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 Hutchinson, 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 Hutchinson, 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 Hutchinson, 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
NJ PBS ANNOUNCES A NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF SLAVERY IN THE GARDEN STATE, THE PRICE OF SILENCE, PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 AT 8:30 P.M. JUNE 20, 2022 – NEWARK, NJ – NJ PBS, New Jersey’s public television network, announced it will air a two-part documentary entitled The Price of Silence: The Forgotten Story of New Jerse...
Drew Hutchison, who spent time in the Yankees’ farm system in 2019, signed with the Tigers for the second time in his career. This news comes from MLB Trade Rumors (via the ...
Right-hander Drew Hutchison is back with the Tigers on a new minor league deal after electing free agency last week, as indicated on the team’s transactions log at MLB.com. Detroit designated Hutchison for assignment on May 11, and he elected free agency a couple days later. He’s already made one appearance with the team’s Triple-A club, and with so many injuries on the big league pitching staff, it’s feasible he’ll get another opportunity in the Majors before too long.
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The 31-year-old Hutchison showed some promise with the Blue Jays early in his career, but he’s settled into a journeyman career, having now pitched with five big league clubs (Jays, Phillies, Rangers, Pirates, Tigers) plus another four Triple-A affiliates for big league clubs (Twins, Dodgers, Angels, Yankees).
Hutchinson has a career 31-27 record in 117 games in the major leagues. During this time, he’s recorded 440 strikeouts and accumulated a 4.60 ERA. While it’s unclear if he’ll join the MLB roster immediately, the Tigers could use him. Detroit has a depleted pitching staff currently, with Eduardo Rodriguez, Matt Manning, Casey Mize, Tyler Alexander, Spencer Turnbull and ex-Yankee Michael Pineda all on the disabled list.
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Of the athletes competing for gold in girls pole vault at the 2022 Meet of Champions, four of them had cleared 12 feet at one point or another this season.Pompton Lakes senior Emma Keating entered the day with the highest PR among the four expected to be in significant contention, perhaps making her the favorite heading into the MOC.Going head to head with Montclair senior Elizabeth Fitzgerald for the gold, Keating rose to the occasion, winning the state title in pole vault at 12-0, on attempts, on Saturday at Franklin High Sch...
Of the athletes competing for gold in girls pole vault at the 2022 Meet of Champions, four of them had cleared 12 feet at one point or another this season.
Pompton Lakes senior Emma Keating entered the day with the highest PR among the four expected to be in significant contention, perhaps making her the favorite heading into the MOC.
Going head to head with Montclair senior Elizabeth Fitzgerald for the gold, Keating rose to the occasion, winning the state title in pole vault at 12-0, on attempts, on Saturday at Franklin High School.
While some athletes might have been intimidated going up against a field so loaded with talent, Keating relished the opportunity to compete against the absolute best athletes the state has to offer.
I love it,” said an emphatic Keating on the talent level among this year’s girls pole vaulters. “Especially for a meet like this, because I know a lot of the girls. So, it’s so nice being able to compete against them... To be able to come together at these state meets, I personally love it. All the competition -- it’s so much fun.”
While neither Fitzgerald nor Keating was able to clear 12-0, Keating would secure the gold after requiring fewer attempts to clear 11-6, with the cool weather and moderate wind clearly having a negative impact on the competition.
“I have to give all my coaches credit,” said a humble Keating after securing the state title. “They’re just amazing.”
Competing with the wind at their backs, the girls pole vaulters had difficulty throughout the day with anchoring the pole as well as staying on line while clearing the bar.
“It is more difficult. In preparation, I usually just warm up more,” said Keating on the extra challenge that the steady and significant wind provided in Somerset on Saturday.
“It was a crosswind and a tailwind. I don’t know how they did over there,” added Keating, gesturing to the boys’ side of the event. “But it was crazy.”
In somewhat of a surprise, Montgomery’s Lauren Cashman, who won the event last season, failed to clear 11-6 and instead ended up with a sixth-place finish. With three of the state’s top vaulters set to graduate this Spring, Cashman will look to make it back to the top in 2023 without Keating standing in her way.
GIRLS POLE VAULT RESULTS
1-Emma Keating, Pompton Lakes, 12-0 (on attempts)
2-Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Montclair, 12-0
3-Michelle Lee, Demarest, 11-6
4-Talia Hutchinson, Ridgewood, 11-6
5-Rachel Mason, High Point, 11-6
6-Lauren Cashman, Montgomery, 11-0
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Kayvon Thibodeaux has the most upside of any player in the 2022 NFL draft class. The New York Giants plan to harness the No. 5 overall pick's natural ability and turn him into the league's best defensive rookie."He was just such a great fit for us in [Don "Wink" Martindale's] defense," outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins told reporters...
