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:
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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have a good friend who sent me a present for my birthday. The note with it said, “Here is a gift, I hope you like it! You may already have it, so I am sending the gift receipt!”I thanked the friend in a text, and said I would wait to open it until my birthday. She replied, “I hope you don’t have it already!”When I opened it later, I did, in fact, have it already. I sent her a text, thanking her for the lovely present, and telling her it was perfect.Her response, “D...
DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have a good friend who sent me a present for my birthday. The note with it said, “Here is a gift, I hope you like it! You may already have it, so I am sending the gift receipt!”
I thanked the friend in a text, and said I would wait to open it until my birthday. She replied, “I hope you don’t have it already!”
When I opened it later, I did, in fact, have it already. I sent her a text, thanking her for the lovely present, and telling her it was perfect.
Her response, “Did you already have it?” I would have preferred not to answer, as I neither wanted to lie nor disappoint her. But her insistence forced me to choose. Which response would Miss Manners advise?
GENTLE READER: The response may be relayed politely, as in, “Yes, but I am excited to have two scalp massagers. I can put one in the bathroom and one in the living room.”
Or, Miss Manners points out, “I can certainly use both” can refer to your using it in your regifting collection.
(Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, www.missmanners.com; to her email, [email protected]; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.)
DEAR MISS MANNERS: My place of work has recently relocated into a different building, and the ladies’ restroom is not a “single user” like we had at our previous location. There are two toilet stalls next to each other, which means that one can no longer do their business in assured privacy.
The other day, I walked into the restroom just as a gentlewoman colleague was furiously unleashing an unpleasant barrage of waste from her bowels. It was both noisy and aromatic.
I immediately turned around and left the restroom, returning a few minutes later, when I was sure this colleague had finished and departed the restroom.
But I fear if the tables were turned -- if I were the one to “explode” into the toilet -- that a colleague would not offer me the same privacy.
I’ve been to sporting events, concerts and airports that have a bank of 20 or more stalls in the ladies’ room, and that does not bother me as much because those restrooms are noisy -- toilets flushing, women talking, faucets running, etc. And even when those restrooms are not so active and noisy, you can at least select a stall that’s not directly next to an occupied one. You can distance yourself.
But in a two-stall restroom, this is not possible, so what is proper in this situation? I am tempted to ask a higher-up about putting some sort of lock on the inside (perhaps a simple hook and eye) so a user has an option to “do their business” in privacy.
GENTLE READER: Welp. There goes breakfast. And not, Miss Manners reluctantly assures you, by the same means as your unnecessarily graphic description.
Etiquette dictates that one works as hard as possible not to notice bodily functions -- especially when they are already being taken care of in the proper facilities. But sure, ask your supervisor for a lock. Just please spare them the vivid descriptions that you unduly leashed on Miss Manners and her hapless readers.
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Anthony Rizzo just doesn’t want the Yankees to do to Aaron Judge what so many other teams have done to their stars.“You see...
“You see a lot of franchise icons not getting what they deserve from the team they had done so much for,” the first baseman told reporters on a conference call Wednesday afternoon.
Rizzo could speak from experience.
The 33-year-old rejected multiple contract extension from the Cubs — where he was beloved by the fan base — because he felt like he deserved more. Rizzo played parts of 10 seasons in Chicago, helping them win a World Series in 2016, and was one of the best first baseman in the game during his tenure there.
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So, the Cubs traded Rizzo to the Yankees at the trade deadline in 2021, and he’s since signed two deals with the Yankees.
On Tuesday, Rizzo and the Yankees agreed to a two-year deal worth $40 million guaranteed that included a third year team option.
“I hope Judge stays,” Rizzo said. “Just for the sake of the game.”
Another consideration: Rizzo and Judge have become good friends since Rizzo landed in pinstripes. Their wives are friends. The pair are often seen joking around in the clubhouse and in the dugout. Rizzo and Judge were essentially co-captains of the Yankees in 2022.
“He’s spent his whole career here,” Rizzo said. “I don’t think — I can’t really recruit him too hard. He knows everything, all the ins and outs here. I think he’s in such a beautiful position. He’s in the driver’s seat. This is a position that not too many guys get to be in with the historic season. I think he’s going to enjoy this process, see what teams have to say, and rightfully so because he’s earned this. Whatever him and Sam think are the best decision, that’s where he should go, and that’s where his heart should go.
“He has his gala this weekend. A little bit after the season. Whatever is going to make him and Sam happy, that’s the most important thing.”
Rizzo said he wants to remain Judge’s teammate.
