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Monique Mazzuca

Family Practitioner

Dr. Monique Mazzuca is a family practitioner practicing in Vaughan, Ontario. Dr. Mazzuca specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Mazzuca possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Monique Mazzuca
  • Residency in family medicine and obstetrics at UWO
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do to bring down my bad cholesterol?

Diet in low fat, increased fiber, and exercise 150min/week. Consider adding omega 3-6-9 to your diet as well.

How can I lose weight with just yoga?

Yoga alone will not help you lose weight, it depends on the type of yoga as well. If it involves using body weight and conditioning as well as some form of aerobics, then yes. READ MORE
Yoga alone will not help you lose weight, it depends on the type of yoga as well. If it involves using body weight and conditioning as well as some form of aerobics, then yes. The other thing is diet. This is key. You will have to adjust your caloric intake, decrease carbohydrates and increase water. Most weight loss occurs in the first 8-12 weeks, so good luck!!

What is the best cooking oil that I should be using for my family?

Olive oil is good for adding to salads, etc., raw. For cooking, use canola or coconut oil.

Can I go for a sauna with my blood pressure problem?

Most recommendations advise against it. I do not know how well controlled your blood pressure is or your electrolyte status and hydration levels. Best to avoid or limit the time READ MORE
Most recommendations advise against it. I do not know how well controlled your blood pressure is or your electrolyte status and hydration levels. Best to avoid or limit the time to less than 10min

Is it okay for a diabetic patient to consume coconut water?

Coconut water without added sugar is great. Check the label!!!

I can't tell if it's diarrhea or something else?

Not sure if you ate something bad or have a virus. Drink lots of water and if you have blood in your stool or fever go to your doctor

What are the risks in practicing yoga during pregnancy?

If you have been practicing yoga before pregnancy you can continue. Be aware of later on in pregnancy as there is a risk of injury yourself with hyperextension of back and limbs. READ MORE
If you have been practicing yoga before pregnancy you can continue. Be aware of later on in pregnancy as there is a risk of injury yourself with hyperextension of back and limbs.

Can B12 capsules help in treating body heat?

There is no indication for b12 as far as I know and acne.

My symptoms started two months ago with dizziness that progressed?

Hi you will need to tell me more about what you mean. Is the room spinning? Does it happen when you change positions? Are you feeling faint? You will need to get a few tests like READ MORE
Hi you will need to tell me more about what you mean. Is the room spinning? Does it happen when you change positions? Are you feeling faint? You will need to get a few tests like bloodwork for iron and b12 levels and check your heart. Make sure you are drinking 2L of water daily.

My lips are turning bluish and are slightly swollen. What could be the reason for this?

If you are allergic to something and have swelling take a Benadryl and go to the Emergency.