The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Apex, NC for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Apex, NC can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Apex, NC, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
APEX, N.C. — Beacon Partners has broken ground on the first phase of Apex Gateway, a 380-acre master-planned development in Apex, approximately 15 miles west of Raleigh. The project surrounds the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and N.C. Highway 751 and will feature a mix of industrial, life sciences, retail and medical office space. Phase I will feature three light industrial buildings totaling 480,000 square feet, including a 172,150-square-foot headquarters facility for Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Co.Al Williams and Matt Winter ...
APEX, N.C. — Beacon Partners has broken ground on the first phase of Apex Gateway, a 380-acre master-planned development in Apex, approximately 15 miles west of Raleigh. The project surrounds the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and N.C. Highway 751 and will feature a mix of industrial, life sciences, retail and medical office space. Phase I will feature three light industrial buildings totaling 480,000 square feet, including a 172,150-square-foot headquarters facility for Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Al Williams and Matt Winter of JLL are handling leasing for Apex Gateway’s speculative developments. The project team also includes general contractor The Conlan Co., architect HagerSmith Design and engineer Advanced Civil Design. Truist Bank is providing construction financing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. AND RICHMOND, VA. — Hoffman & Associates plans to expand into two new markets, Charlotte and Richmond, with the development of three new multifamily projects totaling 1,108 apartments. The developments, which will exceed 1 million square feet in size and $433 million in total investment, will include two assets in Charlotte’s South End neighborhood and a $133 million development in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond.
The Washington, D.C. -based developer plans to break ground on 2500 Distribution Street in Charlotte (330 apartments) in spring 2024 and deliver the project in fall 2026. Down the street, Hoffman plans to begin construction on 2401 Distribution Street (410 apartments) in spring 2025 and wrap up construction in summer 2027. Lastly, 3200 W Moore Street in Richmond (368 apartments) will break ground in late 2024 and deliver in late 2026.
NASHVILLE, TENN. — Albion Residential has purchased land in Nashville with plans to build Albion Music Row, a two-tower luxury apartment project totaling 850 units.
The first tower will rise 29 stories and 350 feet. Albion plans to begin construction prior to the end of the year on the 458-unit building, followed by the second tower, which will feature 392 units and rise 20 stories.
Both buildings will offer retail and restaurant spaces on the ground floors. The centerpiece of the development will be a public green space that will feature art, a performance stage and a lawn designed for music uses. Albion Music Row will also feature an active recording studio.
Albion Music Row will offer micro units at a lower price point in addition to studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. There will also be duplex units.
The site comprises five lots located at the southwest corner of the intersection of McGavock Street and 14th Avenue. Albion paid $31 million for the property.
The project team includes Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, civil engineer Barge Cauthen & Associates, landscape architect Hodgson Douglas, structural engineer SDL and MEP engineer I.C. Thomasson.
Albion Residential is pursuing a LEED Silver designation for the property, which marks the developer’s second large-scale project in Nashville’s urban core. The company recently opened Albion in the Gulch, a $140 million project with 415 units.
Based in Oak Brook, Illinois, Albion Residential is focused on the acquisition, development and operation of urban, luxury apartments.
APEX, N.C. (WNCN) — At a price tag of $91 million, a company based in New York has purchased more than 1,000 acres of land that will be the home of a major development less than three miles from downtown Apex.What will soon sit on that land is a $3 billion development named Veridea.The plans include more than 1,000 multifamily units to be built by developer RXR. Another developer, Lennar, will build 1,100 single-family and townhomes. Additionally, more than 750,000 square feet will also be dedicated to “life science...
APEX, N.C. (WNCN) — At a price tag of $91 million, a company based in New York has purchased more than 1,000 acres of land that will be the home of a major development less than three miles from downtown Apex.
What will soon sit on that land is a $3 billion development named Veridea.
The plans include more than 1,000 multifamily units to be built by developer RXR. Another developer, Lennar, will build 1,100 single-family and townhomes. Additionally, more than 750,000 square feet will also be dedicated to “life sciences research, logistics and education.” according to a press release.
“The transportation network around Veridea is a very good reason to develop that area into what it’s going to be. It’ll support housing, it will support retail, it’ll support business and industry,” said Joanna Helms, the Economic Development Director for Apex.
The roadway to growth is less than three miles away from downtown Apex.
Veridea is a more than $3 billion project, planned to expand the now 150-year-old community.
“It’s really going to be a village within itself, inside of Apex,” said Helms.
Within the first phase of the project, a new 340,000-square-foot campus will be built in partnership with Wake Technical Community College. This campus will support up to 3,000 students daily, planners said.
“It’ll give us an opportunity to bring in some significant and impactful industries into the community, life sciences, high tech, advanced manufacturing,” said Helms. “It’s really great companies that pay really good wages.”
