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 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 Finesville, 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
New Jersey residents may be limited in terms of where they can go this holiday weekend, but not in terms of what they can drink.In addition to liquor stores, which Gov. Phil Murphy deemed to be essential businesses during the coronavirus lockdown, people can continue to purchase alcohol from their ...
New Jersey residents may be limited in terms of where they can go this holiday weekend, but not in terms of what they can drink.
In addition to liquor stores, which Gov. Phil Murphy deemed to be essential businesses during the coronavirus lockdown, people can continue to purchase alcohol from their local breweries, distilleries and wineries. Several of these businesses remain open to the public, but New Jersey residents can better practice social distancing and protect their own health by choosing their delivery or pickup services.
Want to safely stock up on spirits for this weekend’s Easter festivities? Here’s a list of businesses throughout the Garden State that are offering shipping or to-go options:
Note: Breweries or distilleries only offering curbside or pickup services have been marked with *
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LAMBERTVILLE -- In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the worst flood ever recorded along the Delaware River, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today reissued a brief account of the flood as recorded in the agency's 1955 annual report:"The most devastating flood of the Delaware River, ever recorded, occurred on August 19 and 20, 1955, presenting many new and challenging problems for the Commission and its Administrative and Engineering St...
LAMBERTVILLE -- In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the worst flood ever recorded along the Delaware River, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission today reissued a brief account of the flood as recorded in the agency's 1955 annual report:
"The most devastating flood of the Delaware River, ever recorded, occurred on August 19 and 20, 1955, presenting many new and challenging problems for the Commission and its Administrative and Engineering Staffs. The United States Weather Bureau had the following explanation of the great flood of the Delaware River. 'The warm moist air mass that had covered this area for days was penetrated by Hurricane 'Diane,' which weakened, as its low pressure area moved rapidly from Northern Virginia to Cape Cod. An effect was to force the warm air higher, where it cooled quickly and was unable to hold its moisture. The ground was already drenched from Hurricane 'Connie' and there was no place for water to go except in run-offs in tributary creeks of the Delaware and other rivers.'
"The flood water destroyed four free bridges and caused considerable damage to others. Bridges which were damaged have been partially or totally repaired and opened to traffic. One of the bridges destroyed has been replaced by a temporary Bailey type structure. Another is being replaced by a temporary Bailey structure. That latter bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg will be opened for traffic sometime in March 1956.
"The Commission's high level toll structures were closed for a short period of time as access to the structures was cut off by inundated conditions of state and county highways, and municipal streets. It is worthy to note that the devastating flood did not damage any of the five toll bridges. Minor damage was done to the Pennsylvania approach to the Easton-Phillipsburg (Toll) Bridge. The Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge was opened to traffic during the entire flood period and for a few hours was the only river crossing, under control of the Commission, open to traffic."
The closure periods at the Commission-controlled, non-toll vehicular bridges in service at the time of the 1955 flood were recorded in the annual report as follows:
* Lower Trenton ("Trenton Makes") - closed on account of flood August 19 to August 22.
* Calhoun Street - (closed at the time of the flood) closed on account of construction of East-West Highway (now signed as Route 29 in Trenton) August 8, 1955 to August 31, 1955.
* Yardley-Wilburtha - bridge destroyed, flood August 19-20, 1955.
* Washington Crossing - bridge closed on account of flood damages August 19, 1955 to November 17, 1955.
* Lambertville-New Hope - bridge closed on account of flood damages August 19, 1955 to September 22, 1955.
* Centre Bridge-Stockton - closed on account of flood, August 19, 1955 to August 21, 1955.
* Point Pleasant-Byram - bridge destroyed, flood August 19-20, 1955.
* Uhlerstown-Frenchtown - closed on account of flood, August 19, 1955 to August 22, 1955.
* Upper Black Eddy-Milford - closed on account of flood, August 19, 1955 to August 22, 1955
* Riegelsville - closed on account of flood, August 19, 1955 to August 21, 1955
* Easton-Phillipsburg (Northampton Street) - closed on account of flood, August 19, 1955. One span destroyed. Not repaired to December 31, 1955.
* Portland-Columbia (reportedly the longest remaining wooden covered bridge in United States at that time) - bridge destroyed, flood of August 19-20, 1955.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 1934. It operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans. The bridges carried about 138.2 million cars and trucks in 2014.
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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.
Renovations are never easy. And renovating a home in a designated historical district makes the task even more formidable.Dee Lanzalotti, a real estate broker with Jersey Cape Realty in Cape May, N.J., is quick to give potential purchasers in the town’s historic district a dose of reality. “A lot of buyers will come down and look at a house and say, ‘We can replace this with vinyl siding,’ But not here. It has to be wood,” said Ms. Lanzalotti, speaking of the Victorian houses that are characteristic to th...