“We’ve become good friends on the field, off the field,” Rizzo said. “We’ve really enjoyed playing with each other. But at the end of all this, a friendship here or a friendship somewhere else, it’s still a friendship. It doesn’t mean you have to be on the same team to be friends. Wherever he’s at, I try to respect his privacy and his space and let him come up with the decision on his own.”
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For the past 13 years, customers have clamored for Owowcow Creamery, a Pennsylvania made-from-scratch ice cream brand with a Lambertville outpost known for using local and organic farm-raised ingredients.Don't believe us? Just read their Instagram comments."Considering eating one pint a day for the week I'll be around for the holiday," said one."I need this in my face ASAP," said another."I could eat it everyday," said a third.Others just type lines of emojis wit...
For the past 13 years, customers have clamored for Owowcow Creamery, a Pennsylvania made-from-scratch ice cream brand with a Lambertville outpost known for using local and organic farm-raised ingredients.
Don't believe us? Just read their Instagram comments.
"Considering eating one pint a day for the week I'll be around for the holiday," said one.
"I need this in my face ASAP," said another.
"I could eat it everyday," said a third.
Others just type lines of emojis with hearts and drool.
Owowcow products, which do not contain preservatives, can only be purchased at the brand’s five shops, much to the chagrin of those with a sweet tooth.
Soon, however, you’ll be able to pick up a pint at like-minded stores from Hunterdon to Monmouth counties. Owowcow is searching for retail partners that share its core values, where customers will be able to buy hand-dipped pops, seasonal and signature flavors, as well as sorbet and vegan options.
A to-be-decided portion of the proceeds from the new retail partners will benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, a 12-year-old Pennsylvania and Central Jersey nonprofit that connects farmers and their local products with food-insecure families.
“The past 2½ years have been really hard for everyone, ... so we have had to pass on a few amazing retail locations for expansion,” said Shira Tizer Wade, Owowcow managing director. “And there are so many food insecure people out there that we wanted to think how we could continue to grow Owowcow, but also support the communities around us.”
Owowcow is searching for retail partners that source their ingredients or products from local farms, have strong community values, and are thoughtful of what they put on plates or sell at stores, Wade said. Also on Owowcow’s expansion radar are locations north to the Lehigh Valley and west to Lancaster from its home base of Bucks County.
Owowcow’s ingredients are sourced from farms such as Traugers Farm Market in Kintnersville, Pa.; Blue Moon Acres in Buckingham, Pa., and Pennington, N.J.; Manoff Orchards in New Hope, Pa.; and Barefoot Botanicals in Doylestown, Pa.
There are a lot of people who could use help, Wade said.
“Rolling Harvest Food Rescue is seeing record numbers of people coming out ... Last week, they serviced 360 families at one of their free farmers’ markets,” said Wade. “All around us there are hungry people in these communities. The price of ingredients for us has been skyrocketing, but it’s the same for everyone in the supermarket. It’s getting really difficult out there to feed yourself well, and we really want to be a part of helping that cause.”
Go: 237 N Union St, Lambertville; 609-397-2234, owowcow.com.
Jenna Intersimone has been a staff member at the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey since 2014, after becoming a blogger-turned-reporter following the creation of her award-winning travel blog. To get unlimited access to her stories about food, drink and fun, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
HOUSTON — Just once has an MLB team overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. Yankees fans still have nightmares of the 2004 Red Sox that stormed back from impossible odds to beat them in the ...
HOUSTON — Just once has an MLB team overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a postseason series. Yankees fans still have nightmares of the 2004 Red Sox that stormed back from impossible odds to beat them in the American League Championship Series and then win a world championship.
And in 2020, the Rays became the second team to come back from a three-game hole, forcing an ALCS Game 7 that they ultimately lost to the Astros.
Gerrit Cole knows the history. And the Yankees ace, who will try to stop it from happening in Game 3 on Saturday, doesn’t care much to think about it.
“Regardless if it’s 2-0 or if it’s 1-1 or it’s 0-2, it just — it can’t affect the way I go about my business,” he told reporters following the Yankees’ 4-3 loss to Houston in Game 2 at Minute Maid Park on Thursday night.
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The loss dropped the Yankees behind the top-seeded Astros, 2-0.
The Yankees will turn to Cole to be ace he’s been so far in the playoffs and keep them from falling behind 3-0 at Yankee Stadium.
“We all have a job to do,” Cole said. “We play each and every game in and of itself, play each and every pitch within each and every game until there’s no more pitches to play, win or lose.”
If anybody was going to pull the Yankees’ backs off the wall, manager Aaron Boone would want Cole to be given the chance after his stellar performances in the AL Division Series win over the Guardians.
