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Woman Shares Shocking Ways Anxiety Causes Excess Mucus in the Body

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults over the age of 18, and affects 31.9% of adolescents between 13 and 18 years old.

While anxiety looks different on everyone, there are certain symptoms that many people experience as a result of dealing with anxiety. According to TikTok content creator @the.farm.acy,one of the symptoms that shows up in the body as a result of experiencing anxiety is a build up of excess mucus. If you’re curious a to why this happens, continue to read on.

As she mentions in the quick and informative video, anxiety can cause excess mucus for several reasons. The first reason she lists is having chronic anxiety puts so much stress on the body that it can suppress the immune system and as a result of having suppressed immune system, the body’s ability to successfully fight off foreign intruders is impaired, which causes the heightened production of phlegm and mucus. Another way anxiety can cause excess mucus is due to anxiety causing stomach and digestive problems, which can lead to excess phelgm and mucus.

She lists a couple of other reasons how anxiety can cause excess mucus in the body, but if you’re looking for a simple solution, she suggests implementing the use of saffron to treat this symptom.