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malaise

 [mal-āz´] (Fr.)
a feeling of uneasiness or indisposition.

ma·laise

(mă-lāz'),
A feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, an "out-of-sorts" feeling, often the first indication of an infection or other disease.
[Fr. discomfort]

malaise

/mal·aise/ (mal-āz´) a vague feeling of discomfort.

malaise

(mă-lāz′, -lĕz′)
n.
1. A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.
2. A general sense of depression or unease: "The markets remain mired in a deep malaise" (New York Times).

malaise

[malāz]
Etymology: Fr, discomfort
a vague uneasy feeling of body weakness, distress, or discomfort, often marking the onset of and persisting throughout a disease.

malaise

A general term for a vague feeling of generalised discomfort.

malaise

Internal medicine A vague feeling of general discomfort, sensed as something “just ain't right”. See Fatigue.

ma·laise

(mă-lāz')
A feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, an "out of sorts" feeling, often the first indication of an infection or other disease.

malaise

A vague general term for feeling unwell. Although included in the list of symptoms of most diseases, the term has no diagnostic value.

ma·laise

(mă-lāz')
A feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, may be first indication of disease.

malaise (məlāz´),

n a general feeling of discomfort or uneasiness, often the first indication of an infection or other disease.

Patient discussion about malaise

Q. Not alone? I don’t feel so I have a cancer of the ovaries, and had operation, and chemo (which was not too bad). My family is very helpful and does everything they can to help me, but I feel alone. I always have this feeling in the back of my mind that the disease can return every day. It makes me feel that even if I currently feel good, I can’t enjoy anything because soon it’ll be over. It’s like these feelings raise some kind of wall between me and all those great people around me, and I pretend to be OK. Does someone else share these feelings?

A. I can relate to how you feel. I myself had ovarian cancer. I think about it everyday but try not to dwell on it. I know everytime you feel a pain you think it's back. But my family has been great. Maybe you should join a support group. It's been almost 4 years for me and so far so good.

Q. I feel that my temperature is rising, I am worried as it was told to me to not take on any medicine? I am currently in my 1st trimesters and last week I had fever over 100. I took paracetamol and I got well. Again today I feel that my temperature is rising and it has gone pretty high. My body is on high pain l and I think I must meet a doctor this time. What you guys have to say……I am worried as it was told to me to not take on any medicine but I had taken one ………what can happen?

A. First, congratulations for the pregnancy. I agree with falseact, you should see your OB-GYN doctor for a consult. But here I paste a data that might be useful to calm your worry..

Acetaminophen or paracetamol labeling, like all OTC medications, instructs consumers who are pregnant or nursing a baby to contact their doctor before use. Acetaminophen or paracetamol has been used for over 40 years and available data indicate that acetaminophen in therapeutic doses does not adversely affect the pregnant mother or the fetus.

Q. I feel guilty about my health caring.Can things I do (or not do) as parent, cause autism in my child? I am a parent who is planning to send my child to school for the first time. : I feel guilty about my health caring. Can things I do (or not do) as parent, cause autism in my child?

A. If everyone feels guilty like you about their health, then this whole earth will hold perfect humans with complete health. I wish you the same. Autism is a biomedical disorder. We don't know if there are any things that a parent can do or not do, conclusively, will determine whether their child gets autism or not. In fact, there is no association with anything that a parent can do and their child ending up with autism. Most of the evidence right now points to there being a very strong genetic predisposition in most cases of autism, but not all.

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A report to be released tomorrow, Thursday, July 17, 2003 will provide insight on whether global economic malaise is spreading; the future economic, employment, and investment conditions in Central and Eastern Europe; and the economic trajectory of the former Soviet Union.