Kayvon Thibodeaux has the most upside of any player in the 2022 NFL draft class. The New York Giants plan to harness the No. 5 overall pick's natural ability and turn him into the league's best defensive rookie.
"He was just such a great fit for us in [Don "Wink" Martindale's] defense," outside linebackers coach Drew Wilkins told reporters. "He has all the skill sets we look for. He can be a dominant edge-setter, explosive, violent, relentless pass-rusher and then everything else you can see that is required."
The fact Thibodeaux was available when the Giants first selected is amazing unto itself.
Thibodeaux won the Morris Trophy in 2020, which goes to the Pac-12's best offensive or defensive lineman. He entered last season as the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in 2022, but his draft stock took a few hits along the way.
Thibodeaux suffered a high-ankle sprain in Oregon's first contest and played through it for most of his final season on campus. As a result, he finished with only seven sacks, but that only told part of the story.
Throughout the NFL draft process, matters worsened as anonymous quotes surfaced from multiple outlets.
"Does he like playing in the NFL, or like the NFL lifestyle and what that entails?" a scout questioned in a conversation with Go Long's Bob McGinn. "If you put [Aidan] Hutchinson’s heart in Thibodeaux’s body then you’d have Myles Garrett."
Meanwhile, NFL Draft Network's Tony Pauline reported:
"In addition to concerns about his effort, there are also questions from some inside the scouting community and in league circles about Thibodeaux’s desire to be great. As one source close to Thibodeaux told me, he’s 'acting like he’s already made it rather than someone who really wants it.' Another source close to Thibodeaux said, 'He has the ability to be great, yet he may never do what it takes to reach his ultimate level of ability.'"
Ultimately, four defenders heard their names called before Thibodeaux.
The Jacksonville Jaguars chose Travon Walker with the first overall pick. The Detroit Lions followed suit by taking Hutchinson at No. 2. The Houston Texans continued the early run by drafting cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. at No. 3, and the New York Jets took fellow defensive back Ahmad Gardner at No. 4.
However, where they were drafted doesn't make any of them a better bet to win NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year over Thibodeaux, whose natural ability and landing spot make him the ideal candidate.
As of late June, Hutchinson is the only heavier betting favorite to win the award, according to DraftKings. Walker, Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker, Baltimore Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton, New York Jets edge Jermaine Johnson II and Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Devin Lloyd follow, albeit they're comfortably behind the top two.
Hutchinson is essentially being positioned as the face of the Lions organization, which is why he's the odds-on favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year. He is a potential culture-changer if his time with the Michigan Wolverines is any indication of future success.
At the same time, Detroit is young along its defensive front and lacks pass-rushing punch. Hutchinson should help that group as it grows in Year 2 under defensive play-caller Aaron Glenn.
Walker has the advantage of being the No. 1 overall pick and an elite athletic profile, but he's far from a polished prospect. He needs to learn how to be a consistent edge-rusher.
Both Stingley and Gardner will be tasked with covering opposing top wide receivers, so they will likely experience their share of ups and downs. Walker and Lloyd must show they can be every-down defenders. Hamilton is capable of contributing at multiple levels in various roles, though he currently resides among a loaded safety group alongside Marcus Williams and Chuck Clark. Johnson can be an instant-impact run defender as he continues to develop as a pass-rusher.
What separates Thibodeaux from the rest of this year's top defensive prospects? It starts with his ability to get to opposing quarterbacks.
"Thibodeaux checks every box for a high-end pass-rusher with potential through the roof," Bleacher Report scout Derrik Klassen wrote in his evaluation. "Primarily a speed-rusher, Thibodeaux shows threatening burst off the snap and accelerates as well as anyone through his next few steps, regularly giving him the outside edge against offensive tackles.
"While Thibodeaux's hand usage and pass-rushing plan could use some development, he already has the speed, strength and bend to regularly win around the outside in rare fashion. Few players can bend and explode the way he can."
Translatable traits are what scouts and evaluators want to see. Thibodeaux doesn't have the same kind of heft as Myles Garrett working off the edge, but he's also an elite athlete. It isn't just straight-line quickness, either. Thibodeaux displays excellent lateral quickness and agility.
“He’s the guy," Giants guard Shane Lemieux, who played with Thibodeaux at Oregon, told reporters. "He’s a real dude.”
Real dudes can still be rendered ineffective if they aren't properly utilized. Fortunately, Thibodeaux now plays for one of the NFL's best and most aggressive defensive play-callers. Prior to last year's injury-plagued campaign, the Ravens finished in the top seven in total defense during their three campaigns under Martindale.
"Puts a lot of people at the line of scrimmage," an opposing scout told ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "He doesn't coach scared."
The approach essentially boils down to a numbers game. The defense disguises its looks so it can get favorable matchups. Still, the players must take advantage of those matchups once they become available.
