Blog - Archive: September 2014
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, September 10, 2014
Did you know that the skin is the body’s largest organ? It retains fluids preventing dehydration, inhibits microbes from penetrating the body therefore preventing infection, helps maintain an even body temperature, and assists in Vitamin D intake. Anything that irritates or inflames the skin can produce symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Although changes in skin color and texture may go away naturally, there are certain symptoms that are indicators of greater underlying problems.
Posted by Dr. Santiago Hernandez, September 5, 2014
My name is Bill Wagoner and I have lived in Chapala for approximately five years now. For quite sometime now I was having severe difficulty breathing, eating and sleeping. But more recently my balance seemed to be going bad and I found myself frequently stumbling. A good friend of mine Sasha Conway, was worried enough about my deteriorating health that she took it upon herself to help me find the care I needed. Sasha proceeded to set up an appointment for me with Dr. Santiago Hernandez at Chapala Med.
Now, I hadn’t heard of him but I was given his address and I rode my bicycle to his office. We met in the waiting room of his building, he greeted me as if we were old friends and I immediately liked him. We went back to his office, we sat and spoke briefly about my medical issues. Dr. Santiago noticed I was having a very difficult time breathing. During his physical examination, he listened to my heart and asked me to follow him to another exam room. In moments he said “I think your heart is causing all your problems” but after riding bikes for 60 years I couldn’t bring myself believe what he had just said. The doctor proceeded to hook me up to his EKG machine and there in front of me was the answer. He was right! My heart was beating very erratically and seemed to be all over the place. He diagnosed me with a severe cardiac dysfunction. Continue reading…