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 Hackensack, 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 Hackensack, 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 developer’s bankruptcy and alleged fraud is imperiling a 14-story, 400-unit project in Hackensack.The National Realty Investment Advisors project at 360 Main Street, which once housed a YMCA, is on pause, NorthJersey.com reported. The Hackensack City Council in May approved a redevelopment plan that included ground floor retail....
A developer’s bankruptcy and alleged fraud is imperiling a 14-story, 400-unit project in Hackensack.
The National Realty Investment Advisors project at 360 Main Street, which once housed a YMCA, is on pause, NorthJersey.com reported. The Hackensack City Council in May approved a redevelopment plan that included ground floor retail.
It was also to have an auto body repair shop and a two-story law office on smaller lots, as well as a 6,000-square-foot public plaza with sculptures and outdoor seating. A construction report listed such amenities as a rooftop pool, a deck with a dog park, workspaces, residents’ lounge and golf simulator.
But NRIA’s problems may be doing lasting damage to the project. Last week, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities issued a cease-and-desist order against the company after determining it fraudulently sold at least $630 million in securities from 2018 through this year.
According to the state attorney general, the company sold membership units in its NRIA Fund to at least 1,800 investors. It advertised guaranteed returns of 12 to 21 percent, but authorities alleged the firm made false statements and omitted key information from regulatory filings.
Earlier in June, the firm filed for Chapter 11 protection. NRIA listed assets worth between $50 million and $100 million and liabilities between $500 million and $1 billion.
Although the project is paused, it isn’t dead. An architect with JCA Group, the building’s designer, told the publication it should move forward after a bankruptcy judge approves a reorganization of NRIA. An attorney representing the firm added that the company wishes to complete ongoing projects and then sell them.
NRIA has yet to file site plans with the city planning board.
“City officials are aware of the state’s filing as well as other matters that have been publicly reported, and these new circumstances will be part of the city’s evaluation if or when NRIA files its formal application to be designated as a redeveloper, which it has not yet done,” said a city spokesperson.
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Temperatures in much of North Jersey reached well into the upper 90s Saturday as the longest heat wave of the year continues.“This is serious heat we are dealing with,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dominic Ramunni said. “This is about as hot as it gets.”Though no daily record temperatures were set Saturday, temperatures were in the 90s across the region for most of the day with some areas, including Hillsborough and Elizabeth, hitting 100, as the heat wave continued for a sixth d...
Temperatures in much of North Jersey reached well into the upper 90s Saturday as the longest heat wave of the year continues.
“This is serious heat we are dealing with,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dominic Ramunni said. “This is about as hot as it gets.”
Though no daily record temperatures were set Saturday, temperatures were in the 90s across the region for most of the day with some areas, including Hillsborough and Elizabeth, hitting 100, as the heat wave continued for a sixth day. The humidity made the air feel even hotter.
Temperatures are forecast to be even higher on Sunday, and a heat advisory is still in effect for all of Northeast New Jersey and New York until Sunday evening.
“It’s impressive and shows how unusual, sustained heat is in the tri-state,” Ramunni said.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection declared an ozone alert for both days this weekend. Sensitive individuals, including very young, elderly and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and evening hours.
Some experts have equated the effect of breathing ozone to sunburn on the lungs. Ozone is created when nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds react with each other in warmer air. Prevailing winds bring nitrogen oxide into New Jersey from Pennsylvania and the Midwest, which have many large power plants that burn coal. Volatile organic compounds, meanwhile, are released by cars and trucks, and New Jersey is a major transportation corridor.
To beat the heat, many area residents descended on municipal pools and state and county parks on Saturday. Wawayanda State Park in Hewitt, where swimming and other water activities are available, reached capacity and closed before 10 a.m.
All Millburn and Short Hills residents could cool down at the Millburn municipal pool — the recreation department announced the pool would be open to all residents, even those without membership, due to the excessive heat.
Of course, hot days aren’t unusual for this time of year, said North Jersey Weather Observers spokesman Bob Ziff.
