Health Topics beginning with "B"

Baby careNappy rash, Oral thrush, Wind, Constipation, Crying, Colic, Teething.
Back Pain, LowPain in the lower back usually caused by muscle strain.
BalanitisInflammation of the glans of the penis and sometimes the foreskin as well.
Baldness, PatternGradual, painless hair loss that occurs in a distinctive pattern as a person ages.
Barotitis MediaDamage to the middle ear caused by pressure changes.
Basal cell carcinomais the commonest type of skin cancer.
BedwettingInvoluntary 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 operationSurgical 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 PalsyA paralysis or weakness on one side of the face.
Bioterror Related Diseasesit caused by microbes that have the potential to be used in acts of terrorism
Bladder cancerAbnormal tissue growth in the bladder in which cell multiplication is uncontrolled.
Bladder Infection, FemaleInflammation or infection of the urinary bladder.
Bladder Infection, MaleInflammation or infection of the urinary bladder in men.
Bladder or urethra injuryDamage to the urinary bladder or the urethra.
BlastomycosisAn infectious, fungus disease that starts in the lungs.
Bleeding in pregnancyVaginal bleeding in early pregnancy is a very common symptom.
BlepharitisInflammation of the eyelid edges.
Blood poisoningLife-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 ReactionThe 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.
BoilsSkin 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 fracturea break in a bone usually caused by a fall.
Borderline Personality Disordersinstability in a variety of areas, including interpersonal behavior, mood, and self-image.
BotulismSevere food poisoning caused by a bacterial toxin that may cause muscle weakness and paralysis.
Bowel canceris the name given to cancer affecting either the colon or the rectum.
Brain abscessa collection of pus caused by a bacterial infection in the brain.
Brain Tumorsare 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 abscessAn infected area of breast tissue that becomes filled with pus when the body fights the infection.
Breast and bottle feedingFor both mother and baby, breast-feeding has many advantages over bottle.
Breast awarenessDoes a breast lump necessarily mean cancer is present?
Breast cancerA malignant growth of breast tissue.
BronchiectasisA lung disease in which the bronchial tubes become chronically blocked and accumulate thick secretions.
BronchiolitisInflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest branches of the respiratory tree.
Bronchitis, AcuteInflammation of the air passages of the lungs.
Bronchitis, ChronicChronic inflammation and degeneration of the bronchial tubes, with or without active infection.
Brucellosisa rare, bacterial infection transmitted to humans from infected cows, pigs, sheep or goats.
Buerger's diseaseBlockage of small and medium arteries usually in the legs and feet from inflammation of blood vessels.
BulimiaA 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.
BunionA bony protrusion from the outside edge of the joint at the base of the big toe.
BurnsInjury to the skin, and sometimes other organs, from contact with heat, radiation, electricity or chemicals.
BursitisInflammation of bursa, a soft fluid-filled sac that serves as a cushion between tendons and bones.

Drugs listed by generic starting with B

Baclofena 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.
Bupropionis an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid.