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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A familiar Warren County restaurant is moving into the 6,000-square-foot building that once occupied Quaker Steak & Lube in Pohatcong Township.Stone Tavern, previously known as “Desiderio’s Stone Tavern,” plans to open in the space, 1304 Route 22, on June 17. It’s sat vacant for nearly two years.Quaker Steak & Lube ...
A familiar Warren County restaurant is moving into the 6,000-square-foot building that once occupied Quaker Steak & Lube in Pohatcong Township.
Stone Tavern, previously known as “Desiderio’s Stone Tavern,” plans to open in the space, 1304 Route 22, on June 17. It’s sat vacant for nearly two years.
Quaker Steak & Lube shuttered all its New Jersey locations in early summer 2020 after opening the regional site in August 2014. The former Desiderio’s Stone Tavern closed its Washington Township location along Route 31 in October 2021 to prepare for a relocation.
Owner Stephen Desiderio of Branchburg, Somerset County told lehighvalleylive.com he was looking for a larger space to accommodate more patrons. The previous Washington building was about 4,000 square feet and didn’t have a canopied outdoor bar like the Quaker Steak & Lube site.
Desiderio’s Stone Tavern opened initially in March 2019. The concept, Desiderio said, has always been a gathering spot among friends, family and regulars. The menu is known for its wood fired steaks, burgers, seafood choices, and Italian specialties. Desiderio plans to add a selection of various pizzas and dinner specials to the mix in Pohatcong, as well as offer catering.
The building has been undergoing both interior and exterior renovations for the past four months. Inside, there’s seating for 200 people, including enough for 30 people at a large bar. Outdoors, there’s seating on the patio and exterior bar for another 75 people. The restaurant will have a 20-beer tap system and new to the Pohatcong location will be a variety of frozen alcoholic beverages on the bar menu.
There’s additionally increased parking compared to the Washington location. There’ll be a lineup of musical acts and other events on select weekends and evenings. There’s also room for private parties.
Desiderio said he plans to hire a total of 30 full-time and part-time employees.
Despite inflation and food shortage supplies, Desiderio said he is working to keep menu prices affordable.
“As most people are aware, all food prices have increased since the pandemic and subsequent lack of inventory,” he said. “We will not compromise on quality, but are sensitive to the current financial situation and are always considerate of our clients when setting prices.”
Desiderio has a family background in the restaurant industry for nearly three decades. He opened his first pizzeria, Hampton Pizza, in Hampton, Hunterdon County in January 1994. Since then, Desiderio has owned more than a half dozen other pizzerias throughout Warren, Somerset and Hunterdon counties.
“My mother taught me how to cook at a young age and shared our family recipes with me,” he said.
Desiderio isn’t ruling out any future plans to open another Stone Tavern location in the Lehigh Valley. The focus right now, however, is getting the Pohatcong site open and thriving, he said.
“That is always an option,” Desiderio said about expanding.
Hours for Stone Tavern will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
The tavern sits in a shopping center that also has a Wawa, Walmart Supercenter, and White Castle. It’s near Pohatcong Plaza, which welcomed Mountain Dudes earlier this year in the former Ruby Tuesday space. That shopping center also houses Tractor Supply Co., which in November 2021 announced it would be moving into the space vacated by Toys ‘R’ Us, as well as several other tenants, including HomeGoods; Regal Cinemas; Marshalls; and Hobby Lobby.
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New Jersey is about a year into Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan that commits to 100% clean energy statewide by 2050.A new proposal in the Phillipsburg area aims to help reach the state goal of accelerating renewable energy development.Phoebus Fund LLC, based in Williamstown, Gloucester County, proposes installing a 2...
New Jersey is about a year into Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan that commits to 100% clean energy statewide by 2050.
A new proposal in the Phillipsburg area aims to help reach the state goal of accelerating renewable energy development.
Phoebus Fund LLC, based in Williamstown, Gloucester County, proposes installing a 22-megawatt solar power array on farmland along the 1700 block of Belvidere Road in Lopatcong Township.
The proposal is unique in that the panels are installed 15 to 17 feet above the ground, allowing the majority of the land to continue to be farmed, according to Andrew Kennedy, a partner at Phoebus Fund. It’s a concept known as agrivoltaics, and has been used in Italy, Germany, Japan and Arizona, he said.
“We can grow just about anything underneath of these panels,” Kennedy said. “In addition, our equipment acts as the basis for irrigation and other types of farm equipment, allowing the farm to not only continue in operations but actually improve over time.”
Kennedy described the proposal in a presentation Tuesday to Phillipsburg Town Council. Phoebus Fund is looking for the town to enter into a power-purchase agreement for electricity from the array, through a unique legal structure in New Jersey called remote net metering that is available to public entities.
“What it allows us to do is sell the power to a public entity through the net metering program from sites that are not located on currently owned public entity property,” Kennedy said.
Benefits to the town include securing a clean energy source at projected savings of close to 40% compared to current municipal electricity costs, Kennedy said. That works out to about $200,000 to $230,000 in annual savings, he said.
The property’s farmer, in turn, gets a diversified income source through agreeing to host the panels. The only land that’s lost to farming is in a series of maintenance strips alongside the panels.
Phoebus Fund is working on 62 megawatts of solar power generation across JCP&L’s territory, representing an investment of about $110 million. All told, the company projects creating about 2,100 prevailing-wage construction jobs in Warren County alone, in addition to ongoing jobs for management and maintenance of the sites, Kennedy said.
Town council took no action on the proposal, but got some questions answered including about the longevity of the panels. They’re warrantied to maintain at least 90% of their potential production for 25 years, and are 98% recyclable, Kennedy said in response to a question from Councilwoman Danielle DeGerolamo.
