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 Harding, 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 Harding, 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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Harding, 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!973-587-8638
KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Kean University student Aidan Colon!A Kenilworth resident since he was five years old, Aidan attended Harding Elementary, David Brearley Middle School and graduated from UCTech in the UCVTS district. His freshman and sophomore year Aidan played football for the Bears but then decided later that he would like to pursue theater.Currently Aidan is at Kean University in the teacher track program majoring in history and a minoring in theater. He also will get his teachers certification within five ...
KENILWORTH, NJ – Get to know Kean University student Aidan Colon!
A Kenilworth resident since he was five years old, Aidan attended Harding Elementary, David Brearley Middle School and graduated from UCTech in the UCVTS district. His freshman and sophomore year Aidan played football for the Bears but then decided later that he would like to pursue theater.
Currently Aidan is at Kean University in the teacher track program majoring in history and a minoring in theater. He also will get his teachers certification within five years. After college Aidan would like to teach history to high school students. He would love to teach in Kenilworth but says he will be happy with anywhere that he gets an opportunity.
Aidan, a theater aficionado loves to perform and prefers musicals to plays. Just recently he came back to Brearley to take on the role of Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. He started off the show as the assistant director and Chef Louis was not cast yet. The director Mr. Weinstein asked Principal Jeremy Davies if it would be okay for Aidan to take on the role, thus making The Little Mermaid Aidan’s 16th show.
One of Aidan’s greatest goals is to start his own theater company that only puts on historical shows. His favorite show is the musical Rent because "it is an amazing show with incredible music but also depicts a time period that was taboo. I have a new appreciation for it.” He also liked Hamilton because it was a good representation what American history was.
In Kenilworth Aidan’s hot spots are the Diner for dinner, Su Meza for something authentic and Capri slices for a good cheap bite. When speaking of the town Aidan says one of the highlights is that it’s “small enough that it doesn’t take long to get to where you want to go and that you really can walk everywhere.”
Some fun facts about Aidan include:
Aidan recently bought a record player because he found a crate of records his garage.
On his bucket list to travel is Puerto Rico and Paris. Aidan would really like to see Notre- Dame because of its architectural beauty and the wonderful history of the medieval cathedral.
Aidan plans on studying abroad for a semester in Ireland. Hopefully Dublin or Galway.
His favorite Broadway show is Come from Away. He was intrigued how much the show could do with so little.
Aidan really enjoys writing and already wrote two movie scripts that he is fine-tuning now. He also prefers to write in a notebook than use a computer.
His favorite meal is Chorizo and Chicharrón.
Aidan likes to use chalk and write all his ideas on the wall and erase them later.
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KENILWORTH, NJ. - Over the course of the last school year, elementary students notched dramatic improvement on early reading assessments, high school students set athletic records, and district leaders developed new courses.No wonder school spirit in the Kenilworth district is at an all-time high.David Brearley Midde-High School saw widespread participation in events such as the prom, and dances and a March Madness event at the middle school. The school’s homecoming dance – held outdoors - was the most well-attended...
KENILWORTH, NJ. - Over the course of the last school year, elementary students notched dramatic improvement on early reading assessments, high school students set athletic records, and district leaders developed new courses.
No wonder school spirit in the Kenilworth district is at an all-time high.
David Brearley Midde-High School saw widespread participation in events such as the prom, and dances and a March Madness event at the middle school. The school’s homecoming dance – held outdoors - was the most well-attended in school history.
The ability to get in-person instruction back on track fueled a lot of positive energy at both Brearley and Harding Elementary School, according to Superintendent of Schools Kyle C. Arlington.
“We were able to achieve so much in our first year back to full in-person learning,” Arlington said. “Our goal is to meet students’ needs in every area of their school experience. To that end, we’re using student data to tailor instruction, developing courses that connect to students’ areas of interest and continuing to support students academically and emotionally.”
Staff members also benefited from professional learning opportunities in innovative subjects such as “Design Thinking” and “Gamify Your Teaching.”
As the 2021-2022 school year closes, the district is reflecting on a number of highlights.
Harding K-2 students who were tested in the fall showed a marked increase in their reading level when they were assessed again in the spring; kindergartners reading at or above expected levels jumped from 39 percent in the fall to 83 percent in the spring; first-graders went from 59 percent to 75 percent and second-graders rose from 68 percent to 76 percent.
A five-day rotation of “cycle classes” next year will offer Harding sixth-graders a schedule and subjects to help prepare them for middle school. Classes in Transition and Social and Emotional Leaning will review organizational skills and tips on peer relationships. The other three days will cycle through recess, Spanish and Health.
In an example of how staff members are teaming up to prepare students for college, counselors collaborated with the English Department on a college essay writing workshop. Students also benefited from a college fair, and increased college search and application support.
Brearley developed new electives to reflect modern interests, including Invention and Innovation, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Young Adult Literature and Digital Sound Engineering. Students also can explore new programs in Dance and Esports (competitive gaming) next year.
