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 Cary, NC 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 Cary, NC 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 Cary, NC, 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
Billy Strings got back to doing what he does best Thursday night in North Carolina, pickin’ and grinnin’ for a sold-out crowd at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. The first show of the three-night run in Cary kicked off the second leg of Strings’ U.S. summer tour, set to run through the end of July before he and his band head back overseas for another European trek.Billy&r...
Billy Strings got back to doing what he does best Thursday night in North Carolina, pickin’ and grinnin’ for a sold-out crowd at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. The first show of the three-night run in Cary kicked off the second leg of Strings’ U.S. summer tour, set to run through the end of July before he and his band head back overseas for another European trek.
Billy’s appreciation for being back on the road was palpable before he even stepped onstage. Prior to the show, the guitarist swung through the parking lot to hang out and talk music with his devoted fans who showed up bright and early for the evening’s concert.
Billy Strings – Parking Lot Jam – 7/13/23
[Video: Billy the Kid]
Come showtime, Strings seemed about as happy to see the crowd as they were to see him as he, Billy Failing (banjo), Royal Masat (bass), Alex Hargreaves (fiddle), and Jarrod Walker (mandolin) strolled onstage to open with “Know It All”. Showing no signs of rust gathered over a well-deserved monthlong break, Strings and company got right back in the swing of things with a first set highlighted by a lengthy and continuous run through “Fire On My Tongue” > “Must Be Seven” > “Pyramid Country” > “Hide and Seek”. Before taking set break, Strings serenaded the crowd with a solo, a cappella take on Charles Wesley‘s hymn “Am I Born To Die?”
Billy Strings – “Know It All”, “Bronzeback” [Pro-Shot] – 7/13/23
Coming back for set two, the band hit the ground running with a “Highway Hypnosis” opener before a pairing of “Thirst Mutilator” and “Steam Powered Aereo Plane” turned the mic over to Billy Failing for the John Hartford cover. Midway through the set, Strings took the opportunity to showcase some of his recent work with the Willie Nelson collab “California Sober” followed by the full-band debut of “Be Your Man”. Strings debuted the latter song solo during his encore in Cleveland last month.
Winding down the second set, Billy and his band were “Running” through the final songs, stitching together Eddie Payne‘s “Psycho” and “Away From The Mire” before closing down with “Little Maggie”. For the encore, Billy dedicated Cousin Emmy‘s “Ruby” to the late mandolinist Bobby Osborne of the Osborne Brothers who passed away last month.
Check out some videos from Billy Strings in North Carolina along with the annotated setlist. Strings and company return for another sold-out show tonight, July 14th. Check out the full tour schedule here. nugs.net subscribers can tune in to complimentary livestreams of the first several shows of the tour.
Billy Strings – “Pyramid Country” > “Hide And Seek” – 7/13/23
[Video: Billy the Kid]
Billy Strings – “Am I Born To Die?” (Charles Wesley) – 7/13/23
[Video: Billy the Kid]
Billy Strings – “Steam Powered Aereo Plane” (John Hartford) – 7/13/23
Billy Strings – “Be Your Man” – 7/13/23
[Video: Billy the Kid]
Billy Strings – “Psycho” (Eddie Payne) – 7/13/23
[Video: Billy the Kid]
Setlist: Billy Strings | Koka Booth Amphitheatre | Cary, NC | 7/13/23
Set One: Know It All, Bronzeback, Taking Water > Cruising Timber (David Harvey), The Fire On My Tongue > Must Be Seven > Pyramid Country > Hide and Seek, My Alice, Hello, City Limits (Johnny Elgin, Benny Martin), And Am I Born To Die? (Charles Wesley) 
Set Two: Highway Hypnosis, Thirst Mutilator > Steam Powered Aereo Plane (John Hartford), Lumpy, Beanpole, & Dirt (Bad Livers), Secrets, California Sober, Be Your Man , Key Signator (Darol Anger), Running, Psycho (Eddie Payne) > Away From The Mire, Little Maggie (Traditional)
Encore: Ruby (Cousin Emmy) 
 Billy Strings acapella
 Second time played and first time with full band
 Billy dedicated this to the legendary bluegrass player Bobby Osborne who recently passed away on 6/27/23
The developer behind The Fenton shopping district in Cary has submitted plans for its next large-scale project.
Driving the news: Hines, a Houston-based developer that has become increasingly active in the Triangle, has submitted a rezoning request to turn Cary's Waverly Place shopping center into a mixed-use development featuring hundreds of apartments.
Flashback: Hines bought Waverly Place, anchored by a Whole Foods grocery store, for $88 million in 2022.
Details: Hines' application calls for adding up to 750 apartments and an additional 30,000 square feet of commercial space.
The big picture: Waverly Place joins a long list of shopping malls — both indoor and outdoor — that are being redeveloped to become less dependent on retail and food alone.
Nestled between the stunning Western Carolina mountains and the famous East Coast beaches of the Outer Banks, Cary, NC, is using its enviable location to its advantage. Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Cary is in the center of the Research Triangle Area, which places the city less than 30 minutes from downto...
Nestled between the stunning Western Carolina mountains and the famous East Coast beaches of the Outer Banks, Cary, NC, is using its enviable location to its advantage. Located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Cary is in the center of the Research Triangle Area, which places the city less than 30 minutes from downtown Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. This central location and its proximity to the Research Triangle Park — the largest research park in the U.S. — are a big part of what makes Cary one of the best places to live in the U.S. With a robust job market, the city of 180,341 is known as a hotspot not only for employees of the Research Triangle Park but also for entrepreneurs looking to launch new businesses.
