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Understand the relationship between allergy and depression

Aug 20th 2014 at 12:04 AM

The number of allergy sufferers increases every day in our country. Everyone knows at least one person with some kind of allergy, which incidentally are numerous. What seems strange, but it was stated by researchers, is a relationship

between allergy and depression. How could a person be depressed because of an allergy? More to follow.
Allergy and depression

As appears the relationship between allergic and depression

During the spring, outbreaks of allergies are more frequent. This time, with his change of climate is very favorable for uncomfortable as frequent sneezing,

coughing , sniffling and stuffy nose. The pollen of the flowers begin to emerge cause many allergic too. In each season the type of allergy differ, hence the name of seasonal allergies.

Studies conducted in the northern hemisphere, where it is already spring, tried to identify a possible relationship between allergy and depression. No concrete evidence of the relationship between these two there is disease

. It was impossible to find what would be the factor that causes a disease trigger another. However, the study found that the relationship between allergy and depression is really significant, because most allergy who participated in the studies present risk of depression.

Allergy and depressionThe relationship between allergy and depression can arise from the fact severe allergy symptoms cause sleep, headaches, malaise, fatigue, and other symptoms that lead to one mood change of course to the downside

Also, a fact already known by many is that some of the most used drugs against allergies such as corticosteroids, can cause anxiety and mood swings. In addition, some studies have shown that allergic reactions release compounds in the body called cytokines.

These compounds play a role in inflammation and can reduce levels of the hormone serotonin, the hormone responsible for feelings of pleasure and well-being.

Studies conducted by the Finnish government on the population of the country found a relationship between allergy and depression. The study found that women were the main target of this relationship. Also in Finland, a study crossing allergy and depression in twins identified a common risk of this combination, pointing to a possible genetic influence.

In American research, conducted by the University of Maryland in 2008 indicated that the connection between allergies and depression may help explain the increase fenômno of suicides during the spring each year.

By analyzing medical records of patients who committed suicide, the researchers found changes in the levels of depression and anxiety during the low season and with increasing pollination during the spring.

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