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 Hackettstown, 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 Hackettstown, 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 Hackettstown, 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
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Centenary University inaugurated Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., as its new president on Saturday. Caldwell is the University's first African American president.During the inauguration, Caldwell announced the Campaign for College, a two-year, $8 million capital campaign to raise significant funding for scholarships, with an emphasis on first-generation students and those forced to leave college due to fiscal challenges“Centenary, more than any other university I know, has transformed lives in a way that man...
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Centenary University inaugurated Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., as its new president on Saturday. Caldwell is the University's first African American president.
During the inauguration, Caldwell announced the Campaign for College, a two-year, $8 million capital campaign to raise significant funding for scholarships, with an emphasis on first-generation students and those forced to leave college due to fiscal challenges
“Centenary, more than any other university I know, has transformed lives in a way that many think is not possible,” Caldwell said. “We have amazing stories of students from poor families, students with special needs, and students with emotional challenges who come to us broken. However, the unique academic and emotional support we provide transforms these students from broken lives to productive citizens. Yet, this campaign is not just about me or Centenary University. It is about us supporting brilliant students, first generation students, and other young people who thought that college was not an option.”
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Caldwell's daughter, Ashley Marie Caldwell, delivered the keynote address at the inauguration.
“My Dad feels that he has been blessed with amazing parents, a wonderful brother, a daughter that is not too bad, a top-notch education and tremendous work experience," she said. "He feels called to use these privileges to speak out for the voiceless and the rights of people who are struggling in life… I have never seen him as happy as he has been being President of Centenary University.”
Most recently, Caldwell chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he was also executive director of the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
He has also served as deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and is a longtime member and former president of the New Brunswick, NJ, Board of Education. Dr. Caldwell graduated from Princeton University and earned an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Seton Hall University.
Pumpkin season is here. Find out where to get the pick of the patch nearby.MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Signs of fall are everywhere, from cooler nights and turning leaves, to pumpkin spice lattes and other products, and a sea of orange pumpkins in front of the grocery store.But maybe you want the real deal — an actual pumpkin — in your home this season. Whether you’re ...
MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Signs of fall are everywhere, from cooler nights and turning leaves, to pumpkin spice lattes and other products, and a sea of orange pumpkins in front of the grocery store.
But maybe you want the real deal — an actual pumpkin — in your home this season. Whether you’re planning to bake a pie, carve a jack-o’-lantern or just add some festive flair to your porch, there are plenty of places to pick up a pumpkin nearby.
Donaldson Farm, Hackettstown
Activities include 9-acre corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, apples, Indian corn and raspberries, hay rides, corn cannon, duck races, farm animals and pony rides. The season kicks off Sept. 26. See their website: donaldsonfarms.net.
Ort Farms, Long Valley
Known for their large corn maze, you can pick your own pumpkins at this Long Valley favorite. There's also hayrides, an apple cannon, and monster truck and pony rides. They are open for the season now. Visit their website: www.ortfarms.com
Alstede Farms, Chester
This farm offers pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, potatoes, and more. Apple season starts in August and runs through the end of October; pumpkins start mid-September and wrap up around Halloween. There's also cider mill tours, a giant corn maze, and other family-friendly fall activities. Visit their website: www.alstedefarms.com
Parks Farm, Chester
Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, and enjoy free hayrides. They also offer fresh cider donuts, winter squash, and decorations. Visit their website: www.parksfarmsllc.com
Riamede Farm, Chester
They offer pick-your-own apples and pumpkins at this farm. When you're done picking, they offer free hayrides. Apple picking is underway, but they suggest you call before visiting for a variety report. Visit their website: www.riamede.com
Stony Hill Farm Market, Chester
In addition to pumpkins and apples, you can also pick-your-own strawberries at this farm. There's a corn maze, rope maze, and tile maze, plus gemstone mining. Visit their website:www.stonyhillgardens.com
Middle Valley Farms, Mendham
Enjoy pick-your-own pumpkins and gourds, a corn maze, hayrides and more at this Mendham farm. Visit their website: www.middlevalleyfarms.com
Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill, Chester
Right in historic, Downtown Chester, you can pick-your-own pumpkins and apples at this farm, and enjoy their cider donuts. There's also a corn maze for the adventurous. They're open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their hours usually shift in December, and they close before Christmas. Visit their website: www.njcidermill.com
Bader Farm, Pine Brook
Starting in September, you can pick your own pumpkins, apples, broccoli and more at this family farm. If you miss the fall fun, they also offer Christmas trees and poinsettias after Thanksgiving. Visit their website: www.baderfarm.com
Conklin Farm U-Pick, Montville
In addition to pick-your-own pumpkins, the farm offers hayrides (both haunted and not), a snack stand with warm homemade donuts, and a field of sunflowers. Visit their website: www.conklinupick.com
Sussex County Strawberry Farm, Andover
Sussex County Strawberry Farm opens its gates for Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins the first week in October. The farm features pumpkins grown on location, hayrides every weekend in October, fresh local apples, corn stalks, Indian corn, gourds, mums, fresh local cider, carving supplies. For more details, visit the farm website.
