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.
Some tips for having a better doctor-patient communication are: don’t be afraid to ask questions, ask for reliable visual aids, make sure of getting all the answers, don’t withhold information, try not to get upset with the messenger and don’t be afraid to talk about concerns, among others. Dr. Rosendo Collazo, Internal Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains it’s also important to check if the medication the patient is taking is appropriate to his health condition.
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, 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.