You’ve survived your heart attack—but you know the battle isn’t over yet.
In many ways, it’s only beginning…
What comes next is even more important – and new research reveals the X FACTOR that could make a life-or-death difference in the months and years that follow.
And there’s a good chance your doctor won’t even mention it!
So today, I’ve got the inside scoop on this X Factor.
It’s a way to get a leg up against your heart problems, beat the complication and – most importantly of all – to THRIVE afterward.
How DEPRESSION can KILL you
You saw your life flash before your eyes and you know what’s at stake. And while some people rise to meet the challenge with a smile and pure determination, that’s not always easy to pull off.
You’ve just had a heart attack, after all, and may be suffering from limits on your activity and long-term damage.
That’s why many patients battle mood problems and depression, and for one in five heart attack patients it’s not just a brief battle with the blues…
They suffer from PERSISTENT and LINGERING depression.
Depression isn’t just a “mood problem.” And contrary to common belief, it’s not “all in your head.”
It can actually lead to inflammation throughout the body.
That’s bad news at ANY time, which is why even otherwise healthy folks with depression face higher risks of other health problems.
But for heart patients, that extra load of inflammation can be too much to bear.
In the four years after a heart attack, depression can make you:
- 46 percent more likely to die of heart problems
- 54 percent more likely to die of all other causes
Many people believe depression is normal. Many still don’t talk about it – even to a doctor – thinking it’s something to endure.
It’s not normal, and you don’t have to endure it.
But don’t turn to meds, either, as a study last year found they won’t reverse that risk.
If anything, the drugs will make it worse!
Heart patients on antidepressant drugs have a 66 percent higher risk of death, so if you can’t beat your blues with time, prayer and the help of your family and loved ones, work with a holistic doctor on nutritional therapies such as B vitamins, 5-htp and high-dose fish oil.
These natural options will not only help ease depression, but can also give your ailing heart some extra protection at the same time.
I’ll have more on depression – and the TRUE risks of antidepressant drugs – coming up tomorrow. Keep an eye on your email!