The Giants are already extremely strong along their defensive interior with Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence leading the way. They needed more of an edge presence and landed one with Thibodeaux.
Unliked others in the class, Martindale doesn't need his rookie to be the focal point.
"Just to be Kayvon," the defensive coordinator responded when asked what he expects of Thibodeaux this fall.
With ultra-aggressive defensive game plans, a strong defensive front and Thibodeaux's propensity to create havoc in opposing backfields, the Giants have the right combination to develop this year's No. 5 overall pick into a superstar.
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The Building Trades class had more females than males, challenging another stereotype, a Newark-based development group says.NEWARK, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of New Community Corporation. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.New Community Career & Technical Institute (NCCTI) and Tremco have partnered to introduce the Rising Stars progr...
NEWARK, NJ — The following news release comes courtesy of New Community Corporation. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.
New Community Career & Technical Institute (NCCTI) and Tremco have partnered to introduce the Rising Stars program to students in the NCCTI Building Trades Specialist program. Rising Stars aims to introduce students to a variety of aspects of the construction industry and connect them to job opportunities.
David Hutchinson came up with the concept for Rising Stars. He works for Tremco in Deep Energy Retrofit Development, which means his division works to retrofit existing buildings by putting new panels on existing structures and upgrading HVAC systems while limiting tenant disruption. The ultimate goal is to reduce carbon and energy consumption and the focus is primarily on affordable housing in the Northeast. His work brought about the idea for Rising Stars.
"I wanted to do something as an outreach and be more engaged in the communities that we operate in," Hutchinson said.
He pitched his idea to the president of Tremco in the summer of 2020 and received support. After many conversations internally and externally, Hutchinson was able to launch Rising Stars in March 2022 under the umbrella of Tremco.
NCCTI is one of three educational institutions to host the Rising Stars program for its inaugural cohort. The others are in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Boston, Mass.
"The program at its core is trying to expand the views and the opportunities that are present in the construction industry," Hutchinson said. "We start with design and have an architect come in and really talk about what goes into sustainable green design or future design of projects and then also the career paths. So it always is an educational format but also almost kind of a career day at the same time."
Guest speakers, who are volunteers Hutchinson has connected with during his career, visit once per week and share their experiences with students. In addition to Tremco, one of the larger groups involved is Turner Construction.
"We start very high level with design and we work all the way through to the trades where it concludes with trade day where we have people from the union hall and job opportunities presented," Hutchinson said. "So for the participants that show the ability or have the want to, there is an opportunity to actually get employed by some of the speakers."
That type of access is extremely valuable for students looking to launch their careers.
"We are proud to be a strategic partner with Tremco and this program is an excellent opportunity for our Building Trades students to meet industry experts across trades/professions while undertaking their studies at NCCTI," said New Community Chief Operating Officer Fred Hunter.
NCCTI Director Dr. Sylvia McCray said Rising Stars got students excited about building trades and the possible career paths available to them.
"The program not only helps students to understand the business but also develops that connection and building in their creativity of thinking outside the box, breaking that stereotype that it's just one job or one type of job," she said.
The Building Trades class had more females than males, challenging another stereotype.
"Allowing women to see themselves in nontraditional roles and that they're able to build career paths and make a substantial amount of money taking care of themselves and their families, that was really important to me," McCray said.
The students were engaged and had positive experiences.
"I was impressed with the program because it exposed us to new technologies and new things that are happening in the construction industry," said Chinedu Arisa. "For me, it changed my perspective about construction."
Nicole Wilson raved about the program, saying it was very informative, had a hands-on component and brought in "incredible" speakers. She said she learned a lot and the program inspired her to apply for a job at Tremco. She landed an interview and is now waiting for her start date.
"Rising Stars helped me to a better future," she said.
NCCTI Building Trades Instructor Yusto Awich saw his students benefit from Rising Stars.
"The program is well structured and coordinated well," he said. "The professionals who came were prepared and engaged the students well."
McCray and Hutchinson plan to bring the Rising Stars program back to NCCTI in the fall. Hutchinson's goal is to have two sessions per year, one in the fall and one in the spring. He has been asked to launch additional sites in other geographic locations, including Syracuse, N.Y., Orlando, Fl. and areas of Texas.
McCray is happy that NCCTI got to be one of the first institutions to expose students to the program.
"I'm really glad that we were able to show students that there's more out there. And to whet that curiosity," she said.
NCCTI is an accredited post-secondary career and technical institution that offers the following programs: Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician, Building Trades Specialist, Clinical Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Community Healthcare Worker, Culinary Arts Specialist and Business & Computer Technologies. NCCTI also operates a comprehensive Financial Opportunity Center and Bridges to Career Opportunities Program sponsored by the local and national Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) offices. For more information, call 973-824-6484, log onto newcommunitytech.edu or visit 274 South Orange Ave., Newark.
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