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 Hope, 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 Hope, 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 Hope, 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
PRINCETON, N.J. (CBS) -- A Princeton, New Jersey, woman has a unique and mobile way of raising awareness and bringing hope to others during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.This isn't the first time Kuki Livingston has stepped onto the Move Over Breast Cancer van.The 64-year-old was a client ...
PRINCETON, N.J. (CBS) -- A Princeton, New Jersey, woman has a unique and mobile way of raising awareness and bringing hope to others during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This isn't the first time Kuki Livingston has stepped onto the Move Over Breast Cancer van.
The 64-year-old was a client not long after her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2021.
Livingston said her friend introduced her to the nonprofit's founder Paula Flory and the rest, well, it's history.
"When you come here," Livingston said, "you forget that you even had breast cancer."
The nonprofit, founded three years ago, provides a host of non-clinical resources, mainly onboard the mobile resource lounge and salon.
It's there where cancer warriors can get fitted for wigs and mastectomy bras, and even get a ride to treatment.
"She provided me with wigs, scarves, anything that I would need to make my own," Livingston said "I don't want to call it a journey, but my situation easier."
Livingston's now in remission. She thanks her now dear friend Flory and Move Over Breast Cancer for helping her in a time of need.
This van rolled up to her home and countless others across the Garden State and Delaware Valley, but providing hope extends beyond what's inside.
"The love and support that she gives you is more than you could ever express to anybody," Livingston said. "And I don't cry very easy, trust me."
Flory's drive to give back comes from her own experience with breast cancer.
"During my whole battle with cancer, I had a lot of ups and downs," Flory said, "and during one particular downtime I realized you know, maybe this was all happening for a greater purpose."
Twelve years after the Princeton mom was diagnosed and won her breast cancer battle, Flory's spending every moment making sure other men and woman going through what she did knows they're not alone.
"I took the opportunity from the challenge of breast cancer," Flory said, "and built something that I'm very, very proud of."
Flory's goal now? To help as many people as she can, one ride at a time.
Nikki DeMentri is a general assignment reporter with CBS Philadelphia. The Central New Jersey native is thrilled she is sharing the stories of where she grew up.
There’s a Michigan State mystery.
For the third time this season, Rutgers will enter a game preparing for multiple quarterbacks after Michigan State coach Harlon Barnett said he will not announce a starting quarterback ahead of his team’s trip to Piscataway. That decision — whether to stick with junior Noah Kim or turn to freshman Katin Houser — will be kept internally as Michigan State (2-3) tries to snap a three-game losing streak against Rutgers (4-2) on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for noon (BTN) at SHI Stadium.
COLTS NECK, NJ — JAR of Hope’s third annual Invitational Golf Outing to help fund Duchenne MD research takes place at Trump National Colts Neck on Wednesday, Sept. 13.JAR of Hope raises funds to research a cure for kids with an extremely-rare childhood disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – and it’s so rare that only 17,000 kids in America (mostly boys) have it.The golf outing will see substantial prize-money for the winning team an...
COLTS NECK, NJ — JAR of Hope’s third annual Invitational Golf Outing to help fund Duchenne MD research takes place at Trump National Colts Neck on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
JAR of Hope raises funds to research a cure for kids with an extremely-rare childhood disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – and it’s so rare that only 17,000 kids in America (mostly boys) have it.
The golf outing will see substantial prize-money for the winning team and for individual golfers, organizers say.
And the unique 50/50 Golf Ball Drop "means someone will walk away with a much fatter wallet than when they walked in," they add.
“Last year’s golf outing was a very special event, for both the golfers and these kids,” says Jim Raffone, Founder/CEO of JAR of Hope. “We raised over $200,000 to fund research on a cure for Duchenne MD. And we’re delighted to have a great co-host in Alliance Orthopedics back again this year.”
The winning team will walk away with $13,000, and individual awards (longest drive, etc.) go up to $2,500.
For the special 50/50 Golf Ball Drop, a helicopter will drop golf balls on the 19th Hole, and the one closest to – or in – the hole, will win half the pot.
The pot is already over $27,000 - and still rising. And you don’t even have to attend the event to participate.
Jim and Karen Raffone started JAR of Hope, based in Asbury Park, 10 years ago, after their four-year-old son James Anthony (“Jamesy”), was diagnosed with Duchenne MD. Their reason was simple - to raise funds to research a cure for this disease that takes children away.
“We’re honored to continue our partnership with JAR of Hope to host a great charitable event,” says Nick Bufano, CEO of Alliance Orthopedics. “And we’re committed to treating Jamesy Raffone and other children with DMD, and to provide their families with the resources they need.”
Registration and lunch start at 11 a.m. on Sept. 13, and the day ends with a dinner/awards ceremony. There are nine corporate or personal sponsorships available.
Pre-registration for all activities is at https://www.jarofhope.org/invitational.
“It’ll be a great day for golfers and for attendees,” Jim Raffone says. “And we’re hoping community support will turn it into a day of great joy for families confronting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.”
Morris County is First County to Partner on State InitiativeMorris County’s unique Navigating Hope mobile outreach program will be joined by an outreach specialist from the New Jersey State Department of Human Services to advance a state initiative designed to reach all uninsured children in New Jersey.The outreach specialist will try to connect with disadvantaged children under the age of 19 and their families to help educate on NJ FamilyCare, a federal and stat...
