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 Bayshore Gardens, FL 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 Bayshore Gardens, FL 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:
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SARASOTA (WWSB) - Over the weekend, residents in Bayshore Gardens noticed their canal had turned a dark, murky brown color.The area is off Florida Boulevard and 26th Street West. At first, they thought it was red tide, but this was different.Bob and Dixie Johnson noticed the change in their water on Saturday, so Bob came outside and grabbed a pail get a water sample.Monday, the water was significantly more clear than the water they pulled up just two days prior.“It’s never been like this," Dixie J...
SARASOTA (WWSB) - Over the weekend, residents in Bayshore Gardens noticed their canal had turned a dark, murky brown color.
The area is off Florida Boulevard and 26th Street West. At first, they thought it was red tide, but this was different.
Bob and Dixie Johnson noticed the change in their water on Saturday, so Bob came outside and grabbed a pail get a water sample.
Monday, the water was significantly more clear than the water they pulled up just two days prior.
“It’s never been like this," Dixie Johnson said of the water from Saturday. "We’ve been here since 1997. It’s never been like this.”
The Johnsons said even when red tide was at its worst, dead fish lined their canal, but the water never turned this color.
“I’ve seen it a little dirty, but nothing like this," said Bob Johnson. "I mean, red tide is bad. But it’s not the red tide. I’m not coughing, it’s not bothering my lungs or anything. So, I don’t know what it is.”
It’s not just Bob and Dixie who have noticed.
“Friday evening, the water was clear and then maybe by Saturday, there was an orange film coming through, an orangish brown,” explained Bruce Higgins, another neighbor.
He’s not sure what it is either, but Higgins' main concern is that it will kill the fish.
“Is it gonna go away? The last three months we had red tide where you can’t go fishing," Higgins said. "I mean, that’s the only reason we live here, is to go fishing.”
To try to get answers, Bob Johnson called Manatee County. There’s a major waste water project underway just steps from his home, so he thought something serious could be wrong.
The Public Works department came out to inspect on Monday, but couldn’t put a finger on the cause either.
“I don’t have any reason to feel it’s from my roadway project, force main project,” said Tony Russo with the Manatee County Public Works. "But I’m going to continue to check all of my erosion control, the silk fence barriers and seeing if maybe something has broken loose if this is erosion runoff from the road.”
The project manager said he also hasn’t heard of any sewage spills or water line breaks in Bayshore Gardens, so that can’t be the cause.
At this point, the murkiness remains a mystery.
The County says it will continue to investigate to try to find the cause of this brown, murky water.
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An unusual plan for a longtime synagogue on Tampa’s waterfront to sell half its lucrative property and share space with a high-rise tower got a unanimous no from City Council late Thursday.“I find it’s not compatible with the surrounding neighborhood,” said council member Lynn Hurtak who made the motion to kill the deal, a decision met with applause in City Council chambers.The vote came after hours of opposing pleas from members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, supporters of the Tampa Garden Club next doo...
An unusual plan for a longtime synagogue on Tampa’s waterfront to sell half its lucrative property and share space with a high-rise tower got a unanimous no from City Council late Thursday.
“I find it’s not compatible with the surrounding neighborhood,” said council member Lynn Hurtak who made the motion to kill the deal, a decision met with applause in City Council chambers.
The vote came after hours of opposing pleas from members of Congregation Rodeph Sholom, supporters of the Tampa Garden Club next door, nearby residents and even a couple of brides-to-be.
The plan was for Miami-based developer The Related Group to build a 50 unit residential high-rise on about half of the synagogue’s 2.12 acre property. That condo tower would have co-existed with the existing 1969 synagogue building with its distinctive menorah facing Bayshore Boulevard.
Representatives and members of Rodeph Sholom — some in T-shirts that read “Honoring The Past, Preserving The Future” — said the sale would provide funds for future maintenance and repair and could prevent the congregation from one day having to sell off the entire property and move.
