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 Bee Ridge, 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 Bee Ridge, 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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Bee Ridge, FL, 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!973-587-8638
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Waste Management staff have been working long shifts in an effort to return to regularly scheduled trash and recycling pickup.Most crews, the County says, have been working six days per week in an effort to return to regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection days for unincorporated Sarasota County.However, many residents are still experiencing delays in collection service due to collection trucks navigating around roadway debris and around the storm debris collection trucks.To help facili...
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Waste Management staff have been working long shifts in an effort to return to regularly scheduled trash and recycling pickup.
Most crews, the County says, have been working six days per week in an effort to return to regularly scheduled trash and recycling collection days for unincorporated Sarasota County.
However, many residents are still experiencing delays in collection service due to collection trucks navigating around roadway debris and around the storm debris collection trucks.
To help facilitate curbside trash and recycling collection:
VEGETATIVE AND C&D DEBRIS COLLECTION UPDATE
To date, Sarasota County debris contractors have collected over 1.6 million cubic yards of vegetative debris and more than 10,000 cubic yards of C&D debris from areas of incorporated Sarasota County. The 1,623,443 cubic yards of vegetative debris is enough to fill more than 496 Olympic-swimming pools.
PREPARE, PILE & PLACE
Sarasota County debris contractors perform debris collection for different debris types on different days. Construction and demolition debris, household goods and vegetative debris must be placed separately from each other for collection.
Large items are collected by the grapple, or claw. These items must be placed away from overhanging trees, telephone poles, mailboxes, utility connections, vehicles and other items that could potentially damaged during the collection process. Smaller bagged debris should be placed away from larger items for hand-collection.
Vegetative debris is taken to a debris management site for volume reduction, or mulching, and repurposed by the debris contractors for compost or other agricultural uses. Construction and demolition debris is taken to a different debris management site for volume reduction, or crushing, and is disposed of by the debris contractor.
Debris that is mixed or inaccessible will be tagged for remediation.
ILLEGAL DUMPING & DEBRIS DISPOSAL
As debris contractors are operating seven days a week, community members are reminded that Sarasota County Code prohibits the burning of debris and the illegal dumping or disposing of debris on public or private roads, stormwater ditches, canals, retention ponds, public right-of-way and county-owned land within unincorporated Sarasota County.
While storm debris collection is underway, residents are allowed to place storm debris from their private property along public-right-of-way directly in front of their homes for collection by Sarasota County debris contractors.
Private communities, businesses, commercial contractors and tree services are not permitted to dump construction and demolition or vegetative storm debris on public-right-of-way to avoid disposal fees or for county collection. Commercial agencies must dispose of storm debris at the Central County Landfill, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, at an alternative permitted facility, or work through their insurance company for debris removal.
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SARASOTA-BRADENTON, FL — Good morning, Patch readers in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas!Before you start your day, check out the latest Patch traffic report for the region.Here are the latest traffic updates that could affect your morning commute on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.Use the Waze map to zoom in on your commute for real-time traffic updates. Scroll down past the map for major incidents and closures in your area.As of 7:17 a.m., drivers are asked to use caution on I-75 south at ...
SARASOTA-BRADENTON, FL — Good morning, Patch readers in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas!
Before you start your day, check out the latest Patch traffic report for the region.
Here are the latest traffic updates that could affect your morning commute on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.
Use the Waze map to zoom in on your commute for real-time traffic updates. Scroll down past the map for major incidents and closures in your area.
As of 7:17 a.m., drivers are asked to use caution on I-75 south at mile marker 213/University Parkway because of debris in the road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report. (Sarasota)
As of 7:19 a.m., there is a vehicle crash on I-75 south at mile marker 207/Bee Ridge Road. The roadway is clear, FHP said. (Sarasota)
As of 7:21 a.m., there was a vehicle crash with injuries on Erie Road near U.S. 301. It’s unknown whether the road is blocked, FHP said. (Parrish)
As of 7:23 a.m., there was a vehicle crash on I-75 south at mile marker 223 near U.S. 301. Troopers arrived at the scene around 7:10 a.m. and the roadway is clear, according to FHP. (Bradenton)
As of 7:25 a.m., the roadway is clear following a vehicle crash at State Road 70 near Caruso Road, FHP said. (Bradenton)
As of 7:30 a.m., construction in DeSoto County is slowing traffic in Arcadia. The eastbound right lane of State Road 70 is blocked from N. Lee Avenue to N. Manatee Avenue, FHP said. (Arcadia)
Sarasota, Bradenton Weather
Cloudy skies are reported in Sarasota and Manatee counties as of 7:33 a.m. on Monday.
