What are anxiety disorders?
Rocketclips, Inc./Shutterstock They’re a mental health issue driven by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear. These feelings are so persistent or strong that they interfere with a person’s daily activities, according to the Cleveland Clinic. The disorders impact about 40 million adult Americans; anxiety-related issues are the most prevalent mental illness in the United States. The disorders tend to start in childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood, and they’re more common in women than in men.
Check out these tips for recognizing and managing anxiety disorders.
9nong/Shutterstock Hyperthyroidism—overactive thyroid—raises your metabolic rate, which can lead to symptoms like a rapid heart rate and weight loss, reports the Mayo Clinic. Your doctor can diagnose the condition with a blood test, and then advise you on the best course of treatment.