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 Branchville, 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 Branchville, 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 Branchville, 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
The adorable experience a toddler has being greeted by her three older brothers at the school gates has gone viral on Tik Tok.The montage of videos shows little Harper Stoll from Branchville, NJ, being hugged and picked up by her doting brothers daily.At the time of writing, the heartwarming video had racked up over 81,000 likes since being shared on September 8 and over 850,000 people have viewed it. You can watch the video ...
The adorable experience a toddler has being greeted by her three older brothers at the school gates has gone viral on Tik Tok.
The montage of videos shows little Harper Stoll from Branchville, NJ, being hugged and picked up by her doting brothers daily.
At the time of writing, the heartwarming video had racked up over 81,000 likes since being shared on September 8 and over 850,000 people have viewed it. You can watch the video here.
The children's mother Cheyenne, 34, added some text to the video reading: "She's been having a hard time adjusting to her brothers going back to school."
This was followed by "but they make every day worth the wait," as the joyful young boys can be seen running over to Harper and smothering her with love.
Speaking to Newsweek, Cheyenne describes her sons Bradley, 10, Leighton, 8, and Preston, 6, as "obsessed" with Harper.
"I have never seen anything like it! I genuinely thought the hype of having a baby would dwindle after a few weeks after bringing her home, but now, over a year later they have just grown to love her more and more. To think they wanted another brother!" she says.
She recalls the week the boys went back to school and stated Harper would frequently cry whilst staring at the front door.
She would only chirp up when told it was time to collect her brothers.
According to the American Psychological Association, eight in ten U.S. children have siblings.
Susan McHale, a professor of human development and family studies at Penn State University, conducted research that found children spend more out-of-school time with their siblings than with anyone else, including parents and friends.#
Cheyenne, who works as a sales specialist, said: "When we get to the school she patiently waits while staring at the doors, and every kid who runs out she watches hoping it's one of her brothers. Once she sees them, she gets a huge smile and waits for them to come to hug her. She's even tried making a break for it and running into the school to get them."
However, Cheyenne, 34, admits hoping for a boy when she discovered she was pregnant for the fifth time, while her husband Scott, 38, "really wanted" a girl.
She tells Newsweek: "I knew how to do the boy mom thing very well, but a girl mom? That was a foreign concept for me. My husband on the other hand really wanted a girl. Now that she's here, it's clear she is just what our family needed. A little delicacy in a house full of rough and tough boys."
Yet they are so gentle with their little sister, whom they idolize.
"Every morning she wakes up they make it a huge deal and act like it's the first time they've ever seen her," she said.
"My husband has done a wonderful job setting an example for our boys on how to treat a lady, and just others in general. He has always treated me with nothing but kindness and love, which are traits that have now, clearly, been passed down to them" she tells Newsweek.
TikTokers can't get enough of the video uploaded to @cheyennestoll and some have even been reduced to tears.
One of the top comments received more than 1,000 likes, it said: "So beautiful. And they are the best big brothers ever!"
Another comment receiving over 400 likes said: "Ok I'm crying, so precious."
The Brink Road Shelter at northbound mile 1321.8 on the Appalachian Trail (in New Jersey’s Stokes State Forest) is temporarily closed after a black bear reportedly tried to enter a hiker’s tent on Wednesday night.“Hikers should plan their itineraries accordingly to avoid camping at the shelter until further notice,” the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry announced in a Facebook post on Thursday.“The bear showed no fear of humans and reportedly entered the shelter,” the Appalachian Trai...
The Brink Road Shelter at northbound mile 1321.8 on the Appalachian Trail (in New Jersey’s Stokes State Forest) is temporarily closed after a black bear reportedly tried to enter a hiker’s tent on Wednesday night.
“Hikers should plan their itineraries accordingly to avoid camping at the shelter until further notice,” the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry announced in a Facebook post on Thursday.
“The bear showed no fear of humans and reportedly entered the shelter,” the Appalachian Trail Conservancy advised in an alert on its website. “It is not known if this is the same bear reported near Millbrook-Blairstown Road. All area visitors should use caution and avoid the shelter, including for breaks. Hikers should plan to fill up on water elsewhere.”
Hikers can find camping and reliable water at Gren Anderson Shelter roughly six miles north of Brink Road Shelter. South of the shelter, there is a dry tentsite at northbound mile 1317 and a reliable stream at mile 1318.
The tenters involved in Wednesday night’s bear encounter may have been thru-hikers: an employee at an outdoor store in Branchville, NJ who spoke to the hikers the morning after the incident told PennLive that after picking up a tent repair kit, the pair “got back on the trail and headed for Maine.”
This is far from the first time authorities have temporarily shuttered an Appalachian Trail Shelter due to bear activity.
New Jersey has one of the highest bear concentrations on the AT. Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park and North Carolina/Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park are also top contenders.
