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Paget's Disease of the Bone

Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder in which bones become enlarged and deformed. Bone may become dense, but fragile, because of excessive breakdown and deformation of bone.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the US. Pancreatic cancer occurs when malignant cells grow out of control.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by chronic, repeated, and unexpected panic attacks - bouts of overwhelming fear of being in danger when there is no specific cause for the fear

Parathyroid Tumor

A parathyroid tumor is a growth inside a parathyroid gland. Parathyroid tumors may cause increased levels of parathyroid hormones secreted by the parathyroid glands, leading to hyperparathyroidism.

Parkinson's Disease (Condition)

Parkinson's disease (PD or, simply, Parkinson's) is the most common form of parkinsonism, a group of motor system disorders. It is a slowly progressing, degenerative disease that is usually associated with the following symptoms, all of which result

Pelvis Problems

Two of the more common pelvic problems include pelvic fractures and osteitis pubis.

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is inflammation of the pericardium, the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart

Periodontal Diseases

Periodontal diseases, also called gum diseases, are serious bacterial infections that destroy the gums and the surrounding tissues of the mouth.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. It may involve disease in any of the blood vessels outside of the heart and diseases of the lymph vessels - the arteries, veins, or lymphatic vessels.

Peritonitis

Peritonitis is an infection caused by an inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity, known as the peritoneum.

Personality Disorders

Persons with a personality disorder display more rigid and maladaptive thinking and reacting behaviors that often disrupt their personal, professional, and social lives.

Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the erection tissue of the penis.

Pharyngitis / Tonsillitis

Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections in the throat that cause inflammation

Phobias

According to the American Psychiatric Association, a phobia is an uncontrollable, irrational, and persistent fear of a specific object, situation, or activity.

Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary tumors refer to the abnormal growths that develop in the pituitary gland.

Premature Puberty

Puberty is when your child develops physically and emotionally into young men and men.

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a mild, but common, skin condition characterized by scaly, pink, inflamed skin, which can last from four to eight weeks and usually leaves no lasting marks.

Plugged Milk Ducts

A plugged duct feels like a tender lump in the breast.

Poison Ivy / Poison Oak

There are three native American plants that collectively may be called poison ivy: poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.

Poliomyelitis (Polio)

Poliomyelitis is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by three types of poliovirus.

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