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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.

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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What is Prediabetes and How Can I Stop it From Developing into Diabetes

What is Prediabetes and How Can I Stop it From Developing into Diabetes?

Responding appropriately to prediabetes requires a solid understanding of the condition itself, what causes it, and how to identify it. What is Prediabetes? Similar to diabetes, prediabetes occurs when the body does not respond appropriately to the hormone insulin or …

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What Causes Autoimmune Disease?

What Causes Autoimmune Disease?

Despite the significant degree of study, there is still much to be learned about the cause of these and other forms of autoimmune dysfunction. To better understand what is known about the cause of autoimmune disorders it is essential to …

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What is an Autoimmune Disease?

What is an Autoimmune Disease?

There is a significant lack of understanding regarding identification and treatment of autoimmune disease in both the general public and medical community. Because of this, patients suffering from an autoimmune disease often do not seek the aid they need and …

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Common Depression Triggers and How to Deal with Them

Anyone can get the blues, but if it seems that sadness and feelings of worthlessness and/or despair have become part of your everyday life, it may be time for you to talk with your doctor about depression. Depression affects so …

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How Sleep is Involved in Regulating Mood and Wellness

How Sleep is Involved in Regulating Mood and Wellness

Sleep plays an important role in the regulation of important bodily functions including mood regulation, energy level, and mental wellness. Because of this, those who do not get adequate rest are likely to suffer from mental dysfunction and mood disorders …

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Can a Poor Diet Cause Depression Symptoms?

Can a Poor Diet Cause Depression Symptoms?

A great amount of research shows that diet has significant influence on mental health and more specifically the occurrence of mental health disorders. Knowing how diet influences depression and understanding the basics of a diet focused on mental health can …

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How a Hormone Imbalance Can Cause Depression

How a Hormone Imbalance Can Cause Depression

Hormones influence virtually every bodily function and disruption of their activity can result in significant health issues and chronic conditions including depression. Without identifying and addressing an underlying hormonal imbalance, it is unlikely that a patient’s depression will not improve. …

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Is a Neurotransmitter Imbalance to Blame for Your Depression Symptoms?

Is a Neurotransmitter Imbalance to Blame for Your Depression Symptoms?

Neurotransmitters are chemicals involved in the regulation of neurological function. Because of this, disruption or deficiency of neurotransmitters can result in major mood disorders such as depression. Having a better understanding of what neurotransmitters are, knowing how they influence neurological …

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Is It Just “The Blues” or Something More?

Is It Just “The Blues” or Something More?

Depression is a mental disorder that can lead to serious emotional, psychological, and physical issues if not properly identified and subsequently treated. Therefore, being able to distinguish between “the blues” and depression is paramount to individual wellness. Seeing the Signs …

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