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, 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, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Delaware, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
This story is part of the WHYY News Climate Desk, bringing you news and solutions for our changing region.From the Poconos to the Jersey Shore to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, what do you want to know about climate change? What would you like us to cover? Get in touch...
This story is part of the WHYY News Climate Desk, bringing you news and solutions for our changing region.
From the Poconos to the Jersey Shore to the mouth of the Delaware Bay, what do you want to know about climate change? What would you like us to cover? Get in touch.
Coastal flood warnings are in effect along the Jersey Shore Tuesday afternoon and into the evening due to remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia.
Ophelia’s high winds and waves caused severe beach erosion along parts of the Delaware and New Jersey coastlines, including in the northern end of Atlantic City.
Atlantic City’s emergency management coordinator and Fire Chief Scott Evans said the city’s northern end suffered the worst damage.
“There’s not much beach left at all, we’re looking at dunes and cliffs,” said Evans. “So there won’t be much beach left down on the north end after this storm, and one or two more that will likely happen over the winter.”
Evans said that although Ophelia has moved out to sea, it will continue wreaking havoc for the rest of the week, impacting tides that will be higher than normal, and pushing water into the back bays.
Climate change is taking a toll on the city’s beaches and neighborhoods, he said.
“Undoubtedly, the water level is higher than it has been in years past,” said Evans. “We’re seeing more water in the streets more frequently.”
The ocean has risen 18.2 feet at Atlantic City since 1911, according to Rutgers University’s annual State of the Climate Report. Rising sea levels make a typical storm like Ophelia more damaging to coastal towns.
Delaware’s beaches and bay communities also suffered erosion and flooding. The most damage occurred at Delaware Seashore State Park, north of Indian River, according to Jesse Hayden, of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Hayden said strong northeast winds from Ophelia continue to pound the surf, which could cause as much Back Bay flooding and beach erosion this week as the storm inflicted on Saturday.
Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island all had beach replenishment projects completed earlier this year, and none of those areas suffered significant damage.
Cape May County’s beaches also fared well in the storm, with minor erosion in Wildwood.
“Our biggest problem was getting the word out to second homeowners who are not used to these storms and flooding,” said Marty Pagliughi, director of Cape May County’s Office of Emergency Management. “We used reverse 911 and looked for cars parked in driveways.”
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Large storms can devastate coastal communities when no buffers exist to protect them.But salt marshes, which are coastal wetlands flooded and drained by salt water from the tides, can shield buildings and homes.“When Hurricane Sandy hit, if we didn’t have salt marshes there, a lot of homes would actually be more damaged,” said Emmy Casper, a wildlife biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. “They’re like little sponges that absorb a bunch of water that would otherwise be flood...
Large storms can devastate coastal communities when no buffers exist to protect them.
But salt marshes, which are coastal wetlands flooded and drained by salt water from the tides, can shield buildings and homes.
“When Hurricane Sandy hit, if we didn’t have salt marshes there, a lot of homes would actually be more damaged,” said Emmy Casper, a wildlife biologist with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. “They’re like little sponges that absorb a bunch of water that would otherwise be flooding houses.”
However, coastal towns are at greater risk of flooding today. That’s because salt marshes have been degraded by farming methods, and even historic practices meant to prevent mosquito breeding. Sea level rise caused by climate change puts more strain on the marshes.
“We’re really realizing the importance of saving our salt marshes, and realizing we need to do something now,” said Kaity Ripple, a fish and wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
So, the environmental group Ducks Unlimited is using more than $500,000 in funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other donors to restore salt marshes in Delaware and New Jersey. The organization is partnering with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other local groups such as the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
Ducks Unlimited will dig shallow channels called “runnels,” allowing standing water to escape more rapidly and restore the marshes to their natural state. This project uses a technique that’s low-cost and could potentially decrease the need for large-scale projects. The technique is new to the mid-Atlantic region, but has already shown success in New England.
“If you look at an unhealthy salt marsh, it’s very saturated. You’ll see a lot of bigger pools,” said Joe Genzel, a communications coordinator for Ducks Unlimited. “With a healthy salt marsh, you’ll see a lot of interconnected smaller pools. And so that’s what runnels do.”
Ducks Unlimited also will partially fill mosquito ditches. The project will take place over the next two years, and if successful, will continue at other sites where salt marsh habitat has deteriorated
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found that about 70,000 of the 200,000 acres of salt marshes in New Jersey are degraded, and Delaware faces similar problems. The farming of salt hay for cattle and grazing animals, along with dikes, have significantly impacted marshes. They’re also still facing the effects of historic draining to manage mosquitoes.
