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decompression sickness

, illness
a disorder characterized by severe pain in muscles and joints, cramp, and difficulty in breathing, caused by a sudden and sustained decrease in air pressure, resulting in the deposition of nitrogen bubbles in the tissues


the state of feeling physically or emotionally unwell or sick, and, as such, different from having or suffering from a disease. The word ‘ill’ originally meant ‘evil’ or ‘morally harmful’. Although they are not completely different categories, sociologists distinguish between illness as a social category, and disease as a medical category The latter refers to clinical conditions and pathologies which are described, classified and published as a branch of medical expertise. Illness refers to the subjective experience of sickness, disease or bad health, and to socially and culturally generated and expressed concepts of physical, social and psychological abnormality. See also SICK ROLE, TRIVIAL CONSULTATION, SYMPTOM ICEBERG, SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS.

What does it mean when you dream about illness?

Dreams of illness may suggest that the dreamer should pay attention to health matters especially to the areas of the body revealed in the dream. (See also Infection, Vaccination).


The state of being sick.
A sickness, disease, or disorder.


If you are ill in your dream, please pay attention to your health. At times our unconscious gives us warnings before we are consciously aware of any symptoms. Emotional health can also be included in such dreams, so take care of your relationships and express your feelings in positive ways. If someone you care about is ill in your dream, maybe you are concerned about losing the support and love of that person.
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Gradually, it was expanded to include persons with emotional illness, mental retardation, severe physical disability, traumatic brain injury, and developmental disability.
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Medical experts say stress can be a factor in a variety of physical and emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, stroke, heart disease, digestive problems, skin disorders, weight problems, diabetes, susceptibility to infections, sleep disturbances and impaired concentration.
Horizon also allows employees to utilize sick time to care for immediate family members suffering from physical or emotional illness.
Conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, the survey reveals that 71 percent of respondents mistakenly believe that OCD is an emotional illness, not a physical illness.