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 Fair Lawn, 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 Fair Lawn, 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 Fair Lawn, 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!973-587-8638
NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, Central Jersey Group 4NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3Tuesday, Nov. 113-Brick Memorial (3-18) at 12-Red Bank Regional (5-16), TBA7-Jackson Memorial (11-13) at 2-Moorestown (18-6), TBA8-Freehold Borough (13-8) at 1-Colts Neck (19-5), 4pm6-Woodbridge (14-10) at 3-Princeton (19-4), 4:15pm8-Bridgewater-Raritan (12-12) at 1-Old Bridge (21-2), TBA5-Hillsborough (16-7) at 4-Monroe (17-6), TBA7-...
NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, Central Jersey Group 4
NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3
13-Brick Memorial (3-18) at 12-Red Bank Regional (5-16), TBA
7-Jackson Memorial (11-13) at 2-Moorestown (18-6), TBA
8-Freehold Borough (13-8) at 1-Colts Neck (19-5), 4pm
6-Woodbridge (14-10) at 3-Princeton (19-4), 4:15pm
8-Bridgewater-Raritan (12-12) at 1-Old Bridge (21-2), TBA
5-Hillsborough (16-7) at 4-Monroe (17-6), TBA
7-Piscataway (17-7) at 2-Hunterdon Central (19-6), TBA
6-East Brunswick (16-8) at 3-Montgomery (21-6), 4:30pm
9-Mount Olive (11-11) at 1-Tenafly (17-2), TBA
5-Wayne Hills (15-8) at 4-Wayne Valley (15-9), TBA
6-Roxbury (13-11) at 3-Morris Knolls (13-12), 4:30pm
7-Northern Highlands (12-12) at 2-Paramus (15-8), 4:30pm
8-Passaic Tech (16-7) at 1-Bergen Tech (23-2), TBA
12-Bloomfield (8-13) at 4-Ridgewood (14-8), TBA
6-West Orange (14-9) at 3-Fair Lawn (18-6), TBA
7-Morristown (13-7) at 2-Livingston (22-2), TBA
9-Chatham (10-7) at 1-North Hunterdon (15-9), TBA
12-Mendham (7-13) at 4-Scotch Plains-Fanwood (13-7), TBA
11-Millburn (8-13) at 3-Summit (16-6), TBA
7-Rahway (16-5) at 2-Payne Tech (19-5), TBA
9-Ridge (9-12) at 1-Westfield (19-1), TBA
12-Linden (7-19) at 4-Bayonne (14-9), 4:30pm
11-Watchung Hills (8-12) at 3-Columbia (18-7), 4:30pm
7-Union (12-9) at 2-Union City (21-2), 4:30pm
8-Keyport (7-11) at 1-Delaware Valley (14-9), TBA
5-Clearview (9-10) at 4-Toms River South (15-8), TBA
6-Triton (16-8) at 3-Shawnee (14-7), TBA
7-Hammonton (11-11) at 2-Mainland (16-4), TBA
8-Toms River East (8-10) at 1-Pinelands (16-8), 5pm
9-Cherokee (11-13) at 1-Southern (29-0), TBA
13-West Windsor-Plainsboro South (12-7) at 5-Cherry Hill East (15-8), TBA
6-Atlantic Tech (18-6) at 3-Williamstown (23-4), TBA
10-Eastern (11-8) at 2-Washington Township (22-3), TBA
Pequannock (9-11) at Villa Walsh (10-13), 5:30pm
College Achieve Central Charter (2-9) at Paterson Arts (4-15), 4:30pm
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TRENTON, NJ — Millions of Chinese revolutionaries were encouraged to riot by Mao decades ago with his "Red Book" sayings, inciting crowds to rampage throughout the country.Well, Trenton has one too, spilling the secrets of state government."Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual" is literally a thick scarlet red book published annually for 150 years, though its circulation through the years has been fairly limited to the Trenton cognoscenti, mainly news reporters, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyis...
TRENTON, NJ — Millions of Chinese revolutionaries were encouraged to riot by Mao decades ago with his "Red Book" sayings, inciting crowds to rampage throughout the country.
Well, Trenton has one too, spilling the secrets of state government.
"Fitzgerald's Legislative Manual" is literally a thick scarlet red book published annually for 150 years, though its circulation through the years has been fairly limited to the Trenton cognoscenti, mainly news reporters, politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers and lobbyists.
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That world can be a hushed conspiracy, and referring to what is in this book can make them all look smarter than they are, so why should they share their secret source?
As a reporter covering the State House, I kept the manual deskside. It was dogeared from use by me and my fellow reporters in the bureau.
Unlike Mao's Red Book, it hasn't exactly sparked any cultural or political rebellions since. But the factual, impartial and nonpolitical information in it might prove at least perturbing when it comes to state salaries, in the number of Balkan bureaucracies, for instance.
