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 Chester Borough, 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 Chester Borough, 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 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 Chester Borough, 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 grants were awarded to Barbara Chupick of You're Not in Kansas Anymore and Susan Nagel of Winky's Pet Boutique. CHESTER, NJ — Two Chester Borough owner-operated businesses received a $15,000 grant from the Morris County Small Business Grant Program, as the Morris County Board of County Commissioners continues to assist businesses and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic.Commissioners Stephen Shaw and Thomas Mastrangelo paid visits to Barbara Chupick, the owner of You're Not in Kansas Anymore, an upscale boutique, and...
CHESTER, NJ — Two Chester Borough owner-operated businesses received a $15,000 grant from the Morris County Small Business Grant Program, as the Morris County Board of County Commissioners continues to assist businesses and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic.
Commissioners Stephen Shaw and Thomas Mastrangelo paid visits to Barbara Chupick, the owner of You're Not in Kansas Anymore, an upscale boutique, and Susan Nagel, the owner of Winky's Pet Boutique, both Perry Street businesses in Chester.
"Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. As a small business owner, myself, I know how difficult it is running a successful small business in New Jersey. Two years of a pandemic made it that much more difficult," Shaw said.
Nagel stated that she has promoted the program to other Chester businesses and that she is aware that many have yet to apply. She has been running Winky's since 2007, and she recalls that during the pandemic, the streets of Chester, which are lined with small businesses, were deserted for months.
"We still have millions of dollars not yet committed. I encourage small business owners to apply. There is no cost, so there is nothing to lose. As Mrs. Chupick at You're Not In Kansas Anymore explained to us, she applied regardless of the fact that she was told by others she would not qualify. She now has $15,000 to invest back into her business," Shaw said.
The program, which was launched on Valentine's Day with the slogan "Morris County Loves Small Business," has received 550 applications to date, with 150 already approved and the majority of others still being reviewed.
The grant program was established by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners using pandemic relief funds provided by the American Rescue Plan Act.
The Small Business Grant Program eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:
To apply, go to morriscountysmallbusinessgrant.com.
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Some weeks feature great weather. Some weeks are active and complicated. This week's forecast is in the middle. We will flip-flop between great beach days and somewhat stormy days. The common theme here is humidity — if you're looking for a taste of comfortably dry air, you'll have to wait until the weekend.There are only two chances of strong, super-soaker thunderstorms this week. First, from a compact cluster of rain that may impact New Jersey early Tuesday. And then another round of thunderstorms set to arrive late-day...
Some weeks feature great weather. Some weeks are active and complicated. This week's forecast is in the middle. We will flip-flop between great beach days and somewhat stormy days. The common theme here is humidity — if you're looking for a taste of comfortably dry air, you'll have to wait until the weekend.
There are only two chances of strong, super-soaker thunderstorms this week. First, from a compact cluster of rain that may impact New Jersey early Tuesday. And then another round of thunderstorms set to arrive late-day Thursday.
We're starting to get a preview of Father's Day Weekend too. (Also the last weekend of Spring, by the way.) And it looks good, with one minor hesitation.
NJ's highest rainfall totals over the weekend topped 2 inches. Certainly not everywhere. And everyone in New Jersey found some peaks of sun and breaks in the wet weather on both Saturday and Sunday.
As of this writing (6 a.m.), we still have a few spotty storm cells dotting New Jersey. A washed-out frontal boundary is parked on top of us. While that won't have a huge impact on temperatures, humidity, or wind on Monday, it does present an impetus for a stray shower or thunderstorm at any time. And if a storm cell gets going, it could produce a narrow swath of heavy rain. Again, very isolated stuff.
Having said that, I think Monday will be far more dry than wet though. Look for periods of sun and clouds, amidst a warm and humid day. High temperatures will mainly shoot for the mid 80s Monday afternoon — a typical mid-summer day. The Shore will end up cooler by about 10+ degrees, thanks to the sea breeze machine kicking in.
Monday night will be quiet, with partly cloudy skies. It will be somewhat sticky - you'll notice some humidity in the air. Lows will dip into the mid 60s by Tuesday morning.
