No one wants to be stressed. No one wants to be depressed. But the truth is, the world is seeing an increased number of its people being diagnosed with clinical depression every day. Honestly, it sucks to be depressed. But what we should remember is that unlike complete physiological ailments, we are more in control of the treatment process of depression. Yes professionals will definitely help but there is a lot you can do too. Find out what is causing your depression, and fight it at its roots. Many studies suggest the water we can’t live without is well connected with depression.
The two Ds; Depression and Dehydration
Water is no doubt very essential for all our bodily functions. Dehydration, or not drinking enough water could lead to many diseases in our body. Our body is mainly made of water, so not giving our body enough water is definitely going to hinder its optimal function. Our brain is mainly made of water too. So dehydration can negatively tamper with functions of the brain. Depression has been found to be very common in dehydrated bodies. So if you have been feeling depressed since of late, check your water intake.
We do drink a lot of fluids during the day. But many might be surprised to hear that most of such fluids that we take do the opposite of hydration. Yes, your coffees, sodas, beers and teas dehydrate you, the same way salt water does. You need to drink a lot of water, probably two or three times the amount of the above fluid you took, to flush their harmful toxics away from your body. If you fail to take sufficient pure water, your body is going to act smart and take water from your organs, bones to compensate so that your body won’t be affected by the harmful toxins. This causes dehydration. Dehydration then leads to low energy in our brains, which in turn makes us feel low and depressed. Want to feel better? Drink loads of pure water.
Water as a cure for depression
Drinking loads of water can reduce depression. There are other ways that water can be used to treat depression. Hydrotherapy, which uses water, is used to treat several ailments in the body, one of which is depression. Studies have found that hydrotherapy spa could use controlled cold water treatment for depressed patients.
Lowering the temperature of the brain for a very short period of time in a controlled manner is found to be effective in treating depression. Another method hydrotherapy spas use to treat depression involve alternate emersions in cold and hot water for efficient blood circulation and detoxification.
Water in essential for our survival. Depression is one of many ailments lack of water can cause and it is one of many conditions that evidently water can cure. So the next time you feel bad, make sure to drink some water. If it keeps getting worse, you should see a doctor and may be enjoy some water treatment.