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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.

5 Thyroid Lies Your Endocrinologist May Try to Tell You

5 Thyroid Lies Your Endocrinologist May Try to Tell You

Originally Posted January 2015Updated September 2019 Endocrinologists, whose “specialization” is the endocrine system — which includes the thyroid gland — are sometimes the worst offenders when it comes to providing dubious information about your thyroid diagnosis and treatment. Get smart, …

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How a Vitamin D Deficiency Can Disrupt your Thyroid and Promote Hashimoto’s

How a Vitamin D Deficiency Can Disrupt your Thyroid and Promote Hashimoto’s

One example of this connection is found in relation to vitamin D and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Research suggests that reduced levels of vitamin D may have significant importance regarding the occurrence of an autoimmune thyroid disorder known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Recognizing …

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Is it Mental Illness or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?

Is it Mental Illness or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

Originally Posted November 2019Updated September 2019 Imagine having all the symptoms of a major mental illness such as manic depression, paranoid schizophrenia, psychotic depression, or even a bipolar disorder. One day you wake up with overflowing physical energy, even feeling …

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What You Don't Know About Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

What You Don’t Know About Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Originally Posted August 2016Updated September 2019 The reality is that without knowing what’s truly going on in your body and what are the real causes behind your symptoms, you risk undergoing the wrong health approach. An estimated 20 million Americans have some …

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Understanding The Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's

Understanding The Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s

The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that has impressive influence over many areas of wellness. As such, conditions that impede thyroid function can lead to serious issues including chronic fatigue, weight gain, and reduced cognitive function. …

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Everything You Need To Know About Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Testing and Treatments

Everything You Need To Know About Hypothyroidism: Symptoms, Testing and Treatments

Some studies estimate that up to one third of those with hypothyroidism are undiagnosed making it virtually impossible that they will be able to manage their condition. Resolving the problem of hypothyroidism requires that everyone have greater awareness and understanding …

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Is Ketamine the Answer to Treating Depression Caused by Chronic Illness?

Is Ketamine the Answer to Treating Depression Caused by Chronic Illness?

Sadly, standard treatment practice for depression does not fully acknowledge or address the connection between chronic illness and mental health. Fortunately, it may be possible to effectively treat depression while also improving elements of chronic illness. Research suggests that ketamine …

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Is Depression the Catch-All Diagnosis for Most Doctors?

Is Depression the Catch-All Diagnosis for Most Doctors?

Originally Posted April 2017Updated August 2019 Patients of all ages have reported similar experiences of visiting doctor after doctor hoping for answers on why they’re having headaches, fevers, blurred vision, extreme fatigue, tremors, heart palpitations, digestive upset, and other mysterious …

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Chronic illness often goes beyond physical symptoms leading to a decline in mental health, and increased feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The Importance of Support When You Have a Chronic Illness

Conditions like Lyme disease, thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome can have a dramatic and long-lasting impact. One of the most common and detrimental effects of chronic illnesses such as these is a sense of alienation and loneliness. These …

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Introducing Psychotherapy Services at HMG

Here at Holtorf Medical Group, we understand the powerful impact of chronic illness on mental health. As such, we are dedicated to providing the greatest care possible in support of better psychological health by offering exceptional psychotherapeutic services. Watch the …

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