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 Dumont, 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 Dumont, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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DUMONT — It was 1951 when Richard Salkind decided to leave college behind and enlist in the Army to fight in the Korean War.So he dropped his studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University mid-semester and soon found himself in Okinawa, Japan.”I love my country,” said Salkind. "I had entered college during the war and felt that what was going on was more important."He served a vital role as a Morse code intercept operator, in charge of listening to communications from the opposing si...
DUMONT — It was 1951 when Richard Salkind decided to leave college behind and enlist in the Army to fight in the Korean War.
So he dropped his studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University mid-semester and soon found himself in Okinawa, Japan.
”I love my country,” said Salkind. "I had entered college during the war and felt that what was going on was more important."
He served a vital role as a Morse code intercept operator, in charge of listening to communications from the opposing side and recording them using coded numbers.
Once the Korean War ended in 1953, Salkind had unfinished business he wanted to take care of — his college degree. Somehow, amid running his father-in-law's trucking business and raising children, he found a way to sneak in night classes. But it wasn't long until life forced him to take a step back.
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"I couldn't continue because I was working 18-hour days, my family grew, and my plans to go back weren't able to maneuver," said Salkind, who has five children.
His quest for a degree might have ended there. But on Wednesday, Salkind, 91, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from FDU at his Dumont home, surrounded by children and grandchildren, Dumont Mayor Andrew LaBruno, fellow veterans and other dignitaries.
FDU President Christopher A. Capuano conferred the degree, and Salkind, wearing a cap and gown and a red graduation stole emblazoned with the word "Veteran," broke into a wide smile as the audience cheered.
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His graduation was possible because FDU was able to convert some of his Army training into college credits.
“We are very proud of our historical legacy of supporting veterans and proud to be among the most veteran-friendly universities in New Jersey. And today we are especially proud to recognize this extraordinary veteran,” Capuano said.
"Schooling was something I didn't finish, and I like to finish things," Salkind explained. So 71 years after leaving college, he called Fairleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack and Teaneck to inquire about going back and getting his degree.
Salkind had only 106 credits from his years attending FDU, but the university found a way to credit him for his Army training in Morse code and other skills, giving him the 14 credits he needed to graduate and then some.
"It completed the cycle of things I wanted to do in life," Salkind said.
He still works for the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in the accounting department, a role he took in 2000 after retiring from a 50-year career in the trucking business.
”My father's accomplishment provides me with the inspiration that possibilities are unlimited and it is never too late,” said his daughter, Audrey Haynes.
"Thinking about the 90 years of my life, I have no regrets or complaints," Salkind said.
"I achieved every goal and lived a beautiful life, a 62-year marriage, and had children that I adore," he said.
Team name: Dumont HuskiesHead Coach: Rick Burd, 5th season, 16-22Last year’s record: 1-72021 Starting SI rating: 46.29Division: North Jersey Super Football Conference, Ivy WhiteDivision opponents: Montclair Immaculate, Indian Hills, Dover, Dwight Morrow, Fort Lee, Glen Ridge, Pascack Hills.Key players: Devon Turner, RB/LB, Sr., Jackson Lockhart, DL/OL, Jr., Anthony Piccinich, QB/DB, Jr., Eric Cueto, LB/RB, Sr., Matt Fredrick, OL/DL, Sr....
Team name: Dumont Huskies
Head Coach: Rick Burd, 5th season, 16-22
Last year’s record: 1-7
2021 Starting SI rating: 46.29
Division: North Jersey Super Football Conference, Ivy White
Division opponents: Montclair Immaculate, Indian Hills, Dover, Dwight Morrow, Fort Lee, Glen Ridge, Pascack Hills.
Key players: Devon Turner, RB/LB, Sr., Jackson Lockhart, DL/OL, Jr., Anthony Piccinich, QB/DB, Jr., Eric Cueto, LB/RB, Sr., Matt Fredrick, OL/DL, Sr.
Outlook: A move to the Ivy White from the American Red, a slew of experienced players and a considerable turnout of freshmen are among Dumont’s assets going into the season.
