An easy way to deal with common problems like anxiety

Millions of people around the world experience stress, confusion and fear of the worst at some point in their lives. Anxiety is a common human feeling. We all experience this when we are going through a difficult or difficult time.

How to treat anxiety?
Many people experience anxiety

Fear and anxiety can usually be helpful in avoiding dangers, being alert and facing problems. However, if these feelings become intense or last for a long time, they can stop us from doing what we want to do and as a result our life can be painful.

But did you know that it is very easy to avoid panic ? You just have to increase the water consumption?

Yes, federal medical authorities in Australia have recently hinted that the use of water may help reduce anxiety, which has been the subject of skepticism online.

But medical evidence shows that water and hydration play a role in preventing or controlling panic symptoms.

Why water is useful?

We all enjoy cold water in hot weather because our bodies are designed to let us know when we need water.

A few years ago, a group of medical experts focused on the various effects of water on health, and the results stunned them.

They found that dehydration can lead to negative emotions such as anger, irritability, confusion and stress, as well as a feeling of tiredness.

One trial found that even a slight lack of water increased feelings of anxiety and fatigue.

Researchers also found that people who are accustomed to drinking more water on a daily basis become less relaxed and more stressed if their water intake decreases.

In comparison, people who drink more water feel happier, even if they drink as much water as they want on a daily basis.

Another major study found that drinking 5 or more cups of water a day reduced the risk of depression and anxiety, while those who drank less than 2 cups a day doubled their risk.

A link between dehydration and anxiety in children has also been observed, while dehydration also affects our sleep.

Poor sleep can exacerbate anxiety symptoms.

Effect of water on our brain

About 75% of our brains are water-based, and dehydration reduces energy production in the brain and can alter brain structure.

That is, the brain becomes sluggish and cannot perform its functions properly.

If there is a severe shortage of water, the brain cells will not be able to perform their functions and the brain will have to work harder to complete the task.

Our cells recognize dehydration as a threat to survival, which increases the feeling of nervousness.

Serotonin, a chemical that acts as a link between brain cells, works to stabilize mood and emotions, but its formation is affected by dehydration.

In fact, even a slight dehydration can increase the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which contributes to a number of mental disorders, including anxiety.

When to consult a doctor?

Looking at the evidence available so far, it can be said that lifestyle changes such as increasing water intake, good diet, physical activity and sleep can improve people’s mental health.

Similarly, the evidence suggests that dehydration affects our mood.

But it is important to keep in mind that there are a number of factors that can affect a person’s anxiety rate, and nothing can completely eliminate these emotions.

This is especially true for people who experience a lot of anxiety. For them, drinking more water will not be so helpful but it would be better to consult a doctor.



3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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