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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter P

  1. Post-Vietnam Syndrome
    Post-Vietnam syndrome is a kind of post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by the veterans of the Vietnam War. This is commonly characterized by anxiety attacks, depression and hallucinations wherein patients relive their memories of the event. [read more]

  2. Posterior Urethral Valves
    Posterior urethral valves is a congenital condition characterized by an obstruction in the male urethra. [read more]

  3. Posterior Uveitis
    Posterior uveitis is a sub-class of uveitis, a condition characterized by an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, which is called the uvea. Simply put, it is an inflammatory process involving the interior of the eye. Posterior uveitis refers to the inflammation of the retina and choroid. In the United States, 10% of the blindness cases are attributed to uveitis. Posterior uveitis is the rarer kind of uveitis. [read more]

  4. Postpartum Depression
    Postpartum depression is a type of depression occurring in women soon after having a baby. It occurs in 15% of women, usually after a few months upon delivery. A person experiencing postpartum depression worries about her baby's health continuously, develops negative thoughts towards the baby and experiences fears about harming the baby. Obviously, women with postpartum depression may become incapable of taking care of their babies. When women with postpartum depression become suicidal, she may try to kill her baby and other children, thinking that she wouldn't want to abandon them once she successfully commits suicide. [read more]

  5. Postpartum Hemorrage
    Postpartum Hemorrage is excessive bleeding following the birth of a baby, particularly more common in cesarean births. It usually happens right after delivery, but it can also happen later. [read more]

  6. Postpartum Psychosis
    Postpartum psychosis is an extremely rare condition, which develops and occurs within the first 5 to 6 weeks after delivery. Compared to postpartum depression, signs and symptoms of postpartum psychosis are more severe. [read more]

  7. Postural Hypotension
    Postural hypotension, also known as orthostatic hypotension, is a type of hypertension characterized by a sudden decline in blood pressure, usually more than 20/10 mm Hg, that usually happens when an individuals is standing immediately after resting for a significant period of time. The condition is commonly known as head rush or dizzy spell. Oder individuals suffer from the disease more than young ones. [read more]

  8. Potassium Defficiency
    Potassium defficiency or Hypokalemia is a condition characterized by low concentration of potassium in the blood. About 95% of the potassium in the human body are found inside cells, the rest are found in the blood. Potassium is a very important mineral. It is responsible for muscle and nerve actions. [read more]

  9. Potter's Syndrome
    Potter's syndrome, also known as Potter's disease, refers to a congenital defect in which the infant is born with missing, incomplete, or deformed kidneys. [read more]

  10. Poxviridae Disease
    Poxviridae disease is caused by the poxviridae family of viruses which infects both vertebrate and invertebrate animals. [read more]

  11. Prader-Willi Syndrome
    Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by hyperphagia, food preoccupation, learning difficulties and having a small stature. It is a very rare disorder that happens in only in 1 in 12,000 or 15,000 live births. It was discovered by Andrea Prader, Heinrich Willi, Alexis Labhart, Andrew Ziegler, and Guido Fanconi of Switzerland in 1956. [read more]

  12. Prebycusis
    Prebycusis is more commonly known as the age-related loss of hearing, reducing the ability to hear high frequencies and found mostly in aging people. [read more]

  13. Precocious Puberty
    Precocious puberty is a condition characterized by the unusually early onset of puberty which is defined as the process of sexual maturation that is initiated by the brain. The term precocious puberty is used broadly to describe the premature appearance of any signs of puberty. [read more]

  14. Preeclampsia
    Preeclampsia is the term given to the condition where hypertension is present during pregnancy in connection with significant amounts of protein in the woman's urine. It occurs in as many as 10% of all pregnancies. The condition may develop from 20 weeks gestation. It may also occur 6 weeks postpartum. Preeclampsia is considered as one of the most dangerous complications that may happen during pregnancy because it endangers both the life of the woman and of the fetus. [read more]

  15. Pregnancy Toxemia
    Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension is the term given to the condition where hypertension is present during pregnancy. When the hypertension is accompanied by significant amounts of protein in the woman's urine, then the condition is diagnosed as preeclampsia. The condition may develop from 20 weeks gestation. It may also occur 6 weeks postpartum. Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension a dangerous pregnancy complications that endangers both the life of the woman and of the fetus. [read more]

  16. Premature Aging
    Premature aging is the condition characterized by the early appearance of the signs of aging. [read more]

  17. Premature Ovarian Failure
    Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is a condition characterized by the loss of the function of the ovaries before the age of 40. It is also known as primary ovarian insufficiency. In the U.S., approximately 150,000 women, or 1-4% of the total population, is suffering from POF. [read more]

  18. Premature Ventricular Contractions
    Premature ventricular contractions are abnormal heartbeats disrupt heart's regular rhythm. [read more]

  19. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
    Premenstrual dysphoric disorder also known as PMDD is a condition characterized by severe emotional and physical troubles that are associated closely with the menstrual cycle. Symptoms usually appear during the second half of the cycle and ceases as soon as the menstrual period starts or right after. [read more]

  20. Premenstrual Syndrome
    Premenstrual syndrome was originally known as PMT or Premenstrual Tension. It is a collection of symptoms such as psychological, physical and emotional which is related to woman's menstrual cycle. For other women PMS can experience severe pain that can be disabling. [read more]

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