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 Franklin, 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 Franklin, 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 Franklin, 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!866-793-9933
Tropical Storm Franklin has started to gain strength Thursday and will likely grow into a strong Category 2 hurricane with top winds of 110 mph by early next week as it moves northward off the East Coast in the open Atlantic Ocean.The good news: Franklin is expected to remain about 400 miles away from the New Jersey...
Tropical Storm Franklin has started to gain strength Thursday and will likely grow into a strong Category 2 hurricane with top winds of 110 mph by early next week as it moves northward off the East Coast in the open Atlantic Ocean.
The good news: Franklin is expected to remain about 400 miles away from the New Jersey coast, so its impacts on the Garden State and other parts of the eastern United States will likely be limited to rough surf and strong rip currents, according to forecasters from AccuWeather and the National Weather Service.
“Really the only thing that we’ll see from Franklin is the increased rip currents and some larger seas and ocean swells,” Joe DeSilva, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s regional forecast office in Mount Holly, said Thursday morning. “We’re not really expecting anything in terms of wind” or rain.
If New Jersey gets any rain on Tuesday or Wednesday, DeSilva said it would come from a cold front that is forecast to push its way from the west and across New Jersey — not from any tropical influences. The cold front should help keep Franklin several hundred miles away from the Jersey Shore coastline, he said.
Forecasters from AccuWeather say Franklin will likely cause “building seas offshore, turbulent surf and an uptick in the number and strength of rip currents, especially from the Carolinas to Massachusetts, during this weekend through the first part of next week.”
“However, since Cape Cod, Massachusetts, extends eastward into the Atlantic, wave action and perhaps winds from Franklin could be more of a problem than in New Jersey or South Carolina, should more of a westward jog occur,” AccuWeather said.
As of late Thursday morning, Franklin was a tropical storm and swirling about 90 miles east-northeast of Grand Turk Island, between the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. Its top sustained winds were blowing at 60 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
Once the sustained winds reach 74 mph, Franklin would become a Category 1 hurricane — something that is expected to happen by Saturday. If the top sustained winds reach 96 to 110 mph, it would be a Category 2 hurricane with “extremely dangerous winds” that could cause extensive damage.
The only land mass that could be in the target zone for some direct impacts from Franklin would be Bermuda, forecasters from AccuWeather said. But as of now, they are projecting that the hurricane’s center will like remain “well west of the islands.”
In New Jersey, forecasters say a warm front is expected to bring chances of rain showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon, with increased activity late Thursday night into early Friday morning.
The National Weather Service’s New York regional office said there’s a marginal risk of excessive rain in New York City and also in the northeastern region of New Jersey on Friday.
“Isolated flash flooding remains a possibility, mainly for urban areas that can experience rapid runoff from heavy rainfall,” the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook.
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Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane during the next few days, and even though forecasters say it will remain about 400 miles east of the New Jersey coast, it is likely to bring rough surf and powerful rip cur...
Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane during the next few days, and even though forecasters say it will remain about 400 miles east of the New Jersey coast, it is likely to bring rough surf and powerful rip currents to the Jersey Shore.
“A period of building swells and dangerous rip currents along our coast looking probable as tropical cyclone Franklin tracks by well offshore,” the National Weather Service’s regional forecast office in New Jersey said Friday morning.
Even though Friday is not an ideal beach day, with heavy cloud cover and scattered rain showers across New Jersey, there’s a moderate risk for the development of dangerous rip currents today along the Jersey Shore, and also along beaches in Delaware.
On Saturday, the weather service is projecting a low risk of dangerous rip currents at the Jersey Shore, but by early next week — when Franklin will likely be a hurricane with top sustained winds as strong as 100 to 110 mph — large ocean swells and dangerous rip currents will be impacting the Jersey Shore and other beaches along the eastern United States, forecasters said.
While Franklin will be too far away to bring rain or gusty winds to New Jersey, our region faces a threat of rain showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday from a cold front that’s expected to move in from the west, forecasters said.
