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Diseases, Illnesses & Ailments Starting from Letter P

  1. Phimosis
    Phimosis is a condition wherein the male foreskin cannot be fully retracted from the head of the penis. There are several types of phimosis which includes: 1) infantile phimosis common among newborns; 2) congenital phismosis, a physiological occurance; 3) acquired phimosis, (relative and full phimosis) usually pathological. Women can also suffer from clitoral phismosis. [read more]

  2. Phlebitis
    Phlebitis, a short term for thrombophlebitis, is defined as the inflammation of a vein, resulting from a blood clot, caused by prolonged inactivity. It may either be a superficial thrombophlebitis, or deep vein thrombosis. [read more]

  3. Phocomelia Syndrome
    Phocomelia is a malformation of the upper appendage of the arm or the leg is omitted with the hands or the legs directly attached to the body. This is a congenital defect also described as seal's flippers. [read more]

  4. Photic Sneezing
    Photic sneezing is a genetic autosomal dominant trait, which causes sneezing when exposed suddenly to bright light, possibly many times consecutively. It is also pertains to photic sneeze response, sun sneezing, photogenic sneezing, the photosternutatory reflex, being photo sensitive, or even whimsically as ACHOO syndrome with its related backronym Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst syndrome. The condition affects 17 to 35 percent to humans. [read more]

  5. Photosensitive Epilepsy
    Photosensitive epilepsy (PSE) affects three to five percent of epileptics. Seizures occur when the affected individual is exposed over a period of time or space to images that have patterns, including flashing lights and regular patterns. Attacks are usually caused by certain visuals, with females more likely to be diagnosed with the condition. Symptoms surface in childhood, peaking at the onset of puberty. [read more]

  6. Photosensitivity
    Photosensitivities are people are sensitive to sunlight. [read more]

  7. Pica
    Coined after the Latin name of magpie, a bird with an indiscriminating and voracious appetite, the medical disorder pica is characterized by an individual's appetite for non-nutritive substances (such as coal, feces, chalk, paper and soil) including raw food or ingredients (like flour, starch and raw potato). An individual affected with the disorder exhibits the behavior for over a month, at the stage where eating these kinds of objects is not developmentally appropriate. Pica is observed among pregnant women, small children, especially those who are developmentally disabled. [read more]

  8. Pick's Disease
    Named after the first doctor to describe it, Pick's disease is an incurable and unique fronto-temporal neurodegenerative disease that causes about 0.4-2 percent of dementia. Symptoms usually appear in people 40 to 60 years slowly leading to declining mental abilities. It gradually destroys the brain cells and damages their function, disturbing cognitive processes such as problem solving, memory and reasoning. One's ability to use as well as understand spoken, written and signed language is also affected. [read more]

  9. Pick's Disease
    Pick's disease is a rare neurodegenerative disease that triggers the fronto-temporal area. It is the progressive degeneration of the nerve cells and causes tau proteins to accumulate in an abnormal fashion. It commonly affects adults. [read more]

  10. Pickardt Syndrome
    The rare disorder Pickardt syndrome is a type of hypothyroidism which arises when an interruption occurs in the portal vessels linking the hypothalamus to the pituitary. This results to an inadequate supply of TRH in the anterior pituitary lobe, consequently releasing low levels of TSH and leading to the understimulation of thyroid hypothyroidism. [read more]

  11. Pickwickian Syndrome
    Pickwickian syndrome, also known as obesity hyperventilation syndrome, is a condition where blood oxygen falls during sleep, causing hyperventilation. Hypercapnia, or the increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the body occurs, as well as difficulty in breathing. [read more]

  12. Piebaldism
    Piebaldism is a genetic and rare disorder characterized by the presence of white forelock. Caused by lack of pigmentation, it may also affect the eyebrow, eyelash hair, face, trunk and extremities. It usually manifests at birth and remains throughout a patient's lifetime. [read more]

  13. Pierre Robin Syndrome
    Pierre Robin syndrome is a congenital malformation of the facial attributes. It is not triggered by a genetic defect; rather, the disease is a chain of malformations that develop one after the other. [read more]

  14. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
    The disorder pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) results when the lining of our joints become swollen. Commonly affecting the hip and knee, the lining produces extra fluid that induces swelling and makes motion very painful. PVNS may be localized or diffused. Diffused PVNS usually affects larger joints like the knees, while the localized type damages smaller joints like hands or feet. [read more]

  15. Pilar Cyst
    Pilar or trichilemmal cysts are sometimes called wens. These are common fluid-filled cysts growing from the hair follicles on the scalp. These growths are usually smooth and mobile which is filled with keratin. Keratin is a protein component, which is found in the hair, skin, and nails. The cysts are sometimes tender but some are not. It is but rarely that these cysts grow extensively and proliferates. [read more]

  16. Piles
    Piles, which are more commonly known as hemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed veins in the anus and rectum, which may be caused by increased pressure on the said veins during a bowel movement or during pregnancy. [read more]

  17. Pili Multigemini
    Pili multigemini, also compound hairs, is characterized by the growth of several hair fibers in one hair canal. From a single hair canal, several hair follicles combine and develop into the skin's surface. The disease is classified as rare with less than 200,000 affected in the US. There is likewise a dearth of information on the treatment of this disease. [read more]

  18. Pilonidal cyst
    Pilonidal cysts, or sacroccygeal fistula, is the general term used for skin infections that occur near our tailbone. The infection commonly begins when ingrown hairs press into skin folds, irritating and inflaming skin and resulting to discomfort. The harm however lies when pus fills the infected area, causing pilonidal abscess. Pilonidal cysts are more likely to affect men than women, especially those in their early adulthood. It can also be observed in the navel and armpits. [read more]

  19. Pimples
    Pimples are bumps that appear in the the skin, usually in the face, neck, chest, and back, which results from a blockage in the skin's pore. [read more]

  20. Pinched Nerve
    A pinched nerve is a condition wherein the the nerve's function is disrupted because of too much pressure applied by the surrounding tissues to a nerve, causing pain and/or numbness in the affected area. [read more]

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