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 Finesville, 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 Finesville, 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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Stone buildings are common in the village of Finesville, which is in Pohatcong Township.But not all offer the charm of John and Marsha Maier's late-1700s/early-1800s home and property. It's just off Route 627, not far from where the Musconetcong River separates Warren and Hunterdon counties.The Mai...
Stone buildings are common in the village of Finesville, which is in Pohatcong Township.
But not all offer the charm of John and Marsha Maier's late-1700s/early-1800s home and property. It's just off Route 627, not far from where the Musconetcong River separates Warren and Hunterdon counties.
The Maiers purchased the property in 2005, and since then they've been busy restoring it.
From repointing stones in the bank house to sanding floors and scraping paint in the part of the property that was once a general store, the home has been lovingly and carefully transformed into a cozy cool space.
John is a carpenter by trade with a love and respect for repurposing materials. The kitchen cabinets came from the old Alexandria Presbyterian Church barn before it was dismantled. Other material was rescued from nearby structures, too.
Marsha has a knack for putting a room together in a way that is both pleasing to the eye and functional. She's added decorative touches like sunbursts in the ceiling corners of the main room and stained-glass accent pieces.
She's no stranger to hard work. The floors in the upstairs living area are original, all hand-sanded by Marsha. She also gets credit for a lot of the landscaping in the backyard.
John's knowledge and skills continue to come in handy during the restoration of the bank house, which they expect to take two more years. Two rooms of it, as well as areas of the old general store, will be open to visitors this weekend as part of the Pohatcong History & Heritage Society's 21st annual Historic House Tour.
It's being held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.
The tour officially begins at Alba Vineyard, which is just up the road at 269 Route 627. Advance tickets for the self-guided tour are available at pohatconghistory.com or by calling 908-387-1493. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour. Tickets are also available at several Phillipsburg-area locations.
There's also a Ride the Winery Train option available. Information may be found at warrencountywinetrain.com.
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One minute, Tom Smith was cutting hay in a farm field. The next, he was diving under his house's front deck for cover."This was no storm," Smith said Thursday, about 30 minutes after a powerful band swept across central Warren County. "I saw that black cloud coming across the field and it was turning. It was twisting."I'm so scared right now."Smith said he was alone on the 20-acre farm in the 100...
One minute, Tom Smith was cutting hay in a farm field. The next, he was diving under his house's front deck for cover.
"This was no storm," Smith said Thursday, about 30 minutes after a powerful band swept across central Warren County. "I saw that black cloud coming across the field and it was turning. It was twisting.
"I'm so scared right now."
Smith said he was alone on the 20-acre farm in the 100 block of Route 519 in White Township -- a former dairy farm that now has only four cows and a couple of horses. The barn was blown over and trees and poles were sheared, he said.
Warren County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Wheatley stopped short of declaring it a tornado. He blamed straight-line winds for damage across the central part of the county until further investigation is done.
Smith said he was still trembling in the aftermath of what he witnessed. The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning minutes earlier and will be the ones to determine if indeed a twister had touched down.
"The barn is destroyed," said Smith, who leases the property from Pennsylvania-based Talen Energy, formerly PP&L. "It's just like you see in the pictures out West -- destroyed it in a matter of one minute. I just dove for whatever I could. There's not much left."
Smith said the pummeling lasted two to three minutes.
"And then it stopped raining and the sun came out," he said.
Wheatley arrived at the Route 519 barn about 3:30 p.m.
"It's a mess here," he said.
As Wheatley fought traffic minutes earlier on Route 519, he said, "We got hammered."
Sporadic power outages were reported across the county, including at the Warren County Courthouse in Belvidere, which closed because of an outage.
There were "numerous" trees and wires down countywide, Wheatley said. Lot of power poles were down and several transformers were on fire, he said.
From just before 3 p.m. until about 3:20, wires and trees were reported down in Washington, Washington Township, Oxford Township and Mansfield Township and a traffic light was out at Mountain Avenue at Route 57 in Hackettstown, according to the Warren County Department of Public Safety.