“I think it would be a shame for us to potentially lose a synagogue from Bayshore Boulevard,” said congregation member Marcy Baker.
Members of the Garden Club next door also turned out in full force. Nestled on more than 3 acres of water-view green space, the club serves as a busy wedding venue that’s booked 18 months out — a business that could be jeopardized by a looming tower next door, supporters said.
“Projects like this in Tampa belong in downtown,” Elizabeth Johnson, whose daughter is soon to be married there, told the council. “Please listen to the Garden Club. This is a gem.”
The project was called too big for the property — “ten pounds of sugar in a 5 pound bag,” said Todd Pressman, zoning consultant representing the club.
Of concern in the discussion were waivers sought by the developer — particularly one requesting to be required to preserve only 20 percent of the trees on the property instead of 50 percent. Three grand oaks would have been affected.
“Please vote no to these tree killing waivers,” a speaker said.
City Council member Bill Carlson, who represents South Tampa, was out of town for Thursday’s vote.
Members of the conservative congregation, which started in Ybor City in 1903, said they had often been approached to sell the property on Bayshore, which is lined with high-rises and waterfront mansions, but this deal would have allowed them to stay.
“Maybe this comes back to us in a different form in a couple of months,” said council member Luis Viera.
In Tampa’s big building boom, here’s an unusual development: A synagogue selling half its lucrative property on scenic Bayshore Boulevard to share space with a luxury condo tower.“I don’t think anything like this has ever been done,” said Julia Mandell, Tampa’s former city attorney, now in private practice and representing the high-rise developer. She said it could be a unique way to keep community churches and clubs sitting on prime property from selling outright.But not everyone thinks it&r...
In Tampa’s big building boom, here’s an unusual development: A synagogue selling half its lucrative property on scenic Bayshore Boulevard to share space with a luxury condo tower.
“I don’t think anything like this has ever been done,” said Julia Mandell, Tampa’s former city attorney, now in private practice and representing the high-rise developer. She said it could be a unique way to keep community churches and clubs sitting on prime property from selling outright.
But not everyone thinks it’s such a great idea. Take the Tampa Garden Club next door, site of many a Tampa wedding.
The waterfront club, on lush, green grounds with moss-draped oaks, now stands to lose “privacy, ambiance and atmosphere” that have been part of a “singular and unique Tampa institution,” said Todd Pressman, zoning consultant and lobbyist representing the club.
“We’re talking about decades of brides in Tampa,” he said.
On South Tampa’s winding waterfront boulevard, Congregation Rodeph Sholom has long been a landmark in its 1960s-era building, with its distinctive menorah rising above.
“In today’s world, where there is a lot of hate, a lot of antisemitism, I think the menorah that’s 40 feet in the air on Bayshore really does show Tampa’s a very accepting place,” said Lloyd Stern, president of the congregation that began 120 years ago in Ybor City. “I think it’s important to keep the menorah there.”
The synagogue has gotten plenty of interest in the property over the years, but this was the first opportunity to “colocate,” Mandell said.
Stern told the Tampa Bay Times last year that its 1,200 current members supported the sale. Families that started Rodeph Sholom “are happy to see we are doing something to make sure we are here for their great-great-grandchildren,” he said.
Miami-based developer The Related Group struck a deal last year to buy a little more than half of the 2.12-acre property, the part that houses a parking lot and a preschool building rented to the Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center. The 2½-story synagogue would remain. A news release said Related planned to close on the property in early 2024 pending approval from the city.
Stern declined to disclose the price. Selling the property is not financially necessary, he said, and money would go to an endowment for future repairs, such as if the building needed a new roof.
Next door, on more than 3 acres of green space, the Tampa Garden Club promotes horticulture and urban gardening — and serves as a fancy events venue with a ballroom and its Wedding Garden.