The front may bring in cooler temperatures, with daytime highs stuck in the 70s instead of the lower 80s, more typical of late August.
Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center are also monitoring a tropical disturbance over the northwestern Caribbean Sea (shown in red on the map above). The center says there’s a 70% chance this disturbance will get more organized and turn into a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next seven days.
That system has the potential to impact Florida, forecasters say.
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The double threat of Tropical Storm Idalia and Hurricane Franklin will have less of an impact on New Jersey than elsewhere, but forecasters say there’s still a chance of gusty winds, heavy rainfa...
The double threat of Tropical Storm Idalia and Hurricane Franklin will have less of an impact on New Jersey than elsewhere, but forecasters say there’s still a chance of gusty winds, heavy rainfall and coastal flooding later in the week.
On Monday, swells emanating from distant Hurricane Franklin — which strengthened into a powerful Category 4 hurricane with top sustained winds of 145 mph — may begin to reach the coastal waters of New Jersey, according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly.
There is a moderate risk for the development of dangerous rip currents for New Jersey beaches as a result of Hurricane Franklin’s big ocean swells. However, there were no active warnings or advisories in the state as of Monday morning.
New Jersey will have a chance of rain showers during the day Tuesday — unrelated to the tropical storm systems — with the possibility of thunderstorms increasing after 9 p.m. through early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
For Wednesday night through Thursday, high pressure will gradually build while Idalia passes through Florida and chugs north in the vicinity of the Carolinas, the National Weather Service said in Monday’s morning forecast discussion.
Idalia could approach Florida on Wednesday with winds of up to 100 mph, which would make it a Category 2 hurricane, according to the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.
Idalia should then move out to sea Thursday night through Friday, keeping any significant land impact from the storm to the south. New Jersey can expect winds gusting up to 30 mph on Thursday near Cape May, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will be on the cool side Thursday with highs mainly in the 70s. This will be a trend throughout the Northeast, according to AccuWeather.
Temperatures that had been rising into the 80s and 90s the last few weeks will struggle to get out of the 70s on Monday, including in Boston and New York City. In parts of the interior Northeast, these temperatures are more typical for the end of September rather than the end of August, according to AccuWeather.
The rest of Monday is expected to be cloudy with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. The chance of thunderstorms that could bring flooding to parts of New Jersey increases later in the week.
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Senior Michael Schmelzer accounted for four first-half touchdowns and the Montgomery football team rolled to a second straight victory to open the season with Friday night’s 49-6 home victory over Franklin.The Cougars scored 21 points in the first quarter alone and they have now outscored opponents 83-13 through two weeks.With its balanced attack, Montgomery believes something special could be brewing.“I think the offense did a great job tonight,” Cougar coach Zoran Milich said. “We were able to u...
Senior Michael Schmelzer accounted for four first-half touchdowns and the Montgomery football team rolled to a second straight victory to open the season with Friday night’s 49-6 home victory over Franklin.
The Cougars scored 21 points in the first quarter alone and they have now outscored opponents 83-13 through two weeks.
With its balanced attack, Montgomery believes something special could be brewing.
“I think the offense did a great job tonight,” Cougar coach Zoran Milich said. “We were able to use many receivers and a lot of different people tonight. I thought Michael was absolutely phenomenal with making decisions, extending plays, running when he needed to. It was probably the most complete game he has played. He’s just showing the senior and the leader he is.”
Schmelzer shook off an early interception and was nearly flawless from then on.
The Montgomery defense made life tough on Franklin all night.
Brady Post ran in two touchdowns, the first being a 50-yarder that gave Montgomery a 7-0 lead. As Franklin struggled to move the ball, Schmelzer and his weapons took over.
He found Alessandro Spera on a 14-yard TD to make it 14-0, and then the signal caller found the end zone himself on a 22-yard run late in the first.
“I thought it was a great team effort,” Schmelzer added. “We started off a little slow and then Brady busted a big run. That’s a big part of our offense. If we keep running the ball the way we are we’re going to be dangerous. Everyone stepped up tonight.”