The talents of senior Devon Turner (RB/LB) and juniors Anthony Piccinich (QB/DB) and Jackson Lockhart (6-3, 230), a defensive end and guard, will go a long way in steering the Huskies in the right direction. After three straight 5-5 seasons, Dumont slipped to 1-7 last year.
“Last year we were affected by Covid and lots of injuries,” coach Rick Burd said. “Our numbers dropped. We were competitive and talent wise, we could match up with the teams that we played. But not numbers wise. We were playing iron man football, 11 guys going both ways. Numbers wise, moving to the Ivy will give us better matchups.”
The aftereffect of all of those guys playing two ways was the wealth of accumulated experience.
Turner should hit the ground running after rushing for 645 yards and five touchdowns last season and catching eight passes for 29 yards. From his linebacker spot, the three-year starter finished with 36 tackles. Lockhart, a two-way lineman and three-year starter was second on the team with 54 tackles and Piccinich, who will start at quarterback, had eight receptions, one interception and 12 tackles.
“Devon is our main guy and we think he’s among the best running backs In the county,” Burd said. “He’s a quiet kid and he leads by example. He lets his play speak for itself.
“Jackson one of the best motors I’ve seen on a kid and he goes non stop. He’s important for us and he’s a big deal on both sides of the ball.”
Piccinich brings a strong arm and a quick release to the quarterback spot.
He’ll have offensive weapons in running backs Mike Gabettie, a junior, senior Judah Salcedo, and wide receiver Levi Salcedo. Sophomore A.J. Rosenberger, junior Viktor Bagang and sizable senior Matt Fredrick (6-5, 300) are valuable two-way linemen. Both Levi and Judah Salcedo will see action as a defensive backs with Gabettie at linebacker.
“We’re looking to compete every week,” Burd said. “With all the experience that we have back, we can be successful for sure.”
9/17 Indian Hills
9/25 @Montclair Immaculate
10/1 @Dwight Morrow
10/8 Fort Lee
10/15 Pascack Hills
10/22 @Glen Ridge
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CHICAGO -- Just last year, Dominick Barlow was playing for Dumont High School and dominating the competition in North Jersey.Listed as a 6-foot-5 senior, he dropped 38 points on New Milford...
CHICAGO -- Just last year, Dominick Barlow was playing for Dumont High School and dominating the competition in North Jersey.
Listed as a 6-foot-5 senior, he dropped 38 points on New Milford, 33 on River Dell and 32 on Bergenfield in January and February of 2021.
Little more than a year later, Barlow, now measuring at 6-10 after a growth spurt during the winter and spring of 2020-21, spent last week competing at the NBA Draft Combine among an elite group of 76 participants and could hear his name called in the NBA Draft on June 23. ESPN.com currently projects him as the No. 58 pick in this year’s Draft, where Rutgers star Ron Harper Jr. and Seton Hall standout Jared Rhoden are also available.
“Man, it’s cool, it’s definitely fun to be able to compete out here with all these top college guys and overseas guys,” Barlow, who turns 19 on Thursday, told NJ Advance Media at Wintrust Arena, site of the Combine. “It’s definitely a fun experience, games have been fun. The workouts have been fun, so I’m really enjoying it.”
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Barlow has never played a single game of college basketball yet could hear NBA Commissioner Adam Silver call his name during the Draft at Barclays Center. How did he get here from there and what has his journey entailed?
Barlow played only a handful of games at Dumont during the 2020-21 season following a 2019-20 season in which he averaged 20.3 points and 12.6 rebounds. He also played the 2021 Nike EYBL summer season with the NY Rens, helping them reach the semifinals of the prestigious Nike Peach Jam.
Last spring and summer he took college visits, including one to Rutgers in early June. During the visit Harper Jr. was in his ear about coming to Piscataway.
“Ron was one of the guys when I was looking to go to Rutgers, he was always talking to me, like really vocal, so it was definitely cool seeing him out here [at the Combine], too,” Barlow said.