During this week in 2011, Bergenfield had record high temperatures hitting 104 degrees. So far this week in Bergenfield the highest temperature was 97 on Wednesday and again Saturday, Ziff said. Bergenfield just missed matching its record high for July 23, which was 98 set in 2011.
Overall Bergenfield's temperatures have put this month on pace to be the hottest July on record.
Bergenfield typically averages nine days over 90 degrees in July, which has already happened this month, he said.
The temperature peaked in most areas by 4:30 p.m. with the North Jersey Weather Observers recording these daily highs:
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If you have to be outdoors, dress appropriately with loose-fitting, light colored clothes, Ramunni said. Take breaks in the shade or inside and stay hydrated. Ramunni also reminded people not to leave any pets or children in the car, which will “turn deadly quickly.”
“Since it’s the weekend, with folks out and about, it adds to the danger with more people outside,” Ramunni said.
Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco extended cooling center hours through the weekend in an effort help residents during the current heat wave.
These locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
On Sunday, temperatures could be slightly hotter than Saturday, but relief will come Monday.
A cold front is expected to come from the Great Lakes on Monday with showers and thunderstorms later in the day bringing in cooler air. The heavy downpours could lead to minor flooding.
“It will be marginally cooler early next week going from upper 90s to mid-upper 80s,” Ramunni said. “It’s not a substantial cool-off, but it will return to where we normally are for late in July.”
Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson River and a new bridge across the Hackensack River, a critical step on the road to obtaining federal funding.The phase one Memorandum of Understanding deals with financing two critical pieces of Gateway infrastructure, a new Portal North Bridge to carry the Northeast...
Gov. Phil Murphy and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a first agreement delineating how the two states will fund the local share Gateway project to build a rail tunnel under the Hudson River and a new bridge across the Hackensack River, a critical step on the road to obtaining federal funding.
The phase one Memorandum of Understanding deals with financing two critical pieces of Gateway infrastructure, a new Portal North Bridge to carry the Northeast Corridor line over the Hackensack River in Kearny and construction of two new rail tunnels to Penn Station New York and rehabilitation of the 111-year-old existing tunnels to and from Manhattan.
The funding formula calls for a 50-50 split between the federal government and the two states for the tunnel project and a similar funding split for the Portal North Bridge, which has begun construction.
The agreement is a major milestone toward a goal of having federal funding in place by the end of 2022, with tunnel construction possibly starting in summer 2023. However, a former Federal Transit Administration official said a full funding grant agreement might not happen until 2024 because of the complexity of the work that remains and the size of Gateway’s cost.
“Today marks a pivotal milestone toward the completion of the most significant transportation project not just in New Jersey, but in the entire United States,” Murphy said in a statement. “As we proceed with construction of a new tunnel under the Hudson River, we advance one step closer toward a New Jersey that is better connected and better positioned to reap the full economic benefits of our status as a regional crossroads.”
Hochul called it a critical step forward in turning this vision into reality.
“By signing the Phase One Memorandum of Understanding, we are establishing the framework to get this project over the finish line and are making good on our promise to modernize the state’s transportation infrastructure and create a mass transit system worthy of New Yorkers,” she said in a statement.
Last month, Hochul and Murphy held a joint press conference to announce improvements to Penn Station, New York that could run concurrent to the tunnel project.
Obtaining a memorandum of understanding between the two states was cited by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) at this year’s Regional Plan Association General Assembly as a necessary task to get a federal funding commitment for the Gateway Tunnel. The veteran lawmaker told state officials to “put aside aside their differences and sign memorandums of understanding” to get Gateway done.
“RPA is thrilled to see this MOU signed and sealed, marking yet another critical milestone for the nation’s most important public works project,” said Zoe Baldwin, the association’s New Jersey director. “With the full funding grant agreement soon to be in place, agencies can finally begin the real work of bringing this project to construction.”
RPA released the results of a study on June 15 which found that even under the most conservative forecasts of 50% of Manhattan office employees working from home and a sluggish job market, rail ridership between New Jersey and New York will still grow, making the Gateway Tunnel a necessity.
