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 Blairstown, 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 Blairstown, 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 Blairstown, 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
BLAIRSTOWN — Additional test pits were dug on a Mount Vernon Road property last week after state officials determined the amount of "dirty" fill hauled to the site was likely 10 times more than initially reported.Crews from Peak Environmental were at 50 Mount Vernon Road three times to retrieve samples from deeper pits over a wider area than those tested last year.Beginning in early 2021, neighbors complained to township officials about the amount of soil that had been dumped on the property over ...
BLAIRSTOWN — Additional test pits were dug on a Mount Vernon Road property last week after state officials determined the amount of "dirty" fill hauled to the site was likely 10 times more than initially reported.
Crews from Peak Environmental were at 50 Mount Vernon Road three times to retrieve samples from deeper pits over a wider area than those tested last year.
Beginning in early 2021, neighbors complained to township officials about the amount of soil that had been dumped on the property over the previous months. Neighbors complained about a strange odor and a "different taste" to their private well water.
In March, Brockerhoff Environmental Services LLC was retained by the property owner to test the "fill material" at the site. Two dozen test pits were dug and samples were collected within about a foot of the surface.
State regulations require one sample for every 20-cubic yards (1.5-2 dump trucks) of fill. Laboratory tests found that all of the samples exceeded standards for at least one of the tested metals or compounds.
The number of pits, and their depth, were based on estimates that about 50 truckloads of "fill" were brought in and scattered around.
Brockerhoff was taken off the project by the property owner within days of the test results being sent to the state Department of Environmental Protection and local officials. The company's report shows aluminum, manganese, chlordane and benzine compounds found in several pits measure above state standards. Mercury was found above state standards in two of the pits.
"Based upon the results of the fill material evaluation, the fill material placed at the site cannot be classified as clean fill," the report noted. The report also stated the presence of some of the pollutants required the owner to notify the state Department of Environmental Protection of a "hazardous waste spill" and further required the property owner to take action to remediate the condition.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency banned all uses of chlordane in 1983 except to control termites. In 1988, it banned all uses.
After the initial fill delivery, the trucking company's dumping activities widened to include other properties in Warren and Sussex counties, officials said. Neighbors along Mount Vernon Road said they have been interviewed by investigators from the DEP and the state Attorney General's Office.
The investigation determined that much more fill was brought to 50 Mount Vernon Road than originally thought and that ravines were also filled with it. Those updated estimates determined up to 250 tandem dump trucks hauled dirt to the site.
This latest set of test pits may be as much as 20 feet deep, according to letters from local officials to state officials.
"We are quite concerned on the effects of this to the virgin soil, groundwater, streams, aquifers and wells," wrote Blairstown Mayor Rob Moorhead and Deputy Mayor Walter Orcutt in a letter to the DEP.
The mayors also suggested DEP officials use satellite photos from before and after the fill was dumped, beginning in 2018, to determine the extent of the issue over the several acres.
Also, a neighbor provided photographs of the dumping in progress that shows it was not just on the area between the house and road, but extended around to three sides of the house, which overlooks a steep bank with a stream at the bottom.
During rainstorms last year, neighbors also took videos of brownish-colored water running off the property and on to the macadam of Mount Vernon Road. The streams flowed down the edge of the road and emptied into the stream at a bridge.
That unnamed stream joins Stony Brook which flows into the Paulinskill in the area between Route 94 and the Blairstown Airport.
The fact the Paulinskill is less than a mile from the property on Mount Vernon Road, has raised concerns with other groups working to clean up the river.
"The PK Watershed will receive additional pollutants trickling in from the contaminated site through time unless the following actions are taken," wrote Christine Dunbar, Paulinskill watershed coordinator for the Foodshed Alliance.
In her letter to the DEP, Dunbar recommended all the fill be removed and that DEP "must set up sampling and monitoring of the virgin soil to determine the contamination's extent."
The monitoring must also include monitoring of private wells in the area to ensure safety of drinking water.
Her letter also paraphrased DEP Commissioner Sean LaTourette, speaking on a radio broadcast of a community roundtable, as stressing "our environment has only been taken from in the past and now, for the future, we must give back."
As of late Friday afternoon, the DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, which operates the Pequest Fish Hatchery, said there has not been any change to the established stocking of trout in the Paulinskill.
