Good health is one of the most valuable things that we can possess. It helps to keep us happy and also helps give us a long and fruitful life. Being ill can be very unpleasant, and can also sometimes shorten our lives considerably. With this in mind, it makes sense that we should take care of our health the best we can.
Although there is a risk of falling ill, though, most of us go through life without worrying about it too much. However, some people will be constantly worried about their health, or what might happen with their health in the future.
Hypochondriacs are people that worry about their health excessively, even when there is no need. Below are 10 symptoms of hypochondria.
Symptom #1: Constant Checking
We tend not to go actively looking for illnesses, asides maybe from the occasional check-up with a doctor. Instead, we tend not to think about it and just react should genuine symptoms of illness arise. Some people, though, are rarely able to put it out of their mind and will continually be on the look for signs that they are ill.
A hypochondriac will find that they often need to be checking that they are not ill. They don’t need to wait for any symptoms, they will go proactively looking for symptoms instead. Even knowing that they rarely find something wrong is not enough to stop them from looking.