The town is changing and now officials are just trying to keep up.
“It’s this beautiful small town, with big growth and development happening,” said Alexis Jenssen, the president of the Apex Downtown Business Association.
Some local business owners aren’t sure how Veridea will affect them or their daily lives.
“How do our little mom and pop shops live in this new world of growth and development,” Jenssen added.
“Obviously, your mind goes to some concerns about what does that do for like, you know, traffic, infrastructure and things like that,” said Lora Need, the owner of Elk Foods.
But they all hope Veridea will be the start of something good.
“The old adage is, if your town isn’t growing, it’s dying,” said Helms. “I think we have years and years of growth that will come out of the Veridea development.”
Plans also include 21 acres that are slated for the construction of a new elementary school.
Looking toward the future, the total scope of the development and the zoning of the site, allows for the addition of up to 8,000 residential units, 12 million square feet of commercial space, including life sciences, industrial, warehouse, and 3.5 million square feet of retail, hospitality and civic uses, the press release said.
RXR purchased the property for $91 million and expects it to cost up to $3 billion of total investment between Lennar, Wake Technical Community College and RXR’s own development plans.
Helms told CBS 17 the town will be launching a new travel and tourism department to look at how to bring in people to visit, and to start recruiting new businesses to town.
There’s no word yet on when Veridea will break ground.
Apex and neighboring Holly Springs, just a 10-minute drive...
Apex and neighboring Holly Springs, just a 10-minute drive south of downtown Raleigh, recently got dubbed a “superstar region” that is primed for more out-of-state investment dollars as its local economy surges.
A quick look at their development pipeline underscores this point. Over the last few years, developers have lined up to construct new buildings and offices as Apex’s population swells to over 62,000. In Holly Springs, it’s closer to 44,000.
“I’m excited about the future of possibilities at this moment,” Apex Mayor Jacques K. Gilbert recently told The N&O.
Here’s a look at some of those projects:
Description: The long-awaited Veridea development is moving ahead. New York developer RXR recently purchased multiple parcels, roughly 1,100 acres in total, sandwiched between U.S. Highway 1 and N.C. 540, along N.C. 55, for $91 million.
Details: The project is a public-private partnership that is expected to cost around $3 billion over 10 years. It will include:
Developers plan to break ground early next year. The first residents for multifamily units should be able to move in by late 2025.
Description: New York-based global private equity firm Apollo Global Management and its development partner GeneSuites announced plans for Catalyst BioCampus in January. It promises “up to 446,000 square feet” of biomanufacturing, lab and office space in Holly Spring’s Oakview Innovation Park.
Details: The campus covers 25 acres at the intersection of Green Oaks Parkway and Holly Springs New Hill Road.
It includes the first phase of Charlotte developer Crescent Communities’ recently completed biomanufacturing complex, formerly called The Yield, purchased for $40.5 million in January. It includes two shell-ready buildings – each 105,000 square feet – and a seven-acre parcel for future development.
The project’s second phase entails building out mezzanines and installing primary mechanical, electrical and building infrastructure. It’s scheduled to be delivered this spring.
Plans also call for a third building for process development, lab and office space that will be up to 140,000 square feet and five stories.
Description: California-based Amgen broke ground last March on a new 350,000-square-foot multi-product drug substance manufacturing plant in Holly Springs.
Details: Amgen said it plans to invest $550 million in the project. It’s expected to employ more than 355 people. The jobs will pay an average wage of $119,510.
Amgen received local incentives worth more than $35 million for the expansion, which is scheduled to open by 2025.
“This area — and North Carolina in general — attracted us due to the access to great and diverse talent,” said Amgen CEO Bob Kenyon. “We intend to take advantage of that.”
Details: The 1 million-square-foot plant will be built on 150 acres off State Road 1152, near the intersection of Green Oaks Parkway. It’s about 1.5 miles west of Holly Springs Towne Center on N.C. 55.
It’s expected to bring up to 725 jobs to the area over five years. The jobs would pay an average annual wage of $99,848.
Fujifilm Diosynth received local incentives worth more than $90 million for the expansion.
The facility is expected to be operational by 2025.
Description: DHIC Inc., a local affordable housing developer, has begun work on Broadstone Walk, a 164-unit affordable housing complex on a 14-acre parcel along South Hughes Street in Apex.
Details: DHIC said the total cost of the project is $47 million.
The complex will include eight buildings providing one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for households making 40% to 70% of the area’s median income — roughly $34,000 to $62,300, based on Wake County’s household median income of $88,471.
DHIC received close to $7 million in financing from Wake County and the town of Apex. It also received equity from the sale of roughly $14 million in low-income housing tax credits.