The storm hit the county just before 3 p.m. and the tornado warning was over by 3:09 p.m., the National Weather Service said.
There was debris on many roads, some of which was passable, others not, Wheatley said.
"Roads of all kinds are affected," he said.
It could be a awhile before the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., has a handle on what happened. The weather service will look at storm damage photos and speak with Warren Country officials before deciding to send a storm survey team to figure out if a tornado touched down, meteorologist Sarah Johnson said.
"There was rotation on radar," said meteorologist Mitchell Gaines, also with the weather service. "We had a barn destroyed in White Township, and across the river in Northampton County we had a lot of trees and wires down as well."
But whether a tornado actually touched down will have to wait until Friday, Johnson said. Radar can't confirm that. Authorities need to see the damage to determine if it was straight-line winds or a tornado that left a path of wreckage, she said.
Len Melisurgo and Jim Deegan contributed to this report.
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A New Jersey environmental group and two Harmony Township residents have filed suit against the township, saying its proposed 600-acre industrial solar project and electrical substation would impact soil for agriculture, diminish property values and destroy quality of life.The suit was filed April 21 in New Jersey Superior Court by members of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition and township residents Richard Dalrymple and Manuel Esc...
A New Jersey environmental group and two Harmony Township residents have filed suit against the township, saying its proposed 600-acre industrial solar project and electrical substation would impact soil for agriculture, diminish property values and destroy quality of life.
The suit was filed April 21 in New Jersey Superior Court by members of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition and township residents Richard Dalrymple and Manuel Escaleira, whose properties neighbor the proposed project. The group is challenging the Harmony Township Land Use Board’s granting of various land use approvals to Harmony Plains Solar I LLC.
Denver, Colorado-based developer Dakota Power Partners plans to build the solar project on the 600 acres of open space known as Harmony Plains between River Road and Garrison Road. The project includes 150 acres of land owned by the township and the rest is farmland and on the property of some private residences, according to plans by the developer.
The developer’s proposed commercial operations date is by as early as 2022 and the project’s design life is about 30 years, according to plans.
Kelley Smith, township municipal clerk/administrator and land use board secretary/registrar, said the project was approved by the Land Use Board on Jan. 5 and a resolution memorializing the proposal was adopted March 3.
The plaintiffs are seeking a reversal of the board’s approvals and allege due to the coronavirus pandemic, municipal officials rushed approving the project knowing not many residents would be able to attend an in-person meeting and others wouldn’t have the technology able to connect for a Zoom meeting.
Greg Gianforcaro, attorney for the Harmony Land Use Board, said the board heard the application, the meeting was then opened up to the public and after hearing everything, the board then voted to grant the application.
“This is the same process that our board and hundreds of other boards around the state have followed for decades,” Gianforcaro told lehighvalleylive.com.
“No matter what the allegations are that are set forth in the lawsuit, the board never once deviated from their obligations or their responsibilities,” he added.
Among the suits allegations are the following:
Julia Somers, executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, said she was stunned to learn the approval happened in a single meeting.
“By doing that, they sought to ensure the public’s ability to provide comments was almost extinguished and, in that rush, made sloppy mistakes they likely would not have made if the application was approved in a timely manner,” Somers said.
She told lehighvalleylive.com at issue the most is the project would take out production of much needed agricultural soils for solar. She said solar panels would better be suited on top of roofs of warehouses or along highway medians.
Residents of Harmony have created the community action group, the Harmony Chapter of the Citizens for Sustainable Development, working in opposition of the project. That group has joined the New Jersey Highlands Coalition as a member organization and also is working with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.
The organizations say they are deeply concerned by recent statewide proposals to build utility-scale, solar power facilities on farmland with prime agricultural soils, of which the Harmony site would be one of the first in New Jersey. The state, the groups say, has invested heavily over the past few decades in preserving and protecting high-quality farmland, and the coalition and the conservation foundation joined many other groups who see a profound conflict between these uses.
