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 Huntersville, NC 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 Huntersville, NC 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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The Latest:The local developer who proposed a crystal lagoon resort in Huntersville has officially pulled the plans. Jake Palillo sent the following statement to WCCB on why he has decided to pull the project:“Bi-Part Development is announcing today that they have ended the Lagoona Bay/Waterside project. After a year long struggle to seek rezoning for one of Huntersville’s largest and most unique projects is has come to an end. The project does not financially work with a reduced plan to meet th...
The local developer who proposed a crystal lagoon resort in Huntersville has officially pulled the plans. Jake Palillo sent the following statement to WCCB on why he has decided to pull the project:
“Bi-Part Development is announcing today that they have ended the Lagoona Bay/Waterside project. After a year long struggle to seek rezoning for one of Huntersville’s largest and most unique projects is has come to an end.
The project does not financially work with a reduced plan to meet the current zoning. The financial risk for a project of this size at a time our Country is at the beginning of an economic crisis is to great.
With interest rates for home mortgages at 7.25 to 7.5 and business loans at 8.5 to 9% its crushing everyone. Many Banks are on the brink of failing because of the office building crisis. Banks are no longer lending for large developments and if they are loaning they require 40% to 50% down. Business loan defaults are raising as well as consumer loans, credits cards and car loans. You can’t take interest rates from 4.5% to 8.5%+ and not hurt everyone.
We need to buckle up because financial analyst are all predicting a rough 2024. Our passion for Huntersville has not changed. Its still an amazing community full of great people. I think Huntersville is at a point where they need to finally realize they are no longer a small rural community and figure out what they want to be.
They need to bring in experts and properly plan for the future. They need to understand North Carolina’s growth plan is NO PAIN, NO GAIN, meaning you don’t get new roads or schools until you really feel the pain. Allowing social media to create this plan will end poorly for the Town and its residents.
The State needs to allow “IMPACT FEES” and all the problems for growth will be met. Sadly that is in the hands of the Realtor and Builder Lobbyist hands. Yes… they are the ones making you feel the pain.
As the Lagoona Bay/ Waterside project comes to an end, our love for Huntersville and wanting to make it better doesn’t. The Lake Norman area is home to me and my family.” – Jake Palillo.
A local developer is making more changes to a proposed crystal lagoon resort in Huntersville. The developer, Jake Palillo, says the project is being renamed to Waterside (instead of Lagoona Bay Beach Club).
View all the changes below, according to Palillo:
The project will feature several man-made wet pond/mini lakes that will be used for storm detention and common area irrigation.
Waterside will feature “Waterside Village” a mixed use village of retail/restaurants, gathering with condo’s above. It will also feature an eight-acre crystal lagoon. The project is still 263 acres located on both sides of Sam Furr Road. The north section of the project will have 90 single family detached cottage homes replacing the 200 townhomes. The apartments have been reduced to three-story and 300 luxury units down from 320 units with some four-story buildings.
The south section will still feature the Lagoon Bay Beach Club with the lagoon reduced to eight acres from 10.
The Waterside Village has the biggest redesign with the removal of the hotel, convention center and 212 condos. This area now has the 210,000 square feet of retail/restaurants opening onto the large plazas overlooking two man-made lakes and the crystal lagoon.
The condos were reduced from 412 to 200 and they will only be two-stories high instead of three-stories with structured parking. The seven freestanding retail/restaurant buildings will be one-story with no dwelling units above.
The single family lots have been reduced to 227 lots from 250 to allow for a mix of 40 foot, 50 foot, and 60 foot wide custom home lots. These lots are sold to individual home buyers who can design and select from a list of custom home builders. Homes and lots will range from $900K and up.
The developer says they are going to ask for a 60-day delay for Town Staff to review all the changes and send the project back before the Planning Board. The goal, subject to board approval, would be to go before the Planning Board in August with a September Town Board decision.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – A local developer is making changes to a proposed crystal lagoon resort in Huntersville.
Jake Palillo is pulling the current plan for Lagoona Bay Beach Club.
In a Facebook post, Palillo says he’s modifying it.
The lagoon remains, but he’s eliminating plans for a hotel, convention center, retail, and restaurants.
He also says he’ll reduce the number of housing units from 1,182 to 692.
And he will open up more memberships to people living outside the development.
Opponent Violet Clarke says she isn’t convinced.
