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 Bernardsville, 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 Bernardsville, 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 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 Bernardsville, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back and get involved in your community. Fortunately for folks in the Bernardsville-Bedminster area, there’s no shortage of organizations nearby that would love to have your help.Here are five outstanding volunteer organizations in the Bernardsville-Bedminster area.1. Bernardsville Library Foundation: The Bernardsville Library Foundation is a source of private funding that ...
Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back and get involved in your community. Fortunately for folks in the Bernardsville-Bedminster area, there’s no shortage of organizations nearby that would love to have your help.
Here are five outstanding volunteer organizations in the Bernardsville-Bedminster area.
1. Bernardsville Library Foundation: The Bernardsville Library Foundation is a source of private funding that allows the Bernardsville Public Library to operate without concern about public funding. As a volunteer, you can join the Board of Trustees, assist with annual events and contribute to marketing and technology efforts. Learn more at bernardsvillelibraryfoundation.org.
2. Great Swamp Watershed Association: This watershed association protects and improves the health and beauty of the Passaic River with initiatives in education, stewardship and advocacy. Volunteers can write blog posts, sample steam water and even create trails. You can also join a volunteer email list to receive updates about new opportunities. Learn more at greatswamp.org.
3. Community in Crisis: Community in Crisis aims to reduce substance abuse and its consequences while promoting healthy lifestyles for those in recovery. Volunteer opportunities include educational and outreach initiatives. Learn more at communityincrisis.org.
4. Girls on the Run of Central New Jersey: While Girls on the Run is not exclusive to Bernardsville-Bedminster, the Central New Jersey chapter has many exciting volunteer opportunities for those looking to inspire young girls to build confidence while promoting physical health and valuable life skills. Volunteers are needed to coach teams, but there are also skill-based volunteer opportunities such as graphic design and photography. Learn more at gotrcnj.org.
5. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center: This medical center exceeds the community’s expectations for compassionate care to patients and their families. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks around the center, in particular a “Way-Finder,” a volunteer who will greet and guide patients and visitors to their destination. Learn more at wjbh.org.
Do you know of another volunteer organization in Bernardsville-Bedminster that should be recognized? Let us know about it in the comments!
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Chef David Burke on Thursday announced he added the historic Bernards Inn to his collection of award-winning New Jersey restaurants. Burke entered the partnership in July with its owner, Hampshire Destination Properties LLC, a subsidiary of the Morristown-based Hampshire Cos. Hampshire’s vision is to preserve and revitalize historic and noteworthy properties that help capture the unique character of downtown communities while delivering one-of-a-kind destination...
Chef David Burke on Thursday announced he added the historic Bernards Inn to his collection of award-winning New Jersey restaurants. Burke entered the partnership in July with its owner, Hampshire Destination Properties LLC, a subsidiary of the Morristown-based Hampshire Cos. Hampshire’s vision is to preserve and revitalize historic and noteworthy properties that help capture the unique character of downtown communities while delivering one-of-a-kind destinations worth visiting. It plans for a fall opening.
“This is one of New Jersey’s greatest, iconic properties. We are bringing it back to its glory days,” Burke promised.
The 116-year-old, landmark property is located in downtown Bernardsville. The area is also home to the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, USGA Museum, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey and Somerset Country Club, among other notable properties.
This is Burke’s ninth restaurant in New Jersey and his 19th worldwide.
“We are excited to partner with Chef David Burke, given his excellent reputation for owning and operating numerous award-winning restaurants,” Alex Imperatore, senior real estate manager with Hampshire Cos., said. “We feel it is time to raise the bar and infuse the Bernards Inn with new energy and an updated concept. With his culinary achievements, creativity, finesse and solid professional connections, we believe Chef Burke is the right professional to help us achieve our goals.”
David Burke Hospitality Management will oversee the food and beverage service component of the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel. Later, Burke and his executive team will manage the hotel’s operations and its 20 luxury guest rooms.
The property includes a main bar/lounge area and two yet-to-be-named restaurants: a larger, main fine dining restaurant with 120 seats on the upper level; and a smaller 100-seat area — formerly known as the Silver Vault and Wine Pantry — on the lower level. For this area, Burke plans for a more casual atmosphere with a small plates menu and it will be used for private events. There is also a banquet hall — a favored intimate wedding destination — for private, elegant affairs, with a 200-seat capacity. Bernards Inn also includes a lovely, plant-filled outdoor dining patio with 30-40 seats.
The bar and lounge area are currently under renovations. However, lunch and dinner service will continue in the main dining room, wine cellar and on the patio.
For the décor, Burke plans to echo the area’s equestrian theme and also one he embraced at his Red Horse restaurants in Rumson and White Plains, New York. While all plans for the property are still in the development phase, Burke said he is looking to breathe new life and fun into the Bernards Inn, while respecting its historic nature and its dedication for serving local ingredients.
