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 following are unofficial results for the 2023 general election in Cabarrus County.In races where cities or towns extend into multiple counties, these results include ballots cast by voters on both sides of the border.All precincts have reported.Some contests may reflect vote totals from adjacent counties which are assigned to precincts for those contests.CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 01 (Vote For 1)Andy Langford3,438Tyler Norris2,311CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DI...
The following are unofficial results for the 2023 general election in Cabarrus County.
In races where cities or towns extend into multiple counties, these results include ballots cast by voters on both sides of the border.
All precincts have reported.
Some contests may reflect vote totals from adjacent counties which are assigned to precincts for those contests.
CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 01 (Vote For 1)
CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 02 (Vote For 1)
CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 06 (Vote For 1)
CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 07 (Vote For 1)
John A. Sweat, Jr.
CITY OF KANNAPOLIS COUNCIL MEMBER (Vote For 3)
TOWN OF HARRISBURG COUNCIL MEMBER (Vote For 4)
Rodney H. Dellinger
TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (Vote For 6)
LaToya C. Rivers
Justin William Moore
Jamie L. Wideman
TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE MAYOR (Vote For 1)
TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE PARKS AND RECREATION BONDS REFERENDUM (Vote For 1)
TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE TRANSPORTATION BONDS REFERENDUM (Vote For 1)
TOWN OF MIDLAND COUNCIL MEMBER (Vote For 2)
TOWN OF MT. PLEASANT MAYOR (Vote For 1)
TOWN OF MT. PLEASANT TOWN COMMISSIONER (Vote For 2)
This story was originally published November 7, 2023, 7:00 PM.
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Last County Submit: November 7, 2023 9:33 pm
Last County Upload: November 7, 2023 9:33 pm
Precincts Reported: 100.00% (36 out of 36)
Ballots Cast: 9.94% (11,496 out of 115,626)
|CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 01 (VOTE FOR 1)Precincts Reported: 22 of 22|
|CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 02 (VOTE FOR 1)Precincts Reported: 22 of 22|
|CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 06 (VOTE FOR 1)Precincts Reported: 22 of 22|
|CITY OF CONCORD COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 07 (VOTE FOR 1)Precincts Reported: 22 of 22|
|CITY OF KANNAPOLIS COUNCIL MEMBER (VOTE FOR 3)Precincts Reported: 11 of 11|
|TOWN OF HARRISBURG COUNCIL MEMBER (VOTE FOR 4)Precincts Reported: 7 of 7|
|TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE MAYOR (VOTE FOR 1)Precincts Reported: 1 of 1|
|TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS (VOTE FOR 6)Precincts Reported: 1 of 1|
|TOWN OF MIDLAND COUNCIL MEMBER (VOTE FOR 2)Precincts Reported: 2 of 2|
|TOWN OF MT. PLEASANT MAYOR (VOTE FOR 1)Precincts Reported: 1 of 1|
|TOWN OF MT. PLEASANT TOWN COMMISSIONER (VOTE FOR 2)Precincts Reported: 1 of 1|
|TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE TRANSPORTATION BONDS REFERENDUMPrecincts Reported: 1 of 1|
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. (WBTV) - The City of Concord has named Jackie Deal as the next Engineering Director. Deal brings over 15 years of experience in municipal engineering and construction to the position. She will lead the engineering, technical, and contract management services for all city departments and work with private consultants and contractors to continue developing Concord as one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit.“Jackie’s experience managing and coordinating multi-million-dollar projects will prove t...
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - The City of Concord has named Jackie Deal as the next Engineering Director. Deal brings over 15 years of experience in municipal engineering and construction to the position. She will lead the engineering, technical, and contract management services for all city departments and work with private consultants and contractors to continue developing Concord as one of the most desirable places to live, work and visit.
“Jackie’s experience managing and coordinating multi-million-dollar projects will prove to be a tremendous asset for our growing city and communities across Concord,” said City Manager Lloyd Payne. “With many years of experience in the public and private engineering field I know Jackie will hit the ground running, and I am excited to welcome her to Team Concord.”
Deal has experience in both the public sector and private sector working with local governments and is an adept leader in managing projects of various sizes – from small community projects to multi-million-dollar infrastructure improvements. She started her career in construction as a project engineer at Crowder Construction Company, and later joined the City of Charlotte’s Storm Water Services where she most recently served as a Senior Project Manager overseeing 90 projects and a $28.5 million budget.
“I am honored to serve the residents of Concord and to lead the talented and dynamic team in the Engineering Department,” said Deal. “I look forward to continuing the legacy of providing quality and cost-effective engineering to other departments, producing innovative capital projects, and ensuring a seamless and easy to navigate permitting process for the development community.”
As Engineering Director, Deal will provide strategic direction and oversight on projects to protect the City’s interest in both new development and the operation and maintenance of existing infrastructure. She will begin her tenure with the City of Concord on October 30 and will work alongside the City’s current Director, Sue Hyde, until her retirement at the end of the year. This will provide a smooth transition of leadership and management of projects currently underway across the city.
Deal is a registered North Carolina professional engineer, is certified NASSCO, and active in the American Public Works Association (APWA). She holds a bachelor’s degree from NC State University and a Master of Public Administration from Corban University.
In her free time, Deal enjoys being active in her church, watching her children’s athletic events, and traveling with her husband, Bill.
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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)