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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.

What Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?

What Does Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Treat?

Many people unwittingly suffer from hormonal issues that contribute to serious conditions such as depression, heart disease, and PMS. These and other common conditions may be prevented or resolved by improving hormone levels through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. What is …

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Do Men Need (Bioidentical) Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Do Men Need (Bioidentical) Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Regardless of gender, hormone production declines with age bringing with it a variety of dysfunctions and disorders. Fortunately, it is possible to counteract hormonal decline and alleviate its associated symptoms by utilizing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT. Are Men …

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7 Myths People Believe About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

7 Myths People Believe About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Multiple media outlets and individuals in the medical community have incorrectly portrayed BHRT as “dangerous” and “not suitable for standard practice”. The spread of anti-BHRT propaganda has caused many individuals to develop an unfounded bias against BHRT. By dispelling the …

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The Vital Difference Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Bioidentical HRT

The Vital Difference Between Hormone Replacement Therapy and Bioidentical HRT

To resolve imbalances and symptoms triggered by significant hormonal shifts, you may be recommended hormone replacement therapy or HRT. However, before commencing HRT it is imperative to have a strong understanding of the two primary forms of hormone replacement therapy …

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What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Fortunately, through the use of effective hormone replacement therapies you can restore hormone balance and support better bodily function. Hormone Replacement Therapy Basics It is common for those suffering from hormone-related conditions such as thyroid disease, adrenal fatigue, and menopause …

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What to Eat and Avoid to Reverse Type II Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 57 million people are pre-diabetic and do not know it – learn more about prediabetes here – while 29.1 million people have already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Despite the prevalence of the …

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How Type II Diabetes Relates to Diet and How It Can Be Reversed

How Type II Diabetes Relates to Diet and How It Can Be Reversed

Other studies show that prediabetes, a significant indicator and contributor to diabetes, is present in approximately one quarter of Americans. Without taking action to resolve their condition, those with diabetes and prediabetes are at significant risk of even greater health …

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Is Thyroid Dysfunction the Cause of Your Diabetes?

Is Thyroid Dysfunction the Cause of Your Diabetes?

Recent studies suggest that both conditions have mutual influence regarding development of the other. Because of this, having a thorough understanding of both thyroid disease and diabetes, and how they affect one another may provide greater insight into effective methods …

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What is Insulin Resistance and What Can I Do About It?

What is Insulin Resistance and What Can I Do About It?

One element of specific note regarding the development of diabetes is insulin resistance. According to the American Diabetes Association, an estimated 50 percent of individuals with insulin resistance and prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes if they do not implement …

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Symptoms of Diabetes You May Not Be Aware Of

Symptoms of Diabetes You May Not Be Aware Of

It is common for symptoms of diabetes to go unrecognized. A prime contributor of this problem is a lack of awareness regarding the signs of diabetes. To better treat and prevent diabetes, this must change. Increasing understanding of the basic …

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