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The Warriors showed life after Bryce Payne showcased his speed and took a kickoff return for a score.
The offense had trouble moving the chains, however, much in part to Montgomery’s swarming defense.
“When the defense is firing the way they are it’s going to be pretty easy to win games,” Schmelzer said.
The Montgomery senior quarterback found one of his trusted weapons in tight end Ethan Golubitsky on an 11-yard TD later in the second quarter, and then Post scored on a 10-yard run and Schmelzer found Brian Giambra on a 20-yard connection as Montgomery built a commanding 42-6 halftime advantage.
Fab Gesira rounded out the scoring for the Cougars in the fourth quarter with a rushing TD.
Montgomery will look to stay undefeated against Plainfield next week.
Franklin – coming off its first win since 2021 last week– dropped to 1-1 on the young season. The Warriors next meet Piscataway.
Head coach Blair Wilson looks for his group to respond.
“I think we got a little too many pats on the back this week,” he said. “That’s what happens when a team doesn’t know how to win. We’re going to get back in the lab and we’ll be right back at it. This is a tough one but it’s a good thing it’s so early in the season that we can reset.”
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FRANKLIN − An $8.12 million operating budget was introduced by the Borough Council on Tuesday, which, if adopted without changes, results in a 1.7% property tax increase.The proposed budget is an increase of $615,890 over the approved 2022 budget and includes contracted pay raises of 2.25% for employees working under contracts, according to Michelle LaStarza, the borough's chief financial officer, who began working for Franklin on March 1 and was not involved in putting the budget together.She said much of ...
FRANKLIN − An $8.12 million operating budget was introduced by the Borough Council on Tuesday, which, if adopted without changes, results in a 1.7% property tax increase.
The proposed budget is an increase of $615,890 over the approved 2022 budget and includes contracted pay raises of 2.25% for employees working under contracts, according to Michelle LaStarza, the borough's chief financial officer, who began working for Franklin on March 1 and was not involved in putting the budget together.
She said much of the increase is in group insurance and pension contributions for borough employees. There was also an increase in the borough's contract with Blue Diamond for trash collection "and, of course, gas and diesel," she explained.
Because of a borough-wide revaluation this past year, Franklin's assessed property value went up to $622,845,625 for this year, compared to the $392,894,190 total of 2022.
The budget goes before a public hearing at the council's April 25 meeting.
According to the resolution which introduces the budget, the borough expects to see revenues of $2,952,498 this year, leaving $5.17 million to be raised through the property tax.
Among revenue sources, the borough expects to collect $400,000 in new funds from cannabis permit fees. While there are no public retail stores in the borough, the budget's revenues shows a new line item of $400,000 in cannabis fees.
Ascend has operated a medical marijuana growing facility near the intersection of Munsonhurst Road and Route 23 for several years and has received permission to expand into the adjacent former armory building to grow marijuana for sales into the public retail market.
State law requires anyone involved in the various stages of growing, harvesting, processing, transportation and retail sales of marijuana obtain a state permit. The law also allows municipalities to levy their own tax on each of those operations.
The council has not granted any permissions for retail stores in the borough, however, was approached by a resident about the possibilities. Cynthia Barton said at that meeting that she was interested in opening a retail store and provided the council with information about state licensing requirements.
Mayor John Sowden said the subject would be brought to appropriate council committees for further discussion and recommendations to the full council.
In addition to the hearing on the budget, the April 25 meeting will include a public hearing on the borough's $2,694,100 water and sewer budget. The budget expenses are covered by anticipated water and sewer fees.
The council also voted to have Town Planner Jessica Caldwell make a report on a redevelopment plan for a large tract of land north of the Hardyston School and south of Weiss Market. The 41 acres, which had an address of 120 Route 23, is owned by Franklin 116 Development LLC with an address in Edgewater.
The council is also looking at a possible redevelopment study for 390 Rutherford Ave., a nearly two-acre property which also fronts onto Route 23.