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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Family Health

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

Tips for Choosing a Family Doctor

Tips for Choosing a Family Doctor

There are just over 10,000 family and general practitioner medical professionals in Florida. 1,400 of whom are located in Miami-Dade alone, with another 1,400 serving Broward County. With so many doctors to choose from, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with making a decision. In fact, it’s almost unavoidable.   We are here to help. With over twenty-five years of experience in the South Florida medical community, we are uniquely qualified to offer helpful tips on how to choose a family doctor. Find our top four tips below.   If you have any questions about how to pick the right family… Read More