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 Bradenton, FL 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 Bradenton, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Bradenton, FL, 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
Commissioners voted 6-1 Tuesday to declare July 26 "Victory for Life" Day in Manatee County.MANATEE COUNTY, FL — County commissioners celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which granted women the right to abortion for decades, at their Tuesday meeting.Commissioners voted 6-1 to approved a proclamation, which was drafted by Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge, declaring July 26 “Victory for Life” Day in Manatee County.Commissioner Reggie Bellamy, th...
MANATEE COUNTY, FL — County commissioners celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which granted women the right to abortion for decades, at their Tuesday meeting.
Commissioners voted 6-1 to approved a proclamation, which was drafted by Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge, declaring July 26 “Victory for Life” Day in Manatee County.
Commissioner Reggie Bellamy, the sole “no” vote against the proclamation, said, “Because of an act like this, we’re taking a voice away from women."
He added, “What would I want? Would I want somebody to tell me what I can and cannot do with my body? I would not want that. The majority with the state of Florida does not agree with this…We in a very, very unfortunate time in society if we’re in a situation where we’re taking voice away from women.”
By striking down Roe in June, millions of women across America no longer have access to safe, legal abortions. The medical procedure is currently banned in at least eight states and severely restricted in many others, according to the New York Times. In Florida, a new 15-week abortion ban went into effect earlier this month.
Aides from the offices U.S. House Rep. Vern Buchanan and state representatives Tommy Gregory and James Buchanan attended Tuesday’s county commission meeting for the reading of the proclamation.
State Rep. Will Robinson was also in attendance and addressed commissioners.
“Those seven words in our Declaration of Independence – ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,’” he said. “You can’t have the pursuit of happiness unless you have liberty, and you can’t have liberty unless you have your life. So, this is such an incredible, important resolution.”
He also noted that he was “very proud of the pro-life policies” established in Florida, including the 15-week abortion ban.
Calling the ban “a moderate proposal,” Robinson said it “stops the most egregious forms of abortion where a baby can feel pain, has a heartbeat, and so, Florida, in my view, will stop being an abortion factory because of this law. People were flying into Florida for this.”
The county’s "Victory for Life" Day proclamation recognizes the Supreme Court justices who supported the decision to overturn Roe — Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorusch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. (Read the full proclamation below.)
"These five Supreme Court Justices showed bravery by protecting the lives of the most vulnerable while facing harsh criticism," the proclamation reads.
It also nods to other "elected leaders and countless grassroots right-to life activists and organizations (who) contributed to the defense of the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of the unborn by supporting pro-life Justices and legislation."
Last year, the board, led by Commissioner James Satcher, a minister, attempted to move forward a county-wide abortion ban. Ultimately, the office of Attorney General Ashley Moody told the commissioners that they weren't allowed to pass an ordinance banning abortions and abortion clinics within county limits.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Satcher said, “Sometimes we have very loud voices on the other side, but to know that the people want to see babies’ lives protected and to move forward in that even if there may be consequences or blowback or bad press, whatever, to stand up and say, ‘You know what? There’s no time that’s better to do the right thing than right now.’”
Read the full "Victory for Life" Day proclamation:
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Check out the latest bar, restaurant news in Sarasota, Bradenton: Mandeville Beer Garden, Big Olaf, Indigenous, 3Natives, Jeremiah's.SARASOTA-BRADENTON, FL — Here's the latest restaurant and bar news in Sarasota and Manatee counties.3rd Annual Cornhole & Cocktails Festival SetThe Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club hosts its third annual Cornhole & Cocktails Festival Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m., at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto.In addition to an indoor cornhole tournament, restaura...
SARASOTA-BRADENTON, FL — Here's the latest restaurant and bar news in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
3rd Annual Cornhole & Cocktails Festival Set
The Manatee Sunrise Kiwanis Club hosts its third annual Cornhole & Cocktails Festival Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m., at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto.
In addition to an indoor cornhole tournament, restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries will provide samples of their food and drinks. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased in advance here.
Sarasota Beer Garden, Restaurant Sold
The Mandeville Beer Garden at 428 N. Lemon Ave. in Sarasota has been sold, owner Rebeka Mandeville shared on its Instagram page.
“As some of you may know, I have decided that it is time for me to move on to new adventures. I have sold Mandeville Beer Garden after being a part of this great community for the past seven and a half years,” Rebekah Mandeville posted. “Over that time, we have created so many memories with so many of you. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved in making our local beer garden the success that it has been!”
The restaurant group Cask SRQ purchased the beer garden, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported.
