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 Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough, 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
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Staggered by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, taxpayers can expect some relief as the combined municipal, school and county tax bills for 2022-23 aren't expected to change much from current levels.The 2022-23 municipal budget of $33,030,721 reflects a slight tax reduction for the 5th consecutive year, while the $137.4M local school budget also reflects a slight reduction.Based on the average $465,511 assessed valuation of a Hillsborough residence, the school budget will cost each homeowner $6,799 ($...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Staggered by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years, taxpayers can expect some relief as the combined municipal, school and county tax bills for 2022-23 aren't expected to change much from current levels.
The 2022-23 municipal budget of $33,030,721 reflects a slight tax reduction for the 5th consecutive year, while the $137.4M local school budget also reflects a slight reduction.
Based on the average $465,511 assessed valuation of a Hillsborough residence, the school budget will cost each homeowner $6,799 ($567 per month), representing a decrease of .1 percent, roughly $10 per month.
The Township saw an increase in the total rateable value for 2022 of $552 million, an 8.3% rateable increase, which increases the tax base over which the tax levy is distributed helping to reduce the municipal tax rate.
The 2022 anticipated municipal tax rate will be $0.29 per $100 in assessed value, which is 2 cents less than 2021. Since 2017, the municipal tax rate has been reduced by 4 cents per $100 of assessed value.
The municipal portion of each homeowners' tax bill represents 13 percent of the total, according to Mayor Shawn Lipani.
The Somerset County budget of $255,041,585 includes $210,542,543 to be raised through property taxes. The average Somerset County home valued at $476,772 will see a small increase in the county’s portion of their property tax bill of about $26.
The public hearing and adoption of the 2022 Municipal Budget is scheduled for July 26, 2022. The county budget was approved last week and the school budget was approved in April.
The 2022 County budget will:
* Maintain 248 centerline miles of County roads and 752 bridges. * Maintain 38 parks, recreation and open space areas encompassing 15,000 acres. * Fund nearly 200 shared services with local governments and other organizations. * Provide funding to the Somerset County Business Partnership for Tourism campaigns and the new Film Commission. * Fund the Vocational-Technical High School, Raritan Valley Community College, Board of Social Services, and Somerset County Park Commission. * Fully fund the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy. * Continue providing COVID vaccination and testing at no cost to the residents of Somerset County.
The budget includes shared services that save taxpayer dollars:
* Providing municipalities and schools with easy access to shared services via the innovative Somerset County Marketplace. * Recycling for all 21 municipalities, including schools. * Transportation services for five municipalities and three non-profit organizations. * Graphics and printing services for 13 municipalities. * Vehicle maintenance for 14 municipalities. * Vehicle fuel for over 50 agencies. * Statewide emergency services training. * Health services for nine municipalities. * Full dispatch service for 16 municipalities (one out of county), 41 fire departments and 17 EMS stations. * A statewide cooperative purchasing program.
HILLSBOROUGH – As the search for a new schools superintendent evolves, the Board of Education is hosting community forums to gather public input.A virtual community forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21. Participants can join online or by phone. To join by phone dial 1-478-412-7445 (PIN: 208302369).A ...
HILLSBOROUGH – As the search for a new schools superintendent evolves, the Board of Education is hosting community forums to gather public input.
A virtual community forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21. Participants can join online or by phone. To join by phone dial 1-478-412-7445 (PIN: 208302369).
A survey asking for input is also available.
After Superintendent Lisa Antunes' official resignation in May, the school board hired Illinois-based Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to conduct an "intensive search" for the district's next superintendent.
According to Board President Paul Marini, there are four phases – engagement, recruitment, selection and transition – in the search process.
The engagement phase consists of designing and planning a process of engaging the school board and stakeholders through interviews, online surveys and focus groups. Information from these interactions will assist the school board in developing a leadership profile and selection criterion that match the priorities of the community and meet unique needs of district students, accoridng to Marini
"This disciplined, inclusive and research-based approach will be designed to ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to be part of the search process and will provide valuable feedback about the school district that will assist the search firm in better understanding our district in the broader marketplace," Marini said.
Antunes took a paid leave of absence in December two days after the abrupt resignation of former Business Administrator Aiman Mahmoud. An audit found "multiple" areas of concern in the district's financial operations.
Kim T. Feltre was named acting superintendent and Gerald Eckert was hired as the district's new business administrator.
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President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since MLK Jr.'s birthday.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Hillsborough will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.In Hillsborough, the township is honoring the day on Friday instead of Monday. The...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Because the June 19 Juneteenth holiday falls on a Sunday this year, banks, federal offices and the post office in Hillsborough will be closed Monday in commemoration of the date in 1865 when word reached the last enslaved people in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were free.
In Hillsborough, the township is honoring the day on Friday instead of Monday. The Municipal Building is closed, Friday, June 17 in observance of Juneteenth. Township offices will reopen as usual on Monday, June 20, at 8 a.m.
The Hillsborough branch of the Somerset County Library will be closed on Sunday, June 19 in observance of Father's Day but reopen on Monday.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth an official holiday, becoming the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was approved in 1983. Juneteenth is oldest-known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
Patch employees have the day off Monday. Some other businesses around town may also be closed; so if you're planning to stop by one of them, it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the business is open.
The Bridgewater Commons is open and its hours on Monday are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Some big brands are giving their employees a day off or paying them extra.