Wightman Farms, Morristown
Hayride, pick your own pumpkins (from hayride field), giant corn maze, Mazeland Mazes, apple picking, tote bag, picnic play area (corn pit and pedal tractors), donuts and pumpkin slingshot. See the website for tickets.
Did we forget your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
And if your pumpkin is destined for a starring role on Halloween night, here’s our guide to carving a perfect jack-o’-lantern. Warren Nash on YouTube also shows a step-by-step process to make the perfect carve.
Pumpkin carving kits will go a long way in getting what you need. They typically include saws, a scooper, a drill and multiple patterns.
If you're looking for the items individually around the house, here's what you could use:
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Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back and get involved in your community. Fortunately for folks in the Hackettstown area, there’s no shortage of organizations nearby that would love to have your help.Here are five outstanding volunteer organizations in the Hackettstown area.1. Equine Tranquility Wellness Center: The Equine Tranquility Wellness Center gives rescue horses a second chance and purpose by teaching recreation and riding, as ...
Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back and get involved in your community. Fortunately for folks in the Hackettstown area, there’s no shortage of organizations nearby that would love to have your help.
Here are five outstanding volunteer organizations in the Hackettstown area.
1. Equine Tranquility Wellness Center: The Equine Tranquility Wellness Center gives rescue horses a second chance and purpose by teaching recreation and riding, as well as providing equine therapy to individuals with special needs. There are many ways volunteers can help out, such as teaching a riding lesson or providing care to the horses. Learn more at etwc.org.
2. New Jersey Parents’ Caucus: This caucus’s goal is to ensure that every family who has dealt with emotional, behavioral or substance use issues plays a strong and active role in the lives of their children. This is a family-driven organization that needs volunteers to help with office tasks, fundraising and advocacy work. Learn more at newjerseyparentscaucus.org.
3. Ridge and Valley Conservancy: Are you passionate about preserving the natural beauty of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Region in northwestern New Jersey? If so, the Ridge and Valley Conservancy (RVC) might be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Whether you have expertise in land management or simply a love for the great outdoors, there's a place for you here. Learn more at ridgeandvalleyconservancy.org.
4. IES Brain Research Foundation: This foundation’s mission is to help advance the research and education around brain function, helping the fight to understand conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Volunteers can help by attending and helping with a fundraising event, donating items for auctions or securing sponsorship dollars. Learn more at iesbrainresearch.org.
5. United Way of Northern New Jersey: United Way is a global nonprofit that addresses various community needs and creates lasting change. While not exclusive to Hackettstown, there are many opportunities to volunteer in the area. You can mentor and tutor local children, fundraise and help organize financial literacy workshops. Learn more at unitedwaynnj.org.
Do you know of another volunteer organization in Hackettstown that should be recognized? Let us know about it in the comments!
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Find out when and where to see Jolly Old St. Nick this holiday season.Get ready, because Santa Claus is coming to Hackettstown! This holiday season, the man in red is spreading holiday joy all over town. So get those wishlists ready, be on your best behavior (Santa knows if you've been bad or good!) and mark your calendar. Here's when and where you can catch Santa in the Hackettstown area this year!Please note: Event dates are subject to change or cancellation. We recommend calling ahead to confirm and making rese...
Get ready, because Santa Claus is coming to Hackettstown! This holiday season, the man in red is spreading holiday joy all over town. So get those wishlists ready, be on your best behavior (Santa knows if you've been bad or good!) and mark your calendar. Here's when and where you can catch Santa in the Hackettstown area this year!