“You can still enjoy Mandeville for the time being. The new owners have some exciting changes planned for later this year,” Mandeville added.
Cask SRQ owners said they plan to rename the restaurant and turn it into an oyster steamer bar.
Following a deadly listeria outbreak linked to Sarasota's Big Olaf Creamery, two locations have cut ties with the company and rebranded with new ice cream.
The two former Big Olaf ice cream shops — one at 4862 S. Tamiami Trail, the other at 3973 Cattlemen Road in Sarasota — are now going by the name Blue Pineapple, the franchise shared on its Facebook page under the name Dream 2 Ice Cream. The storefronts will sell McClain's Homemade Ice Cream, which is also based in Sarasota.
3Natives Opening In South Sarasota
The healthy fast-casual chain 3Natives is opening a location in south Sarasota in The Landings plaza at U.S. 41 and Proctor Road, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 3Natives’ menu includes acai bowls, salads, smoothies, wraps and juices.
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Opens In Lakewood Ranch
Jeremiah’s serves more than 40 Italian ice flavors, as well as three flavors of soft-serve ice cream — vanilla, chocolate and vanilla/chocolate.
Sandwich Night Returns To Indigenous
The restaurant Indigenous brings back its summer sandwich night every Wednesday starting July 27. Diners can get a sandwich and a beer or glass of wine for $25. This summer, the sandwiches will have a seafood flair, Sarasota Magazine reported.
U.S. News & World Report rated Sarasota Memorial Hospital as the top hospital in the Bradenton-Sarasota area in its Best Hospital rankings released Tuesday.The report ranked Sarasota Memorial Hospital in the top 50 hospitals nationwide for rehabilitation for people recovering from serious injuries and debilitating diseases and for specialized urology care.SMH’s 16 high-performing procedures include:? Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery? Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA)? Aortic valv...
U.S. News & World Report rated Sarasota Memorial Hospital as the top hospital in the Bradenton-Sarasota area in its Best Hospital rankings released Tuesday.
The report ranked Sarasota Memorial Hospital in the top 50 hospitals nationwide for rehabilitation for people recovering from serious injuries and debilitating diseases and for specialized urology care.
SMH’s 16 high-performing procedures include:
? Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
? Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (AAA)
? Aortic valve surgery
? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
? Colon cancer surgery
? Heart attack
? Heart bypass surgery
? Heart failure
? Hip replacement
? Kidney failure
? Knee replacement
? Lung cancer surgery
? Prostate cancer surgery
? Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
“We are honored to once again be included in this prestigious list and recognized in such a wide range of specialties, conditions and procedures,” David Verinder, president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, said in a press release.
“These rankings and ratings reflect our continuing focus on quality amid the pandemic, and we are extremely grateful to our team of physicians, nurses and staff providing exceptional care to our patients,” he said.
The report did not rank Bradenton’s HCA Florida Blake Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital or Lakewood Ranch Medical Center on the U.S. News’ best hospital list.
“Having two specialties rank among the 50 best in the United States, and receiving high performing ratings in a third specialty and 15 widely performed conditions/treatments demonstrates the value Sarasota Memorial delivers to our community,” SMH-Sarasota Campus President Lorrie Liang said in the press release.
“I am extremely proud of our team. We are regularly ranked among the best hospitals because of their diligence, dedication and expertise,” she said.
Topping U.S. News & World Report’s honor roll for the best hospitals in the United States were No. 1 Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., No. 2 Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and No. 3 UCLA Medical Center.
U.S. News evaluated data on nearly 5,000 hospitals to generate its hospital rankings. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.
Of the nearly 5,000 hospitals analyzed and 30,000 physicians surveyed, only 175 hospitals ranked in at least one of the specialties.
Since 1990, the mission of U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings has been to help guide patients, in consultation with their doctors, to the right hospital when they need care. The coronavirus pandemic underscored the importance of high-quality health care.
More information on the rankings is available here.
Only a couple days after being traded, Matthew Tkachuk already feels at home in Florida.The newly acquired Florida forward’s parents are building a home about an hour from where the Panthers play their home games. He has familiarity with the Panthers, is already friends with some of his new teammates, is working on quickly building relationships with head coach Paul Maurice and general manager Bill Zito.And on Sunday, for the first time, Tkachuk — whose father Keith was a longtime NHL star and brother Brady plays fo...
Only a couple days after being traded, Matthew Tkachuk already feels at home in Florida.
The newly acquired Florida forward’s parents are building a home about an hour from where the Panthers play their home games. He has familiarity with the Panthers, is already friends with some of his new teammates, is working on quickly building relationships with head coach Paul Maurice and general manager Bill Zito.