Dalrymple argued the project is proposed on prime farmland in a residential area, with some property owned by the township, and is a limited and nonrenewable resource.
“To squander it is to irretrievably destroy our proud historic heritage as a farming community,” Dalrymple said. “As it concerns all residents, it also should have been a ballot question, and could have waited until the post-COVID period when in-person township meetings resume.”
Resident Lois Markle’s property also neighbors the proposed solar project. She also expressed frustration over the plans, saying many residents are against the proposal.
“Who does our committee represent, if not us, their constituency?,” she asked. “Our highly-productive farms help feed America. Destroying our farmlands is also destroying our agrarian heritage, of which we are extremely proud.”
Escaleira, one of the plaintiffs, said the project would ravish prime farmland, alter picturesque scenery, compromise natural habitat, and devalue property values. He blasted municipal officials, echoing he feels they took advantage of residents who wouldn’t be able to attend the in-person meetings.
“They chose to have their meetings through Zoom, knowing well this would cause difficulty for some of us,” Escaleira said. “A lot of our elderly residents don’t have computers, or those who do don’t really know how to navigate that well beyond their routine use. They took advantage of this and succeeded in railroading our town.”
Tom Gilbert, campaign director for NJ Conservation Foundation and Rethink Energy N.J., called the project the “poster child” for poor siting.
“We should not be putting massive solar arrays on our best farmland soils within ‘agricultural development areas and should instead steer solar to brown fields, landfills, rooftops, parking lots and marginal lands, as the state Energy Master Plan suggests,” he said.
Dakota Power Partners currently is the only developer of utility-scale solar projects in New Jersey with approximately a dozen projects under development, representing approximately $1 billion in planned investments, according to project plans.
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The prescription drug ring busted last month in Warren County expanded today with the arrest of 10 more people and an additional 24 people who were issued summonses.The list of names was released at a news conference held by Warren County Prosecutor Thomas Ferguson, who said the latest charges are a result of a continuing investigation. He said a large roundup was conducted today and yesterday. Ferguson said more arrests could be coming....
The prescription drug ring busted last month in Warren County expanded today with the arrest of 10 more people and an additional 24 people who were issued summonses.
The list of names was released at a news conference held by Warren County Prosecutor Thomas Ferguson, who said the latest charges are a result of a continuing investigation. He said a large roundup was conducted today and yesterday. Ferguson said more arrests could be coming.
A Phillipsburg math teacher and associate head football coach is among the latest to be arrested for his alleged involvement in an Oxycontin distribution ring in Pohatcong Township.
Kevin M. Kane, 38, of Tatamy, has been charged with conspiring to distribute Oxycontin, attempt to distribute Oxycontin and drug possession, according to court paperwork. This is the second wave of arrests in connection with the drug ring. All of the alleged crimes occurred between May 20 and June 24 in Pohatcong Township, officials said.Two other teachers -- Jarrod R. Dech of Alpha Public School and Audrey Ulmer, who works at a Greenwich Township nursery school -- and a former teacher, Robert A. Santini Jr., are also charged in connection with the drug ring.
CLICK HERE for the prosecutor's full statement and a description of individual charges then watch video from the news conference.
The list of those identified today is below.
• Louis F. Szostak, Jr., 51 Pompton Plains, N.J.
• Kenneth Szostak, 47 Phillipsburg
• Kevin M. Kane, 38 Tatamy
• Kevin S. Johnson, 45 Phillipsburg
• Robert C. Hummer Jr., 39 White Township
• Benjamin L. Bishop III, 25 Bethlehem
• Robert A. Santini, Jr., 27 Pohatcong Township
• Stephanie J. Lee, 19 White Township
• Cassie M. Lutz, 20 Belvidere
• Randy Lee Bartholomew, 49 Pohatcong Township
• Mark Lamonica, 20 Montvale, N.J.
