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!866-793-9933
BOUND BROOK – Construction will soon begin on the latest apartment building going up downtown.A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for The Rail at Bound Brook, a 143-unit building on Hamilton Street at the site of the former strip mall that once housed a convenience store and later, the Salvation Army.Construction is estimated to be completed in the third quarter of 2024.The building, which will abut the Brook Art Center and is a block away from the train station, is being developed by ...
BOUND BROOK – Construction will soon begin on the latest apartment building going up downtown.
A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for The Rail at Bound Brook, a 143-unit building on Hamilton Street at the site of the former strip mall that once housed a convenience store and later, the Salvation Army.
Construction is estimated to be completed in the third quarter of 2024.
The building, which will abut the Brook Art Center and is a block away from the train station, is being developed by Denholtz Properties, a Red Bank real estate development and investment company, and Redwood Real Estate Group, a fourth-generation privately held real estate investment company.
“We are excited to celebrate the first steps in writing the next chapter in Bound Brook’s impressive turnaround story,” Steven Denholtz, CEO of Denholtz Properties, said in a statement. “The Rail at Bound Brook’s unmatched location, meticulous design and impressive amenity package will set a new standard for luxury living in Bound Brook. We are confident that this investment will further embody our commitment to contributing to the revitalization of the neighborhoods we serve and help welcome new residents to experience all that Bound Brook and Somerset County have to offer.”
Denholtz Properties, which also owns the Bridgewater Business Park on Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater, developed the Rail at Red Bank Station, a 57-unit apartment community a block from the train station in that Monmouth County community.
The Rail at Bound Brook will include a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, one-bedrooms plus dens, and two-bedrooms with extra-work-from-home space and outdoor balconies and terraces in select units. In addition, the six-story building will have amenities including a courtyard with outdoor grills and seating, an indoor fitness and yoga studio, a game room and bike storage.
The apartment building will be at the northern end of the proposed block-long pedestrian plaza on Hamilton Street between Main and Second streets that borough officials have seen as a major key to the continuing revitalization of downtown.
The borough received a $1 million federal grant administered by the New Jersey Department of Transportation in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to undertake the pedestrian plaza project.
Bound Brook is looking at the success that Somerville experienced transforming a block of Division Street from Main Street toward the train station into a pedestrian plaza.
The developers also will renovate the two-story Morecraft Building that separates the apartment building from the entrance to the Brook Arts Center.
In addition, the developers have agreed to improve the exterior of the three multifamily residences on the east side Hamilton Street north of the apartment building. The multifamily building next to the apartments served as Bound Brook's borough hall until the new facility was built two blocks away in the late 1980s.
Assigned parking spaces, with seven spaces for electric vehicles, will be on the ground floor with the apartments above. There also will be 44 spaces in a lot behind the theatre.
The developer also has agreed to lease 75 parking spaces from the borough in the commuter lot on Main Street at a cost of $105 per space per month for eight years. The developer also will set aside $480,000 for future parking needs in the borough.
There will be 650 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
Minno & Wasko, of Lambertville, is the project architect.
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Citizen Bound Brook, the new luxury rental community in historic downtown Bound Brook, is now more than 70% leased, the community’s developer, Accurate, announced this week.Citizen Bound Brook opened in April and has been leasing at a steady clip to renters who want to live in the heart of downtown Bound Brook. The location at 507 Main St. has helped drive the leasing velocity, a...
Citizen Bound Brook opened in April and has been leasing at a steady clip to renters who want to live in the heart of downtown Bound Brook. The location at 507 Main St. has helped drive the leasing velocity, as residents enjoy access to a town center with boutique shops, a supermarket, a florist, a bakery, coffee shops, cultural attractions and restaurants that serve a variety of international cuisine. The Bound Brook train station is one block away, offering daily service to Newark Penn Station, where transfers to Manhattan and the PATH system are available.
Citizen Bound Brook offers upscale, new-construction residences and a full complement of lifestyle amenities at monthly rental rates starting from $2,030 net effective, inclusive of special grand opening incentives of one month free on a 13-month lease or two months free on a 26-month lease. One- and two-bedroom residences are currently available.
“We are proud to reach the 70% leased milestone at Citizen Bound Brook so quickly,” Jack Klugmann, CEO and president of Accurate, said. “Our renters love the downtown Bound Brook location and are excited to live in one of our ‘Citizen’ brand communities. We look forward to the continued success of the building and the continued satisfaction of our residents as we welcome even more people to the community.”
Designed by Jarmel Kizel Architects & Engineers, with interiors by Susan Strauss Design, Citizen Bound Brook offers a variety of floorplans with spacious interiors, soaring ceiling heights and upscale finishes and appointments in a boutique six-story building of 105 residences. Modern finishes and appointments such as luxury plank flooring, complimentary window treatments, and an in-residence washer and dryer are found in every home. Gourmet kitchens boast sleek, full-sized stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, full-height subway tile backsplashes, espresso soft close cabinetry, four-burner gas ranges, custom soft-close vanities and chrome Moen faucets.