Renovations are never easy. And renovating a home in a designated historical district makes the task even more formidable.
Dee Lanzalotti, a real estate broker with Jersey Cape Realty in Cape May, N.J., is quick to give potential purchasers in the town’s historic district a dose of reality. “A lot of buyers will come down and look at a house and say, ‘We can replace this with vinyl siding,’ But not here. It has to be wood,” said Ms. Lanzalotti, speaking of the Victorian houses that are characteristic to the district. “Anything to do with the exterior of the house is governed by the Historic Preservation Commission, from the fencing, the roofing, and the windows.”
Buying a property with a history and then renovating it, from building an addition to simply changing the color of the front door, can entail having plans approved by not only the town’s zoning board but also by a local historical preservation board.
The good news is that renovating a historical property can come with tax breaks. Though the 20 percent federal tax credit for a renovation on a qualifying historical home is reserved for investment properties, many states, including Michigan and Missouri, offer state income tax credits for improvements on primary and second homes. Additionally, most states offer some type of property tax incentive, such as a property tax freeze, on historical homes that have been restored.
A home may also be registered with a state historic register, and additionally, it can be submitted for inclusion in the National Resister of Historic Places, which includes some 81,000 listings of properties and historic districts and is overseen by the National Park Service.
While neither designation has any bearing on renovation restrictions, they do prevent the government from going forward with certain projects, such as a road widening or a new Interstate, that might compromise the property. “It is a way of protecting the homeowner,” said Gerry Kasper, a real estate agent in Phillipsburg, N.J., who specializes in historic properties and owns historic homes in both Phillipsburg and Finesville, N.J. “Where you get constraints on homes is if the town enacts a historical ordinance,” he said. “A town could say any houses built prior to X year or a homeowner in a certain area needs to get a variance in order to do something to that property.”
Take Jan Jacobson’s rental property in Charleston, S.C. The three-level house, built in 1794, was in need of a renovation in 2001 and Ms. Jacobson and her husband began the process to make improvements, including overhauling a restaurant on the first floor. The couple had to submit their plans to the local board. “They are pretty strict.” Ms. Jacobson said. “We didn’t do a thing to the outside of the building.”
It’s advantageous for towns like Charleston and Cape May, N.J., to have such ordinances to protect their town centers, areas which which attract visitors because of their historical appeal. And typically their regulations apply only to the outside of the building.
In the village of Mendocino, Calif., about 150 miles north of San Francisco, the Mendocino Historical Review Board can dictate the type of windows, siding and even paint color on a house in the historical district. “You couldn’t paint something bright orange,” said Carol Greenberg, the co-owner of Pamela Carol Real Estate in Mendocino, noting that she needed the board’s approval of a sign to hang outside of her real estate business when it opened last September.
And in areas without formal historic districts there are grassroots movements to slow the pace of teardowns.
In Finesville, N.J., there is an effort to create a historical district encompassing about 70 homes in the old mill town that date back to as early as 1750. With state recognition, the district can apply for inclusion in the National Register. The next step, Mr. Kasper said, is going to the town board and proposing a set of rules that will limit what can be demolished.
In addition to protecting older homes from being torn down, Mr. Kasper said the effort aims to help ensure that the town maintains its open space. After all, he said, “New Jersey will pave over anything.”
Michael Pearce/McClatchy News ServiceIf you are a trout fisherman in the Garden State, now's not the time to pack away your fishing gear. Some of the state's prime trout streams are just chock full of trout for the taking.Every fall the state stocks over 20,000 two-year-old trout, along with some hefty breeders, that make for some very good cold-weather trophy trout fishing. Ever since the state switched to stocking the bigger trout, each year less and less anglers are fishing for trout in the late season. Most tackle shops I s...
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If you are a trout fisherman in the Garden State, now's not the time to pack away your fishing gear. Some of the state's prime trout streams are just chock full of trout for the taking.
Every fall the state stocks over 20,000 two-year-old trout, along with some hefty breeders, that make for some very good cold-weather trophy trout fishing. Ever since the state switched to stocking the bigger trout, each year less and less anglers are fishing for trout in the late season. Most tackle shops I speak with each week for my fishing reports have told me that the number of trout fishermen fishing the late season has shrunk to a trickle of what it used to be. As a result, dedicated trout fishermen have plenty of fish to supply them with action throughout the winter.
