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 Jefferson Township, 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 Jefferson Township, 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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The Jefferson Arts Committee will once again coordinate the 15th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 4 pm in the historically designated Village of Milton (vicinity of Milton and Dover-Milton Roads) in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free at all venues.Stroll the Village of Milton with a stop at the holiday decorated Jefferson Township Museum located at 315 Dover-Milton Road. The Jefferson Township Historical Society wi...
The Jefferson Arts Committee will once again coordinate the 15th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 4 from 10 am to 4 pm in the historically designated Village of Milton (vicinity of Milton and Dover-Milton Roads) in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township. Admission is free unless otherwise noted, and parking is free at all venues.
Stroll the Village of Milton with a stop at the holiday decorated Jefferson Township Museum located at 315 Dover-Milton Road. The Jefferson Township Historical Society will offer tours with costumed docents and each room of the Chamberlain home circa 1870 will be decorated around the holiday theme All Aboard for Christmas. Admission is free, and Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe will be open and selling antiques and unique gifts.
Walk a short distance to St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church located at 153 Milton Road that will be the setting for live entertainment throughout the day featuring the White Rock School Chorus, the Arthur Stanlick School Chorus, and the Jefferson Township High School Madrigal Singers and Select Choir – admission is free. The Jefferson Township Community Chorus under the direction of James Wynne will perform their annual holiday concert as well and would appreciate a free will offering. The Church kitchen will be selling soup, sandwiches, and refreshments, and merchandise and craft vendors will be selling their merchandise.
Next stop, the Milton United Methodist Church at 316 Dover-Milton Road that will be the site of the Arts Committee’s annual Gingerbread House Contest in Headley Hall. View all the beautiful handmade entries. Parking and restrooms will be available as well.
Stroll the Village to the Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road which will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 15 high quality arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors – admission is free. Here the Jefferson Girl Scouts will participate in a Carol Sing, Oak Ridge Martial Arts and the Jersey Hill Woodcarvers will present demonstrations, and the Jefferson Community Players will perform. Members of the Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary will be selling chili, hot dogs, chicken fingers, donuts, and refreshments from their kitchen.
Travel outside the Village proper to the Jefferson Township High School for a unified district band concert in the auditorium located at 1010 Weldon Road featuring the White Rock School Band, the Arthur Stanlick School Band, Jefferson Township High School’s Symphonic Band, and the Jefferson Township Middle School Band – admission is free. The Jefferson Township Community Band under the direction of Peter Tummillo, Jr. will perform their annual holiday concert and would appreciate a free will offering.
Visit nearby Camp Jefferson at 81 Weldon Road for the Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s Visit with Santa event from 10 am to 3 pm[CP1] .
American Legion Post #423 will be selling live Christmas trees in the parking lot of their post home located at 28 Legion Road, just a short walk or drive down the street the entire weekend.
Village festivities will continue into Sunday, December 5 when The Jefferson Township Museum and Miss Elizabeth’s Shoppe re-open at 1 pm with tours of the historical home until 4 pm.
Jefferson CONNECT will host its annual “Light a Luminary for Remembrance” for those affected by suicide and loved ones lost at the Jefferson Township Gazebo, 1033 Weldon Road at 4:30 pm. The event is free.
As details unfold, a detailed entertainment time schedule (which is subject to change) will be made available at www.jeffersonarts.org in the Press Releases Section and on Facebook. For other information and or inquiries, email [email protected], or call 973-697-3828.
Drive slowly through The Village, watch for pedestrians, and walk carefully on the roads. Free parking at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s parking lot, the Milton United Methodist Church, and American Legion Post #423.
Please wear a face mask when indoors – thank you for keeping everyone safe.
Date Opponent Result 4/1 @ Vernon W 7-4 Game Details 4/2 vs. Lodi Immaculate W 7-1 Game Details 4/2 vs. Wayne Valley W 14-2 ...