Last summer, the state DEP published its latest Fish Smart, Eat Smart set of guidelines for eating fresh and saltwater fish.
The Paulinskill is a favorite trout stream along its length from Newton through Lafayette then west through Fredon, Stillwater, and Blairstown before emptying into the Delaware River in the Columbia section of Knowlton.
The river is a noted trout stream (trout season opens April 9) and the state Division of Fish and Wildlife this year plans to stock 10,500 trout along the length of the Paulinskill before stocking ends on May 27.
Stocked trout are raised in pristine water pumped from underground aquifers at the state's Trout Hatchery adjacent to the Pequest Wildlife Management Area in Warren County.
Once released into the wild, the trout begin eating insects and invertebrates in the stream and will begin to accumulate any pollutants in that food.
The guide recommends no more than one 8 ounce serving of any freshwater trout species per week.
Are you a horror movie buff? You can live out your very own spooky "Friday the 13th" fantasy at the Blairstown Diner.Listed for sale this week for $675,000, this diner is located in the heart of Blairstown and was made famous for being featured in multiple scenes in the 1980 slasher film.The one-story, 1,368-square-foot building was first built in 1949 and sits on .65 acres on Route 94 in Warren County....
Are you a horror movie buff? You can live out your very own spooky "Friday the 13th" fantasy at the Blairstown Diner.
Listed for sale this week for $675,000, this diner is located in the heart of Blairstown and was made famous for being featured in multiple scenes in the 1980 slasher film.
The one-story, 1,368-square-foot building was first built in 1949 and sits on .65 acres on Route 94 in Warren County. It comfortable seats 63 guests and provides parking for up to 37 vehicles.
The diner was taken over about four years ago by its current owner, Gary Wishnia, who renovated the property in 2019.
Upgrades included new heating and cooling systems, and updated highway digital sign, a new walk-in cooler and additional space for dry storage. Additionally, a large cold-storage shed and a new outdoor patio space was added to the property.
Wishnia is looking to retire, which is why the diner has been put up for sale. He is selling Blairstown Diner as an absentee owner, meaning he has legally owned the property without actively managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the business.
Previously, the property was both owned and operated by Panagioti "Pete" Apostolou, who died in 2018 after owning the property since 1990.
"Friday the 13th" was filmed in and around Blairstown. Fans travel from all over the world to visit the town for movie-related events, with several videos online showing travelers visiting sites from the film, including Blairstown Diner.
The diner tends to see an increase in business when Friday the 13th comes around, especially those coming to see the film at nearby Roy's Hall, which screens the film every Friday the 13th.
The diner is beloved for locals and visitors alike, known for its old-school eats and traditional diner fare foods. The breakfast menu includes staples like eggs, pancakes, waffles and french toast, and sides like home fries and breakfast meats. For lunch and dinner, there are a variety of burgers, sandwiches and wraps available, as well as chicken dishes, Italian specialties and a variety of platters.
Blairstown Diners also offers a catering menu for both small and large events, in addition to delivery service for locals within 10 miles of the diner.
BLAIRSTOWN - The Paulina Dam has been notched as plans move forward to remove the structure from the Paulins Kill to restore the original watercourse, reopen migration routes for native fish and improve water quality.The 40-mile long Paulins Kill - third largest New Jersey tributary into the Delaware River - begins on a hillside on the Newton-Stillwater border, wanders through the town, into the Hyper Humas area of Hampton before north through Lafayette then turning west through Stillwater and then into northern Warren ...
BLAIRSTOWN - The Paulina Dam has been notched as plans move forward to remove the structure from the Paulins Kill to restore the original watercourse, reopen migration routes for native fish and improve water quality.
The 40-mile long Paulins Kill - third largest New Jersey tributary into the Delaware River - begins on a hillside on the Newton-Stillwater border, wanders through the town, into the Hyper Humas area of Hampton before north through Lafayette then turning west through Stillwater and then into northern Warren County.
The work is a project of the Nature Conservancy which removed the Columbia Dam in Knowlton in 2019. The Paulina Dam removal project is funded at just under $5 million and opens up another 7.6 miles of mainstream and tributary habitat.
In the years since the Columbia Dam was taken down, biologists have said species of fish, such as eels and shad, which use the Delaware's tributaries for breeding and nurseries, have returned to upstream areas.