Companies that are already looking seriously at diversity, equity and inclusion efforts may see adding Juneteenth as a paid holiday as "something tangible" that "recognizes the importance of that day," Julie Stich, a vice president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, told NPR.
Nike said in an email statement to NPR that Juneteenth is a paid holiday for corporate, retail, manufacturing and distribution employees across the Nike, Converse and Jordan brands. Zillow is doing the same as part of its "ongoing commitment to racial equality," the company said in a statement.
Both Zillow and Nike are encouraging employees to reflect on the importance of the day while taking part in volunteering, activism and educational opportunities.
Among them, Target and Starbucks are open, but employees get time-and-a-half pay on Juneteenth, according to a list put together by Entrepreneur.
Tech companies Twitter and Square are giving employees the day off. Google and Amazon aren't, but they're encouraging employees to cancel meetings. Amazon is also offering "online learning opportunities" throughout the day.
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After Tammie Starnes contracted Lyme Disease and was hit by a car, she took steps to manage her health. Now she is opening Abundant Healing.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — After being hit by a car and contracting Lyme Disease, Tammie Starnes grabbed ahold of her health and wellness. Now she is hoping to heal others at her new center Abundant Healing opening Saturday in Hillsborough."My passion has always been health, always been education and sharing the good stuff. And that's what this whole center is about. Learning new thing...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — After being hit by a car and contracting Lyme Disease, Tammie Starnes grabbed ahold of her health and wellness. Now she is hoping to heal others at her new center Abundant Healing opening Saturday in Hillsborough.
"My passion has always been health, always been education and sharing the good stuff. And that's what this whole center is about. Learning new things, learning new techniques, and learning how to manage your own health," said Starnes.
Originally from Montana, Starnes moved to Belle Mead. Her life began to change at 23 years old when she contracted Lyme Disease and couldn't turn her neck. She began going for massages and continue that for five years.
Her recovery prompted her to enroll in a massage school at the age of 28. The half way through schooling, she got hit by a car.
"It put me into chronic pain management as an interest," said Starnes.
She went to work at a variety of facilities in the area including hospice care and with chiropractors.
When the COVID pandemic hit, it created a lot of stress for people. Starnes and her daughter decided to travel 7 hours away to Ohio to try the Harmonic Egg - a patented chamber created to promote mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing and wellness.
That was the closest location to Hillsborough.
"It helped both of us to calm down and be OK again. So I decided to bring it into Hillsborough," said Starnes. "So if I was bringing the Egg then I might as well open this center."
Starnes decided to open Abundant Healing at 311 Amwell Rd Suite 6 in Hillsborough and is hosting a grand opening on Saturday from noon to 4:20 p.m.
Abundant Healing offers a variety of services including therapeutic massages, Reiki with ancient instruments and crystals, Harmonic Egg, yoga, red light therapy, negative ionic foot soak, facials, and more.
Staff available to provide information on each service offered. Tours and giveaways will also be provided.
For more information visit abundanthealingnj.com or call 908-777-1363.
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Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung, Ian Evans, and Joan Murphy were all honored by Hillsborough Township.HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Five Hillsborough teachers were recently honored for their hard work and service by the Township Committee.Mayor Shawn Lipani read proclamations honoring each of the educators for being named as the 2021-2022 Governor's Educator of the Year Award winners at the May 24 meeting for their dedication and service.Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung, Ian Evans, and Joan Murphy were al...
HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Five Hillsborough teachers were recently honored for their hard work and service by the Township Committee.
Mayor Shawn Lipani read proclamations honoring each of the educators for being named as the 2021-2022 Governor's Educator of the Year Award winners at the May 24 meeting for their dedication and service.
Jessica Banas, D'Anna Barbaro, Erin Chung, Ian Evans, and Joan Murphy were all honored by Hillsborough Township.
Banas has taught special education for the past four years in learning and language disability LLD at Auten Road Intermediate School.
She also serves as a drama club advisor, taught at the local ESY program, and is a literacy tutor.
"I've been a teacher for 9 years and I have spent all of those 9 years in Hillsborough … I feel so fortunate to work with such phenomenal people," said Banas.
Barbaro is a professional at Hillsborough Elementary School where she works in case management for the self-contained behavioral disability program that provides counseling, and social skill groups for high-needs students.
She is also a member of the intervention and referral committee.
Chung is a special education teacher at Hillsborough Elementary School where she helped start the 'I Run Club'. She has a Master's degree in special education and is on the sunshine and character education committee. She also is a CCD teacher at St. Joseph's Church.
Chung is also Murphy's daughter who was also awarded. Chung said she graduated from Hillsborough High School and it is where she met her husband.
Evans, a seventh-grade literacy teacher at Hillsborough Middle School has been teaching for 10 years.
He is a co-advisor of the anti-racist equitable club that promotes justice, equity, and inclusion in school and in the community.
"Pretty much anyone can be teacher of the year here in Hillsborough because we have so many great teachers. And it's all the teachers here that inspire me to do my best every day," said Evans.
Murphy is a fifth-grade learning and disability LLD teacher at Auten Road Intermediate School where she has been teaching for 14 years.
She is also part of the pride committee for the Hillsborough Education Association and a union representative. She is also a lector and CCD teacher at St. Joseph's Church.
"The biggest honor is I got [the award] with my co-teacher who I adore and my daughter this year," said Murphy.
Both of Murphy's children have been through the Hillsborough school system and are both teachers.
"We are a family of teachers and this is a great place to live. We are so glad we are here," said Murphy.
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