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|4/2||vs. Wayne Valley||W 14-2||Game Details|
|4/5||vs. Newton||W 13-7||Game Details|
|4/8||vs. Randolph||W 3-2||Game Details|
|4/11||vs. Parsippany||W 2-1||Game Details|
|4/12||@ High Point||L 1-0||Game Details|
|4/16||@ Kittatinny||W 6-0||Game Details|
|4/19||vs. Lenape Valley||W 15-5||Game Details|
|4/21||@ North Warren||W 13-1||Game Details|
|4/23||@ West Milford||W 11-2||Game Details|
|4/23||vs. Morris Hills||W 6-4||Game Details|
|4/27||vs. Butler||W 18-2||Game Details|
|4/29||@ Mendham||W 6-0||Game Details|
|5/3||@ Newton||W 7-0||Game Details|
|5/3||vs. Randolph Morris County Tournament, Second Round||L 9-4||Game Details|
|5/9||vs. High Point||L 5-3||Game Details|
|5/11||@ Morristown||W 11-0||Game Details|
|5/13||vs. Mount Olive||L 5-2||Game Details|
|5/17||vs. Morris Tech NJSIAA Tournament, First Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2||W 2-1||Game Details|
|5/18||vs. Lenape Valley||L 6-4||Game Details|
|5/20||vs. Mahwah NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2||L 2-1||Game Details|
|5/21||vs. Kittatinny||W 11-4||Game Details|
|5/23||vs. Vernon||L 5-2||Game Details|
JEFFERSON, NJ — If you're wondering which are the best places to live in New Jersey, Niche.com has got you covered.On Monday, the website released the 2021 ranking of 'Best Places to Live in New Jersey.'Niche.com uses up-to-date data from dozens of public sources including the Department of Education, FBI and U.S. Census to compile a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. The website compiles statistics throughout the year and also takes into account thousands of reviews.Rankings are based o...
JEFFERSON, NJ — If you're wondering which are the best places to live in New Jersey, Niche.com has got you covered.
On Monday, the website released the 2021 ranking of 'Best Places to Live in New Jersey.'
Niche.com uses up-to-date data from dozens of public sources including the Department of Education, FBI and U.S. Census to compile a comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area. The website compiles statistics throughout the year and also takes into account thousands of reviews.
Rankings are based on cost of living, higher education, housing, public schools, diversity, nightlife etc. Each community is then assigned a grade, on an A+-to-D- scale.
Jefferson earned a 356 ranking with these grades:
According to Niche.com, the pandemic has changed the way people live and work, with many "thinking hard about where they want to live if they no longer have a daily commute."
"In the past year, many people have become more mobile than ever before. Especially if they're able to work remotely, people are asking themselves where they really want to live," Luke Skurman, CEO and founder, said in a statement.
Here are this year's Top 10 communities:
See the rest of their ranking here.
"Our rankings are designed to help our users find the next place they want to call home based on their unique priorities," Skurman said.
This post contains reporting by Sarah Salvadore.
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RUTHERFORD — Three years ago, Jerry Venturino stood in front of the end zone downtrodden.The Jefferson football team had manufactured a way to let a seven-point lead slip to rival Sparta, missing its big opportunity to reach the state playoffs."We can't win the big one," the Falcons head coach muttered, visibly frustrated.Fast-forward three years and Jefferson came together to pull off one of the most improbable runs to a sectional title.With a backup quarterback and riding its disru...
RUTHERFORD — Three years ago, Jerry Venturino stood in front of the end zone downtrodden.
The Jefferson football team had manufactured a way to let a seven-point lead slip to rival Sparta, missing its big opportunity to reach the state playoffs.
"We can't win the big one," the Falcons head coach muttered, visibly frustrated.
Fast-forward three years and Jefferson came together to pull off one of the most improbable runs to a sectional title.
With a backup quarterback and riding its disruptive defense, Jefferson sealed its first sectional championship since 2008 with a 28-7 victory over Rutherford on Saturday afternoon at Tryon Field in Rutherford.
“It’s all about us. It’s all about loyalty. It’s all about family," Venturino said. "It’s an incredible moment for everybody to step up and do their job. I’m extremely happy with everybody on that field.”
Now, Jefferson (7-5) will take on Caldwell in the North, Group 2 bowl game next weekend.
How did the Falcons achieve the unthinkable? Unrelenting belief.
Drop four of your first five games? Believe.
Need to grab must-win contests against Kittatinny and Vernon in the final two games of the regular season? Believe.
Trail in each of your first two state playoff games at halftime? Believe.
