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 Bridgewater, 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 Bridgewater, 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 Bridgewater, 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
High Schoolers now have a seat at the table as a student advisory committee was created to allow them to share their voices with the board.BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Three Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were announced as representatives of their school to the Board of Education during the Oct. 11 meeting.Shaunak Gaiki, Anna Buckridge and Nandeenee Singh are the three high school seniors whowill attend the meetings and offer suggestions and opinions on behalf of their schoolmates.The addition of three high school...
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Three Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were announced as representatives of their school to the Board of Education during the Oct. 11 meeting.
Shaunak Gaiki, Anna Buckridge and Nandeenee Singh are the three high school seniors whowill attend the meetings and offer suggestions and opinions on behalf of their schoolmates.
The addition of three high school students to sit in during Board of Education meetings is theresult of a plan by the school district officials, including Superintendent Bob Beers.
"We really thought it would be worthwhile for us to have a student advisory committee to take part during the school so that when we have Board of Education reports from students it is not just a laundry list of things going on in the high school. But instead provides an opportunity for student voice on policies, procedures, etc. that affect the student body at the high school," said Beers at the meeting.
Two of the three representatives spoke at the meeting introducing themselves:
Singh is a senior at the high school and has been in the school district since half of her freshman year after moving from Montville.
Outside of school, she is focused on stem curricula such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and quantum computing classes. She also teaches coding. In school, she is part of the school's robotics team and on the school's Lincoln Douglas debate team.
Gaiki has been in the school district since kindergarten. In school, he is involved in every science aspect available.
He is the captain of the science bowl team, president of the bio team and on the Lincoln Douglas Debate team. Outside of school, he does STEM and cultural activities and runs a few non-profits teaching children.
"I am excited to work with these folks," said Board President Steven Singer calling the students "future legislators."
The next Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the high school’smedia center.
To watch the complete meeting that was held on Oct. 11, visit the main page on theBridgewater-Raritan Regional School District website and click on the About Us tab. Then scrolldown to the Board of Education and click on BOE live.
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Basking Ridge husband and wife duo Mohnish and Noor Wadhwani are hosting a grand opening for their store Atheltifreak's first location.BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Avid runner and Iron Man triathlete Mohnish "Mo" Wadhwani is used to rising before the sun and training for 8 hours a day in extreme temperatures.His family and friends lovingly call him a "freak" for his dedication to fitness.But to Wadhwani "adopting this lifestyle transformed me as a person and gave me healthier habits that have influe...
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Avid runner and Iron Man triathlete Mohnish "Mo" Wadhwani is used to rising before the sun and training for 8 hours a day in extreme temperatures.
His family and friends lovingly call him a "freak" for his dedication to fitness.
But to Wadhwani "adopting this lifestyle transformed me as a person and gave me healthier habits that have influenced my family and friends."
"I thought, if being a 'freak' can inspire and improve so many lives then - absolutely I am a freak!" said Wadhwani of Basking Ridge.
This revelation led Wadhwani to approach his fashion designer wife Noor about leaving his successful corporate career to open Athletifreak - a luxury activewear and apparel brand. She was totally on board.
Wadhwani had served as a corporate executive for places like Honeywell, Johnson and Johnson, and others for 12 years.
"My kids were 3 and 1 at the time. I was scared to give up my corporate career with little kids. I kept going back and forth," said Wadhwani.
Then in late 2019, he thought, "it's now or never."
The COVID pandemic delayed the opening of Athltifreak but the couple was able to finally launch in February 2021 at their home in Basking Ridge.
Wadhwani described the brand as the "perfect collision" of his corporate and athletic background and his wife's creative and fashion background.
They started with five products using custom-designed fabrics and have since grown to 120 products that are sold in 47 states and five continents.
Now they are ready to open their first retail location at the Bridgewater Commons mall, 400 Commons Way, Bridgewater on the second floor near the Atrium.
The grand opening will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. with Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench cutting the ribbon.
"We are super excited," said Wadhwani. "My wife and I put in love and energy. Our blood, sweat, and tears. That's what this is all about. With that, we are blessed."
Wadhwani said Athletifreak's entire premise is that greatness lies within.
"The athlete puts in endless hours to developing and training when no one is watching so that you can be successful when the lights are on. That's why we say greatness lies within," said Wadhwani. "It's about your freakish passion. The light pulse energy. All of us have that within us."
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2022 version of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School football program, under the guidance of first year head coach Rick Mantz, showed substantial will throughout the course of the season.The Panthers had the will to get better and better with each drill, each weight lifting session, each conditioning exercise and each and every game.As a result, the Panthers tallied four wins on the field against a nonstop barrage of talented and durable competition.Sign Up for FREE Bridgewater/Raritan Newsle...
BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2022 version of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School football program, under the guidance of first year head coach Rick Mantz, showed substantial will throughout the course of the season.
The Panthers had the will to get better and better with each drill, each weight lifting session, each conditioning exercise and each and every game.
As a result, the Panthers tallied four wins on the field against a nonstop barrage of talented and durable competition.
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“We improved in many ways each week,’’ Mantz said. “We obviously made more plays in our wins, and we are very proud of how the team responded and battled and found a way to win four games. The senior night win over Old Bridge (34-0 on Oct. 21) was probably our best overall effort, the most complete game."
“Our record was 4-6 overall," he added. "We qualified for the (NJSIAA) North 1 Group 5 (Sectional Tournament) playoffs due to our extremely strong schedule. All the teams we played this year qualified for the playoffs.’’
In the quarterfinal round of the playoffs, the Panthers, seeded sixth, were defeated by third seeded Westfield Oct. 29.
Through both victory and in defeat, leadership remained solid from student athletes on the roster for Bridgewater-Raritan this year.
“Our captains all showed leadership, Colin Knapp, Colin Kurdyla, CJ Stevens, Donny Little and Joe Spirra led the way,’’ Mantz said. “However, others like Matt Maciolek stepped up along with Tom Tremarco and Frank Righetti. They all helped their teammates each week. Their work ethic and commitment truly inspired their teammates.’’
Mantz said he is proud to mention that improvements were seen all across the roster for the Panthers from this recently concluded season.
"All of our guys improved throughout the year, it’s hard to specify a few,’’ Mantz said. “We were pleased with the overall development and progress of our team.’’
There are plenty of reasons for the Panthers to be optimistic about the future, he said.
“The freshman and JV teams did a great job this year, and we have many varsity players returning who played and improved this year,’’ Mantz said. “This was the first season with a completely new offense, defense and practice regiment. Next year, both the coaches and players will have a much better understanding of what we do and how we do it."
"We had a challenging year, yet we all learned a great deal about each other and continued to work hard and improve as the season progressed," he added. "We are all very optimistic as we enter our winter conditioning and begin to prepare for next season.’’
NEW JERSEY— Taylor Swift fans in New Jersey have a message for Ticketmaster: we are never ever getting back together.Scores of Big Apple Swifties had their wildest dreams dashed this week when they tried to score tickets for the pop star's May 26 and 27 concerts in MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford for her "The Eras" tour.Many waited hours online for Ticketmaster presales, only to come up with a blank space, according to a...
NEW JERSEY— Taylor Swift fans in New Jersey have a message for Ticketmaster: we are never ever getting back together.
Scores of Big Apple Swifties had their wildest dreams dashed this week when they tried to score tickets for the pop star's May 26 and 27 concerts in MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford for her "The Eras" tour.
Many waited hours online for Ticketmaster presales, only to come up with a blank space, according to a torrent of tweets. Then, to add to the bad blood, tickets went up on StubHub and other resale sites for six figures.
"Anyone wanna loan me a chill $35k to go see Taylor Swift at MetLife?" one Twitter user wrote.
Anyone wanna loan me a chill $35k to go see Taylor Swift at MetLife? #TheErasTour @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/7f0gVw8j4i— Katie Liebetrau (@ktliebs) November 15, 2022
"Waited patiently for 4 hours for 2 Taylor Swift tickets as Verified Fan," another fan tweeted.
"Nothing left at MetLife But StubHub is selling the whole stadium for $5k+ how do you let this happen Ticketmaster?"
Waited patiently for 4 hours for 2 Taylor Swift tickets as Verified Fan. Nothing left at MetLife But StubHub is selling the whole stadium for $5k+ how do you let this happen Ticketmaster?— Jennifer Modica (@OJGrowers) November 15, 2022
The ticket woes went far beyond New Jersey, and prompted Ticketmaster to tweet out an explanation.
"There has been historically unprecedented demand with millions showing up to buy tickets for the TaylorSwiftTix Presale," Ticketmaster's account tweeted.
But Ticketmaster's "Don't Blame Me" message did little to assuage fans.
Even New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got involved. In a tweet, she appeared to pin the troubles on Ticketmaster's 2010 merger with LiveNation.
"Daily reminder that Ticketmaster is a monopoly, its merger with LiveNation should never have been approved, and they need to be reigned in," she wrote.
"Break them up."
One fan who tweeted her struggles to find tickets — and eventually did, for $600 — told Ticketmaster executives they should know they're (in) trouble.
"Ticketmaster has no idea what they have done—they pissed off 2+ generations of girls, gays & theys + this week with this clear corporate greed/exploitation," they wrote. "I’m not sure they’re prepared for the amount of letters being written to the Justice Department& all the calls for action."
