Blog - Archive: July 2014

Is Your Migraine the Sign of a Greater Underlying Problem?

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 29, 2014

MigraineAll of us our plagued with the occasional headache, but when one suffers from frequent and intense pain it is time to see a doctor. Migraine headaches are often characterized by a throbbing or pounding feeling which usually only affect one side of the head. These headaches are often accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. The average migraine lasts about four hours, however some can last for days on end.

Migraines are most common among people between the ages of 25 to 55, but they can affect children and teenagers. Migraine sufferers are three times more likely to be women than men, with one in every five women and one in sixteen men having reported experiencing a migraine.

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Elective surgery in Mexico

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 15, 2014

239561-operating-theatreMexico is quickly becoming the favorite destination for medical travel from the United States and Canada. Due to medical insurance requirements and limited coverage for elective surgery many are seriously considering a more economical solution south of the border.

When referring to ‘elective surgery’ some imagine only plastic or bariatric surgery, and although many seek this type of surgery in Mexico, elective surgery includes much more. The word elective implies optional, something you may want but don’t need, but the term ‘elective surgery’ refers to any surgery or surgical procedure that can be planned in advance. It can refer to any surgery that is not done in an emergency situation, whether simpler procedures like tonsillectomies and tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy or musculoskeletal surgery like hip or knees replacements and cardiovascular surgery which includes angioplasty or putting in a pacemaker. These procedures may not immediately save the patient’s life but they can greatly improve the quality of life and prevent potential life threatening situations in the future, even if they are considered ‘elective surgeries.

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Erectile dysfunctions and general health

Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, July 3, 2014

medicaltourisminmexicoThose who choose medical travel to Mexico will be pleased to find physicians who are fully qualified to help men who suffer from sexual impotency and erectile dysfunctions.

Intimate health problems are often hard to talk about and preconceived, erroneous thinking often hinders men from expressing the true nature of their condition. Men who investigate the possibility of medical travel are comforted by the knowledge that physicians in Mexico are known for their companionate bed side manner and the personal interest they take in their patients. Those who are concerned about their sexual performance seldom pay attention to the fact the erectile failure sometimes covers deeper medical problems.

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