Suicide in today’s Era is the second leading cause of death in young people and depression has paved the way towards suicidal thoughts.Due to this depression, it is also believed to be the major cause of Bollywood’s actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.The actor reportedly committed suicide on June 13, 2020 at his residence in Mumbai’s Bandra. The news of this death has shocked the entire nation and brought the issue of depression and its related illnesses to right.
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Depression is something which is to be taken very seriously just like the other diseases. It not only affects and attacks you emotionally and mentally but also physically. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression across the globe.
Depression is a mental disorder which affects your mood, thoughts, physical health and daily life functioning. From last decade, depression has taken a serious health problem that can lead to depression.
Feeling low sometimes is a normal pat of life and everyone in their life feels low and face tough times.But if you are facing these emotional traumas on a regular basis, then it is taking you towards depression.
People in depression feels emotional pain, sadness, crying, even feelings of hopelessness. It affects the body and causes physical pain too as a result of physiological distress. If not treated, it can get worse and leads to serious complications like weight loss or even weight gain, panic attacks, relationship problems, social isolation, thoughts of suicide and self harm.
Major Physical Symptoms we may face if you are in depression:
If you are having depression, then you might face digestive problems like constipation or diarrhoea. This is due to overwhelming emotions such as stress and anxiety which disrupts your digestive tracks and cause gastrointestinal pain.
You may also feel nausea too often and you don’t want to feel like eat anything.
According to studies, it is revealed that depression leads to decrease in vision. Researchers named the condition as contrast perception and pointed out that this could be linked with the claim that depression can make the world look hazy to the individual.
One of the most common symptoms related to depression is back pain which tends to increase with time.Back pain is mostly associated with bad posture or injuries, but also due to physiological distress.
The pain may not be present in the morning when you wake up but can develop once you sit down at work place or at class.
One will find very difficult to fall asleep or others might find it difficult to get out of bed and go on about’s one day, in both situations you are having a symptoms of depression.
Having a headache after a hectic day is normal, and mostly people consider it as a normal thing. However, studies have shown that not all headaches are caused by stress.If you feel that the pain of headache are higher than usual, then my friend its a sign of depression.
In this situation, you may find yourself low or lack of zest. This is a symptom of depression and because of this you feel dull and tired the entire day.
This depression related fatigue cause concentration problems, feeling of irritability and lack of concern.
Decreased Pain Tolerance
Depression and pain co-exist. According to studies, a correlation between people who are depressed have much lesser tendency to deal with pain tolerance.
You will find yourself in much more pain than others would feel, due to your low pain tolerance, which is rooted in depression.
Another most common symptom of depression is uneasiness in the abdomen, causing anxiety and increases stress level.
You feel like something is going inside your stomach, like irritable bowels leading to inflammatory bowel diseases.
These all were the physical symptoms that your body faces when you are going through depression.
Here are the natural ways to fight against depression:
It is one of the best and most effective way to deal with depression.Meditation helps you to control your mind, relax your body and try to attract positive energy and evacuating the negative thoughts from your mind,
It gives an inner peace of satisfaction and helps to shifts your thoughts towards positivity. You should at least meditate for about half an hour everyday to keep your mind focused and stress free.
Do Some Exercise
Exercise can increase your body’s production of endorphins, the hormone that can help lift your mood and reduce anxiety.
Staying physical active can promote growth of nerve cells in the brain, and thereby improves nerve cell connections which helps relieve depression
Experts suggest that an adult should do 30 minutes of physical activity 3 to 5 days a week.
Those dealing with depression especially, tend to suffer from either loss of appetite or excessive eating. According to researchers, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grain can help reduce symptoms of depression.
As we humans are social animals, so social connections play a very vital role in maintaining good physical and mental health.
Socialising with close friends or making new ones helps to improve your mood as it gives a sense of support and security.
So, stay in touch with people and take part in social activities. Talk to your friends and family and share out your feelings and emotions if you feel low.
Face Your Fear
Depression may make you to isolate yourself from everyone and you find it difficult to face your fears. You may lose confidence in going out, driving or travelling. But avoiding is not the solution. Face the situation to overcome your fears and it will help you to get out of depression.
Alcohol consumption can make you feel more depressed and worsens your condition. Alcohol acts as a sedative on your brain, which will eventually make you feel more depressed.
Start loving yourself and don’t feel that you are the only one who is facing problems in life. Everyone is having more or less problems going in life. So don’t ever try to give up!