The property is located across the street from the New Jersey Transit train station, where Manhattanites arrive, and a porter greets them to carry their bags the short walk to the inn. The inn is also a convenient 35-minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport; 55 minutes from New York City; and 90 minutes from Philadelphia.
“We are looking forward to creating a must-go, top-of-its-class and quintessential dining experience focused totally on the guest experience,” Burke explained. “I have a great respect for New Jersey’s historic businesses and I get a kick out of infusing them with new vigor and fun, ensuring they continue into the future. When I walk in the Bernards Inn, I feel its greatness like an old stadium or theater. I think, ‘Wow, if these walls could talk.'”
A tornado that roared through Bernardsville during a strong storm on Monday afternoon produced top winds of 105 mph on its nearly mile-and-a-half long path that left dozen of trees toppled and power lines damaged, officials said.The National Weather Service issued the damage survey report on the five-minute EF-1 tornado on Wednesday afternoon. It was the 10th tornado of the year in New...
A tornado that roared through Bernardsville during a strong storm on Monday afternoon produced top winds of 105 mph on its nearly mile-and-a-half long path that left dozen of trees toppled and power lines damaged, officials said.
The National Weather Service issued the damage survey report on the five-minute EF-1 tornado on Wednesday afternoon. It was the 10th tornado of the year in New Jersey, which typically averages two annually.
EF-1 is the second weakest category on Enhanced Fujita intensity scale. The weather service also investigated a possible tornado Monday in Hunterdon County, but later ruled it out.
The tornado formed at 3:29 p.m. close to the NJ Transit train tracks southwest of the intersection of Minebrook and Old Quarry roads. It first knocked “numerous trees” onto train overhead wires and snapped the trunks of about 10 trees.
The tornado tracked northeast, uprooting two maple trees on a slight embankment along Mine Brook behind the Rose Bowl Baseball/Softball field, the weather service said.
It then continued northeast, damaging trees along Laurel Lane and snapping the trunk of another tree. It veered north along the Mine Brook “producing damage” from Timber Rock Trail to Anderson Hill Road where the trunk of a pine tree fell on a vehicle. That’s where the tornado was at its widest — about 475 yards, the weather service said.
The twister snapped the trunk of a large tree that wasn’t fully healthy at the corner of Anderson Hill and Rolling Hill roads and pulled down more trees along Old Fort Road. From there, the 1.4 mile tornado dissipated at about 3:34 p.m. as the storm moved northeast.
“The EF-1 rating is primarily based on the number of trees with snapped trunks with the highest concentration in a single location being along the NJ Transit line,” the weather service said.
NJ Transit service on the Gladstone branch remains suspended as of 1:20 p.m. Wednesday between Gladstone and Bernardsville due to the damage caused by the tornado. Bus service is being provided.
A second tornado touched down Monday near Martins Creek in Lower Mt. Bethel Township in Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania.
The second twister was classified as an EF-0, the weakest on the scale, and it lifted up in another area of Northampton County, about 1 mile west-southwest of Belvidere in Warren County in western New Jersey.
There were no reports of storm damage in Belvidere. On the Pennsylvania side of the river, a storm survey conducted by a team of meteorologists found minor damage along several wheat fields to the west of Martins Creek Belvidere Highway.
The weather service estimated the tornado’s top winds at 65 mph and said the twister remained on the ground for 3.37 miles.
On June 16, a small EF-0 tornado with top winds estimated at 80 mph touched down near the border of Southampton Township and Pemberton Township in Burlington County and remained on the ground for more than 3 miles during an intense thunderstorm that swept through the region.
NJ Advance Media staff writer Len Melisurgo contributed to this report.
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NEW JERSEY — The Orionid meteor shower peak this weekend is worth getting outside for, weather permitting, in the Garden State.The Orionids, considered one of the most beautiful shooting star shows of the year, peak Friday and Saturday with clear-sky rates of about 23 meteors an hour.The National Weather Service forecast calls for rain and clouds to start the weekend, with clearing up by Saturday. The moon, at about 37 percent illuminated this weekend, won’t cause too much interference. The hours just after midnight...
NEW JERSEY — The Orionid meteor shower peak this weekend is worth getting outside for, weather permitting, in the Garden State.
The Orionids, considered one of the most beautiful shooting star shows of the year, peak Friday and Saturday with clear-sky rates of about 23 meteors an hour.
The National Weather Service forecast calls for rain and clouds to start the weekend, with clearing up by Saturday. The moon, at about 37 percent illuminated this weekend, won’t cause too much interference. The hours just after midnight offer the best chances to see meteors.
Although viewers can expect to see a modest number of meteors under perfect conditions, what makes the Orionids so spectacular is their incredible speed — only the Leonids, which peak in mid-November, are faster, according to NASA Science.
