Health - P

Paget's disease of bone is a condition affecting how your bone breaks down and rebuilds. Healthy bone metabolism allows for old bone to be recycled into new bone throughout your life.
Paget's disease of the breast is a rare form of breast cancer, accounting for less than 5 percent of all breast cancers. Paget's disease of the breast starts in the breast ducts and extends to the skin of the nipple and to the dark circle of skin (areola) around the nipple.
In this article I detail what Pancreatic Cancer is, what the risk factors for Pancreatic are, what are the causes of Pancreatic Cancer, what are the treatments for Pancreatic Cancer and what are the current management strategies for Pancreatic Cancer.
Pancreatic cysts are abnormal, sac-like pockets of fluid on or within your pancreas. Though it may be alarming to learn you have a pancreatic cyst, the good news is that most pancreatic cysts aren't cancerous — and many don't even cause symptoms.
In this article I will look at Panic Attacks. At the outset we look at what Panic Attacks are, we then consider the causes of Panic Attacks, the risk factors associated with Panic Attacks and finally a selection of treatments available and current management strategies.
Paranoid schizophrenia is one of several types of schizophrenia, a chronic mental illness in which reality is interpreted abnormally (psychosis). The classic features of paranoid schizophrenia are having beliefs that have no basis in reality (delusions) and hearing things that aren't real.
In this article I will look at Parkinson's Disease. At the outset we look at what Parkinson's Disease is, we then consider the causes of Parkinson's Disease, the risk factors associated with Parkinson's Disease and finally a selection of treatments available and current management strategies.
Parkinsonism refers to any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease — such as tremors, slow movement, impaired speech or muscle stiffness — resulting from the loss of dopamine-containing nerve cells (neurons).
Peanut allergy is common, especially in children. Peanut allergy symptoms can range from a minor irritation to a life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis). For some people with peanut allergy, even tiny amounts of peanuts can cause a serious reaction.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from your vagina to your uterus and upper genital tract.
Penicillin allergy is an overreaction by your immune system to penicillin and related antibiotics. If you have a penicillin allergy, your reaction to taking the antibiotic may range from a rash to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition.
In this article I will look at Peptic Ulcers. At the outset we look at what Peptic Ulcers are, we then consider the causes of Peptic Ulcers, namely Stress and H-Pylori, then the risk factors associated with Peptic Ulcers and finally a selection of treatments available including triple therapy.
Pericarditis is a swelling and irritation of the pericardium, the thin sac-like membrane that surrounds your heart. Pericarditis often causes chest pain and sometimes other symptoms. Pericarditis is usually sudden and short-lived (acute).
Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or worse, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.
Peripheral artery disease is a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs.
Peripheral neuropathy often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, while they may compare the loss of sensation to the feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.
Personality disorder is a general term for a type of mental illness in which your ways of thinking, perceiving situations and relating to others are dysfunctional. There are many specific types of personality disorders.
Pet allergy occurs when your immune system reacts to certain animal proteins. This reaction triggers inflammation in the lining of your nasal passages (allergic rhinitis), causing sneezing, runny nose and other signs and symptoms usually associated with hay fever.
Phenylketonuria is a birth defect in which a mutation occurs in a gene containing instructions for making the enzyme needed to break down the amino acid phenylalanine.
A phobia is an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger. Unlike the brief anxiety most people feel when they give a speech or take a test, a phobia is long-lasting, causes intense physical and psychological distress.