Weight gain can influence depression in several ways:

Body Image Concerns

For many individuals, gaining weight can lead to negative feelings about their body image. This can trigger or exacerbate feelings of low self-esteem, worthlessness, and body dissatisfaction, which are common features of depression.

Social Stigma

Society often stigmatizes individuals who are overweight or obese, leading to social discrimination and prejudice. Experiencing such stigma can contribute to feelings of isolation, shame, and worthlessness, which are all risk factors for depression.

Physical Health Issues

Weight gain is often associated with various health problems, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and joint pain. Dealing with these health issues can be physically and emotionally taxing, potentially increasing the risk of developing or worsening depression.

Hormonal Changes

Weight gain can affect hormonal balance in the body, including levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and serotonin (the mood-regulating neurotransmitter). Imbalances in these hormones can contribute to mood disturbances and increase vulnerability to depression.

Lifestyle Factors

Changes in lifestyle, such as reduced physical activity and unhealthy eating habits often associated with weight gain, can impact mental well-being. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are known to have mood-lifting effects, so a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition can contribute to feelings of depression.

Psychological Impact

Weight gain can also trigger psychological distress, such as feelings of failure, disappointment, and loss of control. These feelings can be particularly distressing for individuals who have struggled with weight management or have a history of disordered eating patterns.
Overall, the relationship between weight gain and depression is complex and multifaceted, involving biological, psychological, and social factors. It’s important for individuals experiencing depression related to weight gain to seek support from healthcare professionals, who can provide personalized guidance and treatment options.

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MEET ELIZABETH BECKNER AND DAISHA ESCAMILLA

OUR CALIFORNIA LICENSED PHLEBOTOMISTS

Liz started doing personal blood draws after her son, Dashiell, was born with Zellwegers disease. His diagnosis required numerous blood draws and drug levels throughout his life. After sitting through long wait times at the labs followed by watching many different phlebotomists, many new to the job, struggle to find his veins, often poking him multiple times, as a seasoned phlebotomist, Liz decided to draw his blood at home and hand deliver it to the lab myself. Soon after she began doing personal touch blood draws so she can now offer that same personalized service to you.

Liz graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Biology in 1994. She moved to Santa Barbara and earned her phlebotomy certificate in 1995. Liz began working at St. Francis Medical Center in the Physical Therapy Department and quickly transferred to the Laboratory. Perfecting her venipuncture techniques on all floors of the hospital, including post-operative patients, pregnant women going into labor, sick or premature babies, and emergency room patrons, she then improved her patient care skills working for internal medicine doctors, one of whom was the Medical Director of Hospice and won Doctor of the Year. In 1999, Liz started working with a group of local retinal surgeons. Her primary job consisted of injecting dye into arm veins and photographing its flow through the patients retinal vessels. When patients are worried about their diagnosis or apprehensive about the procedure because of difficult veins, her quick, almost pain free needle stick and kind but professional bed side manner would put them at ease.

The various settings and patients Liz has encountered over the years have enabled her to become very skilled at finding the smallest and most fragile of vessels. Her specialities include infants and the elderly, diabetics of all ages, patients with rolling veins, on blood thinners or chemotherapy. She lives in downtown Santa Barbara, travels from Goleta to Carpintera and brings all the necessary supplies directly to you. All she needs from you is a lab request and your home or office becomes an instant draw station. Appointment times are very flexible, and she is friendly, reliable and punctual. Be kind to your arm and treat yourself to the luxury blood draw you deserve!!!

MEET MICHAEL BROOKINS; BS, CNMT, ABAAHP

Mike brings more than just a medical perspective to his clients; at the age of 14, he began an athletic career as a pole-vaulter that would end up taking him on an incredible journey over the next 13 years of his life. Throughout his athletic journey Mike was constantly working to find the ideal balance of fitness and proper nutrition in order to maximize his performances. Combined with his medical knowledge the years of athletic experience provide a unique and successful combination that serve to benefit his staff and clients.

“After I shifted the focus of my practice from Sports Medicine into Nuclear Medicine specifically Interventional Endocrinology. I found myself questioning our western medical paradigm…Here I was performing thyroid cancer and Hyperthyroidism treatments with harmful radical thyroid radioactive ablations which really made me take a hard look in the mirror and become more of a researcher to find safer and more effective options to better treat my clients. During my research I realized that there were very few, if any, medically directed programs focused towards achieving a “Healthier Lifestyle” rather than typical “Diet” fads.” A few years later after training and working with some of the worlds foremost Bio-identical Hormone Replacement specialists I became Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Sort of just found my passion and the answers I had been looking for with this new specialty finally after years of treating people with the Band-Aid “fix it when its broken” mentality instead of at the root cause.”

Mike has spent the last 10 years in Anti-Aging, Functional and Regenerative Medicine. He has trained over 120 physicians in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and consulting for their practices. Today his vision is a reality, and clients from all of the world come to benefit from the successful programs that have been established at Age Management Institute Santa Barbara. He firmly believes in educating the patient about the importance of good nutrition, hormone balance, stress management, and regular exercise is the key to aging well and having a high quality of life well into your golden years.