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 Cliffside Park, 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 Cliffside Park, 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:
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Team name: Cliffside Park-Ridgefield Red RaidersHead Coach: Tom Mandile, fifth season, career record 14-17.Last year’s record: 2-22021 Starting SI rating: 49.09Division: North Jersey Super Football Conference, IvyRedDivision opponents: Bergen Tech, Dickinson, Fair Lawn, Ferris, Memorial (WNY), Snyder, Tenafly.Key players: Kevin Berberian, MLB/TE, Sr., Brandon Gul, OL/DL, Sr., Edgardo Aguillar, RB/LB, Sr., Darriel Dopico, WR/DB, Sr.Outlo...
Team name: Cliffside Park-Ridgefield Red Raiders
Head Coach: Tom Mandile, fifth season, career record 14-17.
Last year’s record: 2-2
2021 Starting SI rating: 49.09
Division: North Jersey Super Football Conference, IvyRed
Division opponents: Bergen Tech, Dickinson, Fair Lawn, Ferris, Memorial (WNY), Snyder, Tenafly.
Key players: Kevin Berberian, MLB/TE, Sr., Brandon Gul, OL/DL, Sr., Edgardo Aguillar, RB/LB, Sr., Darriel Dopico, WR/DB, Sr.
Outlook: A co-op agreement with Ridgefield and, with it, the influx of new and talented players, has boosted attitude, enthusiasm and expectations for Cliffside Park.
The merger boosts the number of players to 50 and will enable the club to field junior varsity and freshman teams as well for the first time in recent years.
The team will rely on the nucleus of seniors Kevin Berberian, Brandon Gul, Darriel Dopico and Edgardo Aguillar to build around.
Kevin (Berberian) and Brandon (Gul) have played football for us since second grade,” Mandile said. “They’ve had success in their younger years and they’ve worked hard this year and both have been instrumental in getting the message out to our Ridgefield guys.
While blending two teams together may present challenges, it’s been a smooth transition according to coach Tom Mandile as players from both schools have bought in.
“Edgardo is Ridgefield’s only senior and he has been instrumental in getting the message to our Ridgefield guys,” he said.
Manidle has the versatile Aguilar slated to see action at quarterback, running back and receiver. Dopico as well will be counted on to provide the versatility of a Swiss Army knife as a receiver, defensive back and punter
One player who could have a major impact is RB/DB Jeremiah Turner, who rushed for 250 yards and four touchdowns and had four interceptions in a mere five games.
“It’s kind of a clean slate with the co-op and it gives our kids the opportunity to play competitive football,” Mandile said. “There’s more energy across the board by infusing the program with new athletes and kids. But the challenge will be maintaining the consistency. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us, but we have had a plan in place and the kids know our expectations.”
9/9 @Bergen Tech
9/17 @Memorial (WNY)
10/9 @Fair Lawn
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The legislation introduced earlier this year that would allow for a hybrid model of self-serve along with full-serve gas seemed hopeful. Insiders said it had a lot of bipartisan support. It would be the only state in the nation that would mandate larger gas stations had to also offer full-serve which should have allayed the fear of those cleaving to the status quo.It was also coming at an important time when labor shortages due to the pandemic were making an already bad situation among gas stations even worse. Many owners will tell st...
The legislation introduced earlier this year that would allow for a hybrid model of self-serve along with full-serve gas seemed hopeful. Insiders said it had a lot of bipartisan support. It would be the only state in the nation that would mandate larger gas stations had to also offer full-serve which should have allayed the fear of those cleaving to the status quo.
It was also coming at an important time when labor shortages due to the pandemic were making an already bad situation among gas stations even worse. Many owners will tell stories of the harsh reality of having to close down gas stations for several hours in the middle of the day or close shop earlier in the evening than they would like all because there aren’t even bodies willing to take these jobs. And it was happening long before the pandemic.
All tolled a perfect time for self-serve to finally be allowed in New Jersey.
But feckless New Jersey politicians spook easily. That’s exactly what seems to have happened. And when the governor didn’t warm up to the idea and new Senate President Nick Scutari had negative things to say in reaction to one very poorly worded public opinion poll, it seemed like lights out for fairness.
And how do lawmakers justify maintaining a ban on a practice that works absolutely safely in every other state? By citing safety, of course. Because that’s how dumb political creatures here can be. Or perhaps it’s how dumb and gullible too many in New Jersey are in believing this horse crap.
A recent article in the New York Post says our state legislators cited several reasons for not embracing self-serve gasoline. Among their reasons was a pathetic gem.
As of last month, the Legislature had published 10 “findings and declarations” to back the continued ban. This is the one that really jumped out at me.
They contend that people who pump their own gas won’t have "safety checks" done on their vehicles by the gas attendants. The Legislature says gas attendants can conduct these safety checks, which will help customers to not neglect their vehicles and avoid costly repairs by “deferring maintenance.”
Gas attendants hardly ever even squeegee your windshield let alone offer to check oil or tire pressure. This isn’t the 1950s and someone should let these political hacks know that. Gas attendants are not doing any "safety checks" in vehicles and if you think they are you’ve been huffing fumes.