The MOU advances the Gateway Program to its next phase, which will detail the parties’ responsibilities with respect to delivery of the Hudson Tunnel Project and move forward in the federal project review.
The agreement also meets a major milestone required under the acts passed by both states in July 2019 to create the bi-state Gateway Development Commission that is overseeing the project. That legislation requires both states to equally share the local cost to build new tunnels, rehabilitate the existing tunnels and construct a new Portal Bridge and establishes strict standards of transparency and accountability.
The agreement equally divides the local share to build the Portal North Bridge at $386.2 million per state. A full funding agreement for a $766.5 million grant was entered into with the Federal Transit Administration on Jan. 14. 2021. Besides the transit funds, that deal calls for Federal Highway Administration to pay $57.1 million and Amtrak $261.5 million. It reduces the local funding that New Jersey initially committed to the project to secure federal funding before the MOU was signed.
A contract to build Portal North Bridge was awarded last October and a notice to start construction was issued
The agreement says the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s total commitment for Phase One is $2.7 billion. How the states would fund their share of the tunnel project still has to be decided, although one option discussed was applying for low interest long term federal railroad infrastructure loans.
But an expert said this is a beginning, especially because of the potential size of the grant and all the other processes that have to be completed
“The MOU is just one of many steps necessary to be completed prior to FTA offering a $12 billion plus Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Gateway Tunnel project,” said Larry Penner, a former FTA region 2 official for the New York New Jersey metro areas and transit expert.
He called the MOU a baby step when considering the other work that has to be done to satisfy the FTA, from project management, budget and cost up dates, tracking how cost increases and how they will be paid for. Also there is ongoing FTA review of technical, legal and financial capacity to implement the project, ongoing updates to the final project scope, budget, schedule, project management and how the project will comply with Civil Rights requirements.
“A $12 billion FTA Full Funding Grant Agreement might be the largest in the agencies history. Given the complexity of the project (budget, scope, funding sources and stakeholders), you may be waiting until 2024, before FTA is comfortable offering the FFGA,” Penner said. “Negotiating any FFFGA of this size and magnitude may take many months up to a year before all parties can agree on the content and sign on the dotted line.”
Supporters said they’ll also look to the $1 trillion Biden administrations Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, for gateway funding, officials said in a joint press release.
“This agreement between New Jersey and New York is a big step in moving the Gateway Project forward,” said U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, who praised the governors and Port Authority for reaching the agreement. “I will continue working with our state and federal leaders, as well as other stakeholders, to ensure the Gateway Project is completed and every commuter in the region has access to safe, reliable transportation.”
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, (D-5th Dist.) joined Menendez in saying said vital projects such as Gateway was one of the reasons why he helped draft and shape the infrastructure bill
“Our goal was simple: to finally move forward the most important infrastructure project in our country — the Gateway Train Tunnel,” he said in a statement. “With the major federal resources we secured for the Gateway Project and with agreement between New Jersey and New York, we will finally replace the century-old tunnels. Today’s announcement is real progress in our fight to get the Gateway Project done. We cannot afford to delay.”
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Ready for a second Lido?Steve Lonegan, the owner of the beloved old-school Italian joint, is.Lonegan, a former mayor of Bogota, said he is about to close on a facility in North Arlington where he intends to launch a Lido II. It will be, he said, exactly like the 57-year-old classic on Main Street in Hackensack, famous for its thin-crust pizza and traditional sliced steak sandwich — save for a few exceptions. It will be somewhat bigger — 25 more seats (its capacity is around 150), will serve lunch dail...
Ready for a second Lido?
Steve Lonegan, the owner of the beloved old-school Italian joint, is.
Lonegan, a former mayor of Bogota, said he is about to close on a facility in North Arlington where he intends to launch a Lido II. It will be, he said, exactly like the 57-year-old classic on Main Street in Hackensack, famous for its thin-crust pizza and traditional sliced steak sandwich — save for a few exceptions. It will be somewhat bigger — 25 more seats (its capacity is around 150), will serve lunch daily, and have parking, something sorely missed in Hackensack.