• Aaron Omer, 39 Easton
• Kristie Nelson, 21 Harmony Township
• Derek Kosecki, 22 Flemington
• Peter J. Poretta II, 32 Phillipsburg
• Alan D. Singleton, 25 Alpha
• David B. Cavanaugh Jr., 34 Phillipsburg
• Daniel B. Kelly, 20 Pittstown
• Tracey E. Moore, 24 Alpha
• Jarrod R. Dech, 28 Alpha
• Ian Divittorio, 23 Phillipsburg
• Melissa Miranda, 38 Upper Nazareth Township
• Dustin A. Worman, 22 Lower Nazareth Township
• Audrey Ulmer, 43 Pohatcong Township
• Kyle Lance, 21 Upper Mt. Bethel Township
• Jocelyn E. Schott, 19 White Township
• Matthew J. Kingfield, 42 Bethlehem Township, Pa.
• Brian Halliday, 23 Harmony Township
• Matthew Krajewski, 22 Greenwich Township
• David W. Seldow, 44 Phillipsburg
• Brian K. Gunderman, 37 Harmony Township
• Joseph Pasch, 23 Harmony Township
• Stephanie Yurasits, 34 Whitehall Township
• Anthony T. Doran III, 27 Phillipsburg
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Want to avoid the crowds in New Jersey’s popular Delaware River towns? Consider the lesser-known Milford, a quaint hamlet just north of Frenchtown. Milford—named for its 18th-century riverfront grist mill—boasts plenty of charm without the crowds.A stroll down Bridge Street showcases Milford’s 19th- and 20th-century buildings, which now house shops like Riverside Treasures (23 Bridge Street), a bou...
Want to avoid the crowds in New Jersey’s popular Delaware River towns? Consider the lesser-known Milford, a quaint hamlet just north of Frenchtown. Milford—named for its 18th-century riverfront grist mill—boasts plenty of charm without the crowds.
A stroll down Bridge Street showcases Milford’s 19th- and 20th-century buildings, which now house shops like Riverside Treasures (23 Bridge Street), a boutique filled with a mix of jewelry, clothing and works by local artists; and Allen’s Antiques (49 Bridge Street), brimming with antiques, collectibles and vintage furniture.
Longtime favorite restaurants include the Milford House (92 Water Street), a new incarnation of the town’s beloved Milford Oyster House; it’s situated in an old stone mill. The Olde Ship Inn, Jersey’s first microbrewery—opened in 1985—is now the Descendants Brewing Company at the Olde Ship Inn (61 Bridge Street). It’s still the best place in town to enjoy a cold beer.
Also new is Canal House Station (2 Bridge Street), a restaurant and café showcasing fresh, local ingredients. Opened in July in an abandoned railroad station originally built in 1870, Canal House is the brainchild of Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors who moved upstream from their Lambertville culinary studio to open their first restaurant in Milford.
Steps from Canal House is the teal-colored bridge that connects Milford to Upper Black Eddy in Pennsylvania. Pedestrians are welcome to cross the bridge. From the other side, take in the view of colorful hills and cliffs that rise from Milford’s downtown. For the energetic, a hike in the Thomas F. Breden Preserve at Milford Bluffs provides some of the best views over the Delaware River. The hiking trail begins off Milford Warren Glen Road at the northern end of town.
Learn more about the town’s history on October 6, when the Milford Historical Society hosts a free walking tour; the group will meet at 1:30 pm at the bridge.
For foodies, the renowned Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse (369 Stamets Road) is a five-minute drive away. The farm hosts $5 tours at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. They include a short hike to the pastures, where cows roam and graze, and end with a tasting of the grass-fed, raw-milk cheeses and breads baked in the wood-fired hearth. Even without a tour, you can taste the cheeses in the shop, open Wednesday–Sunday.
End the day with a wine tasting at Alba Vineyard (269 County Road 627), 15 minutes from downtown Milford in the village of Finesville. The wines can be enjoyed in the new tasting room overlooking the surrounding hillside vineyards.