Lose future NCAA Division I quarterback Peter Delaportas early in the first quarter? Believe.
Jefferson had its back against the wall once again in the early going on Saturday. The top-seeded Bulldogs marched 64 yards on their opening drive, capped by a 2-yard touchdown run from Pat Cerulli to make it 7-0 at the 7:20 mark of the first.
Things looked bleak when on Jefferson's second drive of the game, Delaportas dropped back to attempt his first pass and was crunched by Ryan Ward from the blind side, landing on and badly injuring his shoulder.
Venturino first turned to sophomore backup Ryan Moran, who came up empty on two straight drives. Then, the Falcons coach handed the ball to quarterback-turned-receiver Erik Garv, last season's starter.
Garv helped engineer an unfathomable comeback, completing 15 of 19 passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns to answer the call. Jayson Eisele provided a lift in the run game, carrying 17 times for 166 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown.
"It all came back to me at once," Garv said. "As we scored that touchdown, I was just so happy. I was like, ‘We still have a chance. Everybody was counting us out at that point, but we still had a chance. It was just a great feeling."
Jefferson's defense shut out the Bulldogs after their opening drive to seal the win.
Garv had not thrown a pass since the Falcons' second week game against Chatham.
He stepped aside and became a wide receiver when Delaportas returned to his home district from Pope John. The two were a dynamic duo in the state run, combining on three touchdown passes in the first two rounds.
But Garv returned under center on Saturday and delivered the biggest performance of his high school career.
On his third pass of the game midway through the second quarter, Garv looped a 34-yard pass to Travis Osterhout in the back right corner of the end zone to tie the score.
"Against Mendham, I had two touchdowns, both on fades," Osterhout said. "He knew I’m always there for him. He trusts me, so that’s how it is. We always trust each other, and that’s how we won."
And just before halftime, a double pass from Garv to Theo Fisher to Osterhout netted 44 yards and set up the go-ahead 14-yard scoring strike from Garv to Osterhout with 13 seconds left in the half.
Garv's biggest play may have come early in the fourth quarter when he connected with Fisher in the right flat on third-and-25 from the 32-yard line. Fisher broke in to put the Falcons up by 14 points with 8:26 left, and Eisele put the game away with a 79-yard breakaway touchdown less than three minutes later.
"It’s just been an insane story. I started the first game at quarterback, Peter comes back, I get moved out to wide receiver. I never thought I would be going back to quarterback," Garv said. "It’s so ironic that the sectional championship game, it’s ‘Garv, get back in at quarterback.’ I didn’t think it would happen, but I’m glad it did."
When Delaportas went down with an injury, the Falcons needed something to rally behind.
Jefferson's defense provided that boost.
With the Bulldogs (9-2) trying to go up by two scores, Justin Eisele notched a third-down sack and they swallowed up Ryan Ward on a fake punt. Jefferson forced three straight three-and-outs after the opening score.
"On that first drive, I thought this was going to be a close game," Garv said. "After that first drive, it was just stop after stop after stop. It gave me a huge boost of confidence because I’m like, ‘All right, I’ve got some room now.’ They just did a phenomenal job."
And before halftime, Daniel Caruso forced a fumble and Osterhout scooped it up to set up the go-ahead touchdown late in the second quarter.
The Falcons went 60 yards in three plays and 44 seconds to take the lead.
The Falcons' defense shut down the Bulldogs in the second half, with a big sack from Daniel Caruso and interception from Osterhout with Jefferson leading, 21-7.
Twice, Rutherford marched inside the 25 in the fourth quarter, and it came up with no points each time.
"We knew we could do this in the summer," Osterhout said. "We knew we could get all the way. We all kept our heads up. Our offensive line, our defensive line, our whole defense, we’ve been getting better as the season progressed. Now we’re here."
Patch sent the local school board candidates the same four questions ahead of the November election. Here's what they had to say.JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ — Three seats are open on the Jefferson Township Board of Education this year, and Patch caught up with the candidates ahead of the general election.Amy Gould, Christopher Natale and Lary Wasserman are running for three open three year terms on the board. We asked all candidates the same four questions:All candidates were sent the questions at the same time, and w...