Last September Barlow shocked a lot of people when he signed a 6-figure deal with Overtime Elite league in Atlanta instead of attending a prep school in Maine. The new league, financially backed by Jeff Bezos, Drake, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, among others, gives 16-to-19-year-old players an alternative to college in order to train for the NBA Draft.
“I mean, I just felt that they were going to be able to get me to the place that I wanted to get to the quickest,” he said of his decision to join Overtime Elite. “I was able to get to the Draft Combine as an 18-year-old, so I think they did a phenomenal job of getting me ready for this moment and I think I competed well and I think with limited touches I was able to produce.”
He said the hardest part of the Overtime experience was persevering through the long season while being away from home. Overtime was divided into three teams and they basically played against one another, with occasional games against prep school competition. Off the court, he lived in an apartment building with two roommates, Bryson Warren and Jahzare Jackson, and did his own shopping.
“You just gotta keep finding ways to keep yourself motivated,” he said. “You definitely have days where you feel like you’re alone so being able to push through that, that kind of defines a person.”
Theresa Barlow, who raised Dominick as a single mother, said she had concerns about sending him to the new league.
“I had concerns about Overtime being so new, so I was nervous that they hadn’t sent anyone to the draft previously,” she said.
Theresa was able to visit her son during the Overtime season with her boyfriend and her parents. She also sent him care packages including candy cherry slices, Arizona Green Tea and beef jerky.
“I do feel it was the right decision for him and they gave him many resources to be successful,” she said. “It was very difficult having him away from home and it still is, but he is on the way to his ultimate dream.”
Still, Barlow thrived 2021-22 season at the Overtime Elite facility in Atlanta, averaging 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 25 games.
He boosted his draft stock as NBA scouts came through to watch him play, and he has tried to continue to make a name for himself before and at the Combine.
After putting up just 4 points with 1 rebound Thursday’s first game, he went for 19 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting on Friday.
“Man, I’m just trying to show that I can compete and I’m going to play hard no matter what my role is,” Barlow said. “In situations like this, you may not get that many touches. Everybody’s trying to touch the ball, everybody’s trying to score the ball. But if I can compete, play defense, protect the rim and do all the little things to help teams win, I think I’ll have a good chance.”
Before the Combine, Barlow had workouts with the Lakers, Spurs, Rockets and Nets and on Sunday headed to Milwaukee to work out with the Bucks on Monday. He has “seven or eight” other workouts planned, he said.
He is one of two Overtime players who could be selected at the Draft.
Jean Montero, a 6-3 point guard from the Dominican Republic who scored 41 points in an Overtime game, is projected at No. 44 by ESPN.
“My goal right now is just to get drafted and obviously I’ll have to be able to adjust if that doesn’t happen,” Barlow said. “I’'m just hoping to compete and hoping these scouts see what I can bring to the table.”
Said one NBA scout of Barlow: “He’s definitely getting drafted. He built a reputation in Atlanta as a very hard worker.”
Because he’s still only 18, he believes his ceiling is very high.
“I think I have some of the most potential in this draft,” he said. “I’m 6-10, long and I’m willing to work, willing to compete so I just want to showcase that as much as I can.”
Overtime recently signed Gill St. Bernard’s wing star Naas Cunningham, who opted to forego the six-figure salary in order to maintain his college eligibility. Barlow, who knows Cunningham through the NY Rens AAU program, would recommend the Overtime path to younger players like Cunningham, the No. 1 prospect in 2024.
“The sky’s the limit for him, really,” Barlow said.
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Dumont native Dominick Barlow of the new Overtime Elite professional league has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine later this month in Chicago, NJ Advance Media has learnedThe 6-foot-9 Barlow ...
Dumont native Dominick Barlow of the new Overtime Elite professional league has been invited to the NBA Draft Combine later this month in Chicago, NJ Advance Media has learned
The 6-foot-9 Barlow will join Rutgers star Ron Harper among the approximately 70 players who will compete in front of all 30 NBA teams at the event slated for May 16-20.