Rob Bengivenga Jr., Phillipsburg’s business administrator, told lehighvalleylive.com there’s no timeline to commit to the proposal and that the town is doing its due-diligence investigation into the idea.
“We want to make sure that Phillipsburg has no risk and only has a benefit,” he said.
Kennedy also pitched the idea to Lopatcong Township Council. No decision has been made there either, said Mayor James Mengucci.
“Quite frankly I found it interesting myself,” Mengucci said. “It’s definitely something new.”
According to Kennedy, New Jersey will need to install about 1,000 megawatts of solar power annually for the next 15 years, then 400 megawatts a year after that, to meet the governor’s goal. Last year, the state saw about 200 megawatts of solar power installed, Kennedy said.
“In conjunction with public entities, we look forward to actively working towards meeting New Jersey’s clean energy objectives while simultaneously supporting the New Jersey economy, creating local jobs and keeping the financial benefit of solar power savings at home,” he said.
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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 *
Editor’s note: Wineries only offering curbside or pick up services have been marked with *
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If you’ve ever wanted to get up close to some of the Garden’s State’s most adorable, fuzzy animals, you’re in luck. Alpacas are known not only for their soft fleece but also their big, expressive eyes and their friendly and curious personalities. We’ve found a bunch of alpaca farms that are sure to make a memorable experience for you and your kids.2021 Bentz Rd., Wall 732-861-1385 Free/Saturdays Learn how to knit and spin fleece at the farm’s store where the owners’ daught...
If you’ve ever wanted to get up close to some of the Garden’s State’s most adorable, fuzzy animals, you’re in luck. Alpacas are known not only for their soft fleece but also their big, expressive eyes and their friendly and curious personalities. We’ve found a bunch of alpaca farms that are sure to make a memorable experience for you and your kids.
2021 Bentz Rd., Wall 732-861-1385 Free/Saturdays Learn how to knit and spin fleece at the farm’s store where the owners’ daughters teach guests the skills to make beautiful warm cardigans and scarves. The family-owned farm also offers farm tours, so the kids can cozy up to the sociable animals. They are currently closed but are slated to reopen in September.
44 Willow Ave., Peapack 908-625-4110 $12 Whether you go during an open weekend or sign the family up for a private tour, you’re sure to leave the farm with plenty of alpaca selfies and fun facts from guides. Kids can grab some alpaca food and feed the fuzzy guys while getting up close to their sweet faces. You can even sponsor or adopt an alpaca. The farm is open on weekends and reservations are required.
67 Victory Rd., Howell 732-938-4185 Free, additional fee for large groups Contact for more info on prices Pet the soft, welcoming animals, tour their pasture, pick up a fleece hat and toy with the idea of adopting one of Cedar Lane’s alpacas. These nuggets are pampered and living their best life, which means the kids are sure to have fun. They are temporarily closed and are slated to reopen in the fall.
2660 Allaire Rd., Wall 732-890-1024 Contact for info on prices You can host a family party on the 14 acres of farmland or just relax with Rose, Iris and Blue Bell, the friendly herd of alpacas. Either way, you won’t want to miss out on the beautiful fleece apparel items for sale at the farm store. Parents can shop around while the kids explore the farm and interact with the big-eyed, fuzzy brood. Open Sat. 11am-4pm, kids’ tickets are $2 and adults’ are $5.
73 Mackenzie Rd., Hampton 908-938-3113 Contact for more info on prices Education comes first here at the farm, where the owners are dedicated to teaching parents and kids about the alpaca community. Young ones get a chance to engage with the alpacas and tour their home. Emelise also has a boutique offering home decor, clothing and toys. Be sure to call ahead to schedule a visit. They are closed for the summer, and slated to reopen in the fall.
1307 Baptist Church Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 914-962-2110 Contact for more info on prices Take a photo with the alpacas, learn how to use energy as a healing technique for people and animals and take a tour of the farm. There are workshops on animal communication, where you can learn how to connect better with animals, and fresh produce for purchase. The scenic pasture makes for the perfect little getaway without having to go too far. Make an appointment before you go.
890 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558 609-558-7034 Their beautiful lavender fields are a summer must-see, but while there you can also feed and pet their alpacas. The farm is free to visit during business hours on weekends (except during special events). If you want to walk an alpaca, you can sign up in advance for halter training on Saturdays and Sundays, where you’ll get 15 minutes of one-on-one time with a cute alpaca for $20.
521 Rte. 47 South, Cape May 609-889-4957 Free admission/private tours $25-$30 During open farm days you can feed the alpacas carrots across the fence, plus ask guides any questions you might have about the ‘pacas. If you choose to do a private tour, you’ll have a chance to cozy up to these affectionate animals and actually go inside the padlock where you can feed and interact with them.
164 East Ridge Rd. Warwick, NY 845-258-0851 Learn about the history of alpacas and the differences between different breeds, then go for a walking tour of the farm and check out the alpacas, chickens and ducks roaming the area. You’ll learn about the fleece markets and end the tour in the gift shop, where you can see how fleece gets loomed and woven together. Alpaca tours are only by appointment. Call for more information.
1148 Somers Point Rd., Egg Harbor 609-760-8566 Contact for info on prices Farm owners Mike and Sheri von Fischer take pride in raising their healthy, happy herd of alpacas and invite everyone to meet their gentle and kind alpacas. They love to educate guests and also have some alpacas for sale. Don’t forget to check out their fleece store. There are self-guided tours available, as well as private and group tours. Call ahead to find out costs and information on booking and reservations.
61 White Pine Rd., Chesterfield 609-947-8269 Contact for info on prices Call to arrange an appointment to take part in a fleece spinning class or to stroll through the farm and admire the herd of alpacas as they play. There’ll also be alpaca yarn, fleece and other products for sale that make the perfect souvenir.
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.