your consultation, and learn about our comprehensive treatment programs along with our quality supplements including SeroPlus and 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) to help improve your serotonin levels.

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Resources:

Labrix eNewsletter, Depression, Inflammation and Pain… The Clinical Link to Success

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