Morris County is First County to Partner on State Initiative
Morris County’s unique Navigating Hope mobile outreach program will be joined by an outreach specialist from the New Jersey State Department of Human Services to advance a state initiative designed to reach all uninsured children in New Jersey.
The outreach specialist will try to connect with disadvantaged children under the age of 19 and their families to help educate on NJ FamilyCare, a federal and state funded health insurance program created to provided qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. The outreach will include two upcoming community visits scheduled for:
Since Morris County has an established outreach program through Navigating Hope, the state Human Service’s Office of New Americans asked to join their two regularly scheduled trips in their mission to travel and educate the public about the state’s “Cover All Kids” campaign.
Morris County is the first county to partner with the state in the outreach effort.
Navigating Hope, a mobile outreach initiative designed to provide social services by going into communities where the services are most needed, is a partnership between the Morris County Department of Human Services and Family Promise of Morris County. It is a complementary service to the Morris County Sheriff’s Hope One van, a novel program that provides mobile mental health and addiction services across our county.
Navigating Hope offers on-site benefits eligibility screenings and application assistance, as well as linkage to other community services.
With NJ FamilyCare, income-eligible children under 19 can receive:
• Primary and specialty care, including check-ups and other visits • Eyeglasses • Hospitalization (both inpatient and outpatient) • Lab tests/x-rays • Prescriptions • Dental Services • Preventive Screenings • Vaccinations • Mental Health Care • Substance Use Testing and Treatment • Vision Services • Hearing Services • Lead Screening • Family Planning • Other medically necessary services
For more information on the “Cover All Kids” initiative being sponsored by NJ FamilyCare, please visit nj.gov/CoverAllKids to learn more and apply. Or call 1-800-701-0710 (TTY: 711) with questions or to apply by phone. Language translators are available.
Let’s assume, for now, that Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not sidelined for the rest of the year.That, of course, is the Jets’ best long-term hope coming out of Monday night’s stunning 22-16 overtime win against the Bills — a game in which Rodgers lasted j...
That, of course, is the Jets’ best long-term hope coming out of Monday night’s stunning 22-16 overtime win against the Bills — a game in which Rodgers lasted just four snaps.
This will go down as one of the most memorable nights in the Jets’ star-crossed history — a remarkable turn of events, in front of a packed and roaring MetLife Stadium, that ended with undrafted rookie Xavier Gipson returning a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in overtime.
No one who witnessed everything that happened Monday will soon forget it. And when it was over, Jets fans didn’t want to leave. They stayed in the stands, danced, hugged, and tried to process what they had just seen.
But when the adrenaline fades — and maybe it’ll take until Tuesday afternoon — they’ll have to wonder: With Rodgers sidelined, can the Jets’ defense keep them afloat for a while, as Zach Wilson starts?
This already proven defense — second last season in Pro Football Focus’ ratings — put on a show Monday. Bills quarterback Josh Allen had four turnovers (including three interceptions by safety Jordan Whitehead). Without Rodgers, the Jets had no business winning this game.
They won it anyway, thanks largely to their defense.
So this is why cornerback D.J. Reed said before the season he thinks the Jets’ defense can be “historical” — on the level of the 1985 Bears, who had maybe the best defense in NFL history.
Though X-rays were negative on Rodgers’ injured left ankle, that doesn’t mean he avoided a serious injury. An Achilles tendon tear, for instance, would not show up on an X-ray. So Rodgers will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine what exactly is wrong with his ankle.
If it’s an Achilles tendon tear — like Vinny Testaverde suffered in Week 1 of 1999 — the Jets’ playoff hopes probably are toast, as they try to break a 12-year postseason drought that is the longest active stretch of playoff absence in major North American professional sports.
But let’s assume, for now, that Rodgers can come back at some point this season — after some sort of prolonged absence.
Even though the Jets have an elite defense — as they showed Monday — the issue is this: They also have a challenging schedule before their Week 7 bye. And that gauntlet might doom their playoff hopes before Rodgers is even able to return (presuming he’s able to return at all in 2023).
They play in Dallas next week, as the Cowboys ride high off Sunday night’s 40-0 win at the Giants. That was the Giants’ worst home loss since 1943.
Then the Jets get the Patriots and Chiefs at home the next two weeks, followed by a trip to Denver. Their final game before the bye week is at home against the Eagles, the defending NFC champions.
The Cowboys, Chiefs, and Eagles are all very good to elite. The Patriots always play the Jets tough. The Broncos are not great, but that probably would be a difficult road game without Rodgers.
After the bye, the Jets play the Giants and Chargers at MetLife Stadium, before traveling to the Raiders and Bills the next two weeks.
That takes the Jets up to Thanksgiving week, when they have a challenging Black Friday home game against the Dolphins.
All told, the Jets entered this season 24th in Pro Football Focus’ strength of schedule ratings. So just eight teams had a harder schedule.
Obviously, it’s unclear how long Rodgers could be out. But let’s say he manages to return after the bye, for the Jets’ seventh game. What might their record be at that point, entering the Giants showdown? And could they be in too deep a hole to overcome?
Maybe. Or maybe not, given how their defense looked Monday.
The Jets’ standards and aspirations were raised considerably by their trade for Rodgers. But that assumed he would actually be on the field to help boost them into legit contender status — not miss a bunch of games after getting hurt four snaps into Week 1.
Then again, maybe their defense can carry them, as it did Monday.
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