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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

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Holter Monitor: What Does it Detect?

Holter Monitor

A Holter test is performed by a doctor to record a patient’s heartbeats. Using a Holter monitor, doctors are able to determine if the patient has any heart rhythm discrepancies. The Holter test might seem a tad inconvenient, but we can assure you, the test is effective and important for diagnosis. Here’s everything you need to know about the Holter monitor and what it detects: Why the Holter Test is Done A Holter test is ordered when a doctor detects an irregular arrhythmia in a patient or irregular fainting is occurring. Usually, a doctor will perform an electrocardiogram before a… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Allergy and Asthma Care

Asthma Inhaler

About 1 in 12 people have asthma, rounding out to about 25 million. Often, allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, making the disease even more difficult to live with. Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes, which is the passageway for air to go in and out of the lungs. There are different types of asthma, allergic asthma is one of the most common. Read on for the ultimate guide to allergy and asthma care: What is Allergic Asthma? Allergic asthma is when a specific allergy, whether it be pollen, peanuts, or mold, triggers an asthma attack. Of the 25… Read More

Suffering From Chronic Back Pain? Try These Tips

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. With over 31 million Americans experiencing low-back pain at any given time, it’s important that you are educated on the causes and treatments for chronic back pain. If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, try these tips: Chronic Back Pain Causes The structure of your back is quite complicated and intertwined. Bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles all make up your back’s structure. An injury, strain, or rupture of any kind, to any part of your back, will cause pain. It’s true that sports injuries and… Read More

5 Things Earwax Says About Your Health

Ear wax, it’s not talked about often, and honestly, it’s pretty gross to think about. However, your earwax is an accurate gauge for your health and you should pay close attention to it. We’ve all heard that analyzing the color and consistency of several bodily fluids will aid in catching potential health issues, but what about earwax? Read on for 5 things earwax says about your health. Itchy Earwax Itchy ears are nothing to fret about. The issue here is that many people who are experiencing itchy ears. Use a Q-tip to find relief in those hard to reach ear… Read More

Cold Sore Versus Canker Sore: How to Get Rid Of Them

Cold Sore Versus Canker Sore

Cold sores and canker sores are not the same, but they do have very similar symptoms, triggers, and treatments. In order to find quick relief, you must be educated on the differences between the two conditions. Looking at the health of your mouth gives you a window into the health of your immune system. If things are acting up, you need to know why. Here is everything you need to know on cold sore vs. canker sore and how to get rid of the pesky and painful bumps. What Are Cold Sores? Cold sores are small fluid-filled blisters, usually occurring… Read More

Performance Fusion: Taking Your Body to the Next Level

Performance Fusion

If you’re an athlete or an avid trainer in the gym, you know how important it is to keep your body replenished, hydrated, and healthy. Performance Fusion is a form of IV therapy specifically designed for athletes, trainers, and even the average active person looking to enhance their physique. IV infusion is the key to operating at your full athletic potential. Keep reading to learn more about Performance Fusion and take your body to the next level. Amino Acids In a world overrun by supplements and protein, it’s a challenge to understand which supplements are actually necessary and beneficial to… Read More

Top 5: What Causes Diabetes?

Causes of Diabetes

Diabetes, one of the most rampant diseases in America, affects 9.4% of the population. Every year 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. In 2015, diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. The American Diabetes Association estimated that the total costs of diagnosed diabetes had risen to $327 billion in 2017, compared to $245 billion in 2012. These statistics show a devastating threat to the health of America. Read on for more information on the top 5 causes of diabetes and what you can do to prevent the disease. Type 1 Diabetes vs Type 2… Read More

7 Things To Do If You Suffer From Panic Attacks

7 Things To Do If You Suffer From Panic Attacks

Panic attacks are an intense, overwhelming, physical expression of anxiety. They are the result of a mental health disorder and can not be controlled by the person undergoing the attack. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet many sufferers live without treatment. In fact, only 36.9% of those suffering from anxiety receive treatment. If you are a victim of an anxiety disorder, it is important that you seek professional treatment from a doctor. In the meantime, here are 7 things you and those around you should consider if you suffer from panic attacks: What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack… Read More

What Do Antibiotics Do To Your Gut Health?

What Do Antibiotics Do To Your Gut Health?

Antibiotics are an invaluable part of modern medicine. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin. Over a century later, penicillin and many other antibiotics have saved the lives of millions of people. While there are many benefits of antibiotics, it’s important to know what antibiotics do to your gut health. What Do Antibiotics Do? Antibiotics fight infections by either stopping the reproduction of bacteria or destroying them. Usually, our body’s immune system is capable of killing off bacteria before it can multiply. White blood cells attack harmful bacteria, even if you’ve experienced symptoms, the body is equipped to… Read More

South Florida Health Statistics That Will Shock You

South Florida Health Statistics that will Shock You Main Image

Are you familiar with South Florida health statistics? South Florida isn’t just the home of sunshine, beaches, and non-stop nightlife. If you live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County, you live in 3 of the top 10 healthiest counties in the state – but what does that actually mean?  How Healthy is South Florida? The Sun-Sentinel reported recently that all three South Florida counties ranked in the top 10 healthiest counties in Florida – a feat that was last achieved 9 years ago. Miami-Dade jumped to 5th place from 23rd, Palm Beach ranked 8th for the second year in a… Read More