OCD affects more than your mental health; it can create, or accompany, physical health problems as well. Luckily, most of these are only nuisances. However, the stress that accompanies anxiety can put you at greater-than-average risk for physical health problems of many kinds, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, insomnia (itself detrimental to good health), cognitive and memory problems, and more. And, as you may know, your OC behaviors, depending on what they are, can also place you in danger of more serious problems. This section presents some of the more common physical health concerns for people who have OCD.