Health Topics beginning with "B"

Baby care Nappy rash, Oral thrush, Wind, Constipation, Crying, Colic, Teething.
Back Pain, Low Pain in the lower back usually caused by muscle strain.
Balanitis Inflammation of the glans of the penis and sometimes the foreskin as well.
Baldness, Pattern Gradual, painless hair loss that occurs in a distinctive pattern as a person ages.
Barotitis Media Damage to the middle ear caused by pressure changes.
Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest type of skin cancer.
Bedwetting Involuntary urination during sleep that occurs more often than once a month in girls over 5 and in boys over 6 years of age.
Before and after an operation Surgical procedures and operations have become so commonplace that it is easy to forget that even relatively minor operations can be a major event in a person's life.
Bell's Palsy A paralysis or weakness on one side of the face.
Bioterror Related Diseases it caused by microbes that have the potential to be used in acts of terrorism
Bladder cancer Abnormal tissue growth in the bladder in which cell multiplication is uncontrolled.
Bladder Infection, Female Inflammation or infection of the urinary bladder.
Bladder Infection, Male Inflammation or infection of the urinary bladder in men.
Bladder or urethra injury Damage to the urinary bladder or the urethra.
Blastomycosis An infectious, fungus disease that starts in the lungs.
Bleeding in pregnancy Vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is a very common symptom.
Blepharitis Inflammation of the eyelid edges.
Blood poisoning Life-threatening, system-wide infection of the bloodstream caused by the presence of a large number of toxin-producing bacteria due to an underlying illness.
Blood-Transfusion Reaction The infusion of blood or blood products directly into the bloodstream of a patient. Transfused blood may come from the patient (autologous) or a donor (homologous). This is usually performed in the event of severe blood loss from injury or surgery.
Boils Skin condition caused by the inflammation of hair follicles, causing pus and dead tissues to accumulate. Individual boils can cluster together to form a network of boils called carbuncles.
Bone fracture a break in a bone usually caused by a fall.
Borderline Personality Disorders instability in a variety of areas, including interpersonal behavior, mood, and self-image.
Botulism Severe food poisoning caused by a bacterial toxin that may cause muscle weakness and paralysis.
Bowel cancer is the name given to cancer affecting either the colon or the rectum.
Brain abscess a collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection in the brain.
Brain Tumors are diseases in which cancer cells begin to grow in the tissues of the brain. Tumors that start in the brain are called primary brain tumors. Tumors can occur in other parts of the body and spread to the brain (metastases).
Breast abscess An infected area of breast tissue that becomes filled with pus when the body fights the infection.
Breast and bottle feeding For both mother and baby, breast-feeding has many advantages over bottle.
Breast awareness Does a breast lump necessarily mean cancer is present?
Breast cancer A malignant growth of breast tissue.
Bronchiectasis A lung disease in which the bronchial tubes become chronically blocked and accumulate thick secretions.
Bronchiolitis Inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest branches of the respiratory tree.
Bronchitis, Acute Inflammation of the air passages of the lungs.
Bronchitis, Chronic Chronic inflammation and degeneration of the bronchial tubes, with or without active infection.
Brucellosis a rare, bacterial infection transmitted to humans from infected cows, pigs, sheep or goats.
Buerger's disease Blockage of small and medium arteries usually in the legs and feet from inflammation of blood vessels.
Bulimia A psychological eating disorder characterized by abnormal perception of body image, constant craving for food and binge eating, followed by self-induced vomiting or laxative use.
Bunion A bony protrusion from the outside edge of the joint at the base of the big toe.
Burns Injury to the skin, and sometimes other organs, from contact with heat, radiation, electricity or chemicals.
Bursitis Inflammation of bursa, a soft fluid-filled sac that serves as a cushion between tendons and bones.

Drugs listed by generic starting with B

Baclofen a skeletal muscle relaxant used to relieve muscle spasm, especially when due to trauma or disease of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, meningitis, or cerebral palsy.
Bupropion is an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid.