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 Juno Beach, FL 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 Juno Beach, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Juno Beach, FL, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
JUNO BEACH — Records are meant to be broken, and sea turtles nesting in Palm Beach County are well on their way.Scientists and volunteers have identified a whopping 17,138 sea turtle nests in the Juno Beach, Jupiter and Tequesta areas so far this summer, according to a news release from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.At just halfway through this year's nesting season — which runs...
JUNO BEACH — Records are meant to be broken, and sea turtles nesting in Palm Beach County are well on their way.
Scientists and volunteers have identified a whopping 17,138 sea turtle nests in the Juno Beach, Jupiter and Tequesta areas so far this summer, according to a news release from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
At just halfway through this year's nesting season — which runs from March 1 to Oct. 31 — Loggerhead staff expect to scream past last season's final number of 18,132 nests on the 9.5-mile stretch of beach they monitor.
“We are observing nesting numbers in amounts never seen before,” said Justin Perrault, vice president of research at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. He said he expects the total number of nests to top 20,000 this year: A record for this slice of Palm Beach County.
The record has already been broken farther south on the five miles of beaches monitored by Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton — which have recorded 1,185 sea turtle nests so far this season. Last year, the same area had 1,058 nests, according to David Anderson, the center's sea turtle conservation coordinator.
"It's encouraging," Anderson said Saturday about the ever-increasing nesting numbers. "These are animals that don't reach maturity until 20 or 25 (years of age), so we need many, many years of data to understand the trends we're seeing."
While researchers don't yet understand how all sea turtles nesting habits fluctuate, at least one type of sea turtle follows a two-year reproductive cycle that results in high numbers of nests every other year. The last "high" year for green sea turtle nests in Florida was 2019, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center researchers also attribute the higher nesting numbers to successful conservation in the last several decades. As a result, sea turtles are able to return to their native beaches to lay their nests more than 20 or 30 years into their lives.
Three types of sea turtles regularly nest on Palm Beach County's beaches: The prolific loggerhead, the slightly smaller green turtle, and the massive leatherback. All three species are threatened or endangered.
As of July 12, staff and volunteers have documented 208 nests from leatherbacks, 12,379 from loggerheads, and 4,551 nests from green turtles.
Compare that to the entire season in 2022, when nest monitors found 282 nests from leatherbacks, 13,205 from loggerheads, and 4,645 nests from green turtles.
Northern Palm Beach County, from John D. MacArthur State Beach Park to the Martin County line in Tequesta, usually accounts for about half of all sea turtle nests in the county. Last year, there were a total of 37,183 nests in Palm Beach County, according to FWC.
Palm Beach County and our neighbors have always been hotspots for sea turtle nesting. More than 80% of all loggerhead sea turtle nests in Florida are found in central east and southeast parts of the state, according to the FWC.
But some nesting trends don't yet make sense.
Green turtles usually follow a two-year reproductive cycle, and the species set record high nest-counts in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Then, the years between 2020 and 2022 did not follow the typical two-year cycle, but were classified as "intermediate" years by FWC.
Changes in the green turtle's two-year cycle have been documented in the past as well — from 2003 to 2004 and from 2010 to 2011. The FWC says these changes are not cause for concern, and that nest counts may resume their two-year cycle or the nesting pattern may change all together.
"These greens have kept us guessing these last few years," Anderson said. "Maybe their population has grown to the point where we won't see obvious high and low years."
Meanwhile, leatherback nests reached a peak in Florida and in Palm Beach County around 2014, followed by a steep decline between 2015 and 2017.
Now, leatherbacks have made a "promising rebound," according to FWC. Leatherback nest numbers have surpassed 2014 levels in Palm Beach County, according to Loggerhead Marinelife Center's data.
Risks to sea turtles and their futures have been highlighted by recent allegations of "harassment" of the endangered species and higher ocean temperatures.
Last week, a group of residents sent a notice that they intend to sue the Town of Palm Beach for violations of the federal Endangered Species Act because the town is not enforcing its light restrictions designed to protect hatching sea turtles on the beach, The Palm Beach Post reported.
The group Bear Warriors United said mechanical beach cleaning machines leave deep ruts in the sand that stop newly hatched sea turtles from making it to the ocean, and that sea turtle nests are being improperly marked and then disrupted by beachgoers and unleashed dogs.