To understand Tuesday's forecast, we have to talk about the definition of a Mesoscale Convective System, or MCS. It's a fancy term for a compact cluster of thunderstorms. The rain area is much smaller than that of a typical cold front or low pressure system (which are on the "synoptic" scale). And that makes them much more difficult to pinpoint and forecast.
Well, there's going to be an MCS in the neighborhood early Tuesday, riding the ridge. There's a chance that it clips New Jersey with rain and clouds — mainly in the morning hours, mainly to the south and west. However, there's also a chance that it drenches Pennsylvania and Delaware, but not New Jersey. Model guidance has a poor handle on this thing.
I hate making such an uncertain "boom or bust" forecast, but I want to lay out all the solutions here, so you can plan your day accordingly. Worst-case scenario, over an inch of rain in South Jersey. Best-case scenario, dry with clouds and pleasantly warm temperatures.
High temperature on Tuesday will average 80 degrees. There's a lot of give and take in that part of the forecast too. If we stay dry and sunnier, I could see another day in the lower to mid 80s for most of the state. However, if rain wins, we'll be stuck in the 70s.
You want another grand beach day, here you go. Mostly sunny skies resume, with dry weather all day. Temperatures will be nice and warm, in the lower to mid 80s.
Flipping back to an unsettled weather day.
At the moment, I see a slight chance of spotty showers Thursday morning. Then a better chance of widespread thunderstorms Thursday evening. There is a risk for some severe weather there — something we'll continue to track over the next 84 hours or so.
In the middle, it will be a partly to mostly cloudy day. High temperatures will be seasonable, close enough to 80 degrees.
Friday is a cold front day, a day of rapid transition. However, the GFS model in particular currently shows that frontal passage to be completely dry. Just breezy.
Friday will start toasty, with thermometers once again surging close to 90 degrees. And then in the afternoon, the wind direction will shift, and cooler, drier air will start to arrive. While I wouldn't rule out some shower or thunderstorm activity, we'll keep a dry, bright, happy forecast for now.
The drop in humidity should be immediately noticeable. (And welcome.) But the cooldown won't really settle in until Saturday.
That cooler, drier air mass should leave us with pleasant weather conditions for the big Father's Day Weekend. But there's a chance we end up a bit "too" cool for summer-ish activities like beach, pool, etc. Right now, I'd put high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. I'd like to see them closer to 80 degrees to go full-bore on a beautiful weekend.
Our next substantial chance of rain won't show up until Tuesday or Wednesday next week.
Morris County Commissioners’ Visit to Chester Borough Highlights Grant ProgramTwo owner-operated shops in Chester Borough were hand-delivered checks for $15,000 each today, as the Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners and Morris County Chamber of Commerce continued to invite more small businesses to apply for grants under the Morris County Small Business Grant Program.Apply Now. Go to: ...
Morris County Commissioners’ Visit to Chester Borough Highlights Grant Program
Two owner-operated shops in Chester Borough were hand-delivered checks for $15,000 each today, as the Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners and Morris County Chamber of Commerce continued to invite more small businesses to apply for grants under the Morris County Small Business Grant Program.
Apply Now. Go to: morriscountysmallbusinessgrant.com
“The challenges were great for anyone operating a small business during the pandemic, and the businesses continue to be under pressure. Morris County designed this program, using our allotment of federal American Rescue Plan dollars, to help small shops and nonprofits to hopefully recoup some of their expenses over the past year. We hope more will take advantage of this opportunity,” said Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen.
He was joined by Commissioners Stephen Shaw and Thomas Mastrangelo, as well as Morris County Chamber of Commerce Vice President Michael Stanzilis and Chester Mayor Janet Hoven, in delivering checks for $15,000 to Barbara Chupick at You’re Not in Kansas Anymore and Susan Nagel of Winky’s Pet Boutique. Both Perry Street businesses in Chester cited expenses they incurred overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic, qualifying them for the maximum grant amount possible under the program.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. As a small business owner, myself, I know how difficult it is running a successful small business in New
Jersey. Two years of a pandemic made it that much more difficult. This program can be the boost many businesses can use to get over the hump as they deal with recovery, staffing and supply chain issues,” said Commissioner Shaw. “We still have millions of dollars not yet committed. I encourage small business owners to apply. There is no cost, so there is nothing to lose. As Mrs. Chupick at You’re Not In Kansas Anymore explained to us, she applied regardless of the fact that she was told by others she would not qualify. She now has $15,000 to invest back into her business.”
