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

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?

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

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?

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)

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…

Sinusitis: Causas, Síntomas, Prevención y Tratamiento

tratamiento de la sinusitis en guatemala

La sinusitis es una patología tan frecuente que la mayoría de las personas la ha sufrido alguna vez a lo largo de su vida. Una simple gripe o un catarro mal curado, son principalmente los motivos que desencadenan por lo general un cuadro de sinusitis. No darle importancia suficiente a los síntomas que presenta, puede…

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…

Linda, The All Round Medical Traveler

After enjoying a fortunate life of good health and plenty of physical activity, Linda was thinking that after turning 60, it’s wise to get some thorough medical check-ups, like tune-up and repairs, from head to toe. Considering the outrageous medical expense in the United States, and the “low price for high quality” value in Guatemala,…