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a departure or divergence from that which is considered normal.
body image disturbance former name for disturbed body image.
sleep pattern disturbance former name for disturbed sleep pattern.
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Deviation from, interruption of, or interference with a normal state.
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A troubling or upsetting of a previous condition of order or tranquility.
[L. disturbo, to agitate, confuse]
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Patient discussion about disturbance

Q. My wife is pregnant and she is now in the first trimester. Her queasiness is disturbing her a lot. My wife is pregnant and she is now in the first trimester. Her queasiness is disturbing her a lot. She calls it as morning sickness. Almost all the day she feels nauseated whether she vomits or not. But every day she will throw once to have some relief for some time. I worry that this sickness can harm the baby. She does not want to meet the doctor as she says it’s normal with everyone who is pregnant. But I am worried can anyone give some advice?

A. my advice to you is the nausea and vomiting is a common thing that happens in first trimester. but be careful if the nausea and vomiting become more often and worse, by that time you must go to a doctor to find some help and therapy. it is called hyperemesis gravidarum.

so, make sure that what happened to your wife is in normal range, and good luck with her pregnancy! stay healthy always..

Q. Good evening,ihave aproblem of gustric ulcers which disturb me much could you p`se advise me about agood drug DR i feel pain and some times i spit mucuslike flids and after that the pain reduces most especially when i am hungry.Thank you for advice on the drugs which can help me and i will be gratfull byebye!.

A. First of all, we are not doctors here. We are people like you, and no one here can either recommend or prescribe you any medication.

Regarding gastric ulcers, in many times it results from an infection by H. pylori, and treating this infection (by a combination of several drugs) may solve the problem. You should consult your doctor about it.

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Fire disturbance regimes in the eastern end of the Gorge were
in particular, there is a need for more paleoecological studies and long-term studies in relatively undisturbed SDTF to help establish baseline dynamics against which the effects of modified or novel disturbance regimes can be assessed.
Restoration of historical disturbance regimes may be necessary to maintain or reintroduce some degree of pine canopy dominance (and attendant habitat value) in these coastal forests.
The only attribute that may not be maintained within core Protected Areas designed to maintain natural disturbance regimes is the viability of wide-ranging species.
In addition, ant colonies have different levels of organization, from the individual to the whole colony, that can respond to and adapt to stress and disturbance regimes over several temporal scales (Table 2).
Variables that we evaluated included disturbance regimes (frequency, extent, and intensity) and stand structure at the scales of stands and landscapes for high- and low-elevation forests.
The 20 LTER sites (Waide & Lugo, 1992) contain years, even decades, of successional studies in ecosystems over a large range of worldwide environmental gradients and disturbance regimes (Holdridge, 1947).
ABSTRACT [as written by Author]: To more effectively manage remaining native grasslands and declining populations of prairie passerine birds, linkages between disturbance regimes, vegetation, and bird abundance need to be more fully understood Therefore, I examined bird-habitat relationships on northern mixed-grass prairie at Lostwood National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern North Dakota ...
Careful evaluation of both riparian forest conditions and disturbance regimes is necessary to anticipate the impacts of both natural and human-induced catastrophic disturbance on riparian LWD.
It has also been pointed out that following climatic warming associated with increasing levels of greenhouse gases one of the changes will be in natural disturbance regimes and this will in turn affect forest dynamics (Clark 1988, Overpeck et al.
The most often-repeated fallacy from government and industry is the sadly outdated notion that clearcutting in the temperate rainforest mimics natural disturbance regimes. Dr.
Principle #6: Respect and maintain natural disturbance regimes (for instance fire, windthrow, and insect and disease effects) through time and space in order to maintain natural forest landscape patterns.