Susan Nagel at Winky’s said she has touted the program to other Chester businesses, and that she knows many have not yet applied. Operating Winky’s since 2007, she recalled that during the pandemic, the streets of Chester – lined with small businesses – were empty for months.
“I built my small business from the ground up, and fortunately I have remained successful. But I know other businesses that closed, and many others continue to suffer. This grant program can make the difference in whether some places can continue, so business owners should check it out, at the very least. Go to the website, read the plain-English information and submit an application,” said Commissioner Mastrangelo.
The program, launched on Valentine’s Day under the slogan “Morris County Loves Small Business,” has received 550 applications to date, with 150 already approved and most others still under review. The Commissioners dedicated $10 million to the effort.
Most of applications heading for final approval will provide each of the qualified businesses and nonprofits the maximum grant amount of $15,000. While the remaining applications are still being reviewed, the program remains open to new applications. Businesses as well as non-profits are urged to take advantage of the grant offer. There is no cost to apply.
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners has committed $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars toward the program, which is designed to provide grants of up to $15,000 to reimburse small businesses and nonprofit organizations for specific pandemic recovery expenses. The expenses must have been incurred on or after March 3, 2021 – a timeline established under ARPA guidelines.
The Small Business Grant Program eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:
Read the Qualifications & Apply: morriscountysmallbusinessgrant.com
Federal guidelines covering the grant program will determine exactly which expenses qualify for coverage under the grant program and which applications may be approved.
The grants are capped at $15,000 per applicant. However, business owners and nonprofits are encouraged to submit applications that include all costs they believe may qualify for the grant, even if the total amount of a single claim exceeds $15,000.
A final review may determine that some costs submitted for consideration are not covered under the program guidelines. However, by submitting all expenses that may qualify, applicants increase the possibility of getting the maximum amount of grant dollars possible.
Top Right: Commissioner Director Selen (right) hands $15,000 Small Business Grant Program check to Barbara Chupick of You're Not In Kansas Anymore.
Top Left: Susan Nagel of Winky’s Pet Boutique (center) receives her $15,000 Small Business Grant check with (l-r) Morris County Chamber of Commerce Vice President Michael Stanzilis, Chester Mayor Janet Hoven, Director Selen and Commissioner Shaw.
Center Right: Commissioner Mastrangelo talks about the challenges faced by small businesses with Susan Nagel of Winky’s Pet Boutique.
Center Left: Stanzilis of the Morris County Chamber selects an outfit at You're Not in Kansas Anymore for Mayor Hoven, with boutique owner Barbara Chupick, Director Selen and Commissioner Shaw standing by.
Bottom Right: (l-r) Commissioners Selen, Mastrangelo and Shaw outside Winky’s Pet Boutique.
Families can take tours of the new school now, for children between the ages of six months to six years, said the location's owner. CHESTER, NJ — After Ti Patel and her husband Dipen settled into the Chester area and started a family, they began seeking a Montessori-style educational program for their daughter.They found few options, with one school they considered 45 minutes away. Many of the programs they looked at additionally were not feasible for working parents, the school day typically ending at about 2:30 p.m....
CHESTER, NJ — After Ti Patel and her husband Dipen settled into the Chester area and started a family, they began seeking a Montessori-style educational program for their daughter.
They found few options, with one school they considered 45 minutes away. Many of the programs they looked at additionally were not feasible for working parents, the school day typically ending at about 2:30 p.m.
That was how she found and partnered with the Montessori Kids Universe franchise to open the Montessori Kids Universe Chester location. The school on 395 Route 24 in Chester celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 5. Tours and registration are happening now, with classes expected to kick off in March, Ti Patel said.
In speaking with their friends within the community, including where they live on the border of Chester and Far Hills, Patel said fellow parents faced similar challenges. Many of the two-parent households they know have both parents juggling full-time jobs, plus the demands of raising families. That included having to wrestle with childcare and educational options that might interrupt the workday. Some parents Patel knows work from home, while their small children are nearby in the house.
With a background in finance and business management before daughters Naya, 3, and Layla, 7 months, were born, Ti Patel told Patch in a phone interview that she began seeking options to open a Montessori School on her own.