It’s expected to be complete by May 2024.
This story was originally published March 9, 2023, 8:00 AM.
APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- The curtain is about to rise for a group of talented Triangle teens. An Apex theater group won rare permission to perform an off-Broadway musical in Raleigh, and it's almost show time.In room 13, one of the multi-purpose rooms of Hope Community Church in Apex, the countdown is on for the young Triangle thespians on their biggest stage yet."It's a huge deal," said Peyton Prince, assistant director at Carolina Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA).75 students from six years old to college age are...
APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- The curtain is about to rise for a group of talented Triangle teens. An Apex theater group won rare permission to perform an off-Broadway musical in Raleigh, and it's almost show time.
In room 13, one of the multi-purpose rooms of Hope Community Church in Apex, the countdown is on for the young Triangle thespians on their biggest stage yet.
"It's a huge deal," said Peyton Prince, assistant director at Carolina Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA).
75 students from six years old to college age are now less than three weeks away from the premiere of 'Between the Lines the Musical' at Raleigh's Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.
The fantastical story of teenage empowerment has never been performed outside of New York City. The off-Broadway show closed last fall.
"I wanted to do this show so badly when I saw it in New York because it did have so many opportunities," said CAPA founder and artistic director Melanie Prince. "And it's not able to be licensed yet so we got special permission for the kids to put it on."
Rising Holly Springs High School senior Keetyn Weeks stars as 'Delilah.' It's CAPA's seventh intensive summer theater program, and Weeks has been to five of them.
"I've learned so much," said Weeks. "I came in when I was 13 years old thinking I knew everything there was to know about theater and acting and music and dance. And the opportunities that I've had are just so unique to grow myself."
Alexander Earl is co-lead, helping anchor the young ensemble cast.
"You have that anticipation building up in you the entire time and I guess that's what makes the final performance so good," Earl said. "You're finally getting that payoff for the work you put in."
CAPA has racked up its share of theater festival awards through the years. Now the group is preparing for its biggest show yet.
Tickets went on sale Friday for CAPA's performance of 'Between the Lines the Musical.' The show runs August 3-5 at the Martin Marietta Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.
RXR Realty has acquired Veridea, a more than 1,000-acre mixed-use development site in Apex, N.C. The company purchased the land for $91 million. Hudson Realty Capital was previously attached to the project, CommercialEdge data shows.The project aligns with RXR’s national strategy of investing in Superstar Regions. The company expects a total investment of $3 billion.The first phase will include 1,000 multifamily units, 1,100 single-family residences developed by Lennar, w...
RXR Realty has acquired Veridea, a more than 1,000-acre mixed-use development site in Apex, N.C. The company purchased the land for $91 million. Hudson Realty Capital was previously attached to the project, CommercialEdge data shows.
The project aligns with RXR’s national strategy of investing in Superstar Regions. The company expects a total investment of $3 billion.
The first phase will include 1,000 multifamily units, 1,100 single-family residences developed by Lennar, while more than 750,000 square feet will be allocated for life science research, logistics and education. RXR also partnered with Wake Technical Community College for the construction of a 340,000-square-foot campus across 34 acres. Plans also call for the development of a new elementary school on a 21-acre site.
The initial focus will be on East Village and will set the tone for the project. The 460-acre East Village Neighborhood Center is situated on the eastern part of the Veridea development, accessed through the intersection of Highway 55 and Technology Drive.
The zoning of the site allows for the development of as many as 8,000 residential units, 12 million square feet of commercial space including life science, industrial and warehouse properties, and 3.5 million square feet of retail, hospitality and civic uses.
Veridea is located at the intersection of three major highways: US 1, Interstate 540 and Highway 55, 19.4 miles from Raleigh, N.C., and 26 miles from Durham, N.C. The development site is roughly 20 miles south from the Research Triangle Park, a major employment hub in the area.
Foundry Commercial brokered the transaction. CEO & Principal Moss Withers of Lee & Associates brokered the sale of the site where Wake Technical will relocate the new campus.
Veridea marks RXR’s first acquisition and development in North Carolina, situated within the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, the largest scientific research center in the U.S.
Major developments in the area include The Exchange Raleigh, a $1 billion, 40-acre mixed-use project, developed by DeWitt Carolinas Inc. In September 2022, construction began on 1000 Social, the first of the mixed-use property’s two 12-story office towers totaling 330,000 square feet.
Raleigh had another mixed-use building completed in the spring of 2022, a 19-story tower totaling 292,500 square feet of office and retail space developed by Barings and The Fallon Co.
Earlier in February, Trammell Crow Co., in partnership with High Street Residential, topped out 400H, another Raleigh mixed-use project, slated for completion in the summer of 2023.