Does a new ache or lump send you into a panic? Are you worried when you think you’ve got a high temperature? If yes, you may be wondering if you’re a hypochondriac.
Health anxiety — or hypochondria — is a condition where you worry that you’re ill or may become ill to such an extent that it gets in the way of your everyday life.
To see if you might have it, ask yourself some questions. Do you:
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you may have health anxiety.
See a doctor if you’re always worrying about your health and it's having a negative impact on your life. You may also find our tips below helpful.
Quote of the day
Hypochondria is the only illness I don't have.
Tony Hancock, comedian and actor