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 Concord, 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 Concord, 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 Concord, 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
The Tar Heel State is getting a taste of Texas next year.CONCORD, N.C. — A Texas treat is making its way to North Carolina, with a grand entrance set for 2024 in Concord.Shipley Do-Nuts announced Wednesday it had signed a development deal with husband-and-wife franchisees John and Lillian Brijeski to bring a trio of stores to the Charlotte area starting late next year. The very first Shipley location in the state will open in Concord.Shipley w...
The Tar Heel State is getting a taste of Texas next year.
CONCORD, N.C. — A Texas treat is making its way to North Carolina, with a grand entrance set for 2024 in Concord.
Shipley Do-Nuts announced Wednesday it had signed a development deal with husband-and-wife franchisees John and Lillian Brijeski to bring a trio of stores to the Charlotte area starting late next year. The very first Shipley location in the state will open in Concord.
Shipley was founded in 1936 and has more than 340 locations across 12 states already. Rapid expansion across the American southeast has seen locations pop up in South Carolina, Maryland, and Georgia. Lillian Brejeski said a recent trip to the Palmetto State helped them decide to bring the do-nuts to the Tar Heel State.
“After trying Shipley Do-Nuts for the first time in South Carolina, we agreed they were delicious and that we needed to bring the world’s greatest do-nuts to the residents of North Carolina,” she said. “We also fell in love with the company and the Shipley story after our visit to Houston to explore the opportunity to open locations of our own. We love the Do-Happy motto and want to spread that theme throughout the Charlotte area.”
The Brijeskis are both touted as seasoned franchisees according to a news release from Shipley. They both owned and operated a Kumon Math & Reading Center in Tarrytown, New York for nine years before moving to Charlotte in 2021. John Brijeski is a CPA and a hotel industry CFO, while Lillian Brijeski is a former educator. Lillian will directly lead construction, hiring, and operations for the new shops.
“John and Lillian have experience in running a successful franchise business, a strong background in finance, a great first location and a passion for the Shipley Do-Nuts brand,” said Shipley Do-Nuts CEO Flynn Dekker. “Our focus is on growing our brand with high-quality franchisees, and they are the ideal partners to bring Shipley to North Carolina. We welcome them to the Shipley Do-Nuts family.”
In addition to selling more than 60 varieties of do-nuts, Shipley offers kolaches, hot coffee, and cold brew to patrons.
Beyond the southeast, shops are set to open in the Midwest for the first time, with territories offered in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio.
CONCORD, N.C. — A well-known historic home renovator is working to save a Concord home.The home is on Union Street South, just outside downtown Concord, and sits on land that a developer bought. But instead of just tearing it down, a man and his father have plans to save it.″I remember just thinking how sad it was that it was going to be torn down,” Adam Miller said. “I’ve probably gotten 100 and something emails and messages of other people saying we wanted to save it.”Adam Miller, be...
CONCORD, N.C. — A well-known historic home renovator is working to save a Concord home.
The home is on Union Street South, just outside downtown Concord, and sits on land that a developer bought. But instead of just tearing it down, a man and his father have plans to save it.
″I remember just thinking how sad it was that it was going to be torn down,” Adam Miller said. “I’ve probably gotten 100 and something emails and messages of other people saying we wanted to save it.”
Adam Miller, better known by his nearly 2 million TikTok followers as “Old House Adam,” stepped in to save the home and restore it to its former glory. It’s what he and his wife are known for.
“It’s a great home with great character; it’s worth saving,” Miller said. “And that’s always our goal, because they’re never going to build this house again.”
One of the most unique aspects about this renovation is that the house, instead of staying on the property, is being cut into pieces. It’ll get moved about 5 miles away to its new permanent home.
“I mean -- you’ve got to be out of your mind to do this. But we’re out of our mind,” said Dr. Joe Lockavitch.
Joe Lockavitch and his wife, Angela, are Miller’s in-laws and will live in the home on their property.
