What is insomnia and how to get a good rest?

Problems to stay asleep or to fall asleep

Do you suffer from insomnia? If you are here, it is because you probably suffer from this common sleep disorder, where you have trouble staying asleep or falling asleep. In some more severe cases, both are present. It may also be that you wake up too early and can’t get back to sleep. You have…

Do sleeping pills improve sleep disorders?

Sleep problems due to the use of sleeping pills

Pastillas para dormir mejor

Have you thought about taking sleeping pills? If you are reading this article, you are probably a person with sleep problems. You are looking to improve your quality of life, as you have tried numerous alternatives and nothing has worked for you. You may find that you have been unable to fall asleep or stay…

Mastology: Specialist in breast diseases in Guatemala

Whom do I go to from all the specialists if I have a breast disease?

Breast diseases are disorders that can become benign or malignant. Some of the most common symptoms are: breast pain, nipple discharge or the appearance of a palpable mass or lump, among others. If you present some of these symptoms go to an expert immediately, as this will allow you to treat the breast disease in…

Laser surgery for refractive eye problems in Guatemala

What is refractive surgery?

Cirugía láser para los problemas refractivos del ojo en Guatemala

Learn about the indications and recovery process of refractive laser surgery as a treatment for myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, and presbyopia. One of the most common conditions in people are refractive problems of the eye, it is necessary that they are identified and diagnosed early because if it is not treated in time it can generate…

Hearing loss in adults

Causes of hearing loss in adults

La pérdida de audición en adultos

Hearing loss is the early or gradual decline in the ability of adults to hear and is one of the most common health problems affecting older adults.  Offering autonomy to the elderly is closely linked to offering a better quality of life. Those who suffer from hearing loss find it more difficult to function, which…

Synovial cyst, diagnosis and treatment in Guatemala

What is a synovial ganglion or cyst?

Quiste sinovial, diagnóstico y tratamientos en Guatemala

There are a variety of cysts that affect the health of the human body, many can be classified as benign and malignant. One of the most common cysts is the ganglion, also known as synovial cyst, which is a lump that grows on the wrists or hands. That is why in this article we will…

Suffering from Cancer in Guatemala during the COVID-19

(To treat or not to treat is the dilemma... a personal criterion)

Padecer Cáncer en Guatemala en época de COVID19

Cancer is a term that groups together a large and extremely heterogeneous number of diseases, which share the common characteristic of having uncontrolled growth, not respecting normal cells and invading locally to neighboring tissues or in the worst case spreading remotely through the lymphatic and/or bloodstream (metastasis). This is a complex disease, so in times…

Practicing Medicine in The Time of The Internet

By Dr. Luis Miguel Zetina Toache, Cáncer Consultants Guatemala

As a clinical oncologist, I started my work day early, expecting a morning full of appointments, some of which are going to be complicated due to the nature of my practice – diagnosing and treating cancer. My patients depend on me for comfort and guidance so they can feel more optimistic in the face of…

The Future of Medical Travel

How you can find the best Doctors and Dentists in Guatemala and Central America

In our emerging collaborative economy, buyers can source from hundreds of countries, not just in their hometown. The greatest value of user-friendly websites like Amazon.com and Airbnb.com is their ability to build trust between strangers to initiate brisk commerce, new friendships and enriching experiences, around the world and in real time. Imagine learning everything about…

Medical Travel Services Help Local Guatemalans

Guatemala Medical Travel newsletter, August 2016

Most Guatemala Medical Travel clients arrive from other countries, but sometimes we have a request from loved ones or guardians to care for local residents who may not have the contacts or resources to navigate the top-notch private hospital system by themselves. After Sr. Perez, a resident of San Marcos Guatemala, suffered an industrial accident…