Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Family Health

Back To School Vaccinations: Why it’s Important

Back to School Vaccines

A widely acknowledged debate across America is the topics of vaccinations. When it comes to immunization, vaccines are vital and one-hundred percent necessary for your child’s health. To keep your child protected from diseases, vaccines need to be administered. If you can prevent your child from contracting a disease, why would you hesitate?   Here is everything you need to know about back to school vaccinations and why they are so important: Effectiveness of Vaccines The only reason life-threatening and incurable viruses and diseases are so rare, is because of the use of vaccines. This does not mean that because… Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Heat-Related Illness This Summer

Heat Illness

In Miami, Florida the summer season is abnormally hot, humid, and intense. For vacationers looking for a getaway, the Florida sun is worth flocking from all over the country for. For us residents, the heat can be overwhelming. Heat-related illness is more common than you probably think, and it’s important that you take the proper precautions when spending time in the sun.   Here is everything you need to know about heat-related illness this summer: What is Heat-related Illness? Heat-related illness is just as it sounds, the exposure to abnormally high temperatures or prolonged amounts of heat and humidity, making… Read More

8 Things You Can Do To Improve Mental Health

Mental Health

In the past, the topic of mental health held a negative connotation. Now, people are becoming more educated and passionate about bringing awareness to mental health conditions and what we can do to help our loved ones. Over 40 million American adults have a mental health condition. If you suffer from a mental health disorder, visit a doctor as soon as possible for adequate treatment. Here are 8 things you can do to improve your mental health while seeking professional help: Take The Health Initiative If you are a sedentary individual, this is not ideal for your mental health. Our… Read More

6 Ways To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Blood Pressure

One in 3 adults has high blood pressure. High blood pressure can put you at risk of having heart disease and a stroke. Both of which are the leading causes of death in the United States. While this condition is treatable, many people don’t take the proper precautionary measures to prevent and overcome high blood pressure. We know it can be a daunting task, but there are effective and natural ways to lower your blood pressure. Here are our most recommended natural remedies for lowering blood pressure: Exercise Routine This one might be a given, but you’d be surprised how… Read More

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

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

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

The Power of Sleep: What You Didn’t Know

The Power of Sleep

Sleep is a powerful tool that our body desperately needs for replenishing and restoring our bodies and minds. Often we find ourselves neglecting sleep in the busyness of our lives. Don’t underestimate the power of sleep or the lack of sleep. Every functioning part of our bodies depends on that amount, and more importantly, the quality, of our sleep. Keep reading for more what you didn’t know about the power of sleep. What Your Body Does During Sleep There are five stages of sleep, each of which plays a very important role in the process. Stages 1 through 4 are… Read More