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 Bergenfield, 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 Bergenfield, 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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The Bears are on a tremendous run. Through 20 matches, Bergenfield has won 19 contests, including Thursday’s victory for the Bergen County championship over Don Bosco Prep in Bergenfield.Ranked No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, Bergenfield took down the Ironmen 25-17, 25-17 behind a distributed attack.“It feels great to be county champs! This is the first county championship, so it’s extra special,” Bergenfield head coach Linda Chu said.“We weren’t expecting anything other than to focus on ...
The Bears are on a tremendous run. Through 20 matches, Bergenfield has won 19 contests, including Thursday’s victory for the Bergen County championship over Don Bosco Prep in Bergenfield.
Ranked No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, Bergenfield took down the Ironmen 25-17, 25-17 behind a distributed attack.
“It feels great to be county champs! This is the first county championship, so it’s extra special,” Bergenfield head coach Linda Chu said.
“We weren’t expecting anything other than to focus on our game. We were prepared to play and battle against Fair Lawn, but when we heard that Don Bosco beat them, we were happy to have the opportunity to play them.”
“I wanted to burst into tears. Nothing could ever match the feeling I felt during the moment we won. All our hard work into bouncing back and winning the third matchup against Don Bosco felt amazing. So much happiness and excitement filled my body after winning the last point and then looking into the screaming crowd and realizing how many people support us,” Kendrick Edmondson said.
Edmondson logged a double-double with a game-high 10 kills, adding 11 assists and two aces. Masa Hamada tallied nine kills, seven digs and an ace, which brings him to a team-leading 210 kills on the season.
“Masa and Kendrick are the leaders of our team. Both of their performances have been superb throughout the season,” Chu said.
“They both fuel the team with their energy and determination.”
“We lost to Don Bosco last year in the county tournament and it felt so good beating them and winning it all. Winning counties was my biggest goal for the season and the excitement of getting to that final point was indescribable,” Hamada said.
Alex Pacheco spread the wealth with 14 assists and two digs and Noel Chavez produced eight digs. Christian Guillen powered to four kills while Kirsten Depositar, Powell Areeckal and Joseph Kweku-Osei finished with two each.
Bergenfield defeated Ramapo and Teaneck in the tournament to reach the finals. The one loss this season came earlier in the schedule against Don Bosco, falling in three sets.
“We owned our loss and knew what we had to correct going into the county final match. The team maintained a strong mindest heading into the finals and we believed that we could beat them if we played a clean match,” Chu said.
Don Bosco Prep (19-5) took down Hackensack and No. 5 Fair Lawn in the tournament. In the championship, senior superstar CJ Barker registered eight kills, two blocks and two digs. He now has 322 kills this spring.
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NBA Hall Of Famer & Golden State Warrior Great Rick Barry To Appear Live In Store June 15This is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.On Wednesday evening June 15th, basketball legend and New Jersey native Rick Barry will be making a rare East Coast appearance, signing autographs for fans and collectors at New Jersey's newest sports card and memorabilia store, Bergen County Sports C...
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On Wednesday evening June 15th, basketball legend and New Jersey native Rick Barry will be making a rare East Coast appearance, signing autographs for fans and collectors at New Jersey's newest sports card and memorabilia store, Bergen County Sports Cards in Bergenfield.
Barry's appearance coincides perfectly with this year's NBA Finals. Barry led Golden State to the 1975 NBA Championship, and now his Warriors, led by future Hall of Famer Steph Curry, will be entrenched in battle in against the Boston Celtics. Barry, a native of Elizabeth, NJ, will be appearing the night after the planned Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Recently named to the vaunted "Top 75 NBA Players of All Time" list, Barry appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated four times throughout his career, and all five of his sons have played at the NBA level or in European Leagues.
Rick Barry is the answer to one of the great basketball trivia questions of all-time- Name the only player in history to lead the NCAA, the ABA and the NBA in scoring. That's Rick Barry, he of the fabled underhanded free throw
"We're going to have a blast meeting the fans, talking hoops, and signing some great pictures, jerseys and basketballs. I'm thrilled to be coming back to New Jersey, especially to help my good friend Robert Katz celebrate the opening of his new store. It'll be fun".
