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Health Anxiety Symptoms Help Near Me

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Understand That Worry.

What is Health Anxiety?

Health anxiety is a type of anxiety that involves disproportionate worry about having a serious illness or medical condition.

It is also know, in the medical world, as hypochondriasis.

Hypnotherapy for Anxiety Near Me

People with health anxiety often worry about bodily sensations or minor symptoms.

The symptoms often include intense feelings of worry and thoughts that the physical issue it might be a severe illness.

This can creates a lot of fear about personal health and wellbeing.

Health anxiety can significantly impact daily functioning.

It might cause distress, avoidance of medical settings, and interference with general activities.

You can assess your level of anxiety with our online anxiety assessment tool.

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Common Symptoms of Health Anxiety

If you are suffering from health anxiety, you may be experiencing these symptoms:

Health Anxiety Symptom Details

Looking at these topics in more detail, you may experience health anxiety symptoms as:

1) Excessive Worrying

Constant preoccupation with thoughts about health and illness. Obsessively researching symptoms or medical conditions online.

2) Physical Symptoms

Manifestation of physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, palpitations, or stomach discomfort, often without a clear medical cause.

Hypersensitivity to bodily sensations, interpreting them as evidence of a severe illness.

3) Regular Health Checks

Frequently seeking medical reassurance through doctor's appointments, tests, or consultations.

Compulsive checking of vital signs or bodily changes.

4) Avoidance Behavior

Avoidance of situations or activities that might trigger health-related anxiety, such as reading about illnesses or visiting hospitals.

Social withdrawal due to fear of contracting illnesses from others.

5) Interference with Daily Life

Significant impairment in functioning at work, school, or in relationships due to health-related worries.

Difficulty concentrating on tasks or responsibilities due to intrusive health thoughts.

6) Catastrophizing

Exaggerating the severity of minor symptoms and jumping to catastrophic conclusions about their health.

Belief that any bodily sensation signifies a life-threatening condition.

7) Reassurance Seeking

Constantly seeking reassurance from friends, family, or medical professionals about one's health status.

Temporary relief from anxiety following reassurance, but the worry quickly returns.

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