Patel said she decided to bring the business to Chester, a community that has become close to her family's heart. She and her husband decided on the Chester area after learning about it from her former boss, she said.
"We loved the school system here," she said.
Having lived throughout New Jersey, they appreciated the warmth of the Mendham and Chester communities, especially their close-knit neighborhood.
Starting a Montessori school in Chester was important to Patel with hours to help working parents, with the school's hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., she said.
A Montessori-style education, created by physician Maria Montessori, is based on hands-on, independence-based and self-paced style learning for children. Montessori Kids Universe — the parent company in Florida — partnered by guiding Patel through the entire process of building the school, down to the materials and colors used in construction. Paint shades are earth tones, with wood within the building's style, which she said helps keep students focused on their learning.
Franchise owners also receive between 60 to 90 hours of training from the company before opening their schools, Patel said.
The school is expected to be open year-round to accommodate working parents, she said. A typical day for children begins with their Montessori education in the morning, focusing on learning and activities in an independent and encouraging environment, said Patel. The day continues with yoga, she said. Children next take lunch, which is followed with a nap or quiet activities for kids who would prefer not to nap. The afternoon snack period happens after the quiet time. Children next participate in STEAM, which is science, technology, English, art or math, she said.
During the day, children will also learn sign language, with the school seeking a teacher as well who can teach the Mandarin Chinese language, Patel said.
The day winds down with outdoor time, which Patel called "crucial" in a child's day. The school has an indoor gym on the days the weather is too cold or hot for outdoor activities.
The 2021-2022 school year is scheduled to last through the end of June. About a week later, the school's summer activities begin, which is an "around the world" themed curriculum each day through August. That includes the kids learning about different countries, which the school plans to team up with local restaurants and international musicians, depending on the country, said Patel. The 2022-2023 school year begins again in September.
Looking for more information about Montessori Kids Universe? Call 908-650-1658 or click here.
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Once you're ready to undeck the halls, here's how to recycle your tree in Chester and Mendham.MENDHAM, NJ — O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, it's almost time to recycle thee.Once it's time to undeck the halls, here's how to recycle your tree in Mendham and Chester.In Chester Borough:Christmas Tree pickups start on Jan. 5 and last for one month. Trees can be left curbside, but the borough says to "use discretion" for leaving disposed trees out in inclement weather. Contact ...
MENDHAM, NJ — O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, it's almost time to recycle thee.
Once it's time to undeck the halls, here's how to recycle your tree in Mendham and Chester.
In Chester Borough:
Christmas Tree pickups start on Jan. 5 and last for one month. Trees can be left curbside, but the borough says to "use discretion" for leaving disposed trees out in inclement weather. Contact [email protected] with questions. See more about Chester Borough Christmas Tree pickup here.
In Chester Township:
Between the week of Jan. 10 and 14, Chester Township DPW plans to collect Christmas trees from residents' curbs, to be shredded and chipped. Tinsel and ornaments need to be removed from trees before they are taken.
Annual Christmas Tree curbside pick-up will be Jan. 10-14. Please make sure all trees are by the curb and free from any decorations, lights or garland. No artificial trees and no wreaths will be picked up. https://t.co/oV8wJ3IPBd— ChesterTownshipNJ (@ChesterTownship) December 30, 2021
The Township also tweeted that "no artificial trees and no wreaths will be picked up." See more information about the Christmas Tree curbside pickup in Chester Township here.
In Mendham Borough
Mendham Borough is also offering Christmas Tree pick up for residents.
Christmas Tree pickups started the week of Dec. 28, through the Mendham Borough Public Works brush program. Trees taken will be chipped, with chips available through Public Works by pickup or delivery.
To have trees picked up, remove trees from their stands and take off tinsel, lights and ornaments. Trees shouldn't be bagged up.
Mendham Borough residents should call Public Works for a pickup at 973-543-6535 or email [email protected] Requests can also be made online at https://www.mendhamnj.org/cn/ServReq/?TID=94&TPID=9712.
See more information about Mendham Borough tree pickups here.
In Mendham Township
Mendham Township plans to begin their Christmas Tree removal program on Monday, Jan. 3. Trees need to be placed curbside by 7 a.m., according to a ticker message on the township's website.
Click here for the township's website for more information about Mendham Township Christmas Tree recycling.
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