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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.

9 Tips to Help You Manage Your Chronic Illness (and Mental Health)

9 Tips to Help You Manage Your Chronic Illness (and Mental Health)

Managing both the physical and mental symptoms of chronic illness can be challenging. Fortunately, it may be possible to improve both areas through the same process. Adopting healthy psychological and self-care practices helps alleviate physical and mental dysfunction caused by …

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The Connection Between Chronic Illness and Mental Health

The Connection Between Chronic Illness and Mental Health

Unfortunately, treatment of chronic disease tends to focus primarily on resolving only physical symptoms. This erroneous practice discounts the fact that chronic illness often disrupts mental wellness to a significant degree. To effectively support mental health, it is essential that …

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Hysterectomies, Early Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hysterectomies, Early Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Originally Posted May 2016Updated July 2019 A hysterectomy is classified as either total, partial, or radical, based on how much of the uterus and surrounding organs and tissues are removed. The fallopian tubes and ovaries may or may not be …

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7 Self-Care Tips to Implement During Menopause

7 Self-Care Tips to Implement During Menopause

Being aware of the substantial impact of perimenopause and menopause, understanding the importance of self-care, and employing effective wellness practices can significantly improve your journey through perimenopause/menopause. What is Perimenopause/Menopause? Perimenopause and menopause are the terms used to describe a …

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All About The Menopause Diet

All About The Menopause Diet – What is It and Can it Help You?

Making appropriate dietary changes can notably affect the occurrence, duration, and severity of perimenopause and menopause symptoms while also supporting general wellness. Recognizing the powerful influence of diet on menopause, learning what foods are helpful or harmful, and implementing effective …

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How to Recognize and Treat Perimenopause and Menopause

How to Recognize and Treat Perimenopause and Menopause

Originally Posted March 2017Updated July 2019 Perimenopause and menopause are marked with dramatic fluctuations in hormones and notable shifts in bodily function. This transition varies in intensity from person to person. However, everyone benefits from increased understanding of the conditions …

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Understanding Menopause and the Lack of Medical Training

Understanding Menopause and the Lack of Medical Training (and How It Affects You!)

Originally Posted April 2016Updated July 2019 Currently nearly 47 million women are peri- or post-menopausal and by 2020 more than 50 million will be 51 years old – the average age of menopause. What that means is a significant percentage …

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Hot Flashes: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them?

Hot Flashes: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them?

Originally Posted December 2016Updated July 2019 Hormone imbalances, particularly those brought on by menopause, cause a significant number of women, 70 – 85%, to experience hot flashes with varying degrees of severity. Hot flashes, or sudden changes in body temperature, …

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Common Symptoms of Menopause (and Perimenopause) You May Not Know About

Common Symptoms of Menopause (and Perimenopause) You May Not Know About

Having a strong understanding of the many symptoms associated with menopause as well as the time leading up to it, known as perimenopause, may help women better navigate this stage of their life. A Quick Look at Perimenopause and Menopause …

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Everything You Need to Know About Perimenopause and Menopause

Everything You Need to Know About Perimenopause and Menopause

For many, the journey through perimenopause and menopause is frustrating and worrisome. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Those going through perimenopause/menopause may be able to improve their experience by getting informed about perimenopause/menopause, their symptoms, how they …

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