Health & Aesthetics
In addition to providing gynecological, obstetric and weight loss services, Lady’s Care Center offers state-of-the-art treatments to improve your overall physical well-being and enhance your appearance. To learn more about each of these therapies and procedures, simply click below:
Intravenous (IV) therapy is a method of delivering vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies.
IV treatments are exceptionally powerful because they circumvent issues with oral administration, including stomach upset, minimal absorption, and lack of potency. Also, very large doses can be administered without gastrointestinal side effects. A good example is vitamin C, which can only be taken in small amounts orally to avoid stomach upset. In contrast, large doses of vitamin C can be administered intravenously and can be highly beneficial for the immune system, without causing digestive side effects.
There are several types of IV therapy:
- SKINNY CHICK: This IV concoction will help you increase your metabolism and energy while suppressing your appetite.
- IMMUNE BOOSTER: This IV mixture strengthens your immune system to help prevent and fight off cold symptoms and the flu. It even improves symptoms of fibromyalgia, reduces migraines, and decreases fatigue.
- RECOVER: This IV concoction will have you feeling energized and recharged and will combat your hangover.
- FOREVER YOUNG: This IV concoction will have you looking breathtaking and feeling phenomenal from the inside out with a combination of vitamins and minerals beneficial for skin, hair, nails, heart, and the brain.
- IMMORTAL: This IV combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids will supercharge your body by optimizing your body's potential and help you recover faster from intense physical activity. It also maximizes brain function.
- GLUTATHIONE PUSH: This powerful antioxidant has anti-aging effects, brightens skin, reduces inflammation, decreases wrinkles, and will help detox your body.
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Food Allergy Testing
Blood and skin tests can reliably identify (or rule out) a food allergy. Sometimes, despite a test indicating the presence of an allergy, a person may show no symptoms. If this is the case for you, Dr. Espinal may recommend a food modification test. It may be necessary to stop taking certain medications before undergoing food allergy testing. All food allergy testing should be conducted under the supervision of a physician.
Blood tests are used to identify the presence of food-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies, which trigger food allergy symptoms.
A sample of blood is taken in our offices and then sent to a laboratory where it is tested against a variety of foods.
The higher the level of IgE in the blood, the more likely you will have an allergic reaction after eating the food in question.
Food allergy blood tests are sometimes referred to as ImmunoCap, TurboMP, or Immunite tests. These tests are usually more costly than the skin tests, and results take longer (within a couple weeks for blood test results).
Usually performed on a patient's forearm or back, skin tests involve introducing the suspected allergen in a controlled manner. If raised, red spots (weals or hives) form, usually accompanied by itchiness, it indicates the presence of an allergy. This type of reaction typically occurs within 15 minutes of application. The size of the spot indicates the likelihood of an allergic reaction should you consume the substance (the larger the hives, the greater the likelihood).
In a skin-prick test (SPT or scratch test), a small drop of liquid food extract is placed on the skin, which is then lightly pricked with a needle (this should not hurt). If the suspect food is produce, fresh food may be used instead of a liquid solution.
Patients with skin conditions (such as eczema) may not be suitable candidates for a food allergy skin test.
It is important to conduct any food modification tests under medical supervision. These tests may not be appropriate for any foods you have had a severe reaction to in the past.
Food modification allergy tests may include:
This involves eating or drinking small amounts of the suspect food to see if you develop an allergic reaction. This test is conducted in the doctor's office.
Suspect foods are eliminated from your diet for a short period of time (a couple of weeks, for example), then added back into your diet one at a time. This can help narrow down which foods may be triggering your symptoms.
To schedule an appointment with Miramar OB/GYN Dr. Ladynez Espinal, call (954) 538-1700 or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located in Miramar, Florida, just north of Miami and south of Weston.