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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Family Health

Three Reasons You Should Do More Than Just Take Supplements

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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

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

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?

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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

Three Patient Preparedness Tips You’ll Want to Learn

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Going to the doctor is simple enough. You call them, schedule an appointment, and show up. That is usually all there is to it. You may have to fast or avoid drinking coffee before certain appointments, but you’ll know that ahead of time. So, it may seem counterintuitive to talk about patient preparedness. When it comes to your health, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. Find some simple, helpful things you can do before seeing your doctor below! Write Down Your Goals Maybe you’re going to the doctor for a routine checkup, an annual physical, or for weight… Read More

Your Guide On How to Read an EKG

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Did you know that 33 percent of adult men have some heart disease? During Men’s Health Month, it’s crucial for you to learn how to read an EKG. If you or someone you know run into any cardiovascular issues in the future, you’ll know what these test results mean. Researchers have found that men are twice as likely as women to have a heart attack. Traditional risk factors that men are more likely to experience include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and a higher body mass index. It’s possible for you to develop heart diseases without being aware it’s… Read More

Wear Blue Friday: The Most Important Day of Men’s Health Month

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Men face a host of potential medical issues. From prostate and testicular cancer to cardiovascular disease, it’s estimated that 33 percent of adult men have some type of heart disease. There are a lot of things for men to worry about. What’s a man to do? Well, apart from seeing your doctor regularly, you can take part in Men’s Health Month. Here’s what you need to know about this important month! Men’s Health Month June is Men’s Health Month. This is a celebration of men’s health, an awareness campaign about the various medical issues that men may face, and a… Read More