How pathetic for the Legislature to push such false narratives. How insulting they think enough of us are this dumb to buy it.
Here’s another false narrative, at least according to Sal Risalvato, the head of the New Jersey Gasoline C-Store Automotive Association. The Legislature says self-service stations have “higher general liability insurance premium rates” due to the "dangers" of people leaving their vehicles to pump gas. Risalvato was asked this direct question on our show and he said this is one hundred percent false. Just another talking point for the hordes wanting to waste your time and mine because they think wasting their time is a luxury.
Oh, and of course, safety. Ensuring safety compliance, like making sure engines are turned off on cars being filled, for example. Something I’ve seen countless gas attendants completely ignore and pump fuel anyway.
It’s a charade I’m tired of. Congrats to the lazy and ill-informed. It looks like you’re winning this ridiculous battle once again.
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he concept for D’s Dough in Cliffside Park was the result of a midnight craving for cookies. Co-founders Brayleah Kernan and Achraf Abbassi started baking cookies late in the evening during winter 2019. After countless batches of cookie dough testing, they crafted the perfect recipe. Now, this artisan bakery sells safe, small-batch edible dough to...
he concept for D’s Dough in Cliffside Park was the result of a midnight craving for cookies. Co-founders Brayleah Kernan and Achraf Abbassi started baking cookies late in the evening during winter 2019. After countless batches of cookie dough testing, they crafted the perfect recipe. Now, this artisan bakery sells safe, small-batch edible dough to customers.
The cookie dough from D’s Dough is safe to eat as-is, but can also be baked. In fact, baking the dough produces a homemade, soft cookie that’s gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside. In addition to cookie dough, the bakery offers scratch-baked cookies with ice cream. “We thought the neighborhood needed something new and sweet,” Brayleah Kernan says of her woman-led business.
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D’s Dough does not have any indoor seating. Instead, patrons can order from the takeout counter and enjoy their treats on the go or back at home. (They do, however, plan to install some benches on the sidewalk.) The interior is “sprinkly, sparkly, colorful, and fun,” Brayleah says. “We added playful details and plenty of ’90s nostalgia throughout to bring our customers joy.”
So far, the top-selling cookie flavors are chocolate chip and cookies and cream; the latter is filled with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Likewise, other fun flavors include birthday cake, snickerdoodle, brownie batter, campfire s’mores, and peanut butter. D’s Dough also creates a seasonal cookie as a limited time menu item. In fact, these creative seasonal flavors are Brayleah’s favorite to make; “Because I get to create something unique and collaborate with our customers on what flavor they want to try next.” Click here to learn more about their available flavors.
All products from D’s Dough are edible in their raw form. To accomplish this, they use heat-treated flour and pasteurized eggs in all of their products. This heat-treatment process eliminates harmful bacteria, making the dough safe for eating.
Brayleah describes herself as “a passionate baker and lover of all things sweet.” Meanwhile, Achraf previously designed and owned another takeout business in the New Jersey area. The duo plans to open more D’s Dough locations throughout NJ, as well as offer nationwide shipping. At the moment, they offer local delivery via Uber Eats and DoorDash.
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The second wave of COVID-19 was hitting North Jersey when high school senior Grace Jerred-Scott went on a hike with her family to a lake late one October night.For Jerred-Scott, it was in the stillness of the lake and the quiet of the fall night that she finally found peace after her world had been turned upside-down by the pandemic."The longer we stood there, watching the lake in silence, the lighter I felt. I could physically feel the anxiety and the anger and the fear melting off my shoulders," she w...
The second wave of COVID-19 was hitting North Jersey when high school senior Grace Jerred-Scott went on a hike with her family to a lake late one October night.
For Jerred-Scott, it was in the stillness of the lake and the quiet of the fall night that she finally found peace after her world had been turned upside-down by the pandemic.
"The longer we stood there, watching the lake in silence, the lighter I felt. I could physically feel the anxiety and the anger and the fear melting off my shoulders," she wrote in the final chapter of a memoir, "The Class of COVID-19: Second Waves."
When she returned home, she was finally able to turn on the news, something that she had avoided for months, and process what was happening in the world.
Jerred-Scott's story is one of 75 from Cliffside Park High School students collected in the self-published book.
In conjunction with Ramapo College, high school students across New Jersey are now being asked to document their journeys, highs and lows, breakthroughs or breakdowns in a memoir project called The Class of COVID-19.
The effort was begun by Cliffside Park composition teacher Shawn Adler. Cliffside Park juniors and seniors over the past two years have produced two volumes of The Class of COVID-19: "Insights from the Inside" and "The Second Wave."
"It's a chance for them to become the heroes of their own stories and seize control from a time period that makes them feel powerless," Adler said.
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The deluxe edition, featuring both volumes, can be purchased on Amazon for $15.95. All proceeds go back to the students in the form of scholarships.
Ramapo College is now working with Adler, hoping to make the memoir a place for students across the state to share their stories and heal. Adler became an adjunct professor at Ramapo last year.