“The vast majority of the people in this community did not want that house torn down,” Joe said. “So the fact now that it is saved -- now won’t be on this land, but it will be beautiful. And it is still in Cabarrus County. And it will be given the new life that it should have.”
The project is getting the attention of many community members. All day, they stopped to ask Miller what was going on because this isn’t the first time he has split a house apart to save it.
“We’ve got it to almost to a science,” Miller said.
The last house they saved was split in two and will move to its new location in just a few weeks. The same thing will happen to their current project; the top of the home will be cut off and all three parts will be transported.
It is Miller’s mission to keep the charm and history of the area alive any way he can.
“Anytime they see our sign, it means the house is safe. And even if it’s not safe -- where it’s at -- we’re going to keep saving these homes, and we’ve got really big projects, really big plans,” Miller said.
(WATCH BELOW: Saving South End: City, county leaders debate funding for historic area)
CONCORD, N.C. — A two-alarm fire ripped through a Concord apartment complex Tuesday, the fire department said.It happened just before 4 p.m. at the Creekside Apartments on American Avenue Northeast.The Concord Fire Department said 20 crews responded three minutes after they got the call.Firefighters said they were able to control the two-alarm fire in 22 minutes.Derrick Ravenell lived in one of the 12 units that was destroyed.“We just heard a popping noise from around back, and the next thing I ...
CONCORD, N.C. — A two-alarm fire ripped through a Concord apartment complex Tuesday, the fire department said.
It happened just before 4 p.m. at the Creekside Apartments on American Avenue Northeast.
The Concord Fire Department said 20 crews responded three minutes after they got the call.
Firefighters said they were able to control the two-alarm fire in 22 minutes.
Derrick Ravenell lived in one of the 12 units that was destroyed.
“We just heard a popping noise from around back, and the next thing I know, my whole back porch is on fire, so we just grabbed my baby,” Ravenell told Channel 9 Tuesday night.
The fire destroyed much of the building despite the fire department’s quick response.
“I (saw) the fire, seen the blaze through the back door,” Ravenell said. “The next thing I know, the whole apartment was on fire.”
Victims emerged mostly empty-handed.
“I feel terrible,” Ravenell said. “I lost everything, just the clothes on my back. My baby is one year old, just the clothes on his back. I feel terrible. We don’t have nothing. We lost everything.”
A Channel 9 crew at the scene could see where flames melted the siding and scorched a balcony on the upper floor.
“There’s significant damage throughout floor two and floor three,” said Chief Jake Williams, Concord Fire Department.
The entire building was evacuated and it’s unclear how many people were displaced.
“All the occupants that currently reside here will be receiving assistance for the night,” Williams said.
“I thank God for what they have done,” Ravenell said.
No one was hurt, a spokesperson for the City of Concord said.
“Everybody came together and we helped make sure everyone was out of the apartments, and everybody was safe,” Ravenell said.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Monday morning, the American Red Cross announced that 40 residents had been displaced due to the fire.
It will be working to provide food, shelter, and relief items to those in need.
“We are looking at about ten families, forty people. We are trying to make sure those families are taken care of. Last night, we were able to give them immediate assistance. Now we are going to move forward with what other casework would be,” said American Red Cross Executive Director Sheila Crunkleton.
To donate to those affected, visit redcross.org.
(WATCH BELOW: 1 burned in northwest Charlotte fire, MEDIC says)
CONCORD, N.C. — The only free community medical clinic in Cabarrus County has gotten a boost in funding. Lowe's is giving the clinic an $80,000 grant for necessary facility improvements. However, the assistance of one donor, volunteer and contractor, James Gerber, has allowed the clinic to see even further updates from patient-accessible changing doors to new windows.What You Need To Know Gerber, a part-time nurse and retired New York firefighter isn’t originally from North Carolina. He moved to th...
CONCORD, N.C. — The only free community medical clinic in Cabarrus County has gotten a boost in funding. Lowe's is giving the clinic an $80,000 grant for necessary facility improvements. However, the assistance of one donor, volunteer and contractor, James Gerber, has allowed the clinic to see even further updates from patient-accessible changing doors to new windows.
