Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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Recent Posts

Three Reasons You Should Do More Than Just Take Supplements


Modern medicine has made life longer, easier, and allowed people to live better lives than before. Some of the illnesses and disabilities that were nearly untreatable 50 years ago have remedies readily available. Among today’s advances, supplements have provided an opportunity to get all the nutrients they need without fear of deficiency. Of course, by themselves, these vitamins and supplements don’t solve the whole picture. For that, it helps to regularly visit your medical professional.  Using Vitamins and Supplements With so many different supplements to choose from, many are finding a path to better health through the use of supplements…. Read More

Learn How to Practice Heart Health in the Heat

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The warmer temperatures of summer allow us to be more active and participate in more outdoor activities. More physical activity is generally accepted as a part of a healthier lifestyle. So, exercising in the heat of the summer is good for the heart, right?  Well, that depends. Read on to learn how to practice heart health in the heat.  Exercise for Heart Health While regular physical activity is usually considered an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, excessive physical activity in the brutal summer heat is not a good idea. In addition, persons suffering from heart disease or high blood… Read More

The Hidden Dangers of Knee Pain

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Knee pain can cause a lot of problems if it is not properly cared for. Knee pain, no matter where it is located (on or behind the knee), can cause discomfort and difficulty walking, standing, running, bending or moving in any direction. The team from GMP Medical has compiled a list of knee pain causes, as well as treatment methods and how knee pain can affect your overall health. What Causes Knee Pain? Knee pain can be caused by just about any movement during the day, but the most common reasons people suffer from knee pain include the following: Suffering… Read More

Think You Have High Cholesterol? Here’s How to Tell

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Cholesterol can be both good and bad for your health. There are two forms of cholesterol: HDL (high-density lipoproteins), the good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins), the bad cholesterol). High cholesterol is a serious health issue that can affect many aspects of your life. Here’s what causes high cholesterol, its symptoms, and how to treat this medical issue for health and weight loss. Symptoms of High Cholesterol Sadly, there are no symptoms of high cholesterol. This medical issue does not cause severe headaches, muscle pain, dizziness, loss of appetite or any other type of warning sign you could look for… Read More

Your Guide to IBS Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS, is a serious condition that affects the bowels. When symptoms are at their worst, IBS can cause severe pain for those who suffer from it. While the symptoms of IBS are not recognized by many people, the condition is estimated to affect 10 percent to 15 percent of the population. The condition is more commonly found in people under the age of 50.  Furthermore, while both men and women are affected by IBS, women affected by the disease outnumber men by almost two to one. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) refers… Read More

What are Common Mental Health Issues as People Age?

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It’s not easy getting older. It’s not easy watching your parents get older. You remember when they were younger and in great health. Aside from failing physical health, as people age, they can also begin to deal with mental health issues. Not every adult child prepares themselves for the mental health issues their parents will deal with as they age. Let’s explore some of the most common senior citizens’ mental health issues. Disorders Related to Anxiety One of the most common senior mental health issues prevalent today is that of anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports… Read More

Interesting Facts About Alcohol and Alcohol Consumption

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Alcohol is one of the oldest beverages in the world. Billions of people enjoy at least one alcoholic drink per year. However, it can lead to serious consequences when abused, causing physical and mental health problems. Here are other interesting facts about alcohol and alcohol consumption in today’s post. Fascinating Alcohol Facts Did you know that the first mention of the word alcohol came in the 16th century? That’s how long the word and the drink have been around across the world. Below, you will find some fascinating alcohol facts that will make you scratch your head. Some of the… Read More

“Healthy Foods” You Might Want to Avoid

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Believe it or not, there are foods deemed healthy that are not the healthiest for you to eat. There are the obvious foods such as those with a high amount of salt or sugar, and then there are the not-so-obvious ones. The sad fact of the matter is that there so-called “healthy foods” you should consider avoiding. Here are some “healthy foods” to avoid for better weight loss and overall health. Energy Bars Energy bars, as popular as they are, are actually very unhealthy. The people who figured out how to market this product to the world succeeded. Why? Most… Read More

What is COPD and How is it Treated?


COPD, otherwise known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a continuous disease of the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. COPD is a disease that is progressive, meaning that it only gets worse over time. It was estimated in 2010 that more than 14 million people were identified as having COPD. It was also determined that another 12 million have the disease but have remained undiagnosed.  What Causes COPD? What is COPD and what causes it? The cause of COPD is long-term exposure to respiratory irritants. Any substances that can cause inflammation or other reactions to your lungs, mouth,… Read More

How to Tell It’s Time for Ear Wax Removal

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Did you know that earwax is actually healthy? It plays a pivotal role in keeping us in good health. However, having too much of it could become a problem that requires removal by a medical professional. Ear wax is not typically a topic of discussion among friends and family. We do most of our personal ear wax removal in the bathroom before or after a shower. But, have you ever wondered doctors remove ear wax? Let’s explore this topic a little more in-depth. Earwax Can Get Stuck Believe it or not, earwax can wind up getting stuck and blocking a… Read More