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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.

How to Recognize and Treat Perimenopause and Menopause

How to Recognize and Treat Perimenopause and Menopause

Originally Posted March 2017Updated July 2019 Perimenopause and menopause are marked with dramatic fluctuations in hormones and notable shifts in bodily function. This transition varies in intensity from person to person. However, everyone benefits from increased understanding of the conditions …

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Understanding Menopause and the Lack of Medical Training

Understanding Menopause and the Lack of Medical Training (and How It Affects You!)

Originally Posted April 2016Updated July 2019 Currently nearly 47 million women are peri- or post-menopausal and by 2020 more than 50 million will be 51 years old – the average age of menopause. What that means is a significant percentage …

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Hot Flashes: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them?

Hot Flashes: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them?

Originally Posted December 2016Updated July 2019 Hormone imbalances, particularly those brought on by menopause, cause a significant number of women, 70 – 85%, to experience hot flashes with varying degrees of severity. Hot flashes, or sudden changes in body temperature, …

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Common Symptoms of Menopause (and Perimenopause) You May Not Know About

Common Symptoms of Menopause (and Perimenopause) You May Not Know About

Having a strong understanding of the many symptoms associated with menopause as well as the time leading up to it, known as perimenopause, may help women better navigate this stage of their life. A Quick Look at Perimenopause and Menopause …

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Everything You Need to Know About Perimenopause and Menopause

Everything You Need to Know About Perimenopause and Menopause

For many, the journey through perimenopause and menopause is frustrating and worrisome. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Those going through perimenopause/menopause may be able to improve their experience by getting informed about perimenopause/menopause, their symptoms, how they …

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5 Crucial Issues Many Fibromyalgia Patients Face

5 Crucial Issues Many Fibromyalgia Patients Face

Originally Posted May 2014Updated June 2019 As part of the awareness effort, it’s important to know the various criteria, including assessment of pain levels. But the changing way the pain of fibromyalgia is assessed/diagnosed is just a part of the …

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How CoQ10 and Vitamin D Can Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

How CoQ10 and Vitamin D Can Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition that pertains to a malfunction in the hypothalamus, a section of the brain located just above the pituitary. This can greatly affect the entire body. In addition to being a prominent piece of the nervous system …

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Fibromyalgia Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Fibromyalgia Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a very real condition that affects millions of Americans and its symptoms include chronic widespread pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, joint pain, problems with cognitive functioning, migraines, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), anxiety, depression, and environmental sensitivity – learn …

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How Fibromyalgia and CFS Make Getting Out of Bed Difficult (Dysania)

How Fibromyalgia and CFS Make Getting Out of Bed Difficult (Dysania)

Originally Posted July 2016Updated June 2019 Sleep abnormalities are one of the defining features of both chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). One of these sleep-related issues is referred to as “morning fog” or a “sleep hangover.” This period …

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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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