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 Gulf Gate Estates, FL 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 Gulf Gate Estates, FL 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 Gulf Gate Estates, FL, 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
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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – A family living in Golden Gate Estates received a shock when a “reclusive” Florida panther peered through their back door Sunday.
“All of a sudden I just get this intense feeling that something is staring at me. Really quick, I look over, and there he is. Just staring me down. Kinda looked like he wanted some popcorn and was enjoying the movie,” said Vendela Harold, who spotted the panther and grabbed her camera.
Florida panther peers through window in Golden Gate Estates home
The panther casually looked on at Harold and her family, alongside their three dogs for a few minutes before moving on to other areas nearby.
The animal was spotted at 12 Avenue Southeast.
“Oh yeah, he welcomed me for sure! He did not look cute and cuddly. He looked like he wanted a snack. If I was outside, I would’ve been scared for my life,” said Harold.
According to the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC), They are territorial and solitary unless a pair is mating or a female is raising kittens. Panthers are reclusive and rarely seen by people.
“The first thing I would do is appreciate the moment. We don’t have that many opportunities to see these charismatic animals so close to home,” added Nora Demers, Associate Professor of Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Normally, the animals live in undeveloped areas that are remote, and as the southern population grows, so does the risk of encountering a Florida panther, states FWC.
The National Wildlife Federation reports that Florida Panthers are endangered. They also state that the only place with wild Florida panthers is in the southwestern tip of Florida.
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FWC states there has never been a verified panther attack in Florida.
The FWC also has seven helpful guidelines on how to live safely with panthers in Florida.
“You want to keep your animals under control. They are considered prey for the panthers. Make your surroundings as healthy and safe as you are able too,” said Demers.
However, the Harold families’ three dogs do regularly run throughout their property, and no fence has been put up on their land since they just moved in less than 6 weeks ago.
“I was worried about my dogs. I have three dogs. I didn’t take them out for a few hours after that because I wanted to make sure he was out of the way, and was really happy I was outside and not outdoors,” said Harold.
The FWC also states helpful information on what to do if you encounter a Florida panther.
No injuries or altercations happened during this encounter.
The Harold family tells NBC2 News they plan on adding more cameras to their property in the event this Florida Panther returns.
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GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla. – A family living in southwest Florida got quite a shock this past weekend, when they were surprised by a wild predator peering in their window.
The elusive Florida panther snuck up on the homeowner who said she felt like she was being watched.
“All of a sudden I just get this intense feeling of something is staring at me. Really quick I look over and there he is. Just staring me down. Kind of looked like he wanted some popcorn and was enjoying the movie,” said Vendela Harold, recorded panther in her backyard.
The panther just seemed to want to watch a movie with the family through the sliding glass door of their Golden Gate Estates home.
The family moved to the area less than two months ago.
“He did not look cute and cuddly. He looked like he wanted a snack. If I was outside, I would’ve been scared for my life,” said Harold.
The video was taken to the experts at Florida Gulf Coast University for their opinion on what the family should do should it happen again.
“The first thing I would do is appreciate the moment. We don’t have that many opportunities to see these charismatic animals so close to home,” said Nora Demers, Biologist.
According to Demers, panthers pose virtually no risk to humans, but small animals like the Harold’s family’s three dogs might be another story.
“Of course, you want to keep your animals under control. They are considered prey for the panthers. Make your surroundings as healthy and safe as you are able to,” said Demers.
Everyone is safe and the panther eventually moved to checking out the front yard and nearby areas.
“I was worried about my dogs. I have three dogs. I didn’t take them out for a few hours after that because I wanted to make sure he was out of the way and was really happy I was inside and not outdoors,” said Harold.
Florida panthers are extremely rare and are mostly seen in Southwestern Florida, where an estimated 200 are still left in the wild.