Nine of Brearley’s athletic teams qualified for state tournaments. In other sports achievements, the baseball team went to the finals, the softball team won its division, the girls’ track team recorded its first-ever championship and the boys and girls track team members set new records.
Social and emotional
The district aimed to identify the need to address any learning gaps before the school year even began. Students who were identified through end-of-year and summer data as needing academic intervention were able to start services in September. Counselors and teachers worked together to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Supports for individual students.
The alternate education program that launched in a school conference room moved to the new Brearley Annex. The modular classroom with free-flow spaces serves the needs of students who have difficulty in traditional class settings.
The district also partnered with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and Tri-County Behavioral Health to provide mental health and behavioral support for students and their families.
The school buildings received attention this year. Harding’s brick exterior was repointed, and the gym received a newly painted floor, new bleachers and a partition.
In addition to the new Annex, Brearley also received efficient LED lighting. The new lighting also was installed at Harding, along with new boilers.
The district is proposing more significant buildings improvements through a bond referendum tentatively set for Oct. 4. The community will be asked to vote on funding for projects such as a two-story addition to Brearley that would create separation between the middle school and high school, auditorium renovations at Harding and Brearley, and a synthetic turf field and new track.
Rüfüs Du Sol may be coming to a concert venue or festival grounds near you sometime soon.The party-starting EDM group is embarking on their ambitious North American, European and Australian ‘Surrender Tour’ that will keep them on the road from May through December this year.They’ll be joined by special guests Lastlings, Paraleven, Fred Again.., WhoMadeWho, Curtis...
Rüfüs Du Sol may be coming to a concert venue or festival grounds near you sometime soon.
The party-starting EDM group is embarking on their ambitious North American, European and Australian ‘Surrender Tour’ that will keep them on the road from May through December this year.
They’ll be joined by special guests Lastlings, Paraleven, Fred Again.., WhoMadeWho, Curtis Harding and more on select dates.
This tour is in support of the group’s recently released 11-track album “Surrender” which Forbes described as “texturally diverse, offering raw emotions, captivating vocals, organic and cinematic soundscapes, haunting synths, celestial sounds and moments designed for pure dance floor euphoria.”
Sounds good to us.
If you want to see Rüfüs Du Sol’s visually spectacular and musically rich show live, here’s everything you need to know.
Tickets to see the Grammy winners live are available everywhere tickets are sold.
NJ.com readers using Vivid Seats for the first time can get $20 off ticket orders over $200 with promo code NJ20 at checkout.
A complete calendar featuring all North American “Surrender” tour dates and festival appearances with links to buy tickets can be found here.
Rüfüs Du Sol won’t be the only artist getting EDM fans amped this year.
Although there are many great tours, here are just five of our favorites you can catch in the next few months.
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(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Early Wednesday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. This summer, the county has seen more rain than usual which is creating an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.With more rain in the forecast for this week Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water.“Wednesday’s forecast currently shows clear skies throughout the day, but ...
(Cherry Hill, NJ) – Early Wednesday morning the Mosquito Control Commission will be in the community spraying and surveilling areas throughout Camden County. This summer, the county has seen more rain than usual which is creating an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed.
With more rain in the forecast for this week Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Mosquito Commission, talked about being cognizant of standing water.
“Wednesday’s forecast currently shows clear skies throughout the day, but after any rain homeowners should check their yard and remove any standing water to help eliminate the threat of mosquitos,” Nash said. “Mosquitos need standing water to breed, so you can help keep them off your property by removing water from places like flower pots and containers. This helps us reduce the pest population in your neighborhood, and it assists the efforts of the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission.”
The Camden County Mosquito Commission will be conducting ULV “spraying” operations on Wednesday, June 15th between the hours of 2am-6am in the following locations:
Swift Run Dr.
Loft Mountain Dr.
Fulling Mill Ln.
Old White Horse Pike
New Jersey Ave.
Old Salem Rd.
Copley Pl S.
Copley Pl N.
W Pine St.
S Lecate Ave.
E Atlantic Ave.
S Haviland Ave.
S Logan Ave.
E Taylor Ave.
N Lecate Ave.
E Nicholson Rd.
E Merchant St.
E Graisbury Ave.
E Pine St.
“The commission works with the Public Health Environmental Laboratories in Trenton to verify the presence of West Nile Virus and other communicable diseases in their samples,” Nash said. “If a pool tests positive, the Mosquito Commission returns to spray the area. The sprayings take place when the mosquitoes are most active.”
The mosquito spray is not harmful to humans or pets, but you should avoid direct contact if you have respiratory concerns or are sensitive to irritants.
Residents should check their property for any object that holds water for more than a few days. All pre-adult mosquito stages (eggs, larvae, and pupae) must be in stagnant water in order to develop into adult mosquitoes.