“I put everything into this and so far it’s looking like I made a good decision,” Barlow told Jacob Polacheck of ZAGSBLOG in February in reference to Overtime.
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Barlow, who turns 19 May 26, signed a 6-figure deal with Overtime last fall instead of attending a prep school in Maine. He previously attended Dumont High School and played with the NY Rens Nike EYBL program.
The new league, financially backed by Jeff Bezos, Drake, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, among others, gives 16-to-19-year-old players an alternative to college in order to train for the NBA Draft. It recently signed Gill St. Bernard’s Class of 2024 star Naas Cunningham, who opted to forego the six-figure salary in order to maintain his college eligibility.
Barlow, who averaged 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds in 25 games with Overtime this season, is ranked the No. 58 “Best Available” NBA Draft prospect, per ESPN.com, while Harper is No. 63.
“For anybody that’s trying to make it to the furthest they can go in any profession is that they have to love it and be infatuated with their job and profession,” Team Overtime coach Ryan Gomes, a former Providence standout and NBA veteran, told ZAGSBLOG. “I think Dom Barlow is the epitome of that because with every opportunity he gets, he’s in here working.”
Now he will head to the NBA Draft Combine with an opportunity to impress pro scouts.
“I took a chance on a start-up league and I’m reaping all the rewards of taking that chance,” Barlow said. “Some people don’t understand the league fully. Once you see what goes in every single day, you’ll understand why we chose to come here.”
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Members of a stunned and heartbroken community wrapped their collective hearts around a grieving Dumont family Sunday while trying to wrap their minds around the sudden death of a 14-year-old boy who collapsed while playing basketball.Aaron Vasquez, who hoped to someday become a major league baseball player or coach, had finished practicing with his recreational league team on Saturday when he decided to stick around Grant Elementary School to play ball with his younger brother, other parents said.A short time later he collapse...
Members of a stunned and heartbroken community wrapped their collective hearts around a grieving Dumont family Sunday while trying to wrap their minds around the sudden death of a 14-year-old boy who collapsed while playing basketball.
Aaron Vasquez, who hoped to someday become a major league baseball player or coach, had finished practicing with his recreational league team on Saturday when he decided to stick around Grant Elementary School to play ball with his younger brother, other parents said.
A short time later he collapsed, they said.
A coach who's a hospital medic immediately began CPR. Members of the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Aaron to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
A Go Fund Me launched Sunday included a message from Aaron's family:
"With a heavy and broken heart we share the tragic and unexpected loss of our beloved Aaron Vasquez. Aaron was a 14 year old son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend with a bright future ahead of him. As a student and athlete he aspired to become a baseball player or baseball coach for the Major Leagues. He loved God, his family, his church, town and school.
"Aaron was a sweet, loving old soul who wore his heart on his sleeve and approached people with a unique sweetness and tenderness."
The fundraising campaign launched Sunday afternoon reached nearly $35,000 by mid-Sunday evening.
Aaron had been practicing with a travel team, other parents said. Their practice had ended around 3:30 p.m. or so Saturday and he remained to play ball with his brother's team, they said.
He collapsed about a half-hour later.
Dumont Mayor Anthony LaBruno posted a message about the tragedy:
"Yesterday evening, our community suffered an immeasurable loss upon the tragic passing of one of our young residents and students. Our hearts and prayers are with the child's family and friends as they navigate the unimaginable pain of losing a child.
"Per Superintendent Poidomani, Dumont Public Schools will be offering counseling and bereavement support services to any student who feels affected by this tragedy.
"Members of the district's Crisis Response Team and the Bergen County Traumatic Loss Coalition (TLC) will be available to meet with students, staff, and parents individually and in groups on Monday and Tuesday, as well as over the coming days and weeks in all of our schools. Please contact your child's school if you or your child is in need of assistance.
"The days and weeks ahead will be challenging for our community. We will be in contact about opportunities to offer care and assistance to the affected family. Now, more than ever, we must come together as one big family to unite, uplift, and support our neighbors."
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