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Learn about Sarasota County closures, sandbag distribution, recycling and trash pick-up as Hurricane Ian heads toward Florida.|Updated Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 1:46 pm ETUpdated: 10:05 p.m., MondaySARASOTA COUNTY, FL — As Hurricane Ian makes its way toward Florida, Sarasota County government is calling for the evacuation of Level A zones, which includes barrier islands, mobile homes and those living on vessels, according to a news release from the county.County water services to the barrier is...
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Updated: 10:05 p.m., Monday
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL — As Hurricane Ian makes its way toward Florida, Sarasota County government is calling for the evacuation of Level A zones, which includes barrier islands, mobile homes and those living on vessels, according to a news release from the county.
County water services to the barrier islands will be shut off Tuesday between 5 to 7 p.m.
Hurricane-force winds will be possible in the hurricane watch area — which consists of most of the Tampa Bay area, including Sarasota and Manatee counties — starting Wednesday morning, the agency said.
Here’s everything you need to know about closures, prepping for the storm and how services are being impacted in the Sarasota area.
Heavy rain is expected to fall across the Florida Keys and South Florida starting Tuesday and should spread to central and northern Florida Wednesday and Thursday, NHC said.
Here’s everything you should know to be prepared in Sarasota County.
The following public schools are serving as Hurricane Evacuation Centers in Sarasota County:
While there are no evacuations issued at this time, the county is expecting to announce an evacuation alert Tuesday morning for Level A, according to a news release.
“As we continue monitoring Hurricane Ian’s track and potential impacts, residents are encouraged to review their emergency plans and prepare their go-kits,” Jonathan Lewis, Sarasota county administrator, said.
The following libraries will close Monday at 5 p.m.:
Sarasota County Schools will be closed Tuesday and will potentially remain closed through Thursday.
Regular county operations are closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
County Residential Trash, Recycling Pick-Up
All scheduled Monday pick-ups will take place as planned, the county said.
All solid waste collection services have been canceled for Wednesday and Thursday. The central county landfill will also be closed those days.
County transit will offer of fare-free services on Tuesday.
Sandbags are available Tuesday through noon at the following locations:
The limit is 10 bags per vehicle. Sandbags and shovels are provided.
Other sandbag locations can be found here:
Development in Golden Gate Estates continues as grocery store chain Aldi was added to site plans for the mixed-use project under construction at what is known as the Randall Curve.The 28-acre parcel northwest of the Immokalee-Randall Boulevard intersection, to be known as the Randall at Orangetree development, was approved by the Collier County Board of Commissioners in October 202...
Development in Golden Gate Estates continues as grocery store chain Aldi was added to site plans for the mixed-use project under construction at what is known as the Randall Curve.
The 28-acre parcel northwest of the Immokalee-Randall Boulevard intersection, to be known as the Randall at Orangetree development, was approved by the Collier County Board of Commissioners in October 2021. The project is allowed to have 400 dwelling units and 150,000 square feet of commercial space. The Randall at Orangetree will adjoin the Winchester development, a 21-acre property owned by Barron Collier Cos. at the intersection of Immokalee Road and Orange Tree Boulevard, a half mile north of Randall Boulevard.
The proposed 2-acre Aldi is in preliminary approval phases, with the pre-application meeting with staff taking place last month. Additional developments planned for the property include Brickyard Car Wash and a 14-pump 7-Eleven store. Staff approved the site development plans for the car wash on June 20, and the 7-Eleven’s site plan, which also includes a car wash, was approved in January.
On the Winchester property, commissioners approved last week an amendment to the property that allows 130,000 square feet of indoor self-storage and 100,000 square feet of commercial area.
Planning and Zoning Director Mike Bosi said this approved self-storage space will benefit the rapidly growing Estates area.
“We know it’s consistent with the [Growth Management Plan] and we know it’s a project that’s going to bring a diversity of land uses to an area that has a growing population,” Bosi said. “So, therefore, it’s going to have some benefits from a transportation standpoint of shortening trip lengths that currently would occupy more of our transportation system.”
