A burden to the body and soul
Anxiety disorders are often primarily regarded as an affliction of the soul, but their physical impact should not be underestimated. This is because of the reaction the body has when confronted with something that induces anxiety. Much like it does with stress, it responds by entering a state of high alert to prepare itself to handle the fear. Specific body functions become more intense, such as heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, and breathing. You do not need to be a medical specialist to understand that it cannot be good for your health for an anxiety disorder to put you in a state of alert on a permanent or even regular basis.
Anxiety disorders are linked to numerous physical and mental symptoms. These symptoms not only indicate the presence of a possible anxiety disorder in and of themselves: they also deserve serious attention as a risk factor of secondary diseases.