The Yankees won both games he started. In Game 1, he gave up just a run 6 1/3 innings, striking out eight in a 4-1 triumph. Then in Game 4 — with the Yankees trailing 2-1 in the five-game set — Cole gave them room to breathe, allowing two runs in seven innings of a 4-2 victory. They won a winner-take-all Game 5 over Cleveland on Tuesday.
This season, Cole was excellent in his only start against Houston — his former team. On June 25, Cole gave up just a run over seven innings as the Yankees lost, 3-0, at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have struck out 30 times in their first two games, but Cole said he wasn’t going to worry about the offense doing its job.
“I feel like I should probably dedicate all my focus to the Houston hitters, really,” Cole said. “That’s probably the best way to combat that.”
How might Cole attack Houston?
“It’s tough to narrow it down to one thing,” he said. “But probably one characteristic that connects all the dots is the way that they play together. So whatever it is in any given game, they’re going to try to gang tackle you, really. And they play until the whistle blows, like they say in the NFL or something like that. It’s just a very team-oriented mentality.
“And I find that that’s really a commonality amongst any good teams or any teams that are getting this deep in the postseason. But certainly it’s just at another level of familiarity with them, with the type of veterans and the type of players that they have had in all these big situations over all the years. So that’s what got them to the level that they are at and it’s what sustains them probably.”
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NEW YORK — Anthony Volpe hopes to make a difference in the Bronx on the field sooner than later.On Friday, the Yankees’ top prospect started off the field with a visit to Community School 55, where he spoke to an auditorium filled with approximately 250 second-, third- and fourth-grade students.&ldq...
NEW YORK — Anthony Volpe hopes to make a difference in the Bronx on the field sooner than later.
On Friday, the Yankees’ top prospect started off the field with a visit to Community School 55, where he spoke to an auditorium filled with approximately 250 second-, third- and fourth-grade students.
“Just trying to do my part and do whatever I can to give them some words of encouragement,” Volpe said.
Volpe, 21, spoke for about a half-hour, answering questions from students and telling them about his path to professional baseball to becoming the Yankees first-round pick in 2019 out of Delbarton High School.
He was joined by his father, Dr. Michael Volpe, a urologist with Summit Medical Group, and Yankees community consultant Ray Negron, who’s also an assistant to team president Randy Levine; and principle Luis Torres.
Students received headshots of Volpe, some of them signed. They also each will attend a Yankees game next as part of a school trip to Yankee Stadium.
Derek Jeter, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera are among the Yankees player who have visited the school over the years. A signed photo from late owner George Steinbrenner hangs on one of the walls.
Volpe called the experience “amazing.”
“I have goosebumps,” he said. “Those kids — how energetic they were and how passionate they were. I just think to be with these guys and to have them look to me to talk to the kids and it went a long way for me. If any kid took anything out of what I said, it was a success.”
What did Volpe hope that he impressed on the students?
“If you work hard at anything in life,” Volpe said, “no one’s holding you back. Or if anyone is and you work hard enough and you’re good, you can really accomplish anything, and I’m a firm, firm believer in that. I’ve seen so many people. My parents did the same thing. My mom (Isabelle) grew up in the Philippines and moved here and didn’t speak English, and she’s a doctor, too. There are so many people that I’ve luckily been able to see growing up that have inspired me and even if some of these kids haven’t seen that, I’m glad they can look up to me to do the same thing.”
Here were a few questions that students asked Volpe during the session:
Student: Do you have to play baseball every day to get good at baseball?
Volpe: Playing as much as you can obviously will help you improve. I grew up in New York City and I grew up in New Jersey. When it’s cold outside, you can’t play baseball. But there are so many ways you can get better every single day while not playing, whether that’s in the weight room or playing basketball or being athletic in other stuff that will help you become a better player and a better athlete in general.
Student: What’s your journey been like to becoming a baseball player?
Volpe: My journey has been a lot of fun becoming a baseball player. Like my dad said, it takes a lot, a lot of hard work and perseverance and sometimes you have to make sacrifices, like not being able to hang out with your friends or stuff like that. But to me, it always felt like what I always wanted to do. It never felt like a sacrifice. It’s what I always wanted to do, and it was fun for me. The No. 1 thing in my baseball journey and what stands out is how much fun it’s been. I wouldn’t rather be doing anything else.
Student: What pushed you to be a baseball player?
Volpe: My dad. He loved baseball, and from a young age, he just played with me, and it was always super, super fun for me. I wouldn’t want to do anything else. Another huge, huge factor especially was that i grew up like you guys in your city and I was a huge Yankees fan. … I still have a long way to go, but my family pushed me, and watching the Yankees and being such a big fan pushed me.
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