With this removal, there is only one other small dam upstream before the Paulins Kill Lake dam in Stillwater.
The company doing the demolition built a small-stone "roadway" from the west bank for a large power shovel to get to the downstream side of the dam from where the removal will be done.
The Paulina Dam's removal is being done in stages to allow the river level to gradually recede into its original streambed without a rush of silt downstream. The work also included building a small outflow area to slow down water rushing through the "notch" which will be gradually widened.
The dam was built in the late 1800s with waterwheels or turbines to power mills. A corner foundation wall of one of the mills remains on the east side of the dam.
As the water recedes, land will be exposed which the demolition crew will seed for ground cover and plant small trees before the ground freezes this winter.
During a presentation to the Blairstown Township Committee earlier this month, Beth Styler Barry, TNC's Director of Freshwater Program in New Jersey, said the river will likely be flowing over a stone and gravel bed when the dam is fully removed, similar to how the river flows in other undammed stretches.
According to on-site crew members, demolition has revealed that the dam was built with large timbers held together with wood pins to form a "crib" structure. That was then filled with large boulders and smaller stones and then finished with a concrete coating.
The resulting dam is 12 feet high and 230 feet across.
Only that main wood/stone/concrete structure will be removed. Plans are for the earthen wall on the west side of the river to remain with steps leading down to the new shoreline.
In addition to the removal of the Columbia Dam, TNC is also working on a project to restore the river in the Hyper Humas area within the Paulins Kill River Wildlife Management Area in Hampton.
Hyper Humas was a natural peat area which was mined for that resource last century, leaving the peat bog with channels. The bog is being restored. There is already a bike trail through part of the area following an old rail line and other hiking trails are also being developed.
Newton has received a grant to build a boardwalk from Memorial Park to connect with the existing bike trail.
A house in Blairstown that sold for $760,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Warren County in the past week.In total, 27 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $415,217. The average price per square foot ended up at $213.The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of July 24 even if the property may have been sold earlier.10. $480,000, single-family home at 24 Long ...
A house in Blairstown that sold for $760,000 tops the list of the most expensive residential real estate sales in Warren County in the past week.
In total, 27 residential real estate sales were recorded in the area during the past week, with an average price of $415,217. The average price per square foot ended up at $213.
The prices in the list below concern real estate sales where the title was recorded during the week of July 24 even if the property may have been sold earlier.
The 1,988 square-foot single-family residence at 24 Long Hill Ave., Washington, has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in July and the total purchase price was $480,000, $241 per square foot. The house was built in 1985. The deal was finalized on Jul. 13.
A sale has been finalized for the single-family house at 225 Cherry Tree Bend Road in Port Murray. The price was $535,000 and the new owners took over the house in July. The house was built in 1976 and the living area totals 2,066 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $259. The deal was finalized on Jul. 11.
The sale of the single family residence at 62 Blau Road in Hackettstown has been finalized. The price was $545,000, and the new owners took over the house in July. The house was built in 1993 and has a living area of 2,208 square feet. The price per square foot was $247. The deal was finalized on Jul. 14.
The sale of the single-family residence at 13 Frontage Road, Blairstown, has been finalized. The price was $567,000, and the house changed hands in July. The house was built in 1986 and has a living area of 2,401 square feet. The price per square foot was $236. The deal was finalized on Jul. 13.
The property at 9 Dallarda Drive in Hackettstown has new owners. The price was $585,000. The house was built in 1987 and has a living area of 2,601 square feet. The price per square foot is $225. The deal was finalized on Jul. 13.
The 2,522 square-foot single-family home at 1825 Gary Road in Stewartsville has been sold. The transfer of ownership was settled in July and the total purchase price was $591,000, $234 per square foot. The house was built in 1998. The deal was finalized on Jul. 12.
The property at 10 Chaucer Drive in Hackettstown has new owners. The price was $597,214. The house was built in 1987 and has a living area of 2,391 square feet. The price per square foot is $250. The deal was finalized on Jul. 11.
The property at 27 Bellflower Court in Hackettstown has new owners. The price was $646,500. The house was built in 2014 and has a living area of 2,081 square feet. The price per square foot is $311. The deal was finalized on Jul. 12.
