With a digital imaging, Dr. Rosendo Collazo, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains the artery. He describes the normal elements of the artery and the development of plaque. He also explains how cholesterol can create an inflammatory response that helps develop the plaque. Having low cholesterol reduces the risk of clots, he says.
Dr. Rosendo Collazo, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains which are the best changes in the patient's lifestyle in order to have a better health. He says a healthy lifestyle is about weight management and cardiovascular conditioning. The specialist affirms weight management is 85% nutrition and 15% exercise.
Hypertension is a condition where the patient's blood pressure at a level is going to cause problems. Dr. Rosendo Collazo, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care explains those problems can be vascular damage, organ damage such as a stroke, kidney or heart failure. He affirms hypertension has no symptoms.
Harry Salinas, Plastic Surgeon at Miami Cancer Institute, says supporting a cancer patient is a tough process. "They often come to our office right after they've been told that they have breast cancer and they need a mastectomy. The consultations tend to be very emotional and family support is so important, it is so nice when the patient shows up to the office with family members that are there to help them, to tell them everything will be okay". Miguel Angel Medina, Director of Microsurgery at the same institution, points out family is critical. "We have a large social service, support base recovery groups within the MCI community, post-operative rehabilitation groups, so they don't have to feel alone," he says.
Harry Salinas, Plastic Surgeon at Miami Cancer Institute, explains oral cancer starts at the lining of the mouth and as the tumor grows and progresses in stage, it starts to invade the nearby structures and often the jawbone is involved. "This would create a defect in the mandible, so there would be a bony defect that would need to be reconstructed. It would create a defect probably in the oral lining so there would be a soft tissue defect that needs to be reconstructed," he says.