“The town of Palm Beach could have these issues fixed and be heroes in a week if they put their minds to it,” said Katrina Shadix, executive director of Bear Warriors United. “This isn’t a poor town. It’s one of the richest ZIP codes in the country and they could be sea turtle champions.”
Nesting sea turtles are also facing troubles even before they get to the beach.
Palm Beach County's sea-surface temperatures are three degrees warmer than normal this month at around 88 degrees, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Warmer water could spell trouble, because as water temperatures climb, coral reefs experience "bleaching" that kills part of the organism. As the main source of food for sea turtles and many other sea creatures, dying coral reefs can cause a domino effect on the entire ocean ecosystem, according to the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
Kimberly Miller, a veteran journalist for The Palm Beach Post who covers real estate and how growth affects South Florida's environment, contributed to this report.
National Seashell Day may be over, but you can enjoy combing the beach for shells and shark teeth any day &mdas...
The Palm Beaches isn't a bucket list destination for seashell collectors. And Palm Beach County may not be the seashell capital of the world, like Sanibel Island on the west coast, but don't let that discourage you from looking for treasures in your own back yard.
Largely because of dredging and beach restoration projects that have taken place throughout some of Palm Beach County's popular beach spots, there are plenty of treasure troves for the average shell hunter.
If you're on a quest for a crazy find, like a rare junonia snail shell, you're in the wrong place. Around 95% of the junonia shells found on Florida beaches are discovered along the west coast. Although, a beachcomber from North Palm Beach discovered one of the rarest shells in the world — in perfect condition — on the shore in Juno Beach two years ago.
Here are some beaches in Palm Beach County where you have the best chance of finding shells and shark teeth:
Looking for shark teeth?These five beaches in Palm Beach County are known statewide for shark tooth hunting
The best time to go shelling is at low tide. The morning low tide typically produces more shells than low tide in the evening, because mollusks feed at night, leaving more shells behind on the shore in the morning.
Test your shelling knowledge:Hey shell lovers, can you name these 7 shells?
Because of the dramatic shift in tides when the moon is new or full, more shells wash up on shore in the days surrounding a full or new moon. Similarly, stronger currents and tides from storms bring more shells to shore as well.
Wildfire smoke from the far northwestern reaches of Canada created hazy conditions throughout Palm Beach County Tuesday, reducing visibility and triggering an air quality alert from health officials.The smoke, which is traveling o...
Wildfire smoke from the far northwestern reaches of Canada created hazy conditions throughout Palm Beach County Tuesday, reducing visibility and triggering an air quality alert from health officials.
The smoke, which is traveling on the clockwise swirl of winds from an area of high pressure over the Mid-Atlantic region, could remain through early Wednesday before pushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Florida experienced some of the heaviest concentrations of smoke Tuesday — and a spike in unhealthy air quality that ranked the worst in the country — because it was getting a direct firehose of north and northeasterly winds from the high pressure. Areas of the country closer to the center of the high didn't get as much smoke.
Brett Anderson, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, said it was a surprise that the smoke made it all the way to Florida from fires burning in British Columbia and Alberta.
"It's very unusual," Anderson said. "I started seeing it going south and I didn't think it would get to Florida, but it maintained itself."
An overnight inversion ? where the ground cools faster than the air above it ? exacerbated the early Tuesday haze, said National Weather Service meteorologist Robert Garcia.
An inversion, which is also a cause of fog, usually happens on clear nights when the land becomes cooler than the air a few thousand feet up. Air typically cools with height, so when the air high up is warmer, it acts like a lid to trap moisture, and smoke, near the ground.
"That smoke just got transported in the upper atmosphere down here, and it's one of those mornings where people are going to experience patches of lower visibility," Garcia said early Tuesday. "We've been keeping an eye on it through the overnight hours, and it's something folks should watch for."
Canada struggled with wildfires throughout the summer, and scores still burn out of control, including in the Northwest Territories and the Northeast provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
In mid-September, CTV News reported that some wildfires may burn until regular snowfall returns.
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"We will need to adapt to living with fire," CTV quoted Shane Thompson, minister of environment and climate change for the Northwest Territories of the country as saying. "It's very likely these fires will need to be managed till snowfall."