Gerber, a part-time nurse and retired New York firefighter isn’t originally from North Carolina. He moved to the Tar Heel state to be closer to family and learned quickly that every community is in need of extra help.
“I grew up with a single mother raising twin sons, and I saw how much she struggled, and one of the things she actually did was she flipped homes to put us in a house,” Gerber said.
He credits his upbringing, and 20 years in the fire service, for his willingness to give back.
“It really was amazing that you could do so much for people in their most critical moment of need and be that person that really helps out. And that’s kind of what I’m doing here,” Gerber said.
He said when he realized the condition of the Community Free Clinic, which was built in the '70s, there was no question that between his handyman skills and access to volunteers, he was going to be a part of the facility's transformation.
“When we came into these rooms, they had a lot of stuff that wasn’t necessary or even relevant anymore. One of the things is they had x-ray boxes that were in here,” Gerber said.
The Community Free Clinic in Concord applied and was granted $80,000 from Lowe's in June. Gerber said he thought the facility needed more money for all the work that is done for people in need. That’s when he started a capital campaign in hopes of raising $100,000 for the Community Free Clinic.
“I understand that like they need some paint here, and that’s something that's important, but really what they need is you know, funding to be open five days a week. They need funding to replace some of the equipment through all this construction work that they’re doing here,” Gerber said.
Among Gerber, including volunteers from firefighters from Concord Station #2, a group from F3 Fitness Afton Ridge and the Hough High School Lacrosse team. Gerber said he began putting out the word to help raise more money and tells Spectrum New 1 that he's determined to keep showing up at the clinic until it becomes a place patients and workers can be proud of.
“One way or another, that’s what firemen do. They see a problem, and they fix it. Doesn’t matter how long it takes, doesn’t matter what they need to do. We’re going to be here till the end,” Gerber said.
If you would like to make a donation to the Community Free Clinic, you can do so by clicking here.
A beloved ice cream shop that’s been open for 100 years in Concord is closing its doors — for now.Cabarrus Creamery, which opened back in 1923, announced it’s closing this weekend because of ongoing development in the area.“The sad reality is, our business has been struggling due to the street closures and the construction all around us,” the team announced on ...
A beloved ice cream shop that’s been open for 100 years in Concord is closing its doors — for now.
Cabarrus Creamery, which opened back in 1923, announced it’s closing this weekend because of ongoing development in the area.
“The sad reality is, our business has been struggling due to the street closures and the construction all around us,” the team announced on social media. “We have come to the hard realization we can not survive winter, with the current conditions in downtown Concord.”
The 1950’s style shop, with over 25 flavors of ice cream, has long been a staple in the community. The announcement sparked dozens of comments from local residents saddened by the news.
“I am so heartbroken. The Cabarrus Creamery is some of the best parts of just about everyone’s memories/family times here in Cabarrus County,” one resident, Terri McKercher Griffith, commented on Cabarrus Creamery’s Facebook post. “There is nothing more valuable than what you have brought to our Cabarrus community.”
The plan includes a long list of updates to the area, including new sidewalks, parking spaces, landscaping, decorative lighting, updated utilities, and space allotted for public art and outdoor restaurants.
“It will incentivize the creation of outdoor cafes, adding life to the street and changing its perception, especially at night,” the Downtown Concord website says. “The increased foot traffic and street life will attract new restaurants/nightlife and retailers, and make reuse of now-vacant upper stories more attractive to office and residential uses. The new streetscape will also increase property values and redevelopment opportunities downtown.”
Construction started on Market Street and reached Union Street South back in February, but the project isn’t expected to be completed until mid-2024.
Cabarrus Creamery will be closing on Sunday, Nov. 26, but the team did say they hope to reopen the ice cream shop in the spring.
We’ve reached out to Cabarrus Creamery for more details.
Keep an eye on this space for updates on what’s next.
Location: 21 Union St S #5009, Concord, NC 28025
Cuisine: Ice cream, dessert