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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.

SIBO and Thyroid Disease

How SIBO and Thyroid Disease are Connected

An excellent example of this is the association between small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) and hypothyroidism. Even though these two conditions are seemingly unrelated they mutually affect the occurrence of one another. Because of their developmental relationship, it is important …

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Signs and Symptoms of SIBO

9 Signs You Have Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Being able to recognize signs of SIBO is necessary for identifying and subsequently resolving this chronic condition of the gut. What is SIBO? The gut is one of the most important systems in the body and the small intestine plays …

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SIBO Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About SIBO: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic gastrointestinal problems can involve an underlying case of SIBO. As such, many individuals may benefit from having a better understanding of SIBO, its causes, and effective approaches to diagnosis and treatment. A Brief Review of SIBO SIBO is clinically …

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7 Ways for Men to Boost Their Libido (Sex Drive)

7 Ways for Men to Boost Their Libido (Sex Drive)

Originally Posted February 2017Updated February 2019 In a study conducted by the Journal of American Medical Association it was found that 31% of men experience some form of sexual inadequacy during their lifetime. Inhibited libido can lead to serious sexual …

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Does Birth Control Does Lower Your Libido (Sex Drive)?

Does Birth Control Does Lower Your Libido (Sex Drive)?

Originally Posted February 2017Updated February 2019 While there are many causes of low libido, including stress and relationship problems, hormone imbalances caused by oral contraceptives is one that is often overlooked. Even though this is thought to affect only a …

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Ways to Boost Your Libido Sex Drive

6 Ways to Boost Your Libido

Originally posted February 2013Updated February 2019 Studies show that 31% of men and 43% of women suffer from sexual inadequacy or low libido at some point in their lives. It is shown that up to 40% of women suffer from symptoms …

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5 Health Benefits of a Healthy Libido (Infographic)

Most recognize the libido only as it relates to sexual relations, but in addition to generating sexual desire and physical intimacy, libido (sex drive) can be used as a marker for overall wellness. Many choose to pursue exercise programs, diets, …

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Are Medications to Blame for Your Lost Libido?

Are Medications to Blame for Your Lost Libido?

Understanding the importance of the libido and being aware of the many medications that may reduce its activity can help you safeguard your sex drive and protect overall wellness. The Importance of a Strong Libido In addition to generating sexual …

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The Link Between Menopause and Low Libido

The Link Between Menopause and Low Libido (+ What You Can Do About It)

This transitional period that occurs in women triggers major shifts in hormone production, balance, and activity. These changes can significantly reduce libido. Women going through menopause and experiencing libidinal difficulties may benefit greatly from learning about the influence of hormones, …

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How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Cause Low Libido

How Thyroid Dysfunction Can Cause Low Libido

Disruption of this small butterfly-shaped gland can lead to widespread dysfunction and significantly impede an individual’s libido. Understanding the powerful influence of the thyroid and effectively testing for and treating thyroid dysfunction may be able to restore the libido. Libido …

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