For more information and to make reservations for the exclusive Autograph Event, fans can visit www.bergencountysportscards.com. Prices range from $40 for an autographed photo to $200 for a VIP meet and greet including a spectacular signed Limited Edition Barry Career-Stat basketball.
Located at 65 West Main Street in Bergenfield, "BCSC" buys and sells all sports cards and memorabilia, and pays the highest prices for both present day and vintage items, from Stephen Curry to Babe Ruth.
Contact the store by calling 201-384-1585.
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RESTAURANT OPENINGSA husband-and-wife team has brought a unique gelato and ice cream shop to Bergenfield’s Foster Village. The owners have worked at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as hotels in the Philippines. Embracing their Filipino culture, the couple offers exotic ice cream flavors such as Kape’t Tinapay (meaning “coffee and bread,” a popular breakfast in the Philippi...
A husband-and-wife team has brought a unique gelato and ice cream shop to Bergenfield’s Foster Village. The owners have worked at Michelin-starred restaurants as well as hotels in the Philippines. Embracing their Filipino culture, the couple offers exotic ice cream flavors such as Kape’t Tinapay (meaning “coffee and bread,” a popular breakfast in the Philippines), Leche Flan (creme caramel with a layer of caramel sauce) and Bukomansi, a combination of two Asian fruits, buko (coconut) and calamansi (lime). Other flavors include Cannoli, Milk and Oreos, and Strawberries and Cream. Open daily.
Francy’s Artisanal Ice Cream, 461 Washington Ave., Bergenfield
This Philadelphia-based coffee company recently announced that it has partnered with Rowan University to give students valuable hands-on business experience. The café will be located in Business Hall and will be completely student-run, with an undergraduate serving as Student Café Executive Officer. The venture is part of Saxbys’ Experiential Learning Platform for undergraduate students.
Enjoy freshly made dumplings, tea and boba at this Hazlet eatery. Dumpling options include egg, pork, shrimp, lamb, chicken and beef. For appetizers, there’s cucumber salad, kimchi, noodles and more. Tea flavors include Wintermelon Lemon, Super Kiwi and Grapefruit punch, as well as Taro, Matcha and Bao’s signature boba tea. Open daily, 10:30 am–9:30 pm.
Bao Dumplings & Bao Tea, 1358 NJ-36, Hazlet; 732-217-3656
Mike and Jeniphur Pasquarello, Haddonfield residents of 10 years, are expanding their Philly brunch spot to Jersey. The café will open later this year, with dishes similar to their menu in Philadelphia—dishes like Malted Milk Pancakes (topped with grapefruit curd, candied kumquats, chocolate and mint), Huevos Rancheros, a Smoked Salmon Bagel and Warm Grain Bowls (with quinoa, chickpeas, a poached egg and more).
Café Lift, 142-44 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield; 215-922-3031
BERGENFIELD — On the Sunday before the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Church gathered for song and prayers led by Father Oliver Nilo to honor the Virgin Mary and the Son of God.As Nilo recounted the story of Elizabeth greeting a pregnant Mary, a large wooden cross stood to his left, a new arrival in the church that connected the congregation to a long history of Filipino forebears.The cross, which has been touring the local Catholic diocese, is a replica of Mage...
BERGENFIELD — On the Sunday before the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Church gathered for song and prayers led by Father Oliver Nilo to honor the Virgin Mary and the Son of God.
As Nilo recounted the story of Elizabeth greeting a pregnant Mary, a large wooden cross stood to his left, a new arrival in the church that connected the congregation to a long history of Filipino forebears.
The cross, which has been touring the local Catholic diocese, is a replica of Magellan's Cross in Cebu City, the Philippines, which is believed to have been planted by Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan in April 1521, introducing the religion to the Pacific islands.
To mark the 500th year of Christianity in the Philippines, the so-called Pilgrim Cross has been traveling around churches in the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, as Filipino Americans honor their history as the largest Christian nation in Asia.
The cross arrived in Bergenfield on Dec. 5, with Nilo officiating the Mass that enshrined it. About 45% of the more than 10,000 parishioners at the church are Filipino American.
"I'm very thankful Christianity was implanted in the Philippines," said Bergenfield resident Norma Norona, 78, a Filipino immigrant. "I don't know what would have happened without Christianity."
