The link between dehydration and depression is stronger than you might think. Depression is one of the leading symptoms of chronic dehydration, along with stress, fatigue, insomnia and appetite changes. It makes sense when you think about the brain in terms of its elemental structure: like the rest of our bodies, the brain is 85% water. A depressed brain is incapable of producing an appropriate amount of serotonin. Hence, feelings of sadness are a common side effect of dehydration.
Furthermore, there are several vitamin deficiencies that have been scientifically linked to depression—specifically B-vitamins and magnesium. The symptoms of vitamin B deficiency draw some striking parallels to the symptoms of depression: restlessness, fatigue, anxiety, and irritability.
If you’re feeling stuck, “funky,” or just plain sad, IV hydration therapy could be a great way to boost your overall happiness. Through IV hydration therapy, patients receive hydration intravenously, along with a carefully selected recipe of vitamins, minerals and other supplements. The recipe is concocted based on their unique symptoms and needs. While drinking plenty of water and eating a well-rounded diet can supply your body with the essential fluids and nutrients it needs, it’s hard to know if you’re getting the right amount. IV hydration therapy is a highly effective way to provide your body with exactly the right amount of hydration and nutrition to support a vibrant life…mentally, emotionally and physically.
Of course, alleviating the symptoms of chronic or severe depression requires more than hydration alone. For those with persistent depressive symptoms, we encourage you to talk to your primary care physician or a mental healthcare provider. However, IV hydration may be a great way to support traditional talk therapy, antidepressant medications, or other depression treatments.
Contact Elev8 MD Wellness Centers
At Elev8 MD Wellness Center, we offer a full suite of services aimed at treating depression, from seasonal and mild cases of depression to severe, chronic depression. We offer psychotherapy and ketamine infusions for depression, as well as natural remedies for depression, such as IV hydration therapy, reiki, acupuncture and more. Ask us today about how we can support your journey towards health and happiness.