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 Belle Mead, NJ 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 Belle Mead, NJ 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 growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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660 townhouses, apartments and single-family homes will be built across from Freehold Raceway Mall over the next 20 years. FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — A general development plan for the 77.34-acre property known as the Bellemead parcel, which is located on Trotters Way between Route 537 and Route 9 was approved by the planning board.The developer, M&M Main Street, presented their concept plan to build 660 townhouses, apartments, and single-family homes, as well as retail space and a gas station across from the entrance ...
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — A general development plan for the 77.34-acre property known as the Bellemead parcel, which is located on Trotters Way between Route 537 and Route 9 was approved by the planning board.
The developer, M&M Main Street, presented their concept plan to build 660 townhouses, apartments, and single-family homes, as well as retail space and a gas station across from the entrance to Freehold Raceway Mall, at the board meeting last week.
M&M Main Street was represented by attorney Salvatore Alfieri, Ronald Aulenbach of M&M Realty Partners and Edgewood Properties, traffic engineer Matthew Seckler, planner Christine Cofone and engineer Jeffrey Martell.
Aulenbach provided an overview of the planned residential units, which include:
One of the key elements of the development plan, according to Township Engineer Timothy White, who represents the Planning Board, is the proposed Trotters Way extension, which would be built during the first phase of development.
The extension would run from Route 537 through Bellemead and intersect Route 9 south near an existing traffic signal in front of the Freehold Mall shopping center.
The purpose of the Trotters Way extension, according to traffic engineer Matthew Seckler, is to relieve traffic congestion at the nearby Route 9 and Barkalow Avenue interchange.
M&M expects the development to be completed in four stages over a 20-year period. Despite the fact that the applicant requested and received a 20-year development time frame, Aulenbach stated that the applicant's goal is to complete the work in less than 20 years.
Following the testimony, Alfieri informed the board members that if the development plan was approved, each element of the project would still require an application to the Planning Board and a public hearing.
The general development plan was approved by board members.
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Two tornado warnings were issued again late Saturday night by the National Weather Service for parts of Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties as strong thunderstorms were moving across the region, dumping heavy rain and generating strong winds.The warning for Fort Dix, New Egypt and Wrightstown was issued at about 10:22 p.m. and was set to expire at 10:45 p.m.Another warning issued further north for Cream Ridge and Hornerstown was set to expire at 11:15 p.m.Penny-sized hail was possible, the warning said.UPDA...
Two tornado warnings were issued again late Saturday night by the National Weather Service for parts of Burlington, Monmouth and Ocean counties as strong thunderstorms were moving across the region, dumping heavy rain and generating strong winds.
The warning for Fort Dix, New Egypt and Wrightstown was issued at about 10:22 p.m. and was set to expire at 10:45 p.m.
Another warning issued further north for Cream Ridge and Hornerstown was set to expire at 11:15 p.m.
Penny-sized hail was possible, the warning said.
UPDATE: At 10:55 p.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service has lifted the latest tornado warnings, so as of now there are no active tornado warnings in New Jersey. And so far, there have been no confirmed funnel clouds touching down in the Garden State, despite the warnings and intense thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect in parts of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties until 11:15 p.m. Saturday, and a flash flood warning is active in those same counties until 2 a.m. Sunday, along with Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
The National Weather Service said strong thunderstorm cells are moving through those areas packing wind gusts of 60 mph, quarter-size hail and frequent lightning.
UPDATE (11:35 p.m.): The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the southwestern region of Somerset County, effective until 9 a.m. Sunday. As of 11:25 p.m. Saturday, rainfall totals in that region of the state were between 3 inches and 5 inches.
“While little additional rainfall is expected overnight, runoff from the heavy rain will continue to cause flooding in the area until Sunday morning,” the weather service said in the flood warning. Among the locations where flooding has been reported Saturday night were Belle Mead, Bridgewater, Cloverhill, Flagtown, Manville, Millstone, Raritan Borough, Rocky Hill and Skillman.
Almost 4 inches of rain has fallen in the Kingwood area of Hunterdon County as of 11 p.m. Saturday, with most of the rain reported between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to rainfall data from the Rutgers NJ Weather Network.
About 4.5 inches of rain was reported near the Stanton section of Readington Township in Hunterdon County on Saturday, according to a storm report from a trained weather spotter. That’s how much rain normally falls in New Jersey during the entire month of July.
Another trained weather spotter reported a whopping 5.4 inches of rain in Flemington as of 9 p.m. Saturday.
Torrential rain also hit Newark hard, flooding streets, stranding cars and causing major flight delays at Newark Liberty International Airport. And flash flooding was being reported at 11 p.m. in Branchburg in Somerset County, along the north branch of the Raritan River, according to the National Weather Service.