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“When you put this size of a building next to a venue like that, it will result in a tremendous loss of privacy,” Pressman said. “That’s a private affair at a wedding party, and that’s not going to be the case anymore when you have 50 units peering over next door.”
But Mandell said projects like this have the potential to help preserve “community uses” such as the clubs and places of worship along Bayshore’s mansions, townhouses and high-rises.
“The reality is if you’ve got property on Bayshore, it has financial value,” Mandell said. Under the rules, selling the whole property could permit a bigger development closer to Bayshore with up to 72 units and no synagogue, she said.
“As we develop this city, I think there’s a real possibility we will lose a lot of institutions if we don’t have options and give them development rights,” Mandell said. She said she hopes for “a robust conversation … would we rather just tear them all down, you can’t afford to be here, we rebuild?”
If the project is approved, Stern said, it would include an agreement that nothing over three stories or 20,000 square feet could ever be built where the synagogue sits. “We never intend moving,” he said. “But things could happen 50, 75, 100 years from now, who knows, when we’re long gone.”
The condo tower was initially proposed at 60 units but is now 50 and narrower, Mandell said. It will rise about 355 feet with two units per floor.
Others say they worry about even more tall buildings and traffic on the peninsula south of downtown.
“Everybody and his brother thinks South Tampa is a great place to build something,” said Stephanie Poynor, president of Tampa Homeowners An Association of Neighborhoods. “South Tampa’s full.”
The project goes before the Tampa City Council on May 11.
[email protected]'m a big fan of our local libraries, especially the Downtown Central Library in Bradenton, with its second floor windows offering sweeping views of the Manatee River.I'm also a big fan of history and food, which is the focus of the new exhibit there."Bradenton Eateries: Then & Now" is on display in the Eaton Room on the second floor, across from those gorgeous riverfront vistas.My wife Kristin and I attended the opening reception last week.Belove...
I'm a big fan of our local libraries, especially the Downtown Central Library in Bradenton, with its second floor windows offering sweeping views of the Manatee River.
I'm also a big fan of history and food, which is the focus of the new exhibit there.
"Bradenton Eateries: Then & Now" is on display in the Eaton Room on the second floor, across from those gorgeous riverfront vistas.
My wife Kristin and I attended the opening reception last week.
Beloved local restaurants like Council's Bradenton Recreation, Fav's Italian Cucina, Pier 22, Shake Pit, Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab, and Turner Donuts provided tasty samples.
In between bites, attendees watched a slideshow on a flat screen TV providing information on past and present restaurants, while also looking at displays and flipping through numerous newspaper clips from about 1978 to '89 featuring Manatee County restaurants from South Tamiami Trail to the northern tip of Anna Maria Island.
The opening weekday reception was a bit crowded, so I returned on Saturday and had the exhibit all to myself.
"We want to show people the eateries we have now, the history of the area's restaurants, and all the different cuisine," said David Breakfield, the librarian at the Downtown Central Library who created the exhibit with his coworker Ericka Dow. "I'm proud of how it came came together and everyone has been very complimentary and encouraging and that's just really the goal, and getting people interested in the history and pointing them to current restaurants."
Breakfield shared some fun facts:
Pete Reynard's Restaurant on Holmes Beach, open from 1954 to 2000 (I wouldn't visit Anna Maria Island until '02), featured a revolving salad bar and rotating Compass Dining Room.
Garcia's Restaurant Cafe originated in Tampa in the 1880s before relocating to Bradenton, where it operated at 403 Old Main St. until the mid-1950s.
The McDonald's on 14th Street was the first in Manatee County. It opened in 1965. Text on the slideshow notes that a hamburger then cost 15 cents and a shake was 22 cents.
Those are a few of the myriad nuggets of information being served up at "Bradenton Eateries: Then & Now," which is scheduled to run through July.