In Sarasota, the current temperature is 78 degrees, according to the AccuWeather forecast for the area. The high today is 86 with a low of 76 degrees.
In Bradenton, the current temperature is 77 degrees, according to AccuWeather. Today’s high is expected to hit 86 degrees with a low of 77.
Weather across the region will be mostly cloudy and humid throughout the day with a chance of afternoon and late-night thunderstorms.
Missing in Manatee County
A 12-year-old girl last seen Saturday night in Bradenton, remains missing in Manatee County. Emma Holmes left her home and might be spending time with friends, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.
An endangered man who threatened to harm himself also remains missing in Bradenton. Andres Vega, 27, was last seen Thursday morning near 9th Avenue West and 14th Street West in Bradenton, the sheriff’s office said.
SARASOTA, Fla — A long-awaited water reclamation project has started taking shape in Sarasota County that would improve water quality.County leaders broke ground Tuesday on the conversion of the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility into an Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant."This project has come from concept to breaking ground in less than three years," said Mike Mylett, director of public Utilities Sarasota.Once the conversion to an advanced wastewater treatment plant is completed the plant would not o...
SARASOTA, Fla — A long-awaited water reclamation project has started taking shape in Sarasota County that would improve water quality.
County leaders broke ground Tuesday on the conversion of the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility into an Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.
"This project has come from concept to breaking ground in less than three years," said Mike Mylett, director of public Utilities Sarasota.
Once the conversion to an advanced wastewater treatment plant is completed the plant would not only increase its treatment capacity, it would also help reduce the level of phosphorus and nitrogen in reclaimed water and improve water quality especially downstream.
"This is a big deal, this is the biggest single project to help Sarasota Bay improve our pollutants reduction goals in our watershed. There's a lot of other things we need to do, but this is the biggest single thing that needs to be done," said Dr. Dave Tomasko, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program.
The upgrade would increase daily wastewater treatment capacity from 12-million gallons to 18-million gallons to meet growing demand.
Experts said the reduction in pollutants and nutrient loads by anywhere from 50-percent to 90-percent over time is very critical when it comes to spills and overflows like the ones that happened between 2013 and 2019.
"A typical wastewater treatment plant like this might have had a nitrogen concentration of maybe 10 to 20-milligrams per liter, this will have no more than 3-milligrams per liter, and it's probably going to have something more like 2-milligrams per liter," said Tomasko.
County leaders approved $210 million for the project in June 2019 and it's become the single largest capital improvement funding effort in the county's history. They believe the investment would play a huge part in making Sarasota Bay not only cleaner now but in the next couple of decades.
"All the water that comes here from your homes and your toilets and everything else that gets treated, it's going to be purified to a point where we can put it in our waterways, and it does not impact our streams, rivers, our bay and in our gulf," said Christian Zeigler, Sarasota County Board of Commissioners.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also awarded a $105 million loan through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act to help finance the upgrade.
"When you think of flooding, when you think of infrastructure and how the city is growing, this is an investment that we don't just see you as a conversation for today," said Daniel Blackman, EPA Region 4 administrator.
Experts also say the key is the impact for marine life with helping to mitigate red tide. The project is expected to be completed by 2025.
At Grace Community Church on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, volunteers unload supplies from cars while others inside organize donated items.Inside the hall were huge piles of pillows and blankets, stacks of boxed diapers and cases of peanut butter, among many other items.Gaby Lodeiro,, of Sarasota, says she and a few friends went shopping and then filled up a car, loaded of supplies."You know you see these people and it’s just heartbreaking," she said. "They've lost everything. You see families, babies,...
At Grace Community Church on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, volunteers unload supplies from cars while others inside organize donated items.
Inside the hall were huge piles of pillows and blankets, stacks of boxed diapers and cases of peanut butter, among many other items.
Gaby Lodeiro,, of Sarasota, says she and a few friends went shopping and then filled up a car, loaded of supplies.
"You know you see these people and it’s just heartbreaking," she said. "They've lost everything. You see families, babies, the elderly. Anything we can do to help than we should do it. We should come together as a community and do it."
As her car was being unpacked, Lodeiro asked a volunteer if they needed any help inside with sorting. They did. So, she parked her car, grabbed a name tag and got to work.
Those who want to help with Hurricane Ian relief efforts can drop off donations at more than half a dozen sites in Sarasota County.
Items will be distributed to families affected by flooding in North Port and other communities in South Sarasota County as well as in hard hit Fort Myers.
Chris Pedro is a pastor at the Grace Community Church.