Still, it is more likely to inform, not inflame.
The historical background and raison d'etre for many of those fiefdoms may leave the reader asking whether they deserve the fiscal breath of life anymore.
For 99 bucks, the thousand (yes, thousand) - page book is a price worth paying to share all that information at http://kimmagepublishing.com. It's easy to see this is where average persons can get a lot smarter in dealing with their elected officials or battling with the state bureaucracy.
Peter Kane is the latest in a long row of publishers, and even has two full lines of the editions back to 1872 when the state budget was just a fraction of the $50 billion one now.
All the content is straight up factual, and neutrality is taken seriously.
The only hint of puckishness came when I asked Kane if he gave the Full Monty treatment to the flurry of short transitional Governors, who came after the resignations of Christine Todd Whitman and Jim McGreevey, and were included on the list of ex-Governors, specifically, Senate President John Bennett whose term as acting Governor was measured in hours (96).
"I consider John Bennett's (term), a Trivial Pursuit joke," he said.
Otherwise, it's anything you want to know about the state government, like:
James McQueeny was the former State House reporter and Washington, D.C. bureau chief for The Star-Ledger, as well as a television reporter for three stations in the New York market. He has been published in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, New Jersey Monthly and The New York Daily News. In addition, he has given commentary on most network TV stations and cable TV outlets from C-SPAN to MSNBC. Mr. McQueeny has been the recipient of numerous journalism awards. He taught journalism and communications at Rutgers University and is adjunct journalism professor at Sacred Heart University. He can be reached at [email protected]
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A 2021 League of Women Voters BOE candidate forum, a time during the pandemic when many were remaining at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19.FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Board of Education affirmed its decision from last month to confine public participation for board meetings to "in-person" or "through district generated electronic form."On October 20, the Board voted 5-4 to discontinue its live online participation option for meetings. Last month, they voted to discontinue the $21,000 Zoom licen...
A 2021 League of Women Voters BOE candidate forum, a time during the pandemic when many were remaining at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Board of Education affirmed its decision from last month to confine public participation for board meetings to "in-person" or "through district generated electronic form."
On October 20, the Board voted 5-4 to discontinue its live online participation option for meetings. Last month, they voted to discontinue the $21,000 Zoom license, which enables live participation. The live participation component became necessary throughout the COVID-19 lockdown when meetings were held through Zoom so no one had to be in the presence of others, a move the CDC said would reduce the spread of the virus.
"In true Fair Lawn fashion, we have just spent 40 minutes talking about an issue only five or six people care about," Board President Gene Banta said.
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Anyone who wishes to watch a board meeting currently has the option of attending and/or watching meetings live-streamed on YouTube. The board has live-streamed their public meetings via YouTube for several years now, even prior to the pandemic.
Per board policy 0167, members of the public "may participate, during the public comment portion of the meeting, via the following methods: (1) in-person; or (2) district generated electronic form. In-person participants will be given priority to participate first, followed by virtual participants," who may send in a question by way of the internet prior to the meeting.
The Board had a Zoom license that expired recently, which had a price tag of $21,000, according to Superintendent Nick Norcia.
At the September board meeting, Norcia said just two people had utilized the Zoom platform over several months.
Trustee Vladimir Itkin, who voted to continue the Zoom participation, said the cost to continue public participation would be $1,800 annually for the Zoom license going forward. The superintendent said that does not include technical support costs, which often includes overtime, to be sure it runs properly during a meeting.
Other board members, including Mark Spindel, said maybe the board had not advertised the Zoom participation enough, and therefore it was underutilized.
"You're making an issue for nothing," Norcia said. "Nobody's coming to these meetings. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe people trust the administration and the board they voted for."
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — While there were myriad reasons New Jersey native Sally Kornbluth felt pulled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it was perhaps the chance to help address some of the world's greatest challenges that played the biggest role, the school's new president said at an introductory news conference on Thursday."Maybe above all, I was drawn here because this is a moment when humanity faces huge global problems, problems that urgently demand the world's most skillful minds...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — While there were myriad reasons New Jersey native Sally Kornbluth felt pulled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it was perhaps the chance to help address some of the world's greatest challenges that played the biggest role, the school's new president said at an introductory news conference on Thursday.
"Maybe above all, I was drawn here because this is a moment when humanity faces huge global problems, problems that urgently demand the world's most skillful minds and hands," she said. "In short, I believe this is MIT's moment. I could not imagine a greater privilege than helping the people of MIT seize its full potential."
Kornbluth, a cell biologist who has spent the past eight years as provost at Duke University, was elected MIT's 18th president on Thursday by the MIT Corporation, the school's governing body.
