What are the signs of depression and anxiety?
The National Institute of Mental Health recognized these most common symptoms, amongst others:
- Lack of energy
- Feelings of guilt and loneliness
- Loss of self worth
- Decreased libido
- Decrease or increase of appetite
- Aches and pains
- Anxiety and thoughts of suicide
Any of those symptoms or a combination of them for a long period of time is a sign that it is time to seek help and look for solutions.
Help yourself fight depression and anxiety
One you have recognized the signs of depression and anxiety and have been properly diagnosed by a physician who may be prescribed you some medication, you can also try changing your lifestyle with:
- Keeping a diary
- Live on a schedule but not too tight, a daily routine of sorts
- Exercise, outdoors if possible
- Do not self medicate, stay away from alcohol
Seek an outside solution to fight depression and anxiety
You have probably heard of cryotherapy as a pain management technology. Did you know that whole body cryotherapy (WBC) can be an alternative method (albeit still experimental and studies are still under way) to fight depression and anxiety?
WBC stimulates physiological reactions of the body resulting in analgesic, anti-swelling, hormonal, immune and circulation systems responses. The hormonal response changes the body’s metabolism and the production of certain hormones such as :
- Increase of adrenaline,
- Reduction of release of cortisol
- Increase levels of endorphin
- elevate serotonin levels
- Stabilizes sleep pattern
- Improves immune system
By acting on so many levels, metabolic, hormonal, anti-inflammatory, blood oxygenation and elimination of toxins, cryotherapy may not be just for physical pain but emotional pain as well. The way our body feels and responds to stimuli, how healthy plays an important role when in treatment for depression or anxiety disorder. When we don’t have to fight poor health, our resources are available to fight on other fronts, and that contributes to better being.
To fight depression and anxiety you need to realize that the way you are feeling is not normal and you do not want to keep living this way. Many people including your loved ones who have never experienced this may ask you to snap out of it. Today we know better and there are lots of information on the subject and lots of help out there, including standing in freezing air for a couple of minutes…
Whether you need to improve overall well being, are looking for a painless physical therapy after an injury or surgery, or suffer from an inflammatory disease, San Diego Cryotherapy is the place to visit.
The only center in the area to be certified by Cryohealthcare Inc., San Diego Cryotherapy offers services of the utmost quality in terms of technology and safety standards.