"A lot of people have been asking what are the things that people need and what we've been hearing a lot right now is, not so much clothes and bedding right now but that might be something that they need later. The things that we're hearing a lot of are batteries, flashlights, cleaning supplies, tarps. Some of those immediate needs."
On Monday afternoon, Pedro said the church had already received donations from 300 carloads of people driving up to their drop off.
Drop-off Sites :
Grace Community Church
Address: 8000 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34241
Drop-Off dates & timeframe: Monday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 9 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day
First Sarasota – The Downtown Baptist Church
Address: 1661 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
Drop-Off dates & timeframe: Monday, Oct. 3 to Wednesday, Oct. 5 – 9 a.m.-noon each day
South Shore Community Church
Address: 1899 South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34239
Drop-Off dates & timeframe: Monday, Oct. 3 to Saturday, Oct. 8 – Noon-7 p.m. each day
Coast Life Church
Address: 1100 U.S. Hwy 41 Bypass, Venice
Drop-Off date & timeframes: Monday, Oct. 3 – 8-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
Address: 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
Drop-Off dates & timeframes:
Monday, Oct. 3 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Closed for Yom Kippur
Thursday, Oct. 6 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the name of the road that has a continuous left-turn lane.What sets the areas around Bee Ridge Road, where it intersects with Beneva Road, and Clark Road, from Catamaran Drive to Interstate 75, apart from many other heavily traveled roads in Sarasota County?Bee Ridge/Beneva and Clark near I-75 rated as the ...
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the name of the road that has a continuous left-turn lane.
What sets the areas around Bee Ridge Road, where it intersects with Beneva Road, and Clark Road, from Catamaran Drive to Interstate 75, apart from many other heavily traveled roads in Sarasota County?
Bee Ridge/Beneva and Clark near I-75 rated as the most crash-prone intersection and road segment, respectively, in 2020, according to county traffic data.
Sgt. Darrell Seckendorf, who runs the Sarasota County Sherriff's Office's traffic unit, blames congestion and several factors. Bee Ridge Road, for example, has a continuous left-turn lane that can contribute to accidents.
The intersection of Bee Ridge and Beneva had a crash rate of 3.27 per million entering vehicles in 2020, according to the county's annual Crash Summary Report. It had a total of 67 crashes that year.
Seckendorf said congestion is why the intersection has a higher crash rate than other areas. He noted that there are multiple apartment complexes in that area, as well as shopping locations and a Starbucks, which "doesn't have a parking lot big enough" to handle the amount of business volume it draws.
He also said that older drivers come to the Bee Ridge/Beneva area, as do younger drivers attending Suncoast Technical College.
Bee Ridge also has what Seckendorf calls a "suicide lane," which is a continuous left-turn lane in the center of the road.
“Sometimes people don’t know how to navigate that,” he said, “so we’ll have those head-on collisions or side-swipes on those type of roadways.”
Clark Road from Catamaran Drive to I-75 had a crash rate of 8.15 per million vehicle miles in 2020, according to the county's Crash Summary Report. Fifteen crashes occurred on that stretch of Clark Road in 2020.
Seckendorf said the stretch is congested. Drivers there are also "jockeying" for the left-turn lane when they're trying to get on I-75.
"They don't plan properly to get into that left lane," Seckendorf said. Drivers will often be in the right or middle lane and will "jet over" into the turn lane, which can cause them to cut off other drivers or sideswipe them, he said.
The Florida Department of Transportation is building a diverging diamond interchange at Clark Road.
"That should help out on Clark," Seckendorf said.
Diverging diamond interchanges have free-flowing left-turn lanes onto the interstate, similar to right-turn lanes onto the interstate. Seckendorf noted that traffic flows very well at the diverging diamond on University Parkway.
He said that fender-benders do occur on that type of interchange, but "when it comes to the more serious crashes, I think you'd see a decline in that."
Each morning, Seckendorf looks at an online dashboard that shows traffic data from the previous day, including where crashes occurred. He then communicates that information with other Sheriff's Office personnel, so they can then concentrate more on those intersections.
Seckendorf said the office also receives a grant that allows it to increase the amount of traffic enforcement in certain "hotspots" in the county, one of which is the intersection of Beneva and Bee Ridge.
Enforcement measures include having deputies sit in their vehicles in certain locations and having the motorcycle unit patrol areas.
The Sarasota County Public Works department also plays a role in making county roadways safe. The department determines countermeasures to correct safety issues on roads and intersections, according to county staff. Some examples of countermeasures are pavement markings, signal timing modifications and the addition of turn lanes.