An array of lifestyle amenities designed for recreation and social interaction include an elegant club room, state-of-the-art fitness center and a landscaped outdoor terrace with lounge seating. On-site staff is easily accessible to residents and the community is pet-friendly. The building also provides 5,000 square feet of street-level retail space that will both enhance the retail offerings of downtown Bound Brook and serve as an extended onsite amenity for residents.
Settled during Colonial times, Bound Brook has a rich history and a strong social fabric. The borough is in the middle of a major effort to showcase the community’s many businesses, people and places, attract new commercial tenants and enhance the beauty of the downtown.
One of downtown Bound Brook’s cultural treasures, the Bound Brook Arts Center, is just one block from Citizen Bound Brook. It is a vintage 1920s theater recognized by the National Register of Historic Places that offers a full schedule of concerts and arts programming. Two parks are also just a short walk away. Billian Legion Park offers a playground, baseball field, sand volleyball court, grassy lawns and walking and biking trails. The Delaware & Raritan State Park offers corridors for hiking, jogging, bicycling, canoeing, fishing and horseback riding that extend approximately 70 miles along the D&R Canal.
Somerset-based Catalent this week announced that Lisa Evoli has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective immediately. Evoli replaces Ricardo Pravda, who will assume the role of chief transformation officer.
In her new role, Evoli will be responsible for leading Catalent’s global human resources strategy, including talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity & inclusion, organizational design, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology and performance management.
Evoli joins Catalent from Integra Lifesciences, a global medical technology company based in Princeton. Prior to her tenure at Integra Lifesciences, Evoli held senior leadership roles at TE Connectivity, Johnson & Johnson and Motorola.
“Lisa is a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience achieving organizational results, building robust talent pipelines, and creating an inclusive and engaged workforce for a variety of multinational public companies,” Alessandro Maselli, CEO and president of Catalent, said. “Her deep health industry knowledge will be highly valuable as we continue to strengthen and support Catalent’s world-class workforce to create value for all our stakeholders.”
Smoke alarms alerted the families to the fires inside their homes in Bound Brook.Patch Staff|Updated Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm ETFinderne Fire Department came out to help Bound Brook with the Somerset Street fire on Saturday. (Finderne Fire Department)BOUND BROOK, NJ — Three homes are uninhabitable and six families are homeless following two fires that happened over the weekend in Bound Brook.All of the homes had working smoke alarms that alerted the families to the fires, said Bound Brook Fire M...
|Updated Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm ET
Finderne Fire Department came out to help Bound Brook with the Somerset Street fire on Saturday. (Finderne Fire Department)
BOUND BROOK, NJ — Three homes are uninhabitable and six families are homeless following two fires that happened over the weekend in Bound Brook.
All of the homes had working smoke alarms that alerted the families to the fires, said Bound Brook Fire Marshall Erik Mickelsen.
Mickelsen stressed the importance of having smoke alarms installed.
An electrical fire sparked in the basement of the home and ran up the wall causing significant damage to the point all four families were displaced, said Bound Brook Fire Marshall Erik Mickelsen.
The home remains uninhabitable. Mickelsen said all of the families were able to escape and no injuries were reported. The families are now staying with friends and family.
Credit: Finderne Fire Department
Mountain Avenue Fire
On Sunday at 5:27 p.m., a fire was reported at 581 Mountain Ave. in Bound Brook that spread to 577 Mountain Ave, said Mickelsen.
"The fire is still under investigation but it appears to have potentially originated from a motor vehicle parked between the two structures," said Mickelsen.
Both families were able to escape and firefighters also rescued two dogs. No injuries were reported.
Fire departments worked for nearly 4 hours to extinguish the fire, according to Bound Brook Fire Department.
Both homes had significant damage and are uninhabitable, said Mickelsen.
"Today their house caught fire; leaving nothing but ashes. We are so relieved to know that no family was hurt. They now must begin the painstaking process of grieving for what they had and begin on the path of rebuilding their lives and home," said Kielblock.
Money raised will help cover immediate expenses and anything the insurance can’t cover, said Kielblock.
"Their family has always been generous with their homes and heart, and I hope we can pull together and share with them in return during their time of immense need," said Kielblock.
For more information visit Trupkiewicz Family Fire Fund.
The Finderne Fire Department, which covers the southeast section of Bridgewater Township, is always looking for volunteers.
Volunteers are offered complete protective gear, free training, LOSAP (Length of Service Award Programs), a pay-per-call incentive, a life insurance/disability plan, and an in-house gym.
If interested in joining or have any questions, contact the department through their Facebook page facebook.com/FinderneFD.
The Bound Brook Fire Department is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers are offered LOSAP (Length of Service Award Programs) and a pay-per-call incentive. Anyone interested can message the department on its Facebook page facebook.com/BoundBrookFD.
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BOUND BROOK – Vibrant colors and detailed designs now greet commuters as they walk through the NJ Transit station, thanks to the work of college students.Art and design students from Raritan Valley Community College recently finished a 2,000-square-foot mural in the tunnel of the station. The mural, “Vida De el Sol y La Luna” (Life of the Sun and the Moon), was painted by eight students in six days.Student Sarah Lopez was at the forefront of designing the mural. Bound Brook’s large Latin A...