Earlier on Saturday, two additional tornado warnings were issued in central New Jersey, one near Flemington in Hunterdon County and one in the Woodbridge area of Middlesex County.
The National Weather Service said a trained weather spotter reported a funnel cloud at 3:07 pm. from his vantage point in Woodbridge, but it did not appear to make contact with the ground.
Just five days ago, on July 12, a tornado warning was issued in parts of Bergen and Passaic counties on another stormy day. But no tornadoes were confirmed.
Two tornadoes touched down in New Jersey as Tropical Storm Elsa brushed the eastern Shore region early Friday morning, July 9.
The first one was an EF-1, which packed peak winds of 100 mph as it touched down in Woodbine in Cape May County around 2:40 a.m. and lasted about two minutes, the weather service said. The second twister was classified as a lower-level EF-0, with peak winds of 80 mph, touching down at 3:33 a.m. along Sycamore Drive in Little Egg Harbor Township in Ocean County.
NJ Advance Media staff writer Len Melisurgo contributed to this report.
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The National Weather Service says flood warnings will remain in effect in parts of Hunterdon and Somerset counties until 9 a.m. Sunday after between 3 and 6 inches of rain fell in the area as of Saturday night.The storms Saturday caused flash flooding of roads and low areas ...
The National Weather Service says flood warnings will remain in effect in parts of Hunterdon and Somerset counties until 9 a.m. Sunday after between 3 and 6 inches of rain fell in the area as of Saturday night.
The storms Saturday caused flash flooding of roads and low areas across much of the state, leaving vehicles stranded and drivers needing to be rescued by first responders, including in Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport. Videos posted on social media showed cars splashing through flood waters that appeared to be waist-deep in some places.
“While little additional rainfall is expected overnight, runoff from the heavy rain will continue to cause flooding in the area until Sunday morning,” the National Weather Service in Mount Holly said in the warnings.
The warnings the remained Sunday morning were for flooding in central and southern Hunterdon County, where between 4 and 6 inches of rain had fallen as of 11 p.m. Saturday. It could affect the municipalities of Byram, Flemington, New Hope, Stockton, Sand Brook, Sergeantsville, White House Station, Lumberville and Lambertville.
The warning was also for southwestern Somerset County — where 3 to 5 inches had fallen as of 11 p.m. Saturday — including Somerville, Bridgewater, Manville, Rocky Hill, Millstone, Flagtown, Belle Mead, Skillman, Cloverhill and Raritan.
The National Weather Service reminded drivers not to drive around barricades or through flooded areas.
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Feb. 2, 2014, was a date sports fans and tri-state area residents had circled on their calendars for years.Years earlier in 2010, NFL owners were shocked when New Jersey won the bid for a Super Bowl to be held in their at-the-time brand spankin' new MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.From that moment on, sportscasters and fans alike debated about how much of a disaster the idea was.Super Bowl XLVIII was the first Super Bowl held at an open-air stadium in a cold-weather city. Any other cold...
Feb. 2, 2014, was a date sports fans and tri-state area residents had circled on their calendars for years.
Years earlier in 2010, NFL owners were shocked when New Jersey won the bid for a Super Bowl to be held in their at-the-time brand spankin' new MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
From that moment on, sportscasters and fans alike debated about how much of a disaster the idea was.
Super Bowl XLVIII was the first Super Bowl held at an open-air stadium in a cold-weather city. Any other cold-weather cities that held the game before that were played in indoor stadiums.
People predicted the game would be snowed out, or at the very least that the winter conditions the Northeast typically faces in February would play a factor in the outcome of the game. And some of these worries actually had merit.
The 2014 Farmers' Almanac predicted that a winter storm would hit just about the same time the Super Bowl in MetLife Stadium would be kicking off.
The NFL reacted to the almanac's prediction by putting a contingency plan in place: In the event of a forecast of heavy snow, the game would be rescheduled for the Saturday before, or for the Monday or Tuesday after.
The Farmers' Almanac has quite a track record in terms of accuracy, but luckily they were slightly wrong. For years we heard about the worst-case scenario. What we got instead was 49 degrees, with a high of 55 degrees. According to The Sporting News, it was still the coldest Super Bowl since 2000, but compared to the fears of extreme winter weather, that was nothing.
A winter storm did, however, arrive 6 hours after the game ended, dropping 8 inches of snow in parts of our region.
As far as the game itself is concerned, it was not one of the most memorable games. The Seattle Seahawks issued a beatdown to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos by a score of 43-8. A bad snap over Manning's head leading to a safety at the very beginning of the game set the tone for the entire night.
See the highlights of the MetLife Super Bowl here.
Seahawks' linebacker Malcolm Smith received the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award.
The Halftime Show was performed by Bruno Mars, and it was relatively well-received by the masses. See the performance below.