The Orionids zip through the sky at about 41 miles per second, or around 148,000 miles per hour. Meteors that fast can leave glowing trains — that is, incandescent bits of debris that can last several seconds or even minutes — and also can become fireballs.
“Look for prolonged explosions of light when viewing the Orionid meteor shower,” NASA said, adding, “The Orionids are also framed by some of the brightest stars in the night sky, which lend a spectacular backdrop for these showy meteors.”
The radiant — the point in the sky from which the Orionids appear to come — is the constellation Orion. The constellation is only named to aid viewers and is not the source of the meteors, NASA said.
“It is actually better to view the Orionids from 45 to 90 degrees away from the radiant,” NASA explained. “They will appear longer and more spectacular from this perspective. If you do look directly at the radiant, you will find that the meteors will be short. This is an effect of perspective called foreshortening.”
For the best chances to see shooting stars, get as far away as possible from city lights. Be prepared to settle in, so take along a sleeping bag, blanket or lawn chair. For the best vantage point, lie flat on your back with your feet facing southeast, so you can take in as much of the sky as possible.
Your eyes should adjust to the darkness after 30 minutes, and you’ll begin to see meteors. The show should be visible until dawn, according to NASA.
Meteors come from leftover comet particles — in this case, Halley’s Comet — and broken asteroids.
“When comets come around the sun, the dust they emit gradually spreads into a dusty trail around their orbits,” NASA explained. “Every year the Earth passes through these debris trails, which allows the bits to collide with our atmosphere where they disintegrate to create fiery and colorful streaks in the sky.”
In some years, the Orionids have spit out as many as 80 meteors an hour, but that hasn’t happened in recent years.
The shower is active through Nov. 22, intersecting with the Southern and Northern Taurids, a long-running meteor shower that is unique in that it consists of two separate streams. Together, they run from mid-October through early December, according to the American Meteor Society.
Listen to this articleCelebrity chef David Burke is adding the historic Bernards Inn to his collection of unique, award-winning restaurants in New Jersey.After entering into a partnership with the owner, Morristown-based The Hampshire Cos. subsidiary Hampshire Destination Properties, Burke will revitalize and then operate the century-old restaurant and hotel property in downtown Bernardsville.While plans are still in the development phase, Burke is “looking to breathe new life and fun into the Bernards Inn, while r...
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Celebrity chef David Burke is adding the historic Bernards Inn to his collection of unique, award-winning restaurants in New Jersey.
After entering into a partnership with the owner, Morristown-based The Hampshire Cos. subsidiary Hampshire Destination Properties, Burke will revitalize and then operate the century-old restaurant and hotel property in downtown Bernardsville.
While plans are still in the development phase, Burke is “looking to breathe new life and fun into the Bernards Inn, while respecting its historic nature and its dedication for serving local ingredients.”
After its anticipated grand opening this fall, Burke’s hospitality group will oversee food and beverage service at the property and then later manage hotel operations, including its 20 luxury guest rooms. Burke also expects to renovate those quarters in the future.
The property includes a main bar/lounge area and two yet-to-be-named restaurants: a larger, fine dining restaurant with 120 seats on the upper level and a smaller, 100-seat space on the lower level. Bernards Inn also has an outdoor dining patio with 30 to 40 seats as well as banquet hall with space for 200 guests.
The Bernards Inn will be Burke’s ninth full-service restaurant in New Jersey and 19th worldwide.
Within New Jersey, Burke’s portfolio includes: Orchard Park by David Burke in East Brunswick, The Fox & Falcon in South Orange, Ventanas at the Modern in Fort Lee, David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery in Keansburg, 1776 by David Burke in Morristown, Red Horse by David Burke in Rumson, Drifthouse by David Burke in Sea Bright, The Goat by David Burke in Union Beach and Son Cubano in West New York.
The group also owns and operates restaurants in New York, North Carolina and Saudi Arabia.
“We are looking forward to creating a must-go, top-of-its-class and quintessential dining experience focused totally on the guest experience,” Burke explained. “I have a great respect for New Jersey’s historic businesses and I get a kick out of infusing them with new vigor and fun, ensuring they continue into the future. When I walk in the Bernards Inn, I feel its greatness like an old stadium or theater. I think, ‘Wow, if these walls could talk.’”
“We are excited to partner with Chef David Burke, given his excellent reputation for owning and operating numerous award-winning restaurants,” Alex Imperatore, senior real estate manager with The Hampshire Cos., said. “We feel it is time to raise the bar and infuse the Bernards Inn with new energy and an updated concept. With his culinary achievements, creativity, finesse and solid professional connections, we believe Chef Burke is the right professional to help us achieve our goals.”
In May, David Burke was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration from Johnson & Wales University for his outstanding achievements in the culinary world over the past 40 years. Click here to read the story.