(HealthDay News) -- Anxiety disorders may be mental health conditions, but they can cause a number of physical problems.

The University of Maryland Medical Center lists these physical complications that can arise from anxiety disorders:

  • Heart disease.
  • Risk factors for heart disease, including thickened blood vessels, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal problems.
  • Headaches.
  • Respiratory conditions, including asthma.
  • Obesity.
  • Allergies, including food allergies, hay fever, eczema and other allergic conditions.