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 Township, 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 Township, 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 Chester Township, 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!866-793-9933
Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations around Mendham and Chester:MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on in and around Mendham and Chester for 2023.We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around the area so you can start planning now.Here's what's in store this July 4 in and a...
MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means it's time to fire up that barbecue and find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on in and around Mendham and Chester for 2023.
We gathered up all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around the area so you can start planning now.
Here's what's in store this July 4 in and around Mendham and Chester:
At 11 a.m. there will be a lunch at the Community Field Club, provided by the Mendham Rotary Club, Mendham Creamery and Brookside Engine Company.
At the end of the parade route, there will be a community celebration with activities for the entire family. Planned activities include a dunk tank, a pie eating contest and fun field games.
Morristown National Historical Park:
Morristown National Historical Park and the Washington Association of New Jersey will celebrate the park's 90th anniversary and Independence Week with a variety of programs from July 4 to 9, all at the park's Washington Headquarters.
Celebrate the Declaration of Independence with July Fourth activities beginning at noon on July 4 at the park's Washington's Headquarters grounds with a "Warm-Up for the Declaration" featuring eighteenth-century stories, jokes, and riddles, followed by the Declaration's reading at 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
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Lake Hopatcong Fireworks:
More Details: The fireworks in Lake Hopatcong are being launched from the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, with the club having hosted its yearly display since the 1950s. Residents around and visitors to the state's largest lake, like to drop their anchors for a view within the yacht club; or at restaurants on the water.
Town of Dover Fireworks:
More Details: Food will be available for purchase, and seating will be limited to the bleachers or track.
Music and fireworks will begin at 7 p.m. on July 4th. The July 4th celebration concludes with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
East Hanover Fireworks:
More Details: Food trucks will be available starting at 7 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at dusk.
Fireworks in Parsippany-Troy Hills:
The Parsippany-Troy Hills concert will begin at 7 p.m. on July 4, followed by a fireworks display. The rain date is July 5. The event will take place at Parsippany Hills High School.
On July 8, Randolph will host a fireworks display at the County College of Morris. The overall event, which includes rides, games, food trucks, and more, runs from 6 to 11 p.m., with fireworks starting at 9:45 p.m. The rain date is set for July 9.
Here is a list of how much these top-paid Mendham and Chester school superintendents and principals made in 2022-2023. MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — It's becoming more common for superintendents, principals, and educational administrators state-wide to earn more than $150,000 including in Mendham and Chester, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education.Patch pulled salary data that includes superintendents, principals and assistant principals, curriculum directors and other employees in administrative position...
MENDHAM/CHESTER, NJ — It's becoming more common for superintendents, principals, and educational administrators state-wide to earn more than $150,000 including in Mendham and Chester, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Patch pulled salary data that includes superintendents, principals and assistant principals, curriculum directors and other employees in administrative positions within New Jersey schools.
Overall, more than 3,200 administrators made $150,000 or more during the 2022-23 school year — about 600 more than the year prior.
The highest earner for the Mendham Township School District last year was Superintendent Salvatore M. Constantino, who earned a salary of $232,085. The Superintendent of Schools for the Mendham Borough School District, Mitzi Morillo follows close behind with a salary of $230,625.
In Chester, the highest earner was Christina Van Woert, the Superintendent of Schools for Chester Township School District. According to reports, Van Woert earned $230,928 last year.
Here are the top earners in Mendham and Chester school administration, along with their current or most recent position and most recent salary. All data comes from the New Jersey Department of Education:
Former Governor Chris Christie imposed a $175,000 salary cap for superintendents in 2011. In 2017, the Christie administration increased the maximum base pay for superintendents to $191,584.
Then, in 2019, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that repealed the salary cap for superintendents while also establishing guidelines for school-executive contracts to limit or standardize bonuses and other perks.
School executive pay has long been a controversial subject in both local school district budgeting and state policy. Some of the state's highest-paid administrators received five-digit raises last year. But when the position's pay was capped, many districts struggled to maintain experienced superintendents, according to a 2019 analysis from NJ Spotlight.
Superintendents, principals and other school leaders throughout the nation have faced intense scrutiny for COVID-19 management and from politically charged movements to overhaul or eliminate certain subjects and topics from the curriculum. But those obstacles have also fallen to teachers and other rank-and-file school employees. And the pandemic exacerbated New Jersey's shortage of teaching candidates.
With reporting from Michelle Rotuno-Johnson/Patch staff.
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Michele Stanton, principal of Bragg School in Chester, is retiring after 33 years in the Chester School District. CHESTER, NJ — An educator who made an impact on the Chester School District was recognized by the community for the difference she made in the lives of children.Last week, Michele Stanton, the outgoing principal of Bragg School, was honored with a special bench dedication as a way to commemorate her impact within the school district.Stanton began her career within the Chester School District 33 years ...
CHESTER, NJ — An educator who made an impact on the Chester School District was recognized by the community for the difference she made in the lives of children.
Last week, Michele Stanton, the outgoing principal of Bragg School, was honored with a special bench dedication as a way to commemorate her impact within the school district.
Stanton began her career within the Chester School District 33 years ago, and since then she has worked as a teacher, math coach, dean of students, supervisor of instruction and most recently, as the principal of Bragg School.
The Bragg School, which is located at 250 Route 24 in Chester, is a highly rated public school with 325 students in grades 3-5 and an 8-to-1 student-teacher ratio.
