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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
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Beaches at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Round Valley Recreation Area are off limits to swimmers as bacteria levels in the river have climbed above safe levels following Tropical Storm Isaias.“Do not swim in the river at any location within the park,” officials from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area said in a social media post Sunday morning. “Avoid contact with the water when boating or floating.”...
Beaches at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Round Valley Recreation Area are off limits to swimmers as bacteria levels in the river have climbed above safe levels following Tropical Storm Isaias.
“Do not swim in the river at any location within the park,” officials from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area said in a social media post Sunday morning. “Avoid contact with the water when boating or floating.”
Isaias dropped nearly 5 inches of rain on part of northwestern New Jersey during Tuesday’s storm.
Though officials advise not to swim in the river for at least 72 hours after a storm due to high levels of runoff, it can take longer than that for bacteria and hazardous debris to clear out of a river if the storm moves upstream. That’s because pollutants in the river will be carried downstream after the storm has passed, officials from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area said.
The beaches will stay closed until the water quality tests at an acceptable level for two days in a row.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area officials manage the 40-mile section of the Delaware River from slightly upstream of Milford, Pennsylvania to a bit downstream of the Interstate 80 bridge at the water gap.
Meanwhile, Round Valley Recreation Area’s swimming beach in Hunterdon County will be closed until at least Monday, when results of the additional tests that have been collected are available. If the resample is at an acceptable level, the advisor will be removed. If not, the beach will stay closed.
Officials at the Water Gap also said Sunday that Van Campens Glen has reached capacity.
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, Pa. − The restoration of George W. Childs Park enters its final stage this week, according to officials with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.The once-popular area, just a couple of miles from Dingmans Ferry bridge into New Jersey, has been closed since winter of 2018 and will remain closed during the final stage of work which is expected to last through the fall and into early winter.Park officials said the site, which once was home to a woolen mill then became a state par...
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, Pa. − The restoration of George W. Childs Park enters its final stage this week, according to officials with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
The once-popular area, just a couple of miles from Dingmans Ferry bridge into New Jersey, has been closed since winter of 2018 and will remain closed during the final stage of work which is expected to last through the fall and into early winter.
Park officials said the site, which once was home to a woolen mill then became a state park before creation of the unit of the National Park Service, will "tentatively re-open to the public in 2024" according to a news release from the park.
No specific date has been forecast, officials said, explaining that construction projects encounter delays due to factors such as supply chain issues, unforeseen circumstances, and adverse weather conditions.
The site closed to the public in March 2018 when a series of winter storms created an unprecedented amount of damage to utility lines, roads, trails and structures, primarily due to falling trees. Within the area, the wind, ice, and snow uprooted trees, leading to entire hillsides sliding downhill, taking trails and more trees with them. Those moving trees crushed trail bridges, choked Dingmans Creek and the waterfalls, and caused heavy damage to historic buildings.
While Childs Park was closed, the eastern end of Dingmans Creek and its waterfalls, accessible from Route 209, remains open to the public.
“Storm impacts at Childs Park were significant, and restoration and repair are complex processes, especially given the sensitive environment in which it is taking place,” explained Kara Deutsch, who heads the park’s Resource Management and Science team. “When work is completed, Childs Park will be equally beautiful but safer and more resilient than it was before.”
Work already done includes removal of downed trees, damaged railings and posts; rebuilding a failed section of trail on an unstable slope; finishing required natural and cultural resource studies and environmental compliance processes; and coordination of the engineering and design for trail improvements and repairs to bridges and other built structures.
This final phase includes paving a portion of the existing train, lowering the slope from the parking area to the Woolen Mill sign which both improves accessibility and drainage; and installing a new accessible section of trail from the first bridge to the historic handpump shelter.
Park employees and contractors have also removed an unsustainable stretch of trail between the second and third bridges on the west side of Dingmans Creek; and installing a trail and stair-retaining system near the fourth bridge.
The work also includes repairs/replacement to other parts of the trail, bridges and boardwalks as well as picnic areas and overlook areas. New guardrails are being installed throughout the side and there will be interpretive exhibits.
Childs Park was created by Philadelphia philanthropist and publisher George W. Childs who, along with friend George Donaldson, built the first rustic trails and dedicated it to the public in 1892. The park continued that mission after his death and was eventually given to the state of Pennsylvania by his widow. With the creation of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in the 1960s, the state deeded the park over to the National Park Service.
