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 Bound Brook, 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 Bound Brook, 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 Bound Brook, 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!973-587-8638
Hipolita Hernandez-Sicignano, left, principal of LaMonte Annex Elementary School, with teacher Stacey Giordano, honored as a New Jersey Exemplary Educator for 2022.BOUND BROOK, NJ – Stacey Giordano, a Special Education kindergarten teacher at LaMonte Annex Elementary School, has been honored as a 2022 New Jersey Exemplary Educator.The program recognizes educators statewide who exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community...
Hipolita Hernandez-Sicignano, left, principal of LaMonte Annex Elementary School, with teacher Stacey Giordano, honored as a New Jersey Exemplary Educator for 2022.
BOUND BROOK, NJ – Stacey Giordano, a Special Education kindergarten teacher at LaMonte Annex Elementary School, has been honored as a 2022 New Jersey Exemplary Educator.
The program recognizes educators statewide who exhibit strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a positive impact on students, colleagues and the school community.
Hipolita Hernandez-Sicignano, principal of LaMonte Annex Elementary School, nominated Giordano for the program.
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“Mrs. Giordano is truly an asset to the LaMonte team,” Sicignano said. “Her innate willingness to go above and beyond for her students and lend a helping hand is so appreciated by everyone in the school. This recognition is well deserved.”
Giordano was overcome with emotions when she learned she received the award. She recalled “Being very overwhelmed by the recognition from my peers. It’s great to feel their support.” When asked what Giordano enjoys most about teaching in Bound Brook School District, she emphasized the teamwork among the faculty, as well as support from school administrators
Giordano is in her ninth year of teaching in the Bound Brook School District. She co-teaches a Kindergarten Inclusion Class; a classroom instructed by both a general education and special education teacher, which allows for differentiated instruction for students based on their individual needs.
Surprisingly, teaching is Giordano's second career. After stepping away from a career in accounting to raise her children, she decided to return to school to pursue a career in Special Education at the suggestion of her professors. In 2019, she received a scholarship from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she received a Graduate Certification in the Orton Gillingham Approach, a phonics and multi-sensory based method to learning.
Giordano uses her experience and schooling to create a learning environment for her students to thrive.
"Mrs. Giordano is one of only 181 educators statewide that earned this award," said Dr. Alvin L. Freeman, the superintendent of Bound Brook School District. "We are blessed to have her wonderful energy and outstanding teaching capabilities in our school community.”
"I love seeing each of my students flourish in their own unique ways,” Giordano explained. “Watching their eyes light up from recognizing their own progress is what makes all the hard work of teaching such a rewarding career.”
(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- All aboard the Polar Express! Bring the whole family to the historic Brook Theater (Brook Arts Center) on December 10 at 12:00pm, and join a young boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole abroad The Polar Express. This classic Christmas story, inspired by the 1985 storybook, is enjoyed by children of all ages year after year!Come watch The Polar Express on the big screen in your comfiest pajamas with friends and family. Get your Golden Ticket and enjoy the movie, cookies, and a sleigh bell fo...
(BOUND BROOK, NJ) -- All aboard the Polar Express! Bring the whole family to the historic Brook Theater (Brook Arts Center) on December 10 at 12:00pm, and join a young boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole abroad The Polar Express. This classic Christmas story, inspired by the 1985 storybook, is enjoyed by children of all ages year after year!
Come watch The Polar Express on the big screen in your comfiest pajamas with friends and family. Get your Golden Ticket and enjoy the movie, cookies, and a sleigh bell for every child, given out by Santa himself.
Tickets are $10 for Children (includes a Golden Ticket, a visit with Santa, cookies, bell, and a special surprise) and $7 for Adults (Golden Ticket Admission & Santa visit) Golden Tickets are available at www.brookarts.org or 732-469-7700
The Brook Arts Center at 10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ, one block from the Bound Brook Train station and a few short miles from Rt 22, 287, and 78.
Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmState Theatre New Jersey15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901category: comedyClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 2:00pmGrunin Center - Room A2031 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 7:30pmGrunin Center Black Box Theater1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754category: theatreClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 3:00pmMayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmHopewell Theater5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmOutpost In The Burbs40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042category: musicClick here for full description Friday, November 18, 2022 @ 8:00pmShea Center for Performing Arts300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470category: musicClick here for full description
A Hillsborough freshman and his parents spoke at the recent school board meeting asking the district to amend its sports policy.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Homeschooled freshman Samuel Malone has lived in Hillsborough his entire life. From the young age of 8, he has played baseball for the Hillsborough baseball league recreation and travel teams.However, this fall was his last season with the team before high school. Currently, Hillsborough Township Public Schools do not allow home school students to participate in high school s...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Homeschooled freshman Samuel Malone has lived in Hillsborough his entire life. From the young age of 8, he has played baseball for the Hillsborough baseball league recreation and travel teams.
However, this fall was his last season with the team before high school. Currently, Hillsborough Township Public Schools do not allow home school students to participate in high school sports.
"I would like to be permitted to try out for the high school team this spring and continue playing with the team I have played with since I was 8," said Malone at the Monday night Board of Education meeting.
"I know most schools Hillsborough competes with allow homeschoolers to participate on their teams. I do not think I should be excluded only because of the location of where I receive my education," Malone added.
Malone's parents Lynda and John, who have lived in the township for about 16 years, also spoke to the school board asking for a change.
"As Hillsborough residents, we are equal taxpayers. We are members of this community," said Lynda. "There are no negative aspects of including all children and the positive aspects are unlimited. Children benefit greatly from these opportunities and should be given them throughout their growth."
Lynda noted that Hillsborough competes against many high schools that allow homeschool students including Belvidere, Bound Brook, Bernards, Delaware Valley Regional, Franklin, Hunterdon Central Regional, Manville, North Hunterdon, Phillipsburg, South Hunterdon, Voorhees, and Warren Hills Regional.
"How is it that they can make that accommodation to include all students of their district yet Hillsborough can not?" said Lynda. "What is the hesitation?"
Lynda asked the Board to "give Samuel the same opportunity and consideration that you give every other student of our community and be true to inclusiveness of diversity."
Board Member Gregory Gillette said the last time the school attorney reviewed this policy was in December 2006.
"A lot has changed since that time. I would actually like to revisit it. I would like to see what those other school districts what their policy looks like to allow them to do this. I dont think we can continue to say we are not going to have a policy until we’ve more recently examined what the other district policies permit them with assurance to allow this," said Gillette.
"It's time for another examination," said Gillette.
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In mid-October, Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) hosted a First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition for a number of Robotics Clubs in the area. The GLHS Highlander Robotics Club participated in the competition with about 15 students from across grades 9 to 12 competing and assisting with the event with help from FTC officials. While the Robotics Club has participated in FTC for many years, this was GL's first year hosting a First Tech Challenge robotics competition and the GL team enjoyed welcoming teams from neighb...
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In mid-October, Governor Livingston High School (GLHS) hosted a First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition for a number of Robotics Clubs in the area. The GLHS Highlander Robotics Club participated in the competition with about 15 students from across grades 9 to 12 competing and assisting with the event with help from FTC officials. While the Robotics Club has participated in FTC for many years, this was GL's first year hosting a First Tech Challenge robotics competition and the GL team enjoyed welcoming teams from neighboring towns like Millburn, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, and many more.
The First Tech Challenge (FTC) is an international high school robotics competition. The GL Highlander Robotics Club participates in the FTC competition season each year and the season is composed of multiple competition opportunities. Students build robots from mechanical hardware and a main controller is programmed to operate both autonomously and with the use of a driver controller. The robot must complete specific game objectives, which change every year. Each event establishes rankings for the participating teams, with a total of three meets and one qualifying competition during the FTC competition season. If the team scores well, they will advance to the state competition and beyond.