Although Cary has the amenities of a large city, including a great restaurant and bar scene, it retains an affordable cost of living and a small-town feel, reflected in the high safety rating given by background check company GoodHire. In 2022 they named Cary, NC, the safest city in the United States. Locals noted that they feel safe running or walking the quaint neighborhoods and greenways. But the safe, close-knit environment isn’t the only reason Cary is desirable for young families. The schools here are fantastic. According to Public School Review, which analyzes and evaluates the quality of public schools, Cary has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in North Carolina.
Finally, Cary is a flourishing city that offers a fantastic arts scene (gorgeous public art, galleries and more), a variety of eateries, must-visit breweries and great sporting events. Baseball fans can rejoice as Cary is home to the USA Baseball National Training Complex.
Cary ranks highest for transportation, economy and health.
Cary has the amenities of a large city, including a great restaurant and bar scene, while retaining an affordable cost of living and a high safety ranking. Plan your move to Cary, or consider other affordable places to live in North Carolina. Another moving resource: The Ultimate Guide To Finding Your Best Place To Live.
SAS Institute, one of the Triangle’s largest employers, is shrinking its footprint.A month after ...
SAS Institute, one of the Triangle’s largest employers, is shrinking its footprint.
A month after cutting roughly 1% of its workforce, the software giant has offered two 1980s-era buildings for sublease on its headquarters campus off North Harrison Avenue in Cary, directly across from The Umstead Hotel and Spa.
A SAS spokesperson said the decision was based more on employees opting to work remotely post pandemic than on the layoffs.
“We continue to provide a flexible work environment,” Shannon Heath told The N&O in an email. “As such, we want to use our office space more efficiently.”
Employees who prefer to work on campus have been relocated from partially occupied buildings to other areas of campus, she said. “[It will] maximize building occupancy and operational efficiency, as well as enable even more collaboration on campus.”
Buildings H and J — totaling some 164,385 square feet of Class B office space — have a lease rate of $23 per square foot and are being marketed by Cushman & Wakefield, according to the Triangle Business Journal.
SAS, a $3 billion analytics company founded at NC State by its longtime CEO Jim Goodnight, has been based at its current campus since 1980.
In July, it confirmed cutting positions ahead of its initial public offering, which is expected sometime next year. The most recent county data says SAS employed around 4,000 people in the Triangle.
The SAS buildings are now among several prominent office spaces sitting on the market, as the rise of hybrid work, surging interest rates and tech layoffs push sublease vacancy rates to record highs across the Triangle.
Citrix’s former headquarters recently became available for sublease in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. Across town, just off Interstate 40, IQVIA’s 260,000-square-foot space is also empty in one of Durham’s most prominent office towers.
In total, roughly 4.4 million square feet of sublease office space remains vacant across the Triangle, according to CBRE Raleigh Research’s second-quarter market report.
That’s roughly 8.2% of overall market inventory and a steady record high, surpassing the previous high-water mark of 5.3% in the aftermath of the dot-com bust and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“Tenant demand continues to be anemic across the market,” CBRE Raleigh senior research analyst Elizabeth Gates said in July.
Derek Jacobs, a Raleigh-based analyst with Avison Young, remains optimistic about the Triangle’s prospects. He’s also not too concerned with SAS’ latest offering.
“I don’t think any alarms should go off because of it. It fits in with larger market trends,” he said.
In the short term, he expects more uncertainty as employers continue to assess their needs, but eventually it will shake out. “Once there’s a status quo, there’s going to be a shift,” he said. “It’s just hard to say when that’s going to be.”
This story was originally published August 24, 2023, 3:53 PM.
A popular outdoor shopping center in Cary could be in store for a massive makeover.Houston-based Hines, the developer behind the town’s newly opened Fenton development, has submitted a rezoning request to turn a portion of Waverly Place into a mixed-used development. The plan was first reported by...
A popular outdoor shopping center in Cary could be in store for a massive makeover.
Houston-based Hines, the developer behind the town’s newly opened Fenton development, has submitted a rezoning request to turn a portion of Waverly Place into a mixed-used development. The plan was first reported by the Triangle Business Journal.
Among its proposals: up to 750 apartments and an additional 30,000 square feet of commercial space with buildings up to seven stories.
The redevelopment would largely focus on 6.5 acres of the property at 2001 Kildaire Farm Road, including two parking lots and the CMX CinéBistro. It’s unclear if the project would include any affordable housing for households making certain percentages of the area’s median income.
Hines declined to comment on its application.
A neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposal will be held Sept. 6, and it could take months before the project comes before Cary Town Council.
Waverly Place, which opened in 1988, is anchored by Whole Foods Market and features a lawn for concerts and other events. Hines bought the 22.5-acre property from Dallas-based Northwood Retail for $88 million in 2022.
The acquisition was influenced, in part, by the company’s “positive” experience developing Fenton, Hines’ managing director, Paul Zarian, said at the time.
“The prospect of continuing to invest in Cary was compelling,” he said, describing the shopping center as a “core asset” surrounded by “excellent demographics.”
As malls struggle nationwide amid the rise of e-commerce, Waverly Place joins a growing list of malls across the Triangle that are being redeveloped to survive.
Northgate Mall in Durham closed in 2020 and is now being redeveloped. In 2021, Cary-based Epic Games purchased Cary Towne Center for $95 million, then demolished it to make room for its new headquarters. University Place in Chapel Hill and The Streets at Southpoint are also being transformed into mixed-use developments with residential, office and retail components.
Hines, meanwhile, is growing its presence in the Triangle.
It opened Fenton last year, its 92-acre mixed-use district featuring retail, office, restaurants, a hotel and apartments.
The firm is also behind the expansion of American Tobacco campus in Durham, a 782,000-square-foot mixed-use project including a 14-story residential high-rise with 350 units, two office buildings and retail space.
This story was originally published August 21, 2023, 12:26 PM.