Although Brink Road Shelter is better known among thru-hikers for intense mosquito activity than for bears, users of the thru-hiking navigation app FarOut have reported black bear activity near the shelter in recent years. “Just had two black bears walk up on me about .5 (miles) from the shelter and they didn’t give a fuck about my yelling. The bear activity is impressive,” one user commented on the Brink Road Shelter waypoint on June 20th, 2021. No users had commented about bear activity so far in 2022.
The Brink Road Shelter, like all other official AT shelters in New Jersey, has a permanent food storage locker.
Responding to the announcement of the closure on social media, some users blamed the situation on New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s controversial decision to end the state Fish and Game Council’s annual bear hunt in favor of non-lethal population management techniques. Others argued that irresponsible hiker behaviors (like leaving food and trash unsecured on the trail) are to blame.
Hikers should always secure food and other smellable items (such as chapstick) overnight. This is for their own safety as well as that of the local wildlife. Wildlife managers often have to relocate or euthanize “problem bears” for the sake of public safety.
The Forest Service recommends the following procedures to reduce the risk of a close bear encounter:
Featured image via Shenandoah National Park.
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BRANCHVILLE — Residents are gearing up to celebrate the borough's 200th anniversary this weekend, albeit on a smaller scale due to COVID-19.The Branchville Bicentennial, honoring the borough named in 1821, will take place Saturday at the municipal building on Wantage Avenue — formerly the Branchville School — and the neighboring field that was once the site of the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.Festivities will get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a food truck provided by The Barnyard restaurant, f...
BRANCHVILLE — Residents are gearing up to celebrate the borough's 200th anniversary this weekend, albeit on a smaller scale due to COVID-19.
The Branchville Bicentennial, honoring the borough named in 1821, will take place Saturday at the municipal building on Wantage Avenue — formerly the Branchville School — and the neighboring field that was once the site of the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.
Festivities will get underway at 6:30 p.m. with a food truck provided by The Barnyard restaurant, followed an hour later by the reveal of items from a time capsule buried during the borough's 150th anniversary celebration in 1971. The night will conclude with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. at the former fairgrounds site, which is now the property of the Selective insurance company.
In addition raffle tickets at $2 will be sold for a chance to win a quilt handmade by Branchville resident Winnie Jager. The square quilt, 45 inches on each side, depicts various animal and agricultural aspects of Sussex County.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Oct. 1 at the Branchville Borough Historical Society Museum in the municipal building.
Located about 60 miles from New York City on the northwest side of Sussex County, the borough is about half a square mile and home to 773 residents, about 70 fewer residents than it had in 2010, shows the most recent census.
The borough's website traces the origin to 18th century settlers from Connecticut.
It was originally named Brantown, due to a large number of mills in the area. The name evolved to Branchville in recognition of its site at a branch of the Paulinskill River, a tributary of the nearby Delaware River, according to the borough's website.
John Newcomer, chair of the Branchville Borough Bicentennial Celebration Committee, said the group originally planned a week's worth of events similar to the 175th anniversary held Sept. 7-14, 1996. That year's jubilee included a parade through town followed by a block party, along with tours of historic buildings.
Newcomer said "things kind of came to a grinding halt" when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the area last year. He and his fellow committee members, treasurer Beverly Bathgate and secretary Lorie Laux, had to adapt to ever-changing public gathering restrictions while making sure they received the necessary approvals from borough officials to organize the revised celebration.
"We had so much planned; we just couldn't get it together," Newcomer said.
Residents have commented on Facebook about their excitement to see the borough celebrate its history any way it can. The committee, meanwhile, has planned a series of outdoor events that allow for adequate social distancing to keep everyone safe.
"This is the way it is," Newcomer said. "We can't go back (to the original plans), but we're still doing stuff."
he tagline for The Barnyard in Branchville is “more than just awesome burgers,” so what else do they serve? Though it’s touted as a fast casual burger spot, the owners promise the menu offers something for everyone. In particular, you’ll also find chicken, empanadas, and more.The Barnyard Co-owner Amy Fiorentino says the 2,000-square-foot space has a “warm, welcoming, casual atmosphere with fun farm-style décor.” It seats 70 indoors, with additional seasonal outdoor seating beneath the covere...
he tagline for The Barnyard in Branchville is “more than just awesome burgers,” so what else do they serve? Though it’s touted as a fast casual burger spot, the owners promise the menu offers something for everyone. In particular, you’ll also find chicken, empanadas, and more.
The Barnyard Co-owner Amy Fiorentino says the 2,000-square-foot space has a “warm, welcoming, casual atmosphere with fun farm-style décor.” It seats 70 indoors, with additional seasonal outdoor seating beneath the covered front entrance area. Amy says the menu mixes “traditional and new American cuisine using the best quality and freshest ingredients possible.”