That same weekend, the team from Columbia Middle School (CMS) was competing in the First Lego League (FLL) competition at GLHS. FLL is a middle school robotics competition for students in grades 6 to 8 with a Lego-based robotic build system. The CMS Robotics Club is led by Science Teachers Tom Clayton and Christina Froehlich. The FLL competition was an internal competition consisting of six teams from Berkeley Heights and Mountainside. The two winning teams from the competition qualified to compete in the official First Lego League qualifying competition to be held in Bound Brook on November 20. The winning teams were the Wolfpack with members Steffen Sternberg, Gabe Bartiromo, Christopher Yue, Cassidy Ryan, Levi Lopez, Adriel Reyes, Ashley Maresca, Rik Dutta, Tara Roy Choudhury, and Bridget Migueis and Agroup with members Emily Bu, Lilyanna Weng, Oliver Schmid, George Deng, Roman Peterson, Ethan Robertson, Gabe Farrow, and Tyler Rembetsy.
This year's GLHS robotics team is led by captain Katherine Zhou and Technology Education teacher Mike Maresca. Members include David Andrews, Cara Austring, Vibhav Chaturvedi, Theo Earnshaw, Nathan Gao, Sofia Henriques, Claire Jeon, Ayush Kayal, Joe Laposky, Justin Liu, Julian Netter, Aditya Seshadri, Ian Stambaugh, and Anthony Tan.
2 minute readThey got by with a little help of their friends.Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr congratulated inductee Max Weinberg and Jon Bon Jovi inducted Chelsea Handler during the virtual 14th annual New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony, which debuted Saturday, Nov. 12 on TV and online.“Max, you've made it to the top!” said McCartney behind a set of drums to Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.In a separate video, Starr spread his “peace and love&rdqu...
They got by with a little help of their friends.
Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr congratulated inductee Max Weinberg and Jon Bon Jovi inducted Chelsea Handler during the virtual 14th annual New Jersey Hall of Fame ceremony, which debuted Saturday, Nov. 12 on TV and online.
“Max, you've made it to the top!” said McCartney behind a set of drums to Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
In a separate video, Starr spread his “peace and love” for the occasion. The congratulatory clips originally were shown on the broadcast and on the YouTube post, but then deleted from YouTube and Facebook sometime before midnight and replaced by a Tom Morello performance of a song called “Ode to Max Weinberg.”
The McCartney and Starr clips will be seen on future broadcast airing but not online, said a spokesperson for the N.J. Hall of Fame on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Morello performance will be dropped from the TV broadcasts.
Jay Weinberg, Max's son who also drums for Slipknot, inducted his dad.
“Thank you for so much, it can't be put into words,” said Max Weinberg while thanking the E Street Band.
Bruce Springsteen gave Weinberg “gentle and tough love,” Weinberg said.
“On that steamy August night in 1974 when Bruce asked me where I was from, I told him New Jersey,” Weinberg said. “He broke into a grin and said quietly, 'That's good.' “
Bon Jovi inducted Handler and gave a short speech. He previously inducted Southside Johnny during a live ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.
“She always got us thinking while making us laugh,” said Bon Jovi of Handler, a comedian from Livingston.
“I'd like to thank the New Jersey Hall of fame for inducting me,” Handler said. “ I don't know what took so long but I'm happy to be late to the party than never have shown up at all. I love my homestate of New Jersey. It gave me grit, it gave me bravery and it gave me a very low ability to tolerate any one else's bull(blank).”
The NJ Hall of Fame entertainment and learning center will debut at the American Dream complex in East Rutherford next spring. The ceremony, hosted by Danny DeVito, will be rebroadcast Sunday, Nov. 20, at 11 p.m. on MY9TV and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 on NJ PBS.
The New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 is:
Ron Jaworski, Voorhees, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and National Football League analyst**
Heather O’Reilly, East Brunswick, professional soccer player and three-time Olympic medalist
Chelsea Handler, Livingston, award-winning comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate
Max Weinberg, Newark, drummer and television personality
Ralph Izzo, Cranbury, businessman and former nuclear physicist
Dr. Roy Vagelos, Westfield, physician and business executive
The Unanue Family, Alpine, Ridgefield Park, founder of Goya Foods
Gov. Richard J. Hughes, Florence Township, lawyer, politician and judge*
Dorothea Dix, Trenton, nurse and advocate for the mentally ill*
Margaret Bourke-White, Bound Brook, photographer*
Walter Dean Myers, Jersey City, writer of children’s books and young adult literature*
*Being honored posthumously.
**Previous inductee but being formally inducted this year.
Visit njhalloffame.org for more information.
Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers music and entertainment for the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]