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Bunions A bunion is an abnormal enlargement at the joint between the foot and the beginning of the big toe, which is the result of pressure. What to look for an angular protrusion at the side of the foot behind the big toe, sometimes accompanied by hardened skin...

Bulimia Bulimia is an eating disorder which involves the compulsive eating of large quantities of food over a short space of time. The Binges are usually followed by periods of strict dieting and purging. What to look for alternating bingeing and purging. unrealistic fear of becoming fat. weight fluctuation (although...

Bronchitis Bonchitis is the inflammation of the main bronchial tubes of the lungs caused by a bacterial or viral infection. What to look for Acute bronchitis: initially a head cold, running nose, fever and chills, aching muscles back pain hacking cough. yellow, white, or green phlegm, usually appearing 24 to 48 hours after...

Breast Cancer As with most cancers, in the early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. As a tumour spreads, you may notice the following: swelling in the armpit. breast pain or tenderness. a lump in the breast. a noticeable flattening or indentation on the breast. any change in the contour,...

Brain Tumour Similar to most cancers, brain tumours do not show symptoms until they attain a certain size. Symptoms include: persistent headaches that get worse over a period of weeks and are often more intense when lying down. vomiting. sudden seizures. changes in personality or mental ability. You may also experience other...

Bone Cancer Bone Cancer is a hard lump felt on the surface of a bone that may or may not be painful. What To Look For pain or swelling in bones and joints, often more intense at night, and not necessarily associated with movement; the pain may be...

Boils A Boil is an infection of a hair follicle What to look for The first stage of a boil is a painful swollen lump filled with pus, usually on the face, neck, buttocks, armpits. A clump of boils is called a carbuncle; a boil on the eyelid is...

Blood Poisoning Blood poisoning (septicaemia), is a serious secondary infection that occurs when bacteria from an infection in your body go out of control and travel in the bloodstream to other areas of the body. What to look for While recovering from surgery, an infection, or a wound,...

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