“He’s not going to convince anybody with that. Because from the feedback I’ve gotten, we still don’t trust him, we don’t trust, you know, anything he says,” Clarke says.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Huntersville planning staff are recommending that town leaders deny the rezoning request for a massive development known as the Lagoona Bay Beach Club.This is according to a staff report released ahead of Monday night’s meeting, where Huntersville residents got their chance to tell town leaders what they think of the plan.The proposed project would...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – Huntersville planning staff are recommending that town leaders deny the rezoning request for a massive development known as the Lagoona Bay Beach Club.
This is according to a staff report released ahead of Monday night’s meeting, where Huntersville residents got their chance to tell town leaders what they think of the plan.
The proposed project would sit east of Interstate 77, partially along Sam Furr Road.
The developer, Jake Palillo, envisions an $800 million mixed-use community spanning 270 acres. It would include a 200-room luxury hotel and conference center, 250 custom single-family homes, luxury apartments, townhomes and condos.
At the center of everything would be a private Lagoona Bay Club with a 10-acre freshwater lagoon.
Palillo says it’s perfect for the growing area and offers upscale living for families. Those who live near there are concerned about traffic.
Documents from city staff list it as one of the reasons they’re recommending against the rezoning. They say the plan isn’t consistent with either the 2040 Community Plan or the N.C. 73 Corridor Plan because of the density.
There is a laundry list of other reasons including infrastructure, trees and parking issues.
It’s not just the Huntersville planning staff newly recommending town leaders deny this rezoning request; the majority of people who spoke at a late-night public hearing Monday want the Lagoon Bay proposal to die.
“We have been struggling now for months with the traffic around Huntersville,” resident Doug DeRisi said.
“We came here to get away from the pollution, from the traffic and congestion, and for all the greenery here,” fellow Huntersville resident Linda Lucas said.
Palillo defended the proposed project, saying traffic isn’t going anywhere and what residents will ultimately chase away “is the quality of life that it brings to it.”
“Ask your wife or your girlfriend or boyfriend; what do you kids want to do for the day?” Palillo said. “You need places to go.”
Family friend Missy Maylet, of Davidson, echoed that the proposed development would be an asset to the community.
“I grew up in Canada around the water and the beach and it was clean and it was so much fun and I want to build memories with my kids here, but I can’t get that at the lake,” Maylet said.
The Huntersville planning board is set to meet at the end of the month and a final vote on the project could happen in July.
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The planned Lagoona Bay development took a big hit Tuesday night when the Huntersville Planning Board voted 6-2 to deny its recommendation.Board member Stephen Swanick made the initial motion for denial, listing a laundry list of reasons the project didn’t fit the town’s development code, but others saw utility in some of the resort-style community’s features. ...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — The planned Lagoona Bay development took a big hit Tuesday night when the Huntersville Planning Board voted 6-2 to deny its recommendation.
Board member Stephen Swanick made the initial motion for denial, listing a laundry list of reasons the project didn’t fit the town’s development code, but others saw utility in some of the resort-style community’s features.
That the project was a far cry from the recently approved 2040 Plan was a major point of discernment among board members and residents. The current zonings across 263 acres allows 340 homes, while the proposal from developer Jake Palillo would build 1,100 – a mixture of high-end single-family, townhomes, and apartments. The total density is 4.4 units per acre.
The proposal also includes a 200-room hotel, convention center, restaurants, and retail space surrounding a man-made “lagoon” for swimming and other water sports.
New for Tuesday’s meeting, Palillo told the board he would make the club membership for a full year, so folks couldn’t just buy a one-day pass. Also, he added a 10-foot pedestrian crossing for N.C. 73 to the plan that also would allow golf carts.
Some members said they liked the idea of planning N.C. 73 as a future commercial corridor. Board Chair Jeff Sny said once he saw a plan involving a “lagoon,” he knew it was from Palillo, saying he knew it would be high-quality. But he reverted back to the 2040 Plan, saying Lagoona Bay was “ahead of its time.”
Board member Stephen Swanick pulled no punches in his motion.
“It’s not in the public interest to approve this plan,” he said. “This proposal and any pending changes would be radical departure from the 2040 Plan.”
Palillo already has homebuilders lined up for single-family homes that are planned to be in the $900,000-$1 million range: Simonini, Classica, Grandfather Homes, Meeting Street.
“I used to be excited about bringing a project, not too excited after what we’ve gone through the last two months,” Palillo said.
The rezoning will now go to the town’s Board of Commissioners for approval. The next meeting is July 17.
Sny mentioned how the public comment portion of the meeting was far more civil than previous town meetings.
“We kinda nailed that. I’m glad our meeting does not look like the others.”