These practices have changed the hydrology of the salt marshes, leading to vegetation and elevation loss.
“Now that sea level is increasing rather rapidly, a lot of the marshes are suffering. They’re basically drowning and being lost through erosion,” said LeeAnn Haaf, an estuary science manager for the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, which is partnering with Ducks Unlimited.
The damage is also impacting birds, particularly black rail and salt marsh sparrows, which rely on the marshes for nesting. Environmentalists want to restore salt marshes because the salt marsh sparrow is at risk of going extinct. Some fish species also use salt marshes as nurseries.
“It’s pivotal that we do salt marsh restoration to kind of create new high marsh habitats to benefit those species,” said Casper of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s Ripple said the new project is just one tool to protect marshes, among multiple restoration efforts throughout the country.
“We’re trying to catch these marshes before they’re too far gone, and help increase the resilience,” she said.
It's expected the area will be impacted by poor air quality for the third straight day, as smoke from the Canadian wildfires heads south.Agencies from multiple states along the East Coast including Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have issued alerts because the air quality is unhealthy and can have a great impact on older adults, children and those with conditions such as asthma and heart and lung disease.Where is the smoke coming from?:...
It's expected the area will be impacted by poor air quality for the third straight day, as smoke from the Canadian wildfires heads south.
Agencies from multiple states along the East Coast including Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have issued alerts because the air quality is unhealthy and can have a great impact on older adults, children and those with conditions such as asthma and heart and lung disease.
Where is the smoke coming from?:Blame Wednesday's poor air quality on Canadian wildfires
The Canadian wildfires. The wildfire in Jackson certainly contributed to the smoke, but the bulk of it has been bellowing down from Canada. It's reached as far south as Philadelphia as firefighters continue to battle the massive blaze.
Many areas of the East Coast received the brunt of the wildfire smoke Wednesday afternoon and into the night. The air quality index throughout most of Delaware, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania was above 200, which is considered "very unhealthy," according to airnow.gov.
This means the risk of health effects is increased for everyone, not just those who have lung and heart problems or other health conditions. By Wednesday night, many areas including Philadelphia saw levels reach 300, which is considered hazardous.
Here were some levels as of 10 a.m. Thursday:
Here is how to read the categories for the AQI index:
Be prepared for hazy weather in the next few days.
The National Weather Service said the wind trajectory that allowed smoke and hazy conditions to be seen in the New York City area could continue for the next few days.
The highest concentrations of smoke should start dissipating through the morning hours and into the afternoon across the region, according to the weather service. However, meteorologists expect the haze and smoke to become more dense later this evening.
A stalled low-pressure system directing smoke southward may shift away from the region this weekend, but as long as the fires continue, the smoke may simply be directed toward other areas of the U.S., according to the weather service.
The smoky air will then work its way west over the next couple of days, AccuWeather said.
Experts are urging residents that they should try limiting their outdoor exposure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday provided these tips:
Pets have lungs and hearts, too. Do your best to limit your pet's time outside. Your dog might not like it but cut the walk short.
You can, but probably don't want to since it would just be inviting the dirty air into your home. And if you have any heart or lung issues, you're going to want to keep them shut. It's a shame too because it's expected to be a beautiful day with lots of sun and a high temperature around 70 degrees.
When will air quality get better?:Smoke from Canadian wildfire to linger in Delaware, PA & NJ
Canadian wildfire smoke map:See where the haze is headed in Delaware, New Jersey and PA
Yes, it will. The better the mask, the more it will help, and just like during the pandemic, make sure it's covering your nose and mouth. A mask will make it more bearable, but you still don't want to be outside long in these conditions.
N95 respirator masks provide the best protection from wildfire smoke, according to the EPA. Cloth masks will not protect you from wildfire smoke.
In Canada, an estimated 414 fires are burning, 239 of them out of control, according to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. Canada has recorded about 2,214 wildfires so far this year, according to Canadian officials. More than 8 million acres have burned, including about 500,000 acres in Quebec.
Unusually hot, dry weather that wouldn’t stop gave rise to the wildfires. Most were ignited by lightning, experts say. A warming planet will produce hotter and longer heat waves, making for bigger, smokier fires, according to Joel Thornton, professor and chair of the department of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington.