The grant awarded by Somerset County will help to preserve the Revolutionary War Middlebrook Cantonment-Maryland Encampment? in Bridgewater.BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Revolutionary War Middlebrook Cantonment-Maryland Encampment in Bridgewater was among six local organizations to be awarded a grant from Somerset County's Historic Preservation Grant Program.The Somerset County Board of Commissioners presented around $725,000 from the Historic Preservation Grant Program "to ensure the county’s rich history is never l...
BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Revolutionary War Middlebrook Cantonment-Maryland Encampment in Bridgewater was among six local organizations to be awarded a grant from Somerset County's Historic Preservation Grant Program.
The Somerset County Board of Commissioners presented around $725,000 from the Historic Preservation Grant Program "to ensure the county’s rich history is never lost." The grants were allocated through a competitive process, and range from $22,000 for improved signage to more than $300,000 for a full building renovation.
The Encampment in Bridgewater was awarded $25,000 to fund two interpretive signs, a county historic marker, a required project sign, and the removal of damaged trees and underbrush.
The Revolutionary War Middlebrook Cantonment-Maryland Encampment was home to George Washington’s Continental Army during the height of the Revolutionary War, and was the site of the first official unfurling of the Flag of the United States. This event is commemorated with a reading of the Declaration of Independence every July 4 by the Washington Camp Ground Association that oversees the site.
"These great organizations and the grants Somerset County provided today show our joint commitment and partnership to preserve our great history and heritage," said Commissioner Deputy Director Melonie Marano, liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Commission. "No matter where you go in Somerset County, from Bernardsville to Franklin, from Montgomery to Bound Brook, you will find great historical sites taken care of by volunteers and non-profits, and we’re thrilled to be a part or their work with these annual Historic Preservation grants."
The annual grants are funded through the Somerset County Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. Many of the sites have benefitted from Somerset County’s support over a period of years to ensure projects are able to move forward to completion.
Here is a full list of the 2022 Somerset County Historic Preservation grants:
Pluckemin School House, Bedminster: $27,000
The Pluckemin School House is a two-story, brick building constructed in 1912 and used as the local schoolhouse until 1958, and is noted as a pivotal building in the Pluckemin Historic District National Register Nomination Form. The site is currently home to the Center of Contemporary Art which conducts art classes, workshops, art exhibitions, and art outreach programs for children with special needs as well as workshops for adults affected with cancer. The $27,000 Somerset County Historic Preservation grant will replace the existing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramp with a new ramp including full railings, grab bars, and compressed concrete joints.
The Cottage at the Dunster Squibb Property, Bernardsville: $322,900
The Dunster Squibb Property is made up of a house first constructed in 1805 by Revolutionary War veteran John Dunster, with additions made in 1852 and a major renovation in 1905 by Charles Fellows Squib. The property is also host to a 19th century barn, caretaker’s cottage, and smoke house. The site is listed New Jersey Register of Historic Places, is proposed as a part of a National Register Nomination, and was listed as one of the state’s Most Endangered Historic Sites in 2007 by Preservation NJ. The $322,900 Somerset County Historic Preservation grant will be used to perform a major renovation on the Cottage and Barn/Stable including new floors, walls, and ceilings, ADA upgrades to various lavatories, upgrades to the furnace and air conditioning systems, and more.
Van Doren Farmstead, Franklin: $288,310
The Van Doren Farmstead is significant for its association with the early Dutch settlement of Somerset County and its collection agricultural buildings. The earliest section of the farmhouse was constructed in the mid-18th century with Dutch framing techniques, and its ongoing restoration is being overseen by Somerset County Historical Society. The $288,310 Somerset County Historic Preservation grant will fund a major exterior renovation and safety upgrades to the main house of the property.
Van der Veer-Harris House, Hillsborough: $39,000
This 18th century dwelling, with significant Colonial Revival renovations, was originally the home of a prominent local physician, Dr. Lawrence Van der Veer. In 1940 Dr. Robert Harris incorporated colonial revival style into the home’s renovation. The property is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and managed by Hillsborough Township. The $39,000 Somerset County Historic Preservation grant will fund an historic structures report that will address the Van der Veer-Harris House’s structural, electrical, plumbing and fire safety system, accessibility, and energy efficiency and help to make the facility usable for events and possibly tenancy.
Reasoner-True House, Montgomery: $22,200
The Reasoner-True House, located near the newly renovated Mount Zion AME Church, was recently purchased by the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum. The house was constructed as early as the late 18th century or early 19th century. The property is associated with African American settlement of the Sourlands region as it was purchased by a former enslaved person in 1881 and owned by African Americans until 1994. The $22,200 Somerset County Historic Preservation grant will fund interpretive signage, an historic marker, and the submission of a National Register Nomination Form.