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At The Barnyard the most popular menu items are, of course, their burgers. For instance, their number-one seller is the Yard Burger (Certified Angus Beef served with lettuce, tomato, and onion). The MSD burger is also popular, which gets its name from another Branchville business, Milk Street Distillery. The Barnyard uses the Distillery’s “War Penny Bourbon” in the BBQ sauce for this burger; as well as bourbon candied bacon, crispy onion straws, and bleu cheese crumbles.
But if you’re not in the mood for a burger, don’t worry, their empanadas are crowd pleasers too. These hand-braided delights contain sweet or savory fillings like Philly cheesesteak, buffalo chicken, or chocolate chip cookie dough; the latter is an instant favorite of the staff.
They also take customer feedback when it comes to rotating specials. For example, the Country Fried Chicken Sandwich is now a permanent menu item thanks to customer requests. It’s topped with Yard-made sausage gravy and a fried egg. They serve other chicken sandwiches, “but this one definitely stands out as a perfect comfort food option,” Amy says.
Amy owns The Barnyard with her husband, Paul. They’ve lived in Sussex County for more than 15 years; but they moved to the Branchville area about five years ago with their two daughters. Paul has plenty of experience in the food industry, from sweeping floors to managing multiple restaurant concepts. Meanwhile, Amy was a dental hygienist with previous restaurant management experience. Prior to COVID, the couple owned More Thyme Café in Augusta. They opened The Barnyard because they needed a larger space for their catering and food truck business.
You can find The Barnyard at 1 Wantage Ave in Branchville. Look for them online to learn more.
All Photos: © The Barnyard
BRANCHVILLE, N.J. , July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Selective Insurance today announced a partnership with SimpliSafe®, maker of award-winning home security systems, to provide eligible Selective homeowner policyholders with comprehensive and advanced home security technology and ...
BRANCHVILLE, N.J. , July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Selective Insurance today announced a partnership with SimpliSafe®, maker of award-winning home security systems, to provide eligible Selective homeowner policyholders with comprehensive and advanced home security technology and professional home monitoring capabilities. The partnership will help protect Selective's homeowner policyholders against some of the most common home hazards, including theft, fire, and water damage.
Selective's homeowner policyholders in approved states can request a complimentary 7-piece home security system from SimpliSafe. The system includes a base station, keypad, HD indoor security camera, entry sensor, water sensor, temperature sensor, and smoke detector, plus two months of SimpliSafe's most comprehensive professional monitoring. Policyholders who choose to receive a SimpliSafe security system and activate it with monitoring within sixty days of receipt will receive an automatic discount on their Selective insurance policy. Professional monitoring must be kept active to maintain the policy discount.
"By combining Selective's nearly 100 years of home insurance expertise with SimpliSafe's award-winning home security solutions, we're offering our customers extra peace of mind," said Allen Anderson, Senior Vice President, Personal Lines, Selective Insurance. "This latest addition to our suite of value-added products and services provides our customers even more ways to Be Uniquely Insured®."
SimpliSafe offers professional monitoring without long-term commitments, meaning any Selective homeowner policyholder who elects to receive a SimpliSafe security system can choose to cancel their monitoring services anytime. Policy discounts automatically apply to their homeowner's insurance policy with Selective but are eliminated with cancellation of monitoring.
"We're proud to be partnering with Selective Insurance, a like-minded, customer-centric company that is finding new ways to enhance their customers' wellbeing," explained Phil Mark, Head of Business Development at SimpliSafe. "We continue to find ways to deliver on our mission to make 'Every Home Secure' through partnerships such as this one, offering homeowners both the functional and emotional benefits that can be unlocked with our proactive joint offering."
This offer is available to eligible Selective homeowner policyholders in select states. To learn more, policyholders can reach out to their local Selective agent. Information about Selective's suite of value-added services is available here.
About Selective InsuranceSelective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI) is a holding company for 10 property and casualty insurance companies rated "A+" (Superior) by AM Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks and flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program's Write Your Own Program. Selective's unique position as both a leading insurance group and an employer of choice is recognized in a wide variety of awards and honors, including the Fortune 1000 and being certified as a Great Place to Work® in 2022 for the third consecutive year. For more information about Selective, visit www.Selective.com.
About SimpliSafe SimpliSafe fundamentally changed the alarm industry, pioneering a new way to make home the safest place on earth for everyone. Founded in 2006, SimpliSafe now protects millions of people and is committed to its founding goal: to make every home secure. SimpliSafe has been coined the number one home security pick by several highly-esteemed publications and was recently awarded "Best Overall Home Security System of 2022" by U.S. News & World Report. SimpliCam, SimpliSafe, and the SimpliSafe logo are the registered trademarks of SimpliSafe, Inc. in the US and other countries.
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