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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.

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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The Most Common Causes of Fatigue, Depression and Inability to Lose Weight

The Most Common Causes of Fatigue, Depression and Inability to Lose Weight

At a certain point in life, many people, both men and women, may begin to feel overwhelmed by fatigue, stress, weight gain, and depression. Getting up in the morning and moving through the day becomes a chore with an ever-growing …

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Can Thyroid Disease Cause Hair Loss? + Tips for Hair Growth

The powerful influence of the thyroid can be seen in many areas including skin and hair health. If you are concerned about hair loss, read on to learn about the impact of thyroid disease and what can be done to …

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How Your Tongue Gives You Clues to the Health of Your Thyroid

How Your Tongue Gives You Clues to the Health of Your Thyroid

Symptoms such as enlargement, cracking, or coating of the tongue can indicate thyroidal imbalances, deficiencies, and malfunctions. Being able to interpret signs of dysfunction that appear on the tongue may help you better identify and subsequently treat thyroid disease. What …

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Everything You Need to Know About a Thyroidectomy

Everything You Need to Know About a Thyroidectomy

Having a better understanding of what a thyroidectomy is, what conditions may require a thyroidectomy, and what to expect during and after the procedure can help improve thyroid awareness and limit surgery-related trepidation. What is a Thyroidectomy? A thyroidectomy is …

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