Please note: Event dates are subject to change or cancellation. We recommend calling ahead to confirm and making reservations when possible.
When: Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2Where: Throughout Hackettstown, NJ, 07840What: The spirit of the season comes alive throughout Hackettstown with horse-drawn carriage rides, a holiday bazaar and local business specials. Experience the magic of the Santa Parade, tree lighting and photos with Kris Kringle himself. Enjoy holiday music, Marley's Food Truck and the Historical Society Museum's open house, all while shopping and dining locally. Click here for more info.
When: Saturday, Dec. 9Where: Applebee’s, 225 Mountain Ave., Hackettstown, NJ 07840What: Start your weekend with a holiday Breakfast with Santa at Applebees, with proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots. For just $10, enjoy delicious food, snap a photo with Santa and enjoy plenty of festive fun. Tickets are available for purchase at Applebees of Hackettstown. Click here for more info.
When: Thursday, Dec. 21Where: Louise Childs Library, 21 Stanhope Sparta Rd., Stanhope, NJ 07874What: Down the road in Stanhope, Louise Childs Library is hosting a magical Storytime with Santa! This special event includes story reading, snacks, crafts and a visit from the man in red; remember to bring your camera for photos. Registration is required, with limited attendance. Tickets will be available from Dec. 7 onward; registration is required, as spots are limited. Click here for more info.
When: Now - Sunday, Dec. 24Where: Rockaway Townsquare, 301 Mt Hope Ave., Rockaway, NJ 07866-2130What: Take a short drive to Rockaway Townsquare for photos with Santa! Though walk-ins are welcome, it’s recommended to make a reservation — anyone who does gets a free phone call from Kris Kringle himself. Click here for more info.
Happy holidays, Hackettstown! Wishing you a joyful season filled with warmth and happiness.
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Kiara Koeller knew the all-time Hackettstown field hockey scoring record was coming. She'd already broken the single-season goals record. So the career mark was next on her list.Koeller was already laughing about it with coach Heather Kozimor back in the spring. Kozimor had set the record – 65 goals – back in 2007, before she started teaching and coaching.And Kozimor had absolutely no regrets when Koeller surpassed her record on Thursday.Koeller scored off a corner with 5:48 to play in the seco...
Kiara Koeller knew the all-time Hackettstown field hockey scoring record was coming. She'd already broken the single-season goals record. So the career mark was next on her list.
Koeller was already laughing about it with coach Heather Kozimor back in the spring. Kozimor had set the record – 65 goals – back in 2007, before she started teaching and coaching.
And Kozimor had absolutely no regrets when Koeller surpassed her record on Thursday.
Koeller scored off a corner with 5:48 to play in the second quarter against Newton. She also had an assist as Hackettstown and the visiting Braves wound up in a 2-2 overtime draw.
"This is the season. It's time," Kozimor had told Koeller, a Tigers senior forward. "I knew it was coming. She knew it was coming. She works so hard and totally deserves it."
Koeller was just as low key after the milestone as she had been a year earlier, when Molly Gorczyca's single-season record from 2015 tumbled. Koeller now has 66 career goals, including 33 last fall – two more than Gorczyca.
"My mom told me, 'Kiara, you are so close to breaking the season goal record,'" Koeller recalled. "I was like, 'OMG, I had no idea. ... I can do this.' After that, what can my next goal be? That's when I found out about this record."
Kiara was already playing soccer and softball when her mom, Colleen Koeller, heard about the Independence rec field hockey program. Colleen Koeller had played field hockey at Eastern University, so there was no question her daughter would at least try the sport.
Tim Koeller was coaching his daughter's soccer team, so he scheduled practice on opposite days.
Kiara transitioned to the Cosmic Storm club program, where Kozimor coaches, in sixth grade, playing up on the under-14 team. She joined the Hackettstown team as a freshman. She also swims and is a multi-eventer on the spring track and field team.
Tigers coach Rachael Gorski praised Koeller's fundamentals and versatility, calling her "one of the most talented forwards I've seen." Koeller is the inserter on Hackettstown's corners, taking the same pride in assists as goals.
"It's fun to watch her play, because I see little pieces of me on the field, still," said Kozimor, an eighth-grade history teacher and field hockey coach at Long Valley Middle School.
"I've been able to teach her some of the skills and some of the habits I had. I love that it's Kiara that's breaking it. It's full circle."