Stories will be published digitally, with some selected for a book to be released this summer. Money raised will be donated to the Ramapo We Care program, which provides resources for students experiencing food, financial or other types of insecurity.
Susan Hangen, the interim dean of the Ramapo School of Humanities and a professor of anthropology and international studies, said the goal is to chronicle the living history from our "most vulnerable voices."
Hangen is looking for more students to tell their stories.
"What happened to them during the peak of the pandemic? So many young people had life-changing, unexpected experiences and really few people know what happened from a young person's perspective," she said. "These stories will be a valuable form of oral history in our future. The process of writing is also very therapeutic."
Adler and other professors will read the submissions and hope to meet with students for a workshop with them next month on campus.
Adler said the students from Cliffside Park who participated have been accepted into colleges they didn't think possible a year ago, including the University of Pennsylvania, New York University and Cornell.
"Writing gave them a transformative power," Adler said.
The stories show personal struggles with anxiety, isolation and growing distant from friends and loved ones.
One student shared that at the height of the lockdown, time lost all meaning for his family, and their days and nights became switched. It led to them singing "Happy Birthday" and having cake for their dad at 3 a.m.
Monalise Mucha wrote about beauty during a lonesome period. "The colorful fall leaves in Connecticut reminded me that life is not always dull and that there is wonder within everything," she wrote.
Mucha said writing about her experience was a way to connect to the public.
"It is admirable that so many students chose to be a part of this book, revealing their experiences during the pandemic," she said. "Telling your story takes strength and determination. The opportunity that this book gave us all for our voices to be heard inspired me greatly to use my courage to make my voice heard."
Any high school student or teacher looking for more information can find it at ramapo.edu/theclassofcovid19/share-your-story/
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Jake Lopez drove in a pair of runs as ninth-seeded Ramapo to a 13-1 win over 24th-seeded Cliffside Park in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament, in Franklin Lakes.Ramapo (10-9) will travel to face eighth-seeded Pascack Valley in the round of 16 on Saturday.Cliffside Park fell to 8-10 on the season.Dwight-Englewood 2, Paramus 1Rhys Bowie threw 6.1 innings and allowed just one earned run as 22nd-seeded Dwight-Englewood upended 11th-seeded Paramus, 2-1, in the opening round of the Bergen County Tour...
Jake Lopez drove in a pair of runs as ninth-seeded Ramapo to a 13-1 win over 24th-seeded Cliffside Park in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament, in Franklin Lakes.
Ramapo (10-9) will travel to face eighth-seeded Pascack Valley in the round of 16 on Saturday.
Cliffside Park fell to 8-10 on the season.
Dwight-Englewood 2, Paramus 1
Rhys Bowie threw 6.1 innings and allowed just one earned run as 22nd-seeded Dwight-Englewood upended 11th-seeded Paramus, 2-1, in the opening round of the Bergen County Tournament.
Dwight-Englewood will now look for a second consecutive upset in the Round of 16 when it meets 6th-seeded Westwood, which earned a first-round bye.
Bowie struck out eight batters and allowed just four hits in the win for Dwight-Englewood (11-5) as Everett Garber secured the final two outs with a pair of strikeouts.
Drew Alfano recorded the lone RBI thanks to a single while Bowie was the one to cross the plate both times for Dwight-Englewood. He also had a game-high two hits courtesy of a double and single with Garber providing a triple.
With the loss Paramus (10-8) has fallen in the opening round of the county tournament for two consecutive years and is currently riding a 1-3 stretch in its last four games.
Rutherford 7, Emerson Boro 5
Luke Cerulli led 12th-seeded Rutherford with four RBI as it defeated 21st-seeded Emerson Boro 7-5 in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament in Rutherford.
Despite Rutherford (12-7) taking a 7-2 lead into the sixth, Emerson Boro (11-7) scratched across three runs in the top of the inning to pull within two. However, that was as far as Emerson Boro would come as Sam Rojas locked down the save.
Gabe Francisco tossed five innings for Rutherford and allowed eight hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck out nine.
Rutherford will face fifth-seeded Ridgewood in the Round of 16 on Saturday.
Northern Highlands 8, Ridgefield Park 7
17th-seeded Northern Highlands held off a furious 16th-seeded Ridgefield Park comeback attempt to secure an 8-7 victory in the opening round of the Bergen County Tournament Wednesday afternoon.
Northern Highlands will now face top-seeded Don Bosco Prep, No. 1 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the Round of 16.
Northern Highlands (9-7-1) held a five-run advantage in the final two innings, scoring all eight of its runs in the opening four frames. Ridgefield Park scored two runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings, pushing Northern Highlands to the brink but ultimately falling short.
Mike McGraw led the offensive charge for Northern Highlands with four RBIs thanks to a pair of singles. Kyle Major and Sheldon Wright drove in two runs apiece with Wright collecting the lone extra-base hit for the Highlanders on a double.
Ridgefield Park finishes its brief appearance in the county tournament with an 11-8 record on the campaign.
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