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Joint replacement can help you be mobile and enjoy physical activity again. However, it may take several weeks or longer to recuperate from surgery. During the first few days following your procedure, your doctor might recommend rest with occasional periods of activity, such as a few minutes of walking around your house. Since you will be unable to navigate your home as you normally would, it’s important to have a friend or family member nearby. A loved one can help cook meals, do laundry, and shop for groceries until you can carry out these tasks yourself. After joint replacement surgery, be sure to keep up with your physician’s other recovery instructions. For instance, you may be told to undergo physical therapy to hasten the healing process.
Are you considering joint replacement surgery? Find out why so many people in the greater Miami area come to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center for their orthopedic needs. Call (305) 921-0492 for more information.
Last updated 13 days ago
Going through cancer treatment can be a challenging time for those diagnosed with the disease and their loved ones. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center strives to provide comprehensive, coordinated cancer care for our Miami-area patients.
As you’ll learn from this video, effective cancer treatment requires a team effort between oncologists, nurses, aides, and other staff. When individuals come to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center for cancer care, they can expect around-the-clock support from our medical professionals. With our excellent oncology team and cutting-edge treatment options, patients receive unparalleled care.
For more information about Aventura Hospital and Medical Center’s cancer care services, call (305) 921-0492. Our Consult-A-Nurse representatives are available to address your questions.
Last updated 24 days ago
A heart attack can be fatal, making immediate medical attention imperative to survival. This video explains the steps to take if someone experiences the warning signs of a heart attack.
If a loved one complains of chest pain, shortness of breath, or another heart attack symptom, call 911 and have him rest until the paramedics arrive. A heart attack happens when an arterial obstruction prevents the flow of blood to the heart. If you have aspirin nearby, give it to the heart attack patient. Nitroglycerin, which relaxes the arteries, can also be useful.
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers swift emergency care for heart attack victims. Call (305) 921-0492 to find out more about our healthcare services for Miami, Hollywood, and Hallandale Beach residents.
Last updated 28 days ago
While a heart attack can take a person by surprise, contributing conditions often exist unchecked for an extended period of time. In fact, many controllable circumstances can be addressed well before a blood clot becomes a life-threatening problem. If you are at risk for a heart attack, the cardiac care specialists at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center can help you address the following problems:
You do not exercise
Not only can physical activity strengthen muscles, maintain bone density, and increase lung capacity, but it can also protect cardiovascular health. Working out enables the heart to pump blood with greater efficiency, which can ease strain on this organ. It also reduces the risk of obesity, a condition that can place significant stress on the heart. Exercise can likewise minimize the danger of too much cholesterol in the bloodstream, another risk factor for heart attacks.
You have been diagnosed with high cholesterol
To keep blood moving to all the cells of the body, the circulatory system must be free of obstructions. However, the presence of low-density lipoprotein can make it more difficult for the arteries to get oxygenated blood to the heart and other organs. High cholesterol often results from a poor diet that includes saturated fats and trans fats. If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, taking steps now to reduce it may also decrease your heart attack risk.
You suffer from hypertension
The arteries can withstand a considerable amount of force, which is necessary to keep blood moving throughout the circulatory system. If pressure becomes too great, however, the blood vessels may eventually give way to a rupture or encourage the accumulation of plaque. Both outcomes can deprive the heart of oxygenated blood and cause the death of heart cells. A diagnosis of hypertension requires immediate action to reduce both blood pressure and the danger of an imminent heart attack.
It takes one phone call to start on the path to better heart health. Call Aventura Hospital and Medical Center at (305) 921-0492 to talk with a Consult-A-Nurse representative about our Miami-area healthcare services. We offer both preventive cardiac care and swift emergency care for those at risk for heart attacks.
Last updated 1 month ago
Anxiety is a normal reaction when preparing a workplace presentation or learning of a health diagnosis. For some people, however, anxiety is a constant presence that often upsets their quality of life. Generalized anxiety disorder can result in the disruption of life enjoyment, and many behavioral health problems arise due to specific circumstances or experiences. Aventura Hospital and Medical Center offers effective treatment options for these anxiety disorders.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Meeting and socializing with people can be stressful for many individuals. Social anxiety disorder can make it difficult for affected individuals to engage with even familiar friends and loved ones. This condition triggers extreme negative emotions, as sufferers believe that their behavior and speech may be evaluated under critical eyes. To avoid this perceived judgment, they may isolate themselves from all social gatherings. In some cases, this anxiety disorder can damage career aspirations and personal relationships.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is another type of anxiety disorder that can interfere with everyday life. Those who suffer from this condition may fixate on actions or objects. For instance, some individuals may preoccupy themselves with needing to be clean at all times, and to fulfill this need, they shower several times a day or wash their hands hundreds of times each day. Though they recognize the negative impact that this fixation can have to their happiness, they cannot stop their behaviors.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Under some circumstances, an anxiety disorder may develop due to an unanticipated event that leaves extensive emotional scars. Childhood abuse and military conflict are just two possible scenarios that can bring on post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals who suffer from this condition continue to experience intense emotional distress long after the initial event that caused it. They may also become adverse to engaging in any activity or going to any location that is a reminder of their past.
Are you experiencing signs of an anxiety disorder? Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in the greater Miami area can help. To speak with a nurse about your concerns and to get a referral to a behavioral health expert, call (305) 921-0492.