Filipino-run businesses line the diverse neighborhood along Washington Avenue in Bergenfield. The area has come to be known as Little Manila, in a town where more than 18% of the population is Filipino, according to U.S. Census figures. The Philippines, a collection of more than 7,600 islands off the South China Sea, have a major presence in Bergenfield and at St. John the Evangelist.
Built in 1905, the Roman Catholic church sits in an area that was once a white working-class neighborhood but is now multicultural and multilingual.
As demographics shifted in Bergenfield, the church has changed along with them, said Monsignor Richard Arnhols. There are Masses conducted in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. During Christmas season, a "Rooster Mass" is held at 5 a.m., similar to the Mass Filipino field workers would celebrate before setting off on a day's work, Arnhols explained.
St. John's parishioners include 55 different nationalities, a change from the church's initial membership of mostly Irish and German immigrants.
"It's a pretty good representation of the community as a whole," Arnhols said.
The Filipino community came to the church about three decades ago and has grown throughout the years, he said.
"The Pilgrim Cross goes from church to church during the 12 months of this year," Arnhols said. "It is modeled on the original cross. What they've done to engage people this whole year is to travel."
Before St. John the Evangelist, the cross was at St. Joseph Church, which serves New Milford and Oradell. It will travel next to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Union City. The yearlong celebration is due to end in March.
Seeing the Pilgrim Cross was emotional for Matthew Travilla, a Bergenfield resident who is a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist.
"It's raw compassion for me," said Travilla, 28. "We're going through some very challenging times right now."
Religion was not always a big part of Travilla's life. Growing up in Manhattan, he said, he didn't fully appreciate Catholicism.
"I didn't understand it," he said. "As I grew older, I started to read the teachings."
Through reading the Bible, Travilla gained a new perspective on the faith his family instilled in him. Now, he not only attends Mass weekly, he also volunteers at the church helping with collections.
"It connects the Filipino community," Travilla said. "We have that shared interest."
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Mayor Amatorio and Bergenfield Health Department Launch Wellness Campaign to Promote Healthy LivingThe eight week program began Monday, April 19 at Memorial Park and includes seven days a week of wellness activitiesBERGENFIELD, NJ — Mayor Amatorio, in partnership with the Bergenfield Health Department is launching a wellness campaign to combat COVID-19 and promote healthy living. This program will include daily wellness activities over an eight week period, starting with Zumba at Memorial Park on Monday, April 19 at 6:30p...
Mayor Amatorio and Bergenfield Health Department Launch Wellness Campaign to Promote Healthy Living
The eight week program began Monday, April 19 at Memorial Park and includes seven days a week of wellness activities
BERGENFIELD, NJ — Mayor Amatorio, in partnership with the Bergenfield Health Department is launching a wellness campaign to combat COVID-19 and promote healthy living. This program will include daily wellness activities over an eight week period, starting with Zumba at Memorial Park on Monday, April 19 at 6:30pm.
“As we begin to turn the corner on COVID-19 by ramping up vaccinations, it is critical that we turn the focus towards healthy living,” said Mayor Amatorio. “We are launching this campaign to get Bergenfield on a path to good health by providing these daily wellness activities that I hope residents will continue to do even after this program ends. Thank you to our phenomenal sponsors, volunteers and the Bergenfield Health Department for helping us to make this possible. Also a special thanks to Mayor’s Wellness champion Priscilla Pascual who is coordinating the events.”
For more information, interested participants, sponsors, vendors, and businesses who would like to join the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign should contact Priscila and Councilman Marc Pascual at [email protected], the Bergenfield Health Department at [email protected] or Mayor Amatorio at [email protected].
Thank you to the sponsors of this campaign including:
Bergenfield Sariling Atin, Newbridge Garage, Dumont EyeCare, UMA United Martial Arts, West Main Luncheonette, Saladmaster, Mary Kay Cosmetics and all volunteers.
6:30pm – 7:30pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yoga 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Introduction to Skin Care
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Fun Walk with Mayor AA, Council, BPDChief,
organizations, all are welcome to join
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Meeting place: Memorial Park
UMA Taekwondo Free classes
12:00pm – 12:40pm
United Martial Arts Washington Avenue
Register with Master Hong or on-site
9:00am – 10:00am
Meeting place: Memorial Park
Additional activities will be planned in addition to those listed.