Mental illness increase the risk of stroke by two-folds!
Mental health and the body can not be seen in isolation, as both are interrelated. This is evidenced by the many studies that reveal how mental illness often lead to physical pain, or vice versa. Recent research also revealed that people who have a mental disorder at risk for heart attack or stroke two-fold higher.
When compared with people who do not have mental problems, people with mental health problems are likely to experience heart disease in the long term. For people who have a mental problem more than one, the risk of heart attack and stroke will be higher, as revealed by Katie Goldie, Ph.D. on Health Me Up (01/11).
These results were obtained after analyzing the researchers who have schizophrenia, bipolar syndrome, depression, and anxiety disorders. All these mental problems are known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke someone. Not only are mental problems associated with stroke, patients taking the drug to cope with psychotic mental problems have actually had a higher risk of stroke, which is three-fold.
Several types of drugs that are known to trigger heart attacks and strokes inventions antipsychotic drugs, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and drugs to control mood. The increase in risk is also influenced by several other things, such as unhealthy habits.
People who have mental problems often have no healthy habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, poor diet, and lack of exercise. In addition, medications for mental illness usually also lead to weight gain and decrease the body’s ability to process fats and sugars. This eventually lead to the risk of other diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
People who have problems with mental health should be careful that their psychological problems do not impact on the physical problem. In addition to medical treatment, people with mental problems should still maintain a healthy body by exercising, maintaining healthy diet, and more.