BOUND BROOK – Vibrant colors and detailed designs now greet commuters as they walk through the NJ Transit station, thanks to the work of college students.
Art and design students from Raritan Valley Community College recently finished a 2,000-square-foot mural in the tunnel of the station. The mural, “Vida De el Sol y La Luna” (Life of the Sun and the Moon), was painted by eight students in six days.
Student Sarah Lopez was at the forefront of designing the mural. Bound Brook’s large Latin American community inspired her vision for the project so that the mural would “feel like it was part of the town.”
“Our goal with this project was to create a mural that would bring life to an overlooked space while also capturing the spirit of the community,” Lopez said. “Many of the mural's plants, flowers and animals are inspired by those that are found in Central and South America.”
The station also welcomes many people passing through each day, which was another reason for the design.
“The larger-than-life landscape, rendered in bright, vibrant colors, brings a cheerful energy to the space that was not there before,” Lopez said. “With this project, we wanted to make the space more welcoming, more colorful and more alive.”
The students were guided by their professor, Ji Yong Kim throughout the project. The mural was also supported by Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee.
“It's been a true privilege to see this mural come together with these extraordinary young artists under the wonderful guidance of Professor Kim,” Evelyn Estava, a member of the committee, said. “On behalf of the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee, I would like to congratulate them for creating an exquisite art piece that will be truly meaningful for our community at large.”
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While some New Jersey school districts are planning layoffs and budget cuts, one Somerset County school district has proposed a budget that will lower taxes for homeowners while also adding new teachers.Bound Brook — a 2,025-student K-12 district — plans to lower taxes on the av...
While some New Jersey school districts are planning layoffs and budget cuts, one Somerset County school district has proposed a budget that will lower taxes for homeowners while also adding new teachers.
Bound Brook — a 2,025-student K-12 district — plans to lower taxes on the average home by $264 a year and fund 16 new school district positions, including 11 teachers, officials said.
Bound Brook is receiving a 21.8% increase in state aid, totaling more than $30 million, while also benefitting from a surplus of $2.5 million and 8% growth in local taxpaying properties, according to an overview of the spending plan provided by the district.
All of that adds up to the ability to reduce taxes while expanding the school staff, officials said.
“We have been underfunded for quite a while, working with less staff than we actually need,” said schools superintendent Alvin Freeman.
The school tax bill for the average $390,700 home would be $4,729, down from $4,993, under the proposed $54.1 million budget for the 2023-2024 school year. The tax rate would be $1.21 per $100 of assessed value, said district business administrator Michael Gorski.
Bound Brook’s surge in state aid stems from rising student enrollment, among other factors. The district includes a high number of Spanish-speaking students receiving English as a Second Language, or ESL, instruction, district officials said.
Between 70% and 73% of Bound Brook’s students identify as bilingual, Gorski said. While only 35% qualify for state-mandated services, the district sees a benefit in offering ESL instruction to all, he said.
The 16 new positions the district plans to add include four administrators, including an ESL director, a district behaviorist, supervisor of instruction and a grant coordinator, according to the district.
The 11 new teaching positions include five special education teachers, two ESL teachers, one bilingual math teacher, one teacher for the gifted and talented program, one sixth-grade teacher and one high school computer science teacher.
Bound Brook is among the winners in Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed state budget increasing state aid to approximately 400 districts while decreasing aid for 160 others.
The borough’s spending plan contrasts with Vernon, a K-12 district in Sussex County, which cited $8.5 million in state aid cuts since 2018 for a proposed budget that would eliminate more than 45 employees, including about three dozen teachers, while also raising taxes on the average homeowner by $79 a year.
On Monday, Murphy signed a law restoring approximately two-thirds of the school aid cuts to all districts, and officials in Vernon — initially slated for a $256,288 reduction, now reduced to $44,522 — said they are reviewing their options.
“I’m glad we got some money back. Figuring out how to allocate it is my main focus right now,” Vernon Superintendent Russell Rogers said.
The six-year decline in Vernon’s state funding came after a protracted decrease in student enrollment. There were 5,323 students enrolled in 2004-2005, according to the district’s demographic study. But, by 2018-2019, enrollment had dropped to 2,982.
In contrast, Bound Brook’s enrollment has been growing. The district currently enrolls 2,025 students, up from 1,892 during the 2017-2018 school year. The district is expecting 2,062 students for the 2023-2024 school year, officials said.
Bound Brook’s state aid for the 2023-2024 school year will help to underwrite nearly $7 million in capital projects — ranging from restroom renovations to replacing the gym floor and track and perimeter fencing at Bound Brook High School. The funding will help pay for the projects now, saving approximately $300,000 in financing costs over the next five years, Gorski said.
“The district can offer a tax decrease despite inflationary pressures because of its proactive approach to fiscal responsibility,” Gorski said.
The proposed budget was introduced by the school board in a 9-0 vote on March 15. The budget is up for adoption at the next school board meeting on April 26.
Because the proposed budget falls below the state’s 2% cap on school tax increases, it does not need to go before voters for approval.
Bound Brook was home to 11,919 residents as of July 2021, according to a U.S. Census estimate.
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