When it was all said and done, having the game outdoors in a cold-weather environment wound up being a rousing success. There has not been another Super Bowl played in the elements since, but MetLife Stadium hosting the game no doubt opened the door for other outdoor stadiums in cold-weather places to have a legitimate chance of winning their bids.
How great would it be to see a Super Bowl played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, or Soldier Field in Chicago? That might be asking a bit too much from Mother Nature, but as New Jersey proved, nothing is impossible.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 producer, writer, and host Joe Votruba. Any opinions expressed are his own.
Skylar Walters woke up to an unusual sound from her cellphone Thursday. It heralded an email that started with “Congratulations!”“It sent this jolt of electricity through me,” said Walters, a senior at Madison High School. The message informed her that she is one of three New Jersey Presidential Scholars, an honor for students who excel in academics, the arts, and career and technical education.Carson He of East Brunswick, who attends East Brunswick High School, and Emily Gao of Morganville, who attends ...
Skylar Walters woke up to an unusual sound from her cellphone Thursday. It heralded an email that started with “Congratulations!”
“It sent this jolt of electricity through me,” said Walters, a senior at Madison High School. The message informed her that she is one of three New Jersey Presidential Scholars, an honor for students who excel in academics, the arts, and career and technical education.
Carson He of East Brunswick, who attends East Brunswick High School, and Emily Gao of Morganville, who attends Marlboro High School, received the same honor, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced Thursday. An online celebration will be held for them this summer.
“Throughout one of the most trying periods in our nation’s history and amid our recovery from the pandemic, our students have once again demonstrated their strength and that they have so much to contribute to our country,” Cardona said. “Thanks to them, I know America’s future is bright.”
More than 5,000 of the country’s 3.7 million seniors qualified for the honor based on SAT or ACT scores or nominations from their superintendents or various organizations. Based on essays, school evaluations and transcripts, excellence in academics, the arts, and/or technology, and community service and leadership, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars chose 161 scholars: one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and U.S. families living abroad; 15 at-large, 20 scholars in the arts and 20 scholars in career and technical education.
Each scholar nominated a teacher who had been important to them to be honored along with them. Carson chose English teacher Elizabeth Kenny-Stein, Emily chose physics teacher Justin Son, and Skylar chose her Advanced Placement biology teacher, Karen DeTrolio.
“I learn from her,” DeTrolio said. “She raises her peers up just as much as I hope to do as a teacher. She’s an all-around, humble, kind, intelligent, driven, great-work-ethic type of kid…and so well-perceived by her peers.”
DeTrolio said that while attending Harding Middle School, Skylar created and donated prosthetic hands, using the school’s 3-D printer. She was inspired by her younger brother, who was born without fingers on his right hand, but uses her device.
“I’m a rock climber, and I take him climbing with me all the time,” Skyler said, explaining how the hand has a series of strings and elastics that enables it to grasp things.
As for Emily, her principal, David Bleakley, described her as “among the most gifted and hardworking students that has ever walked the halls of Marlboro High School.”
“I am so proud of Emily,” he said, “and there is no doubt that her future will be filled with brilliant accomplishments.”
“Emily Gao is of a rare breed,” Son, her physics teacher, said. “She has been able to achieve so much at such a young age, and it is in large part due to her ability to be so calm and collected — a level of maturity I don’t even see in most adults.”
Her guidance counselor, John Zdziarski, added, “She is an outstanding leader and role model, and her dependability and selflessness are evident on a daily basis.”
Michael W. Vinella is the principal of East Brunswick High School. He praised Carson as “a fantastic kid all-around,” captain of the tennis team, president of the mock trial club, an editor of the school newspaper, and president of the English honor society. He also serves as president of the town youth council. Carson, who is headed to Princeton University, puts his team above himself and is humble, Vinella said. “He’s just an all-around special kid, the kind that comes around only so often.”
The state semifinalists for the award included:
Madeline Alemi, Egg Harbor Township - Chartertech High School
Akhil Arularasu, Bridgewater-Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School
Jacqueline Chen, Lawrence Township - St. Paul’s School
Aryan Dugar, Short Hills- Millburn High School
Jenny Fan, Belle Mead- Princeton Day School
Jeffrey Ho, Millburn - Millburn High School
Apollo Lee, Manalapan- High Technology High School
* Chelsie Lim, Cresskill - Academy of Holy Angels
* Shikta Mukherjee, Edison - John P. Stevens High School
Elizabeth Ni, Berkeley Hts- Academy for Allied Health Sciences
Kristin R. Osika, Mendham - Pingry School
Sarah Ouyang, Basking Ridge - Ridge High School
Krish Thawani, Haddon Township - West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
Richard Y. Zhu, Highland Park - The Peddie School
* Semifinalist for U.S. Presidential Scholar in Arts.
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