The word fibromyalgia means muscle pain, which is a symptom of an underlying cause. However, conventional doctors use the term fibromyalgia to describe a set of symptoms that are actually common symptoms of hypothyroidism – a common cause of fibromyalgia.
Did you know that thyroid hormones also play an important role in fertility and postpartum health?
Today we’re going to about women’s health and hormones after childbirth and menopause. We will talk about two of the most important and influential hormones in a woman’s body: estrogen and progesterone.
Optimal testosterone levels are extremely important for the heart, and testosterone levels naturally decline as men age. There is emerging evidence suggesting that testosterone deficiency is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, so testosterone replacement therapy could reduce cardiovascular disease risk in men with low testosterone.
Springtime is here and you know what that means – allergy season! You’ve probably already noticed the yellow pollen on cars and have been sneezing a lot. For some people, allergies can cause more serious symptoms such as painful sinus infections and asthma. Do you...
The thyroid regulates the body’s metabolic rate and helps the body convert food into the energy it needs. Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, can cause a host of undesirable symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain, inability to lose weight, cold intolerance, and...
Do you have anxiety that you can’t explain? I want to point out a connection that I don’t think people talk much about: anxiety and hypothyroidism.
How are you doing with your New Year’s goals?
One of the cornerstones of our holistic approach to health at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center is using bioidentical hormones in our treatment plans. Through working with thousands of patients, I’ve found that treating the underlying cause of problems, rather...
Dr. Hotze explains why statin drugs are not the answer for high cholesterol.