The drop in numbers of trout fishermen fishing the late season can be attributed to several things. Just like with every other activity and sport, the economy is one factor that comes into play. Unless you live close to one of the fall-stocked streams, many anglers won’t spend the gas for a few trout even if they are bigger fish. A lot of anglers are also hunting and this, too, cuts into the numbers of anglers fishing for trout. One of the biggest reasons that the number of cold-weather trout fishermen is down has to do with the bigger fish that are being stocked.
The bigger fish usually take two weeks or longer before they start hitting and there are a lot less trout. This year’s high water conditions after the trout were stocked also spread out the trout and this means you will have to work for the fish. A lot of anglers who try for the trout right after they are stocked don’t catch too many fish and if they have to travel any distance to fish, they simply don’t believe it is worth it for a few fish, even bigger fish, especially in the hard economic times we are in.
As you can see, with less anglers fishing for trout there are more trout for those who are fishing. So here are some of the top spots for late season trout fishing on the fall stocked trout streams.
South Branch: The South Branch of the Raritan River, thanks to land acquisitions along the rivers banks, is one of the most accessible streams in the state. The stream receives a large share of the fall stocking allocation not only for it's water quality but also for it's well known hold over capabilities. It's these hold over capabilities that make it one of the best late season trout streams. Two special regulations sections, the Claremont Stretch (Year Round Trout Conservation Area) and the Ken Lockwood Gorge, receive plenty of fish and are good bets throughout the fall and during the winter as well. The South Branch Nature Preserve between Clinton and Dart's Mills is another popular portion of the river. Here, too, access is excellent and the stream is heavily stocked.
Musconetcong River: The "Muskie" is still one of the most heavily stocked streams in the state. The recent removal of the Finesville dam on the lower river is sure to benefit the stream, and the great job that the Musconetcong River Restoration Project is doing will also improve the stream for future years. One section which receives a good amount of trout is that which lies between Route 31 near Hampton and Mowder Hill Road, which runs south of Route 57. Musconetcong River Road parallels the stream in this section, and there are several roads with old stone or steel bridges that cross the stream here. There are a couple of old mills located along the river, and they and their washed out mill dams make some very picturesque winter trout fishing. On the lower river from Route 519 downstream there are several deep holes that the trout find their way into when high water conditions move them around, and this is the case this year.
Pequest River: This stream's closeness to the hatchery makes it easy to stock and it often is the beneficiary of excess trout which the state needs to cull from it's total stock. One of it's top stretches lies between Route 31 at Beltsville and the Delaware River at Belvidere. Route 46 parallels the river in this area and offers the angler access both off the road and along several roads which run off Route 46 south across the stream. The section that is just down from the hatchery is the favorite of many trout fishermen and this year has been one of the top spots on the stream. It's a good late-season spot, especially during the midday hours when the sun is on the water.
Pohatcong Creek: This stream's spring-fed waters are among the best in the state, and it is one of the most accessible streams in the state. It is over looked by a good many trout fishermen and is a real sleeper. There are many good sections on this stream, but the very finest is that which is located along Ravine Road. Your access to Ravine Road is off Route 173 just north of Bloomsbury at Greenwich Church. This part of the stream is similar to the Ken Lockwood Gorge. Plenty of parking is available, and small dams and pools are maintained by several Trout Unlimited clubs and other organizations.
Manasquan River: If you are looking for a mid state stream, the Manasquan is stocked from the Route 9 Bridge to the Manasquan Wildlife Management Area and is the top coastal trout stream. One of the best portions of the stream is located in the Wildlife Management area. Access to the stream is from Route 524 from the north of Ramshorn Drive. This section is one of the wider stretches on the stream and is a favorite of fly and spinner fishermen. The river below the Hospital Road bridge, the dam by the Water Works off Interstate 195 and the stretch that runs through Allaire State Park are also prime spots on this stream. The Manasquan is also home of the state's Sea Run Trout Program, and annually receives plenty of smaller brown trout, which makes it even more attractive to area anglers.
Round Valley Reservoir: One body of water that has been one of the biggest targets of the late season trout fisherman is Round Valley Reservoir. Each fall the brown and rainbow trout populations in the reservoir move close to the shoreline and provide anglers with some excellent shoreline fishing. In addition, the state stocks additional trout in the fall and some nice trout are also put in the reservoir by the Round valley Trout Association. Anglers also have the option of fishing from boats, not only for the browns and rainbows, but the excellent laker population as well.
CALENDAR OF EVENTSToday: Open Trap Shoot Citizens Rifle and Revolver Club. For information, call (609) 799-9890.Nov. 28: Open Trap Shoot, 6-9 p.m., Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Association. For information, call (609) 586-8162.Dec. 1: Open Indoor Silhouette Shoot, Falls Township Rifle & Pistol Association, 6 p.m.
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