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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.

A Journey with Fibromyalgia – A Holtorf Medical Group Success Story

A Journey with Fibromyalgia – A Holtorf Medical Group Success Story

By Shirley R.September 2013 If you had asked me ten years ago whether I thought I would still be alive today, I would have responded with “absolutely not”. That’s how surely I was convinced that I was slowly dying—emotionally, socially, …

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How Lyme Disease Can Cause Fibromyalgia

How Lyme Disease Can Cause Fibromyalgia

Originally Posted July 2016Updated June 2019 Fibromyalgia is the name given to the mysterious illness typically characterized by widespread muscle and joint pain. The original diagnostic criteria from the early 90s revolved solely around the amount of tender points an …

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia: One Diagnosis or Two?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia: One Diagnosis or Two?

Originally Posted April 2017Updated June 2019 One of the primary difficulties of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia is locating and resolving each of the numerous malfunctions associated with them. Every case is unique and has its own challenges. Treatment of …

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Understanding Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Disorder

Understanding Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Disorder

Originally Posted May 2013Updated June 2019 For patients with severe symptoms, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome can be extremely debilitating and can interfere with the basic activities of daily life, even bringing psychological distress and social isolation. A Relatively New …

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how ticks spread lyme disease and other illnesses

How Ticks Spread Lyme Disease and Other Illnesses

Although ticks are best known for the transmission of Lyme disease, they may also disseminate other illness. Knowing more about these small creatures, how they transfer disease to humans, and having a basic understanding of Lyme disease can help you …

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Everything You Need to Know About Low Dose Naltrexone (And Enter the LDN Book GIVEAWAY)

Interestingly, a long-known drug that was previously used primarily for drug and alcohol addiction may prove to be helpful. Low Dose Naltrexone, or LDN, is more recently being used as an effective treatment for conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue …

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What is the Proper Treatment for Lyme Disease?

Excerpt from “Treating Lyme Disease” Treating Lyme disease is as equally complex as testing, because of the resiliency of the condition, the various forms that Borrelia Burgdorferi can assume, and a lack of comprehensive and multi-system treatment. For these reasons …

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What Are the Proper Tests for Lyme Disease?

An Excerpt from “Treating Lyme Disease” There are two primary types of Lyme disease, both are equally difficult to diagnose, especially if the doctor discounts them as a possibility. Acute Lyme patients will often have symptoms even after they test …

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease Co-Infections

The impact of these co-infections if left untreated may include changes in physical and mental function, chronic health issues, and in some cases even fatality. Lyme disease itself is a serious condition but its frequent pairing with co-infections may pose …

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What is Lyme Disease?

An Excerpt from “Treating Lyme Disease: Learn about proper testing, treatment and what to expect” Lyme disease is a condition caused by the bacterial infection Borrelia Burgdorferi. It was discovered in the 1970’s in Old Lyme, Connecticut when residents reported …

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