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Olly13

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Could Depression be a physical problem? Just maybe...
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:25:46 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/08/depression-physical-illness-could-treated-anti-inflammatory/

I Stumbled across the above article yesterday and it got me thinking (there's a shocker!), the article outlines the idea which depression is actually caused by inflammation and that this is a mechanism which causes lingering depression, siting lifestyle factors being a possible culprit, the article explains this detail.

My point is, what if there is another culprit? Hormones!?

Testosterone is needed for controlling inflammation in the body, lowering cytokines TNF-alpha, IL-6  and IL-1beta, this will be why a lot of hypogonadal men feel achy i'd assume.

So with the above in mind, which inflammation can cause depression, its further proof of the mechanism behind how Low Testosterone can and does cause depression.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15240608     <----- Proof.

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Thoughts guys?

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Re: Could Depression be a physical problem? Just maybe...
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 11:35:51 AM »
I've been a believer for some time now that most of, if not all, our physical and mental ailments are caused by excessive inflammation. And that having an optimal hormonal balance is critical to reducing it. I think much of our current lifestyles can be pro-inflammatory by affecting our hormones negatively, whether it be dietary or stress related it all adds up.