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ — Three seats are open on the Jefferson Township Board of Education this year, and Patch caught up with the candidates ahead of the general election.
Amy Gould, Christopher Natale and Lary Wasserman are running for three open three year terms on the board. We asked all candidates the same four questions:
All candidates were sent the questions at the same time, and were given the same deadline to submit them. They were given no minimum or maximum word count, and encouraged to write as much as they needed, or to keep the answers brief if they wanted to. Answers were submitted by email and are presented here as submitted. Wasserman did not submit by press time.
Why are you running for Board Of Education?
Three years ago, I began my service in the BOE and have assisted in creating clear guidelines, developing strategies, and instituting needed changes in several areas of our educational system. I feel I have more to offer and would like to continue serving my community in this very important work.
What is the biggest challenge facing schools in your town, and how will you address it?
There are two large challenges facing our school system. First, funding. The State has pulled back spending in our district and left the district having to place infrastructual needs on the back burner. We have substantial needs for renovated labs, classrooms, and other facilities. We as a community can help solve some of these issues by taking advantage of state aid that is available if we approve additiinal school funding in our community. I would help get the word out to the community so that, through providing information, each voter is confident in their choice to prioritze our children's education.
The second large obstacle we face in our system is comfort. We are comfortable with how we have done things in the past and will push back on new ideas. We need to embrace change if we intend to progress as a community. In my role on the BOE I have always been quick to listen, slow to reply, and strong in my pursuit of progress on all levels even when it was uncomfortable. I intend to continue toward our progress.
What three words would you use to describe yourself to someone who has never met you?
Inspiring, insightful, kind
What experience in your background has prepared you to be an effective leader?
In my role as an estate planning attorney, I guide my clients to solutions, present alternative paths, and assist them in executing their goals. Almost perfectly paralleled to my role on the BOE, I have listened to the issues that we have encountered over the past three years, helped develop sound solutions by weighing options, and held the district accountable for executing the strategies we developed. I am strong and act with conviction even when it is unpopular. In acting, I explain my reasoning in a logical and objective manner so that otheres may be that inspired to join in my opinion.
Why are you running for Board Of Education?
I have lived in Jefferson Township for 19 years and have 2 children in the school system. I am running of the Jefferson Township BOE because I want to be an advocate for the educational needs of our community's children. I want to participate in the creation of a long-term vision, mapping a course that provides the necessary opportunities students need to reach their full potential.
What is the biggest challenge facing schools in your town, and how will you address it?
Ensuring that our children have competitive advantages, so that they have access to the best possible opportunities. At the high school level, I would like the Guidance Counselors to really know the students they are responsible for. From the first day of Freshman year, they should be aware of the aspirations of their charges, including knowledge of their desired field of study. This will facilitate their ability to not only guiding the student to the appropriate courses to take during high school but also, which universities have highly respected programs for that course of study. Furthermore, they can ensure a complete understanding of the requirements for acceptance into those schools, as well as ongoing monitoring of the student's tracking towards those requirements.
What three words would you use to describe yourself to someone who has never met you?
Passionate, Approachable, and Pragmatic
What experience in your background has prepared you to be an effective leader?
I have been working in Pharmaceutical Medicine Development for more than 20 years and have successfully led my teams to providing on-time, high quality deliverables. As part of this, I have developed the skills related to project management, risk management, collaboration, and developing long-term strategies towards achieving desirable outcomes.
With a declining enrollment, population, and State funding, the Jefferson Twp School Board faces a financial burden. It is my desire to introduce efficienty by eliminating systems we can no longer afford.
With a Comprehensive Science certificate in the State of NJ I have taught at four year college, two year, and high school to include physics, chemistry, oceanography. As a founding faculty member at Passaic County Community College I was chosen by the tenured faculty as their delegate to the college Presidents Council. Also served as President of the Faculty Association and as Team Leader for Science (same as Department Head wih no administrative certificate). Currently a Navy Commander, Retired , having served aboard a destroyer during the Cuban Missile Crisis and as Commanding Officer of various reserve units. Teaching science in Paterson and Franklin Lakes has given me a wide view of different school districts. Currently I volunteer as a Trustee on various Boards.
[Editor's note: Wasserman did not provide a photograph. All answers are presented as submitted to Patch.]
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