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Hypochondria, Hypochondriac

Hypochondria is referred to as Illness anxiety disorder or health anxiety. Hypochondria is the mental state of an individual that worries excessively that s/he either is or may become severely sick. Such a person may not show any physical symptoms to trigger this condition.

Hypochondria: The individual may perceive as signs of serious disease sensations that are perfectly normal. It may also be an exaggerated representation of the existence of just minor symptoms. Usually, a physician’s complete medical exam demonstrates no serious medical condition remotely corresponding to the patient’s perception of illness.

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It is important to emphasize that it is an excessive anxiety about an illness and not the physical signs and symptoms indicative of a particular disease that causes severe distress in these patients. Initially, there may be a logical basis for being concerned. For instance, if you are at risk of developing some type of disease, it is not illogical to think of the prospect of developing the disease. However, it is not normal to become so excessively consumed by the idea of having an illness that you perceive any sensation possibly or remotely associated with the disease as a severe state of the disease. For instance, a sporadic case migraine may be seen as an advanced state of brain tumor. In this situation, a hypochondriac could rush to the emergency department of a nearby hospital and demand a CT scan of the head. This is not to be confused with the state of a medical student who reasons they may have a disease because of some symptoms or signs related to a disease they have just studied, a mild condition sometimes referred to as “medical schoolitis”.

A Hypochondriac condition may vary in severity with stress and may be alleviated by psychological counseling and medication.

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Learn English Words – ATTRITION – Meaning, Vocabulary Lesson

Attrition is a decrease in staff or personnel as a result of replacements not been hired. When employees leave Police officer attrition is making it difficult for law enforcement to safeguard the entire community.

Strudent attrition

Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition 1st Edition In this 1994 classic work on student retention, Vincent Tinto synthesizes far-ranging research on student attrition and on actions institutions can and should take to reduce it. The key to effective retention, Tinto demonstrates, is in a strong commitment to quality education and the building of a strong sense of inclusive educational and social community on campus. He applies his theory of student departure to the experiences of minority, adult, and graduate students, and to the situation facing commuting institutions and two-year colleges

Attrition examples: As a result of teacher attrition, a lot of classrooms are overcrowded. It is the gradual degradation or reduction in a tangible or intangible resource due to causes that are passive and do not include the productive use of the resource. The Girl Scout troop’s attrit*** is sizable because many families have moved out of the neighborhood. Unfortunately, budget cuts are worsening the fire department’s attrit*** problem. The company president is using attrit*** to save money by not hiring new employees. Do you get the idea? It is a decrease in staff or personnel as a result of replacements not been hired when employees leave. It is the process of progressively diminishing the power of something or an individual through continuous attack or pressure. “The assembly is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition”

Many synonyms of attrition: abrasion, erosion, detrition, contrition, contriteness, rubbing, wear, penitence, compunction, grinding, remorse, repentance, rasping, wear and tear, exhaustion, chafing, decrease, depletion, loss, massage, regret, rue, shrinkage, stroke, corrasion, corrosion, apology, attenuation, decrement, dissolution, grating, lessening, penitency, reduction, remorsefulness, scraping, abatement, chafe, cut, depreciation, deterioration, dissipation, fretting, penalty, penance, rubbing away, sorrow, thinning, weakening, ablation, gradual loss
“Engaging in this war  has resulted in further attrition of our already feeble naval force”

There are many other ways to use this word. For instance, you can sometimes hear customer attrition, also known as customer churn, customer turnover, or customer defection. It is the loss of customers or clients. There are actually formulas you can use to calculate this as you can see here in this video

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Snoring is the act of breathing with a grunting sound while asleep. It is a major sleep disorder affecting nearly 100 million Americans and men and women around the world. It  commonly results in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and possibly cardiovascular disease.

Snoring is abnormal breathing characterized by grunting while sleeping (GWS). It is a disease of the respiratory system associated with loud/heavy breathing while sleeping. It is a frequent issue involving all ages and both sexes. Snoring has a significant effect on roughly 90 million American individuals (of adult ages). Nearly half of these unfortunate individuals regularly display the symptoms and signs of snoring. Problems Snoring? Learn Moreit may take place at nighttime or irregularly depending on napping and sleeping times. Men tend to be most at risk, particularly those who are overweight (Body mass index >25). However, snoring is a concern for both men and women. Men may simply be more frequently affected. it typically tends to develop into a more severe illness with aging. It may be quite disruptive to the sleeping patterns on ill individuals and their bed-partners. It also affects those sleeping in the same room as the affected individual. It may result in fragmented sleep patterns.  This may lead to inadequate daytime performances such as low energy and drowsiness. Typically, poor day time function and cardiovascular disease are  the 2 most frequent negative health outcomes  associated with snoring. Obstructive Sleep apnea may develop in approximately 1/2 the populations who snore. Please watch the video for a better understanding.

Where Snoring Comes From (Sleep Endoscopy)

A number of factors often facilitate this process. Initially, just the fact of growing older may cause the throat muscles to relax during sleep, resulting in snoring. Anatomically, there may be abnormalities of the nasal and throat areas (e.g., enlarged tonsils or adenoids, nasal polyps, or deviated nasal septum). These abnormalities may cause exaggerated narrowing of the throat during sleep, thus leading to this undesirable condition. Functional abnormalities such as throat and/or nasal inflammation may occur during infection of the respiratory system or during aTry Good Morning Snore Solution today!llergy season. Sometimes (or in fact, often) sleeping positions, such as supine position during sleep, may lead to this condition in some people. As a potent muscle relaxant, alcohol consumed in the evening may cause snoring. Similarly,  Muscular relaxants ingested in the evening may possibly lead to or aggravate snoring in some individuals. Obesity is a significant risk factor, particularly the presence of a lot of fatty tissue around the neck.

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