Saturday, June 11, 2011

Anxiety Disorders can lead to Physical Problems

Anxiety disorders may be mental health conditions, but they can lead to a number of physical problems.

The University of Maryland Medical Center lists these physical complications that can arise from anxiety disorders:
  •   Heart disease.
  •   Risk factors for heart disease, including thickened blood vessels, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
  •   Irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal problems.
  •   Headaches.
  •   Respiratory conditions, including asthma.
  •   Obesity.
  •   Allergies, including food allergies, hay fever, eczema and other allergic conditions.
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