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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

Heart Heath and Thyroid Disease

Heart Health and Hormones – Thyroid Edition

When a person experiences a problem with their heart, blood pressure, or even high cholesterol, they usually begin with their primary doctor. Your doctor, after evaluating the heart disease symptoms, may refer you to a cardiac specialist. Cardiologists may only …

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Raising Heart Health Awareness

President’s Day Bringing Heart Health Awareness

Heart health was a personally impactful issue for Johnson, as it is for many presidents. Johnson himself suffered multiple heart attacks during his life, the last of which was the cause of his death. It is not surprising that his …

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Heart Health and Hormones

Heart Health and Hormones

One important element of maintaining a healthy heart is regulating testosterone levels. This hormone is the primary androgen produced in the testes. It is produced by women as well but not to the same degree. Although it is necessary for …

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Benefits of a Healthy Libido

Benefits of a Healthy Libido

Many choose to pursue exercise programs, diets, or medications to improve their quality of life. Interestingly, there may be another approach. Keeping up one’s libido and engaging in the activities it promotes can help the body in a variety of …

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Does birth control lower your libido?

Birth Control Does Lower Your Libido

While there are many causes of low libido, including stress and relationship problems, hormone imbalances caused by oral contraceptives is one that is often overlooked. Even though this is thought to affect only a small percentage of women on “the …

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Men - Ways to Boost Your Libido

7 Ways for Men to Boost Their Libido

In a study conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association it was found that 31% of men experience some form of sexual inadequacy during their lifetime. Inhibited libido can lead to serious sexual difficulties and inhibit performance. Below are …

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Low Libido

Hormones and Libido – “Get that Skip back in your Step”

A healthy libido is important in many ways that extend beyond the bedroom, and therefore the condition should not be dismissed. When libido is low, it can be a sign of other health issues, i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease …

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Addiction Therapy - IV Therapy

Start a Drip, Stop an Addiction

In part, this is because addictive substances are capable of altering neural pathways and reducing the number of neurotransmitters in the brain. Standard rehabilitation techniques have historically required one to abstain from problem substances and rely on the individual’s natural …

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Artificial Sugar and Your Thyroid

Imitation Sugar Irritates Thyroid

Keeping a healthy weight is a major challenge when one’s thyroid is not functioning properly and those who regularly use artificial sweeteners may in fact be doing more harm than good! In addition to inhibiting weight loss they have been …

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Reverse T3 and Thyroid Function

Reverse T3: Another Thyroid Component

A healthy thyroid produces T4, T3, T2, T1 and Calcitonin; the two most important hormones being T4 and T3. Another, frequently overlooked, thyroid hormone is reverse T3, or rt3, which is an inactive mirror-image of the active hormone T3. Too …

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