"Mrs. Stanton is a dynamic and dedicated educator who always puts children first and has been a champion of Chester's children since 1989. She is one of the most hard-working, creative, and energetic educators I have ever worked with and has left a long-standing positive impact on Chester's children that will last for years to come," Superintendent of Schools Christina Van Woert told Patch in February when Stanton announced her resignation.
Stanton decided to leave the district earlier this year, and she intends to use her newfound freedom in retirement to visit and support family and friends who live outside of New Jersey, as well as to pursue other interests.
The red bench, which was donated by the Chester PTO, will serve as a permanent tribute to Stanton within the school district.
The Chester PTO is a school community organization that funds many of the programs, clubs, and activities that children participate in throughout the school year. All funds raised by the PTO throughout the year are reinvested directly into the schools and classrooms, officials said.
"I know that Bragg will continue to be an amazing place to learn because the staff is incredible. We have accomplished so many wonderful things, and I know we are in a good place right now," Stanton previously told Patch.
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The wait is nearly over, as plans to open the new Dunkin' on Main Street could come to fruition as early as next week. MENDHAM, NJ — After several years of waiting, multiple trips before the borough's planning board, and the cancellation of plans for a drive-thru, the new Dunkin' on Main Street could open as soon as next week.According to Mendham Borough Mayor Christine Serrano Glassner, the owner of the new coffee and donut shop stated that they are awaiting final approval from the town engineer before opening.&...
MENDHAM, NJ — After several years of waiting, multiple trips before the borough's planning board, and the cancellation of plans for a drive-thru, the new Dunkin' on Main Street could open as soon as next week.
According to Mendham Borough Mayor Christine Serrano Glassner, the owner of the new coffee and donut shop stated that they are awaiting final approval from the town engineer before opening.
"Once that sign-off has been completed, he said he can be open in a matter of days. He's hoping for a soft opening next week," Serrano Glassner said.
The coffee shop, which has been described as a "next-generation Dunkin restaurant," was approved for 25 East Main Street in December 2018, following initial public objections to the proposed drive-thru.
At the time, the borough stated that although the use of a fast food restaurant is permitted in the HB Zone, a drive-thru is not. As a result, the applicant petitioned the Board of Adjustment for "d" variance relief to allow the drive-thru.
This application, however, did not proceed to hearings and was withdrawn in the face of significant apparent opposition, particularly from residents near the site. Following that, the applicant revised its plan by removing the drive-thru.
Since the approval, some residents have expressed concerns on social media about preserving the borough's historic nature, claiming that the modern signage did not fit the community's character. "I am a DD fan, but I think the huge Dunkin sign could have been made to look a little more colonial since we live in such a historic town," one resident wrote on Facebook.
Mayor Serrano Glassner, on the other hand, claims that Dunkin fulfilled all of the State, County, and Municipal requirements for opening a business while also designing a building that is historically consistent with the borough.
"As Mayor, I am honored to welcome new businesses like Dunkin's. Dunkin's has so much they will be contributing to our community, including the beautiful design of the building, which is historically consistent with our Main Street area. I've had countless residents ask me when they are opening, so I know Dunkin's will be getting a warm reception when they open their doors and serve up those first Munchkins," Serrano Glassner said.
The new location is Dunkin's only one in the Medhams; the closest other location is at 112 US-206 in Chester.
Morris County Small Business Grant Delivered to LebensfreudeIt’s harvest season, perfect timing for Lebensfreude LLC, the farmland firm on which Chester Township’s famous Alstede Farms operates, to reap a $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant.Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus delivered the check to Kurt and Mary Alstede on Wednesday after touring the Alstede Market in Chester Township and visiting the neighboring property housing Lebensfreude ...
It’s harvest season, perfect timing for Lebensfreude LLC, the farmland firm on which Chester Township’s famous Alstede Farms operates, to reap a $15,000 Morris County Small Business Grant.
Morris County Commissioner Deputy Director John Krickus delivered the check to Kurt and Mary Alstede on Wednesday after touring the Alstede Market in Chester Township and visiting the neighboring property housing Lebensfreude LLC, which translates into: “joy of living.” The program, launched with $10 million on Valentines Day, is designed to help small local businesses still being impacted by the pandemic.
Last Chance to Apply for Morris County Small Business Grant!
“This grant is very helpful. It’s been over two years since (the pandemic start) and people forget, we were sweating bullets trying to figure out every week what we would do,” said Kurt Alstede, noting farming operations throughout New Jersey were hit with strict operating guidelines by the Department of Agriculture and Department of Environmental Protection.
Farmers had to cooperate for months under restrictions that ranged from requiring farm workers to wear protective masks even while working in the fields, to distancing guidelines that required farmers to find alternative housing arrangements for employees who live on site.
“It certainly must be noted that the Alstede family did everything to keep their people working and retained their staff throughout the height of the pandemic and afterwards,” said Commissioner Krickus as he visited the property.
To date, the Commissioners have approved 677 applications filed by small businesses and nonprofit organizations to receive grants of up to $15,000. The Commissioners dedicated $10 million and designed the grants to assist small businesses and nonprofits with pandemic related expenses incurred after March 3,
2021, including rent and mortgages payments.
The Morris County Small Business Grant Program has been a unique use of federal funds issued to the county through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was designed to offer pandemic-related aid.
Federal guidelines covering the grant program will determine exactly which expenses qualify for coverage 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 Krickus chats with Kurt and Mary Alstede at the driveway to Lebensfreude's property.
Center Left: Commissioner Krickus visited the Alstede Farms market a short distance away, presenting Mary Alstede with a letter and grant check next to an antique tractor.
Bottom Right: Commissioner Krickus looks over some of the produce grown on the lands of Lebensfreude LLC.