If Newark Restaurant Week lured you to the college town and your parking meter expired last week, your stomach probably turned — and not because of all that spicy rigatoni that you ate.The new fine for such an infraction is no longer $20; it's $70. Or, say, $30 more than the cost of the three-course dinners served up during restaurant week by 14 participating restaurants.No, this is not an episode of "Impractical Jokers." This is real life.NEW LIFE...
If Newark Restaurant Week lured you to the college town and your parking meter expired last week, your stomach probably turned — and not because of all that spicy rigatoni that you ate.
The new fine for such an infraction is no longer $20; it's $70. Or, say, $30 more than the cost of the three-course dinners served up during restaurant week by 14 participating restaurants.
No, this is not an episode of "Impractical Jokers." This is real life.
The fine in Newark is more than in New York. The penalty for the same violation in Manhattan from 96th Street and below is $65.
City officials would be quick to note that the fine is reduced to $35 if you pay within 15 days. (No word yet on if you get a further discount with a Groupon or promise your first born to the Newark parking gods.)
Either way, University of Delaware students (and possibly their bill-paying parents back home) will be met with steep increases when classes resume Feb. 6.
The $70 fine costs about the same as 21 slices from Main Street's Grotto Pizza, a dozen shots of Fireball at Deer Park Tavern or 15 tall caffè lattes from BrewHaHa!
Once we picked our jaws off our car hood over the 250% increase, we decided to do some more comparisons.
Newark's fine is nearly double the state's highest fines elsewhere, found in Bethany Beach and Wilmington ($40), although Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki recently proposed reducing his city's fine to $25.
Meanwhile, down I-95, Newark is headed in the opposite direction at breakneck speed.
These are the fines for expired parking meters in 25 other Delaware cities and towns. They are listed in order of the locale's year-round population size.
The Newark City Council approved the increase in November, increasing fines for the first time in six years.
Other increased fines include for unauthorized parking in a handicapped space ($300, up from $100) and parking in a fire lane ($180, up from $75).
The cost of parking meters was also bumped up to $1.25 an hour to $2.25. City-managed parking lots managed will increase from $1 per hour to $2.
The increased fines and rates will bring in almost $2 million in new revenue, officials have said.
Lee Mikles, who co-owns Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, is one of the lucky Main Street businesses with their own parking lot for customers. But there are times when their lot is full, leaving their customers to hunt for spots on Main Street.
"It's definitely eye-opening," he says of the fine. "Any time the cost of an area increases, it's going to weigh on someone's decision to go there. There's going to be sticker shock, but people are going to have to accept the new reality."
A crowd overflowed the bar area of the Waterwheel Cafe last week when John Donahue, former Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) Superintendent defended a proposal to change the DWGNRA designation to national park. He is now a spokesperson for the New Jersey Sierra Club and presented their proposal authored by him. The national park he advocated would be known as the Delaware River National Park and Lenape National Preserve.Donahue cited several benefits to the change. Among them was “the prestige of becoming a na...
A crowd overflowed the bar area of the Waterwheel Cafe last week when John Donahue, former Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) Superintendent defended a proposal to change the DWGNRA designation to national park. He is now a spokesperson for the New Jersey Sierra Club and presented their proposal authored by him. The national park he advocated would be known as the Delaware River National Park and Lenape National Preserve.
Donahue cited several benefits to the change. Among them was “the prestige of becoming a national park– the highest type of protection of our natural resources. It would make people more aware of the spectacular natural features of the area.” Another benefit he mentioned was an increase in tourism and the concomitant economic boom it would create.
He cited New River Gorge, a national recreation area in West Virginia that drew an additional 600,000 visitors when it became a national park. This could mean that local tourism in the area would reach over a million.
He also mentioned that while people thought hunting would be banned in a national park, huntable areas could be added to the “preserve” area next to the park. Third, he mentioned that having a national park would encourage private investment around the area. Donahue urged people to read the actual proposal on his website: www.delvalpark.org.
When he lauded the potential tourism growth of 600,000 as a benefit, a gasp was audible in the room. As people became angry, opposition to the proposal became clear, although the event was billed as a “pro” presentation, hosted by Delaware Valley Action!.
When Donahue said that a grass roots movement supported his proposal, someone shouted out, “Not a grass roots movement– there are 4,000 people against it.”