The sale of the single-family house at 6 Jayne Drive, Phillipsburg, has been finalized. The price was $740,000, and the new owners took over the house in July. The house was built in 2002 and has a living area of 3,747 square feet. The price per square foot was $197. The deal was finalized on Jul. 12.
A sale has been finalized for the detached house at 8 Scenic Hills Drive in Blairstown. The price was $760,000 and the new owners took over the house in July. The house was built in 2006 and the living area totals 4,073 square feet. The price per square foot ended up at $187. The deal was finalized on Jul. 12.
Real Estate Newswire is a service provided by United Robots, which uses machine learning to generate analysis of data from Propmix, an aggregator of national real-estate data.
A major decision when starting a cannabis cultivation operation in New Jersey is what type of facility to build.To start, you may want to eliminate outdoor cultivation as municipalities routinely shun this option because of odor and security concerns. While the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the government agency the oversees all things cannabis in the state, has said it supports outdoor cultivation, not a single outdoor facility has opened since the market opened in 2022.Veda Farms in Blairstown will buck this tren...
A major decision when starting a cannabis cultivation operation in New Jersey is what type of facility to build.
To start, you may want to eliminate outdoor cultivation as municipalities routinely shun this option because of odor and security concerns. While the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the government agency the oversees all things cannabis in the state, has said it supports outdoor cultivation, not a single outdoor facility has opened since the market opened in 2022.
Veda Farms in Blairstown will buck this trend and open soon. It was awarded a license to grow up to 3.4 acres of cannabis on its 254-acre farm in northern New Jersey.
“Growing outdoors in full sun and living soil allows them to embrace the nature of the plant and help bring a diverse offering of flower products to the New Jersey market,” said Spencer Belz, owner of Last Mile Consulting who works with Veda Farms.
Although Veda Farms will be growing cannabis outdoors, they built an indoor processing facility. Describing this process, Belz advised, “Be prepared for delays, speed bumps, and additional expenses. More than anything, expect things to never go as planned. The quicker you can adapt and pivot, the easier it will be to continue moving forward.”
In New Jersey, most cannabis cultivators use one of the following processes:
(For simplicity sake this article will not cover aquaponics or aeroponics which are more uncommon growth methods.)
Noted cannabis architect Sam Andras, the EVP of Business Development at urban-gro, offers the following general tips about indoor construction:
For the build out, consider elements such as outer shell construction (how will the walls, roof and floors be constructed), the type of lighting to use, benching, and most importantly which environmental controls and HVAC to install (with a backup plan).
If you invest in a cheaper build-out and equipment, it will cost you more in day-to-day operations and maintenance, but you won’t have such a large initial investment.
Conversely, upfront investment saves you operating dollars and better positions you to upgrade and expand in the future. This is where an experienced consultant can clearly point out the pros and cons of your building choices.
If you are considering growing cannabis in a greenhouse, buyer beware.
New Jersey does not classify a cannabis cultivation operation in a greenhouse as a greenhouse. It is because of the use of extensive lighting and heat created by the lighting. In other words, the issue is the use of HVAC systems without an energy complaint envelope design.
The one exception is if a cultivator grows in a greenhouse strictly using the sun and most likely grows one crop per year. (For the nitty gritty details see this government doc, Pages 5 and 6 re cannabis greenhouses). The bottom line is that year-round cultivation cannot take place in a New Jersey greenhouse.
Cost of growing
Using the Good-Better-Best matrix, for a 25,000-square-foot cultivation (and processing) facility built from the ground up —using plans from a pre-engineered building that is energy code compliant (with an insulated roof)— expect to pay between $320 per square foot (good) to $380 (better) to $450 (best) per square foot.
Finally, it is important to find a Head Grower who has a strong cultivation record in the type of facility you are building.
They are a key part of your operation. They should also know the rules and regulations in your state, be a broad thinker, pay attention to detail and work well with others.
With forethought and the help of a consultant you can make the right decision about the type of cultivation facility you would be proud to own.
Rob Mejia is a teaching specialist at Stockton University where he teaches the cannabis courses. He is also the author of “The Essential Cannabis Book” and “The Essential Cannabis Journal.” His cannabis education company is called Our Community Harvest.
Prof. Mejia’s Weed Corner is a regular feature in NJ Cannabis Insider. NJCI is a weekly subscriber-based online trade newsletter and events group produced by NJ Advance Media, which also publishes NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated papers.