The Relationship Of Stress And Depression To An Increase In Neutrophil Levels During Examination?
Hello. I want to ask. in the past 2 months I have experienced stress and severe depression. a few days ago I did a blood test. it says that my Neutrophil value is above normal. Does this affect my stress and depression? Thank you.
Hello Mintz, thank you for asking.
All psychological disorders can have an impact on physical disorders, and vice versa. When a person experiences mental stress, the body will produce various hormones and other mediators related to stress. Actually the response is normal, the goal is to cause a body response that can cope with stress. For example, when someone faces a written test, an increase in the hormone cortisol. This hormone will increase blood pressure and heart work, so that the high metabolic needs of the brain can be met. After the test, psychological stress subsides, the hormone levels decrease and blood pressure returns to normal.
The problem is when stress lasts for a long time. As a result, the production of hormones and other mediators continues to increase. That causes the work of the body's tissue is not optimal, including the work of the body's immune system. Decreased body immunity so that the body is susceptible to infection and inflammation. Neutrophils are white blood cells that work to deal with infections when microorganisms first enter the body. If the body is easily infected by prolonged depression, it is possible that neutrophil levels may increase in an effort to prevent worsening of the infection.
Therefore, in people with psychological disorders, the best way is to overcome the problem tubtas problem. With the improvement of psychological condition, the physical condition is expected to improve too. Consult your psychic problems with a psychiatrist or psychologist. Regular counseling and therapy are needed so you can deal with your depression. Try to keep consuming optimal nutrition. Expand eat vegetables and fruit, avoid cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, and drugs.
Hopefully this explanation can help you recover soon. Regards.