Many expressed concern about inadequate local infrastructure for the influx. Kristin Albrecht mentioned that if the land became a national park and preserve, it would be open to natural resource extraction, where sand, gravel, rock, oil and natural gas could be obtained by excavation.
In June, Delaware Valley Action organization (DVA!) had hosted a presentation by Albrecht, of the Delaware Water Gap Defense Fund, against the Sierra Club’s proposal to change the designation of DWGNRA to a National Park.
Albrecht’s website, www.nonationalpark.org posts a copy of the Sierra Club proposal and explains in detail the problems it presents. She lists 14 municipalities in New Jersey and six in Pennsylvania that oppose it. Albrecht also points out that if emergencies arise in the park, the first responders and EMS services will not be available for local residents.
Frustration in the room was palpable. Ed Gragert, head of DVA!, reminded people to be courteous and let Donahue speak. It further escalated when Donahue reminded people that they were making speeches, not asking questions. Toward the end of the presentation, one woman raised her hand and said, “Mr. Donahue, I have two words for you– Go Home.”
Outside the Waterwheel, a small group of people gathered to continue the conversation. There Meg Rosenfeld (Democratic candidate for PA House of Representative for District 139 ) summarized her position:
She said, “ I don’t disagree with Mr. Donahue that we need additional funding to repair the infrastructure and roads, but I’m concerned about bringing in an influx of tourism that we can’t support right now. We lack the infrastructure for an increase in visitors. We don’t have a hospital, we don’t have urgent care, and we have an underfunded EMS which has to rely on community support or support from other townships.
It would be a foolish thing to do because we will see disaster, not only for local residents but for the tourists, and our town would not be able to survive that, in my opinion.”
Meanwhile, elsewhere, Lenape Chief Daniel Strongwalker Thomas noted, “Lenape communities have yet to be consulted by the DelValPark group, but I would welcome the opportunity to be invited into the conversation.“
Photo Credit: New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites By TAPinto Bordentown StaffLast UpdatedDecember 9, 2022 at 2:18 PMTITUSVILLE, NJ — Take a break from the holiday shopping and experience a piece of history this weekend.Join Washington Crossing State Park historians, the Washington Crossing Park Association, the First Rhode Island Regiment and other New Jersey-based reenactor groups who will give the public an opportunity to ...
Photo Credit: New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites
By TAPinto Bordentown Staff
Last UpdatedDecember 9, 2022 at 2:18 PM
TITUSVILLE, NJ — Take a break from the holiday shopping and experience a piece of history this weekend.
Join Washington Crossing State Park historians, the Washington Crossing Park Association, the First Rhode Island Regiment and other New Jersey-based reenactor groups who will give the public an opportunity to see firsthand what George Washington and his troops experienced when they landed in New Jersey after their fateful trip across the Delaware on Christmas night in 1776.
The encampment will take place on Sunday, December 11 from 10AM to 3PM at the New Jersey Park’s “Overlook,” next to the historic Johnson Ferry House. Reenactors will patrol the lower park, encouraging visitors to undertake a brief “march” over the Park’s pedestrian bridge and up to the Overlook, where cozy fires and skilled reenactors will regale them with tales of the rich history that took place in Mercer County.
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The event will feature programming throughout the day, as well as cider, donuts and ongoing tours at the Johnson Ferry House.
For more information, visit the Washington's Landing in New Jersey website HERE.
A separate event will be taking place at Washington Crossing Historic Park at the intersection of Routes 532 and 32 (River Road) in Washington Crossing, PA from 11AM to 3PM on Sunday.
"The First Crossing of 2022" gives the public the first opportunity to witness the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing.
The actual crossing begins at approximately 1PM. In addition to the crossing reenactment, special colonial-era activities and demonstrations in the Historic Village will offer a full day of family fun and learning. Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse will be returning to this year’s event with freshly baked bread for purchase. Author and professor at Penn State University Abington Friederike Baer, Ph.D. will discuss and sign her new book, Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War.
Following the First Crossing, a 3:30PM wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the base of the Washington monument in front of the visitor center. Participating hereditary organizations include the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the America Revolution, The Society of the Cincinnati, and the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution. The public is invited to attend this free event.
Tickets are $8 per adult, $20 for a family of two adults and two children under 18 who live in the same household and $4 for children. Children under 5 and active military are free.
For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, CLICK HERE.