"We are taking a chance," Lonegan said, noting how difficult the past few years have been due to the pandemic. "Getting through the pandemic was rough, but we made it. We have a great following."
He noted that Lido has been described by several news outlets, including NorthJersey.com, as one of the greatest old time restaurants in New Jersey. He also mentions that Barstool Pizza , an Internet pizza-rating show by sports blogger David Portnoy, gave it a score of 8.1 out of 10.
And recently Lido got a thumbs up from actor, comedian and producer Ben Stiller, who stopped in for a few pies.
"We will have the same product line, same key people," Lonegan said. "If it wasn't for our team, we wouldn't be doing this.
Lonegan asked that the exact location in North Arlington not be revealed because the owner has not yet told his employees that his shop will be closing. "I understand that," he said.
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The original Lido in Hackensack, an unassuming 122-seat spot that sits on the first-floor of a two-story building, was completely restored nearly three years ago after it was sold to Lonegan and members of his family. The family, who had been Lido customers for years, installed new floors, new ceiling, new bathrooms — and brought the 11-seat bar back for use. The bar was shut down since the '70s because its owners feared noise.
The second Lido will have a liquor license as well, Lonegan said.
Lonegan said that he hopes to "soft" open the new restaurant in early September
he goal of LT Above, an upscale venue within The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, is to elevate any event. The space is, as the name implies, on the second level directly above LT Bar & Grill; and is capable of ho...
he goal of LT Above, an upscale venue within The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, is to elevate any event. The space is, as the name implies, on the second level directly above LT Bar & Grill; and is capable of hosting an array of celebrations and events thanks to its modern and open, adaptable space.
In particular, LT Above offers 8,000 square feet of adaptable indoor space. They accommodate groups of all sizes, from corporate luncheons to private parties to casual or sophisticated weddings and charity events. Events include birthday celebrations, bridal and baby showers, anniversary parties, brunches, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, and corporate events.
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“LT Above offers impeccable service and cuisine curated by preeminent Michelin Star Chef and Restaurateur Laurent Tourondel (LT). Laurent curates exquisite international menu options tailored to a guest’s liking; including the delectable desserts, making every event one step above the competition,” says Co-owner Steven Carro.
LT Above has three different event space options. The Great Room accommodates 200 – 250 guests, boasting a flexible open floor plan. This space offers the option for sit-down dining or food stations, a DJ, dancing, and custom decor.
Then, the Cellar is situated within the LT Bar & Grill dining room off to a private curtained area. This luxe space can serve up to 15 people and is ideal for more intimate celebrations and events; such as private lunch, dinner, small birthday celebrations, or Sunday brunch, as well as small celebrations or client dinners. Finally, the Patio can hold events for up to 100 people. For example, a chic cocktail reception with lite bites before dinner. The Patio has heating lamps for chilly days or evenings. Click here to learn more about each space.
“Our space is modern and chic,” Steven explains. “LT Above’s dedicated sales and events team will customize every celebration or meeting to one’s needs; from specialized décor to exceptional catering.”
As for the menu, LT Above serves fresh, innovative, gourmet cuisine; from inventive sushi and exquisite pasta to juicy steak and fresh grilled branzino. Chef Laurent Tourondel promises nothing less than one of the best dining experiences from LT and the executive chef team.
A native of Auvergne, France, Chef Laurent Tourondel’s career spans more than 40 years working in fine dining kitchens; under such celebrated chefs as Jacques Maximin and Troisgros family. Chef LT continues to lead the charge as the global culinary landscape evolves. His restaurants focus on the freshest ingredients, the simplest preparations, and the most inviting atmospheres; each representing his unique creative perspective based on decades of culinary experience. His current portfolio includes LT Burger and Sag Pizza in Sag Harbor, plus L’Amico and The Vine in NYC; as well as Skirt Steak NY and LT Bar & Grill in New Jersey.
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