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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.

Are Medications to Blame for Your Lost Libido?

Are Medications to Blame for Your Lost Libido?

Understanding the importance of the libido and being aware of the many medications that may reduce its activity can help you safeguard your sex drive and protect overall wellness. The Importance of a Strong Libido In addition to generating sexual …

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The Link Between Menopause and Low Libido

The Link Between Menopause and Low Libido (+ What You Can Do About It)

This transitional period that occurs in women triggers major shifts in hormone production, balance, and activity. These changes can significantly reduce libido. Women going through menopause and experiencing libidinal difficulties may benefit greatly from learning about the influence of hormones, …

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How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Cause Low Libido

How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Cause Low Libido

Disruption of this small butterfly-shaped gland can lead to widespread dysfunction and significantly impede an individual’s libido. Understanding the powerful influence of the thyroid and effectively testing for and treating thyroid dysfunction may be able to restore the libido. Libido …

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Is Your Diet Responsible for Your Low Libido?

Is Your Diet Responsible for Your Low Libido?

One area that is closely associated with diet is the libido or sex drive. Those who experience sexual dysfunction may be surprised to find that through dietary improvement their difficulties may be alleviated. Having a strong understanding of how diet …

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Why Finding a Knowledgeable Thyroid Doctor is Important

Why Finding a Knowledgeable Thyroid Doctor is Important

Excerpt from Thyroid 101. Unfortunately, those with thyroid dysfunction or diseases that are harder to diagnose such as Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease, will likely receive inadequate treatment unless they are under the care of a thyroid-literate doctor. Importance of a …

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Tips for Thriving With a Thyroid Disease (Infographic)

The thyroid affects the entire body which means that thyroid dysfunction is felt throughout the body including energy, body temperature, body weight, menstrual cycles, muscle strength, heart rate, breathing, and brain chemistry which influences mood and emotions. Trying to address …

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What It’s Like to Live With Thyroid Disease

Thyroid disease is a very misunderstood condition by both physicians and the general population. Because of this, those experiencing thyroid disease symptoms are often dismissed. We decided to ask our thyroid community to use one word to describe what it’s …

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What Are My Thyroid Hormone Treatment Options?

What Are My Thyroid Hormone Treatment Options?

Excerpt from Thyroid 101 Even though it goes against popular belief, there is no effective standard treatment for thyroid disease. If treatment is correct, patients may feel improvement immediately. Others may take longer to feel better as they progress towards …

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Top 5 Nutrient Deficiencies in Thyroid Patients (Infographic)

Thyroid function is dependent upon various vitamins and minerals working together. This means that it is vital to your thyroid and overall health that your nutrient levels are optimal. Unfortunately, doctors often neglect the possibility of nutrient deficiency even if …

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Understanding the Different Types of Thyroid Disease

Understanding the Different Types of Thyroid Disease

Excerpt from Thyroid 101. A growing portion of the United States is unknowingly suffering from a thyroid-related disease. Being aware of the many conditions that affect thyroid function can help individuals identify the underlying cause of their symptoms and take …

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