And on Sunday, for the first time, Tkachuk — whose father Keith was a longtime NHL star and brother Brady plays for Ottawa — began explaining why he believes leaving Calgary for Florida is the best move for him right now.
“It was just kind of putting myself in a position to reevaluate everything — life, on-ice, off-ice, the future and I came to the decision that I was going to look elsewhere and have a change,” Tkachuk said in an interview with Sportsnet’s Ryan Leslie, streamed on Instagram. “And Florida kind of fell right into my lap within the last week or so. So, very happy with a very tough process. Hard, mixed emotions, sad, happy, everything, but very ecstatic to be ending up in Florida.”
The Panthers will formally introduce the 24-year-old Tkachuk on Monday at their arena. Tkachuk plans to spend the next few days in South Florida, looking for a place to live and starting to truly get settled in an effort to have as few loose ends as possible to deal with when training camp begins in September.
He was traded Friday night in exchange for fellow left wing Jonathan Huberdeau — Florida’s all-time scoring leader — and defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, along with prospect Cole Schwindt and a lottery-protected 2025 first-round draft pick. As part of the deal, Tkachuk agreed to an eight-year, $76 million contract with the Panthers, days after telling the Flames that he would not be signing an extension with them.
“I was kind of seeing how I envisioned my life going for the next eight-plus years,” Tkachuk said. “I’m here in Florida now, not for an eight-year contract, hopefully for a lot longer than that. I plan on playing, hopefully 15, however many years, and this is where I want to be. I want to be at this part of my life in Florida. That’s just the way it goes. But it’s got nothing to do with my time in Calgary. That was the most special six years of my entire life by far.”
Tkachuk had career bests of 42 goals, 62 assists and 104 points this past season for Calgary. Huberdeau tied a career best with 30 goals for Florida, plus set marks with 85 assists and 115 points — both of those being franchise records for the Panthers as well.
The trade means Calgary is now without its two leading scorers from this past season. Johnny Gaudreau, who led the Flames with 115 points, signed a seven-year deal with Columbus as a free agent earlier this month.
Florida won the Presidents' Trophy this past season for the first time and won their first playoff series since 1996, but got swept by Tampa Bay in the second round of the playoffs.
“I think that I’m a guy that can go in there and help a lot,” Tkachuk said.
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With Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion, overturned, July 26 could be named "Victory for Life Day" in Manatee County.MANATEE COUNTY, FL — Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, Manatee County commissioners will consider declaring July 26 as “Victory for Life Day” in the county.By striking down Roe, millions of women across America no longer have access to safe, legal abortions. The medical procedure is currently banned in at least ei...
MANATEE COUNTY, FL — Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, Manatee County commissioners will consider declaring July 26 as “Victory for Life Day” in the county.
By striking down Roe, millions of women across America no longer have access to safe, legal abortions. The medical procedure is currently banned in at least eight states and severely restricted in many others, according to the New York Times. In Florida, a new 15-week abortion ban went into effect earlier this month.
Now, a proclamation celebrating the end of Roe will go before the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners at its Tuesday’s meeting. According to the board’s agenda, a motion is required to adopt any proclamation. The agenda also didn't indicate who drafted the proclamation.
Last year, the board, led by Commissioner James Satcher, a minister, attempted to move forward a county-wide abortion ban. Ultimately, the office of Attorney General Ashley Moody told the commissioners that they weren’t allowed to pass an ordinance banning abortions and abortion clinics within county limits.
Patch has reached out to all seven commissioners for comment. This article will be updated when they respond.
The proposed “Victory for Life” Day proclamation recognizes the Supreme Court justices who supported the decision to overturn Roe — Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorusch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. (Read the full proclamation below.)
“These five Supreme Court Justices showed bravery by protecting the lives of the most vulnerable while facing harsh criticism,” the draft proclamation reads.
It also nods to other “elected leaders and countless grassroots right-to life activists and organizations (who) contributed to the defense of the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of the unborn by supporting pro-life Justices and legislation.”
In an email to commissioners, Women’s Voices of SW Florida, a non-partisan organization dedicated to defending civil liberties and reproductive freedom, called the proclamation a “short-sighted display of political grandstanding” and “a slap in the face to the majority of (their) constituents.”
“Let us remind each of you…pro-birth is not pro-life. A ‘Victory for Life’ proclamation should include the celebration of new affordable housing, accessible healthcare, a living wage, and aid for homeless veterans,” the group wrote. “A ‘Victory for Life’ Proclamation should include examples of improved water quality, new libraries, new resources for low-income families and children not having to wear bullet-proof backpacks to school.”
Read the full draft proclamation going before the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday:
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