Dr. Santa Maria is a concierge physician working in Boca Raton, FL. He works with all types of patients and specializes in cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention, nutrition, lipid management, weight control and chronic illness.
Working with patients with rare, genetic, and autoimmune diseases — helping them to manage their condition with ease and comfort.

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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Summer Heat: How Can You Stay Cool?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Summer Heat: How Can You Stay Cool?

One of the major symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is something called heat intolerance. Many POTS patients can’t regulate their body’s core temperature, causing periods of excessive heat to induce fainting, nausea, and extreme dehydration. As the summer begins, make sure to read over these few tips on how to protect yourself from heat.

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Mast Cell Activation Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Mast Cell Activation Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Abdominal pain, intestinal cramping, burning pain, cough, conjunctivitis, difficulty focusing, headache, hives—and the list goes on. For patients with MCAD, life is a continuous pinball machine of symptoms blasting from one organ system to the next.

Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) is a complex condition that can cause disruption everywhere from the gastrointestinal tract and skin to the cardiovascular respiratory and neurological system.

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