The Camden County Mosquito Commission suggests checking around your yard for mosquito breeding containers. The following is a checklist of tips to help eliminate mosquito breeding:
For more information, or to report a problem, contact the Camden County Mosquito Commission at (856) 566-2945 or [email protected].
Levin Management Corp. celebrates platinum anniversary - Courtesy photosIn the commercial real estate industry, specifically regarding retail, the Levin Management Corp. name carries a lot of clout. It should — the firm has been around for 70 years. This year, the North Plainfield-based firm is celebrating its platinum anniversary.Levin has been active in the market since the post-World War II suburban migration sparked the first open-air shopp...
Levin Management Corp. celebrates platinum anniversary
- Courtesy photos
In the commercial real estate industry, specifically regarding retail, the Levin Management Corp. name carries a lot of clout. It should — the firm has been around for 70 years. This year, the North Plainfield-based firm is celebrating its platinum anniversary.
Levin has been active in the market since the post-World War II suburban migration sparked the first open-air shopping center development in New Jersey — the still-thriving, 220,000-square-foot Somerset Shopping Center in Bridgewater.
In the early 1950s, Philip Levin and a handful of other visionaries — including Alfred Taubman, Melvin Simon and Ed DeBartolo — recognized and responded to shifting consumer shopping patterns tied to post-WWII suburban development. Once housing spread further out and everyone had cars, there was no place to park in traditional downtowns — where retail was centered. The availability of underutilized, vacant land on the outskirts was there for the taking.
Shopping in those days was simple and easy to understand: There were drugstores, five-and-dimes, food markets and all the little things that went along with them, such as hair salons, shoe stores, jewelry stores, etc. Those men knew the Main Street merchants would be drawn to locations outside of town by the offer of direct parking adjacent to their stores.
Levin established a shopping center design that is known as the “dumbbell concept” — a building with a supermarket on one end, a variety store on the other, and a small strip of stores in between. It was a cookie-cutter approach to development that worked. The land was cheap; financing was readily available; and tenants were ready, willing and able to jump on board.
Seven decades later, LMC manages a portfolio of 125 properties totaling approximately 16 million square feet in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states. Its clients are institutional, fiduciary and individual owners — the firm’s activity includes a variety of retail product types, as well as office and industrial assets.
At its core, though, is still LMC’s ability to be a grocery-anchored, open-air shopping center specialist. The proportion of this product type in LMC’s portfolio is a real advantage.
Levin has many tenants that have been with it for decades — Steck’s Delicatessen in Bridgewater is one of Levin’s long-term tenants, which opened in the Somerset location in 1959 and is still there today. Others have moved within a center or have grown and moved to a different LMC property.
“The landlord-tenant relationship is key, and really important to help tenants do business, whether that’s through making sure they keep the properties operating well, looking good and working with tenants,” Matthew Harding, CEO of LMC, told ROI-NJ.
From Korvette’s and Woolworth to Caldor and Bradlees, Harding says LMC has seen the progression of department and discount stores over the years.
“Over time and over the course of the company’s history, there has been a tremendous evolution and change in retail and, therefore, retail real estate,” Harding said. “Our company has seen it all. There have been many changes, and we adapted with things like repositioning properties, renovating properties and retenanting properties over time,” he added.
LMC’s 70th year in business comes at a time of sustained organizational growth. The firm completed a record 1.2 million square feet in leasing activity in 2021, with high volume continuing to date in 2022.
Where is the future going?
Harding feels that retail is going to continue to evolve and evolve more quickly — COVID and technology, he said, definitely spurred that. He believes there are exciting times ahead.
“We are very focused on trying to work with local and regional tenants and then national tenants, as well. We’re really evolving and doing a great job of meeting customers’ needs — be it an online retailer getting closer to their customer with a bricks-and-mortar store, or a new concept and independent business owner. The future is very positive, and Levin’s experience can help a client get to the right solution,” Harding stated.
Sounds like a good recipe for another 70 years.
With all the adaptations that have come over the many decades, one thing that stays true, according to Harding, is LMC’s consistency. LMC’s goal of focusing on supporting its assets so they remain competitive and can best serve their local markets is key.
“Good real estate transactions have become more complicated over time. So, a company like ours that has experience really can help get to the right solution. Be it for a vacant space or repositioning a shopping center or turning it into something else,” Harding said.
LMC’s institutional knowledge and ability to deal with change really helped it, especially through 2020 and 2021.
“All of our experiences really helped us quite a bit during COVID, which was the most trying of times, for everybody, of course, and in our industry as well,” Harding said.
And where does that experience come from? Harding said it is LMC’s people.
“LMC’s achievements also have hinged on having a close-knit team all working together under one roof, and the leadership of an executive team with a 265-year combined tenure,” Harding said. “The quality and talent of our people resonate in LMC’s reputation and respect among clients, tenants and industry peers — this is a great source of pride for all of us.”