health anxiety

Hypochondriacs May Worry Themselves into Heart Trouble

health anxiety Anxiety about your health could be doing further damage to your overall health. Being anxious about your health is associated with the increased risk of having a heart attack.

Key takeaways:

  • Having health anxiety is not good for your health especially cardiovascular health.
  • Study reveals that a high level of health anxiety is linked to a 70 percent greater risk of heart disease.
  • People with health anxiety should find a mental health professional who they trust to find a suitable way to approach and manage the problem.

Lorber recommends seeing a mental health expert and perhaps taking anti-anxiety medication. “Therapy really helps, and anti-anxiety medication may make the therapy more effective,” he said.

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