For instance, I knew the glorious old Golden Apple Dinner Theatre in downtown Sarasota replaced a Morrison's Cafeteria but did not know there was also a Morrison's Cafeteria, opened in 1957, in Bradenton in front of Bayshore Gardens Shopping Center, which put out a buffet of comfort foods until the 1990s. Makes sense — I recall eating, as a hungry high school student in Tampa in the 1990s, at a Morrison's on North Dale Mabry Highway.
I learned about past places I'd never heard of, too, like Burger Queen, Cecil's Diner, Merry's Dining Room/Restaurant, and Royal Castle Hamburgers.
I spent nearly an hour just going through those old newspaper clips. During this time I also finally got to learn more about an Anna Maria Island spot I'd heard about called Fast Eddie's that advertised "warm beer and lousy food."
Sounds like my kinda joint!
Yeah, I had a great time exploring "Bradenton Eateries: Then & Now" and plan to return.
ANDREA GALABINSKI New owner Terry Chepy at Bayshore Garden Center.The Bayshore Garden Center is an institution in North Fort Myers. The winner of The North Fort Myers Neighbor’s annual reader’s poll for countless years for both Best Nursery and Best Landscaping, the pleasant, plant-filled business is a source for both plants and information on gardening and landscaping.The new owner is Terry Chepy, who has taken over from Jan Johnson and Joe Scott who decided after many successful years to retire from the business....
ANDREA GALABINSKI New owner Terry Chepy at Bayshore Garden Center.
The Bayshore Garden Center is an institution in North Fort Myers. The winner of The North Fort Myers Neighbor’s annual reader’s poll for countless years for both Best Nursery and Best Landscaping, the pleasant, plant-filled business is a source for both plants and information on gardening and landscaping.
The new owner is Terry Chepy, who has taken over from Jan Johnson and Joe Scott who decided after many successful years to retire from the business.
Originally from East Lansing, Michigan, Chepy said it was their top pick in buying a business.
Chepy said he looked all over Michigan for a business to acquire, but then he heard Bayshore Garden Center here was for sale.
He and his family have been frequent vacation visitors to the Fort Myers area. “I then decided, why not look at a place I wanted to be, for the next 10 or 20 years, or the rest of my life? I love the area.”
He came first in February to look at the business, and was impressed with what he saw. “Actually, I fell in love with it (the business) and the people in the area.”
He’s now working at the center seven days a week, saying that getting up every morning and getting to work is a joy. “It feels more like a hobby than work.”
All but one of the previous staff members are still at the center. “They are the most knowledgeable group of professionals I’ve ever been involved with; that’s why people like to come here.”
The staff is helping him get to know local customers. “The local customers have been friendly and very accepting,” he said. “I really appreciate that.”
He said the business was run so well, it really didn’t need an overhaul when he took over. “I’m trying to maintain what they (the previous owners) have done over the years.”
When you enter the center off Bayshore Road, you see the friendly outdoor kiosk that serves as the cashier’s stand, and many plants and trees on display. The size of the center is misleading – a horizontal layout, there are thousands of plants in different varieties and numerous trees for sale. “We have 20 to 25 different types of palm trees and dozens of types of citrus trees,” Chepy said.
They even have Florida peach trees. “I tried one of the peaches — my first Florida peach — and it was delicious,” he said.
One thing he hopes to promote to customers is many free services. For one, they offer free landscaping evaluations at your home. “For example, if someone wants help with a landscape design, we can take it from nothing to a complete, fully designed and installed landscape.”
They also invite customers to bring in problem plants. “We can tell you what’s wrong, it could be anything from disease to nutrient deficiency to too much or too little watering.”
They also have brochures from a Citrus Care Guide to those on caring for plants in general.
He also plans to restart the popular free gardening topic classes in the future.
A Cape Coral resident, married to wife Sharon, he is the father of two. An avid tennis player and golfer, he hopes to do more of those in the future, but right now his business is his priority.
Bayshore Garden Center is at 5870 Bayshore Rd. Hours are Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 543-1443.