She will officially take over on Jan. 1, succeeding L. Rafael Reif, who in February announced that he planned to step down after 10 years on the job. She is the second woman to lead MIT.
Kornbluth, who grew up in Fair Lawn, has been on the Duke faculty since 1994, and is currently a professor of biology. As provost at the North Carolina school since 2014, Kornbluth was responsible for carrying out Duke's teaching and research missions; developing its intellectual priorities; and partnering with others to improve faculty and students.
It was her accomplishments at Duke that made her the clear frontrunner out of the four finalists for the MIT presidency, said Diane Greene, chair of the MIT Corporation.
"Dr. Kornbluth is an extraordinary find for MIT," Greene said, noting that the vote was unanimous. "She's an exceptional administrator, widely respected for her ability to create an environment that breaks barriers, and importantly, enables every student, faculty and staff member to contribute at their highest levels. She is known for her judgment, plain-spokenness, and integrity."
Kornbluth also pledged to keep MIT a welcoming and comfortable environment where everyone can reach their potential.
"I'm absolutely committed to building a more diverse and increasingly inclusive environment here at MIT," she said.
Kornbluth already has one strong tie to MIT. Her son, Alex, is a Ph.D. student in electrical engineering and computer science at the school. Her husband, Daniel Lew, is a professor of pharmacology and cancer biology at the Duke School of Medicine, and her daughter, Joey, is a medical student at the University of California at San Francisco.
She has degrees from Williams College, Cambridge University, and Rockefeller University.
With approximately 300 storefronts and 33,000 residents to support them, Fair Lawn has the look and the density of so-many other mid-size business districts in the state.And like so many other municipalities, town officials have continually wondered if it has the look that’s needed to remain vibrant in a post-pandemic retail world.There’s just one difference: The Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation wasn’t about to sit back and find out.Last fall, Fair Lawn joined the Main Street New Jersey progra...
With approximately 300 storefronts and 33,000 residents to support them, Fair Lawn has the look and the density of so-many other mid-size business districts in the state.
And like so many other municipalities, town officials have continually wondered if it has the look that’s needed to remain vibrant in a post-pandemic retail world.
There’s just one difference: The Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation wasn’t about to sit back and find out.
Last fall, Fair Lawn joined the Main Street New Jersey program run by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs. Soon after, it was awarded a $75,000 grant that it is using to help businesses make non-structural updates to their storefronts as part of a Façade Improvement Program.
Simply put, they are helping businesses procure cleaner and more inviting storefront signs.
The program, still in a pilot stage, is starting to slow. But so far, the three stores it has updated are getting strong reviews, according to Ryan Graff, the Fair Lawn EDC Main Street director.
“The Facade Improvement Program not only works to increase the economic vitality of the municipality but increases the overall visual aesthetic of our business community,” he said. “In the wake of the pandemic, it is important to help small businesses in any way possible.”
“This program helps make people want to come to Fair Lawn, shop in Fair Lawn, locate in Fair Lawn, and do business in Fair Lawn.”
The program has provided Fair Lawn businesses with up to $10,000 in support to make non-structural changes to their storefronts. It allows for improvements to signage, painting, and other storefront enhancements.
The businesses – Garden Pharmacy, Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant and America’s Pastime – also received comprehensive support from the Fair Lawn Economic Development Corporation’s Storefront Committee throughout the design, planning and implementation stages of the process. The committee also engaged a designer to enable business owners to have access to professional assistance associated with making exterior modifications to the storefronts.
As delighted as they are with the pilot program, Fair Lawn officials know they may never have the funding needed to do the entire municipality.
But they still intend to do more.
Graff said the Fair Lawn EDC and the town are working with the town’s grant writer to identify and apply for additional grant funding. In addition, the Fair Lawn EDC receives a significant appropriation from the Fair Lawn Borough Council – and a significant amount of that municipal appropriation is to be used to fund the next phase of the Facade Improvement Program.
Graff said the group plans to expand the next phase of the program so that a total of 10 businesses can be serviced.
Selecting the storefronts for the next phase will be a group effort.
Graff said members of the storefront improvement committee have engaged with businesses directly to educate them about the program. The committee members also are working to identify businesses and locations that they felt would be in greatest need of a facelift.
After determining need and interest, the committee as a whole will assess their candidacy for inclusion in the program. As the program gains traction, and its outcomes are visible, Graff feels more businesses will be eager to be considered for inclusion in the program.
The committee has accepted – and continues to accept – referrals from the community. And for good reason.
The Façade Improvement Program impacts more than just one business, Fair Lawn Borough Councilwoman Gail Rottenstrich said the entire community benefits.
“The facade improvement program provides a significant level of enrichment for the community,” she said. “Giving storefronts a facelift not only benefits business owners but enhances the overall appearance of our business districts to create a more vibrant environment.”