Dementia is a big term, says Dr. Jose Soza, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, who affirms there are some reasons for dementia: aging, Alzheimer's, stroke and genetic component. However, the specialist says the most common reason for dementia is chronic memory loss, which is gradually declining in cognitive awareness that occurs in life.
Dr. Jose Soza, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, describes how the exam of the prostate is. He describes that the physician, when doing the rectal exam, looks for the enlargement of the prostate gland, tenderness o, maybe, nodules. Dr. Soza explains it is important to determine how the prostate gland is, because enlargement of the prostate gland blocks the urinary flow and patients may develop acute urinary tension.
The Huntington's disease is a memory loss which is seen for instance in patients' family members, who are developing dementia in their 40s or 50s. Dr. Jose Soza, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, makes some differences between dementia and Alzheimer's. He explains dementia is memory loss, but there are different types of it. Alzheimer's is one of the types of dementia. For physicians the difficult part is to determine which type of dementia the patient has. Dr. Soza considers a healthy lifestyle in younger ages could help in older ages.
Women make more routine checkup than men, affirms Dr. Jose Soza, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, who says in his practice he notices that wife makes up the appointment, most of the time, for her husband to see the doctor. He considers it is very important to develop a doctor-patient relationship, in male cases, and the patient may have a primary care physician
Dr. Jose Soza, Family Medicine Physician with Baptist Health Primary Care, explains the bone deterioration. He uses a digital imaging and says osteoporosis is just thinning out of the bone itself. The bone just becomes weak and it could be easily broken. He advises taking vitamin D supplementation for providing some of sort of strengthening into the bone.