A Lake Norman restaurant that’s been open for decades is officially closing its doors in September, and another popular one is moving into the space....
A Lake Norman restaurant that’s been open for decades is officially closing its doors in September, and another popular one is moving into the space.
Dressler’s, which opened in 2003, is closing its original location in Birkdale Village after nearly 20 years.
The popular steakhouse opened by Jon and Kim Dressler — who originally met while working at another restaurant — has long been a staple in the community, along with its Charlotte location at The Metropolitan and outpost at Middle C Jazz Club.
“Dressler’s is a very special restaurant to us and we’re grateful to the community for the love and support since we opened the doors,” owner Jon Dressler said. “Being our first restaurant, we did not take this decision lightly. The guests and team are our family, so this is by no means a goodbye to any of them.”
Rare Roots Hospitality, the restaurant group behind Dressler’s, will be opening another one of its restaurants into the same space: Fin & Fino.
The “social seafood house” known for its fresh seafood, housemade pastas and unique cocktails opened in uptown Charlotte five years ago. Now, the team is planning to renovate Dressler’s and bring the same coastal-inspired design to its second location with an expanded bar, dining room and patio.
“With all of the exciting changes coming to Birkdale Village, we feel it is time to bring in something new ourselves,” Dressler said. “The energy and charisma of Fin & Fino will fit in well and will be an integral player in the updates underway there.”
Birkdale Village has been undergoing a major redevelopment that includes business expansions, relocations and remodels, with 17 openings expected this year at the retail center by North American Properties and Nuveen Real Estate, CharlotteFive previously reported.
“Dressler’s has been a fixture at the heart of the Village for nearly two decades, and we were thrilled when Jon decided to extend his run with us earlier this year,” said Adam Schwegman, executive vice president at North American Properties. “We’re excited for this next chapter together and look forward to seeing the restaurant’s evolution.”
Dressler’s Restaurant at Birkdale Village will officially close on Sept. 26, and the team will begin transforming the space for Fin & Fino, which is expected to open this winter.
Rare Roots is also closing Dogwood: A Southern Table & Bar on Saturday, Aug. 26. Celebrity chef and restaurateur David Burke plans to take over the space and bring in The Fox & Falcon. A new Mediterranean concept from Rare Roots, Chapter 6, is on its way, as well.
Location: 8630 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078
Cuisine: American, steak, seafood
This story was originally published August 22, 2023, 10:38 AM.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A proposed development in Huntersville has gotten even more controversial now that the developer has filed a lawsuit against two women for their comments on social media.Developer Jake Palillo hopes to develop Lagoona Bay on 270 acres off Sam Furr Road. It would consist of about 1,000 residential units, restaurants, a hotel/conference center, and a members-only country club with a crystal lagoon.The project has faced harsh opposition from those that live around it. Neighbors...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A proposed development in Huntersville has gotten even more controversial now that the developer has filed a lawsuit against two women for their comments on social media.
Developer Jake Palillo hopes to develop Lagoona Bay on 270 acres off Sam Furr Road. It would consist of about 1,000 residential units, restaurants, a hotel/conference center, and a members-only country club with a crystal lagoon.
The project has faced harsh opposition from those that live around it. Neighbors have expressed concerns about the traffic the resort would bring and what would happen to the lagoon if it did not sell enough memberships to sustain its business model.
Among the opposers are Noelle Burton and Violet Clarke. But they never thought that their comments on social media would land them in the middle of a lawsuit.
“It’s just spiraling out of control,” said Burton. “He never should have opened up this can of worms to sue us. [This is] a frivolous case that probably will get thrown out.”
Court documents show Palillo is suing both women for more than $25,000 each.
In the suit against Clarke, Palillo and his lawyer claim she launched a “smear campaign” against him and was defamatory when she commented on social media:
“He’s not for the community at all. He’s for himself and his greedy family.”
The suit against Burton makes similar accusations and references her social media comments implying Palillo is “greedy and doesn’t follow through with any of his projects” and “corrupt for living in Cornelius but being on the Huntersville Ordinance/Rezoning Board.”
Corruption was never used in context, per the defendant.
The ladies are both now compiling documents that they say back up the claims they’ve made against Palillo. They also say that no matter how many lawsuits they get hit with, they won’t stop speaking out.
“There’s so much. This is just the beginning,” said Burton.
Palillo told Queen City News that he would not comment on pending litigation.
During Monday’s Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting, a public hearing is scheduled for the Lagoona Bay project.