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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.

Have a Healthy and Safe Memorial Day Weekend

7 Tips for a Healthy Memorial Day Weekend

The following tips will help you get the most out of your holiday weekend while also keeping you and your loved ones out of harm’s way. 1) Use Minimal Sunscreen Sunscreen is a modern innovation that allows us to more …

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Travel Tips for Thyroid Patients

7 Travel Tips for Thyroid Patients this Memorial Day

Traveling while suffering from a thyroid condition poses its own set of unique difficulties. For example, if not planned for properly, air travel can cause dry eyes, undue stress on the immune system, and inhibited cognitive ability that can sap …

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Women’s Health: Overcoming PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Women’s Health: Overcoming PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, sometimes called Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, can produce these cosmetic issues while also causing serious disruption out of sight within the body. With an approximated 10% of women experiencing PCOS, it is one of the most common endocrine disorder …

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Women’s Health: Overcoming PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Women’s Health: Overcoming PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Although there are some contributors and factors of PMS that lie out of one’s control, there are many aspects that can be influenced and optimized. Doing so can improve one’s experience during the days leading up to menstruation. Before discussing …

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Lyme Disease and Lyme Carditis

Heart-Related Lyme Disease Complications

This, too, can occur in the early stages – often within the first 6 weeks. While cardiac involvement is less common than other symptoms, it can be serious and even fatal if it goes untreated. Aside from musculoskeletal and cardiac …

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Thyroid Levels and Pregnancy

Exploring the Link between Premature Births & Maternal TSH Levels

It is well-established that overt hypothyroidism can cause poor pregnancy outcomes, such as increased risk of fetal loss. It also has been linked to lower IQ in offspring. Subclinical hypothyroidism has also been linked to potential problems. However, the topic …

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9 Easy Exercises to do In Bed

9 Easy Exercises to Do in Bed

Those suffering from chronic illness like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Lyme Disease may not be able to take part in such demanding activities. This makes it difficult to find ways to engage in safe and substantial exercise. As an …

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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Exercise Intolerance

Celebrating National Physical Health Month When You Have Exercise Intolerance

Many medical professionals still posit that patients, even if they are showing signs of CFS and FM, are simply deconditioned or not physically fit. However, for individuals suffering from these conditions that may not be the case. The concept of …

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Tips to Reduce Stress

Stress-Reducing Tips from Physicians Within 5 Industries

A February 2017 “Stress in America: Coping with Change” report by the American Psychological Association (APA) reveals that two out of three Americans are “stressed about the future of our nation.” The APA also reports that technology can be a …

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Is Mitochondrial Disease (Mito) the Underlying Cause?

Is Mitochondrial Disease (Mito) the Cause of Your Health Issues?

Although they are best known for their impact on energy levels, mitochondria influence numerous bodily functions. Therefore, mitochondrial malfunction can lead to a broad gamut of disorders. For example, those with chronic conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Chronic …

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