This isn’t the only self-storage project in the works near the Randall Curve area. A self-storage facility could take up 80,000 square feet of the allowed 125,000 square feet of C-3 commercial uses proposed on more than 10 acres of the Randall at Orangetree development. However, self-storage would require a Golden Gate Area Master Plan amendment, which has yet to be approved by staff.
Additionally at Winchester are plans for a two-story, 25,000-square-foot NCH medical office building, which completed the pre-application phase in October 2022, along with a McDonald’s drive-thru going through the site development plan phase.
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Last week, Collier County Planning Commission discussed a proposed three-story, 174,000-square-foot CubeSmart self-storage facility at the intersection of 13th Avenue Southwest and Collier Boulevard, near Golden Gate City. The board was unable to bring a recommendation of approval or denial to the Board of County Commissioners for the 5.5-acre property.
Although the land is zoned for estates, there are two Florida Power & Light substations adjacent to the property, which deem the land unusable for any residential use. There is one model home on the property that has been vacant for more than 15 years.
The applicant, who is also the contract purchaser for the land dependent on approval of the project, seeks for the property to be rezoned to C-5, which is intended to provide for specified highway-related commercial uses, and allow for the storage facility.
“[The home] will continue to sit vacant because no one wants to live right next to these two power plants,” land-use attorney Noel Davies said. “That’s why we’re seeking to rezone the property, to allow for the self-storage use, which you know is one of the lowest impact commercial uses. Very low trips, very low intensity and a much more appropriate use for the site.”
In response to two neighborhood information meetings held by the applicant, Davies said that several accommodations have been made to the original proposal, including changing the entrance from 13th Avenue Southwest to Collier Boulevard, providing relief to residents and a bus stop at the intersection. However, this interferes with the county’s policy of limiting entrances off Collier Boulevard.
The county created an access management resolution in 2013 stating Collier Boulevard is a limited road and accesses should be off local streets. County Commissioners would have to agree to lift the restrictions, but staff instead recommended the entry to the self-storage facility remain on 13th Avenue Southwest.
The facility is planned to be completely internal with no outside-facing doors. The three-story building is slated for the back half of the project and one-story buildings closer to the street. A masonry wall with landscaping will surround the property to decrease visibility of the building.
Planning Commission Vice Chair Joe Schmitt expressed concern about management of the facility ensuring storage units aren’t used for residential purposes. Davies said access will be allowed until 10 p.m. daily, keycards will be required to enter and there will be on-site security from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Although Collier County Public Schools can’t demand the property owners to make improvements to its bus stop unless it creates hazardous walking conditions, the applicant agreed to add a gazebo to the corner of the intersection with a gravel parking area off 13th Avenue Southwest for parents picking up and dropping off their children.
Planning Commissioners Paul Shea and Chuck Schumacher are against creating a growth management plan amendment for the project and said self storage doesn’t bring enough benefit to the community for it to be worth the change.
“Our job here is to maintain that growth management plan, that’s my philosophy, unless there’s some overpowering reason, and that reason is there’s a major benefit to the county that might overcome or outweigh the impact on the local community. Personally, I don’t see that here,” Shea said. “I don’t see why we would vote for this. The benefit goes totally to the practitioner who knew what he was getting into when he thought about this land.”
Schmitt voted in favor of the project, stating if it doesn’t become self storage, it could become a more intense use like a bank, gas station or church.
“If this is not CubeSmart or a storage facility, it is going to be some other type of commercial use because I don’t see anybody spending well over a million dollars for a home at this time surrounded by two power stations,” he said.
The vote was 3-3, with Schumacher, Randall Sparrazza and Shea voting against recommendation of the self-storage facility. Chair Edwin Fryer, Schmitt and Commissioner Robert Klucik voted in favor. The ultimate decision will be made by the Board of County commissioners at a later date.
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