Air quality will be very poor today due to the smoke and haze from wildfires in Canada, according to the National Weather Service.The agency in Mount Holly, New Jersey, is recommending to limit time and any exertion outdoors as well as to wear a mask to help limit irritation if you have to spend time outdoors today.Why is the sun red today?:...
Air quality will be very poor today due to the smoke and haze from wildfires in Canada, according to the National Weather Service.
The agency in Mount Holly, New Jersey, is recommending to limit time and any exertion outdoors as well as to wear a mask to help limit irritation if you have to spend time outdoors today.
Why is the sun red today?:Wildfire smoke from Canada causes air quality alert for Northeast
Wildfires and smoke:See what areas of the US are experiencing wildfires or seeing smoke
The smoke and haze is anticipated to have some improvement Wednesday morning, but an additional plume of thick smoke should spread south into the area later this afternoon and evening, according to the NWS.
The current air quality is very poor, according to airnow.gov. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens:
The current air quality is poor. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, children and teens should take any of these steps to reduce your exposure:
Others takeany of these steps to reduce your exposure:
On Tuesday there were more than 400 wildfires burning across the country, 238 of them out-of-control. Smoke and unhealthy air quality levels from the conflagration have blanketed multiple Canadian provinces, much of the Great Lakes region and parts of the northeastern United States.
While forest fires are a natural part of the ecosystem of Canada's boreal forests, the size, ferocity and number of fires this year is decidedly abnormal. Most of the country is expected to be under high to extreme risk for much of the wildfire season, which stretches from May to September.
On Tuesday the federal AirNow fire and smoke map listed Albany, NY; Bennington, Vermont; Hartford, Conn.; and parts of New York City as "UNHEALTHY" and advised residents to "reduce activity or consider going indoors."
View the map, here.
The smoky skies have helped reduce temperatures across much of the mid-Atlantic. Due to an area of low pressure that's hovering offshore, along with an area of high pressure over Canada, a northerly flow of air was funneling the smoke south into the U.S. from Canada, AccuWeather said. This was keeping temperatures cooler than average, as the smoke filters out the blazing June sunshine
As many as 30 homes and other structures are threatened by a wildfire that has more than tripled in size since it started Tuesday afternoon in Jackson Township, Ocean County, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service.
The blaze has been named the “Glory Fire,” for its proximity to Glory's Market on Cedar Swamp Road. As of 9:45 p.m., the wildfire had spread across 50 acres, officials with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said.
Firefighters expected it to spread to just under 100 acres by the morning.
The fire was 70 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, but some structures are still at risk, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service said.
It's going to be a rough weekend along the East Coast if forecasters are correct.The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for areas of southern Delaware and the Atlantic coast of southern New Jersey through Saturday due to a potential tropical cyclone that has formed off the coast.Coast flood warning in effect through SaturdayTropical Storm Ophelia likely will cause major coastal flooding for areas of Kent and Sussex counties. A few locations in coastal areas of Atlantic and Cape M...
It's going to be a rough weekend along the East Coast if forecasters are correct.
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for areas of southern Delaware and the Atlantic coast of southern New Jersey through Saturday due to a potential tropical cyclone that has formed off the coast.
Tropical Storm Ophelia likely will cause major coastal flooding for areas of Kent and Sussex counties. A few locations in coastal areas of Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey may flirt with major coastal flooding levels, forecasters said.
A coastal flood advisory also has been issued for Wilmington and other parts of northern Delaware as well as parts of South Jersey, including Cumberland County, according to the weather service.
Saturday, Sept. 23, update:Tropical storm warning for Delaware, other parts of East Coast
High-wind warnings with gusts between 50 and 60 mph are in effect for coastal portions of Delaware and New Jersey from Friday through Saturday evening. Wind advisories with gusts between 40 and 50 mph also are in effect for inland coastal counties, including Kent and Sussex counties as well as Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey.
The strongest winds are expected from mid-morning through early afternoon Saturday. Downed trees and power lines resulting in localized power outages are possible, mainly close to the coast, forecasters said.
The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread 2 to 3 inches of rain across the region from Friday night through Sunday.
Occasional heavy rain will move north Saturday morning with another round of downpours possible for late in the day. The rain showers will continue into Sunday and begin to taper off by Sunday night.
While the storm is likely to bring heavy wind gusts, the chance of tornadoes is low, forecasters said.
A tornado risk remains minimal and likely will be restricted to southern Delaware and Maryland.
Natural disaster prep guides:Here's how to keep safe and tips in case of a flood, tornado or heat wave hits Delaware