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.
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading