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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Family Health

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

5 Proven Tips for Enhancing Your Mood

Enhancing Your Mood

Having a bad day, bad week, or maybe even a bad year? There are some things we can’t control, but we can control how much effort we put into enjoying our everyday life. It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and start being happier. Here are 5 proven tips for enhancing your mood.   Move Your Body We’ve all heard it before, but it’s 100 percent true. Exercise releases feel-good endorphins into our bodies, making us happier, less stressed, and more pleased with ourselves. Exercise is a powerful tool in fighting against depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. A… Read More

The Easy Way to Boost Your Immune System

The Easy Way to Boosting Your Immune System

Our bodily immune system works by defending and protecting us against any disease-causing microorganisms. Made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs, it works by seeking out and destroying any possible source of infection. One way of staying as healthy as you can be is by improving your immune system and boosting its function. It’s much easier said than done but there are so many easy ways to enhance your body’s defense system. Here is a list of things that you can do: Avoid smoking. We have all seen the warnings. Smoking really does weaken the basic immune… Read More

The Dangers of Stress and How to Reduce It

The Dangers of Stress and How to Reduce It

Stress is a natural and evolutionary response of our body to different stimuli. There’s good stress that can motivate you to perform well but most of the time, stress is a result of a negative experience. Prolonged exposure to stress can be dangerous to your health. Read on for some of the dangers caused by stress and steps on how you can reduce it. What are the dangers of stress? Stress does not only affect your body, but it can also manifest in your emotions. The following have been identified as symptoms of stress: Fast heartbeat. Headaches Stiff neck and/or… Read More

Lowering Your Cholesterol: 5 Foods That Do the Trick

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To date, almost 29 million adults in the United States over the age of 20 years old have what is considered high cholesterol levels (over 240 mg/dL). Luckily, there are certain foods that lower the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), otherwise known as the “bad cholesterol.” Regardless of how young you are, cholesterol levels matter. While it is easy to eat foods that will cause your cholesterol rates to soar, it is just as easy to eat foods that will do the opposite. Interested in lowering your cholesterol? These five foods will do the trick. Oats Start your day off on the… Read More

How to Prevent the Flu

How to Prevent the Flu

This season’s H3N2 flu strain has been particularly brutal. So far, 74,560 flu cases in the United States have been confirmed by labs. It can cause severe symptoms such as coughing, fever, joint aches, runny nose, and sore throat. In worse cases, it can lead to pneumonia or even a secondary bacterial infection that can be deadly. Unless you plan on locking your doors and never leaving the house during flu season, chances are you’re going to encounter your fair share of germs. Our immunity and wellness IV treatment will supercharge your immune system so your body is ready to… Read More

What is Anemia and How to Treat It

What is Anemia and How to Treat It

Anemia occurs when the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (RBC) is not enough to meet your body’s needs. There are many types of anemia but the most common is Iron Deficiency Anemia. Below, we list down some of the most common questions about anemia. What is Anemia? Your red blood cells are the part of your blood that is responsible for providing oxygen to other cells inside your body. Hemoglobin, the pigment which comes with the RBCs, is what binds oxygen together before the oxygen gets delivered to the cells. When there is a low number of RBCs, your… Read More

Top 5 Feel-Good Exercises for Your Body and Soul

Top 5 Feel-Good Exercises for Your Body and Soul

People are now more aware of their health than ever. It’s great to know that people care about their bodies, and constantly seek to enhance their appearance. Follow the top five workouts below to help you enhance your body, feel better, and make sure you’re maintaining healthy habits! Planks Whether you’re more into side planks, or standard planks, these are great to help work your entire upper body. It’s not as easy as it looks! Holding your body up and relying on your arm muscles to keep this position will help develop stronger and greater muscle mass. For the standard… Read More