At Palm Beach International Airport early Tuesday, sustained winds were blowing east-northeast at 17 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Garcia said that should have helped clear the skies closer to the coast.
Still, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the air quality near downtown West Palm Beach was in the "unhealthy" range according to AirNow.gov. That's the fourth level of concern on a six-level scale and means that some people may experience detrimental health effects from the smoke.
By 1:30 p.m., the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County issued a reminder that the air quality was in a range that was "unhealthy to sensitive groups."
Jose De Olazabal, a pulmonologist on staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, said some of his patients with respiratory problems called his office with concerns about the smoke.
"They could see it with the naked eye, it was pretty impressive," De Olazabal said. "A couple of patients noticed it (Monday). They had already felt symptoms of coughing and congestion."
De Olazabal said for people with no health problems, an "unhealthy" rating on the air quality index will cause few problems. But people with asthma or COPD should avoid going outside. The smoke, which can carry particulate matter and add sulfur dioxide to the air, is also a concern for those with heart problems.
"People with cardiovascular disease tend to experience worsening events like heart failure and arrhythmia," he said. "If something is stressing your lungs, it can potentially stress your heart or even your kidneys."
Areas more inland where the wind was blowing at just 7 mph were hazier. Clewiston had visibility of just 3 miles early Tuesday, Garcia said.
"It's one of those things where if you aren't expecting it, it can certainly give you a bit of a surprise," he said. "Folks should take precautions. Use your low beans and give yourself extra time to reach your destination."
Kimberly Miller is a veteran journalist for The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA Today Network of Florida. She covers real estate and how growth affects South Florida's environment. Subscribe to The Dirt for a weekly real estate roundup. If you have news tips, please send them to [email protected]. Help support our local journalism, subscribe today.
MIAMI, July 13, 2023 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the $39.05 million sale of Bluffs Square Shoppes, a 123,917-square-foot, Publix-anchored shopping center located in Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida.JLL represented the seller, Sterling Organization, and BPS Partners FL LLC acquired the asset. Sterling originally acquired this asset utilizing one of its fully discretionary investment funds in October 2019 for $25.78 million....
MIAMI, July 13, 2023 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the $39.05 million sale of Bluffs Square Shoppes, a 123,917-square-foot, Publix-anchored shopping center located in Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida.
JLL represented the seller, Sterling Organization, and BPS Partners FL LLC acquired the asset. Sterling originally acquired this asset utilizing one of its fully discretionary investment funds in October 2019 for $25.78 million.
Built in 1986, Bluffs Square Shoppes is currently 98% leased to a high-quality tenant roster led by Publix and Walgreens. Additional national and local tenants include Uncle Eddie’s, Anthony’s Women Apparel, Goodwill, UPS, Toojay’s Deli and Café Sole. The property receives over one million annual visits, and its tenants feature a weighted average tenure of nearly 22 years.
Situated at 4050 US Highway 1, the property sits on a prime 14.53-acre infill site in a high-barrier-to-entry coastal location. The center enjoys high visibility location along the trade area’s primary thoroughfare, U.S. Highway 1, and is immediately across from Juno Beach Park, a major access point for the area’s beaches and Juno Beach Pier. The property serves a captive and affluent customer base home to 108,175 residents within five miles with an average household income of $147,677.
The JLL Retail Capital Markets team that represented the seller was led by Senior Managing Director and co-lead of JLL’s Retail Capital Markets Group Danny Finkle, Senior Directors Jorge Portela and Eric Williams and Vice President Kim Flores.
“Grocery-anchored and necessity retail centers continue to be in high demand from the full spectrum of investors,” said Finkle. “The lack of new development and tenant expansion demand are placing notable upward pressure on rental rates and property values.”
“Bluffs Square Shoppes offered the rare opportunity to acquire a Publix-anchored shopping center in a core Palm Beach County submarket with a stable cash flow coupled with redevelopment potential. The asset was an ideal fit for BPS,” Portela said.
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Sterling Organization is a vertically integrated, private equity real estate firm whose national platform is focused on investing in retail, LAST HOUR® consumer fulfillment and distribution real estate assets across the risk spectrum in major markets within the United States on behalf of Sterling’s principals in partnership with the highest quality institutional investors. With offices across the nation, Sterling Organization is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL., and together with its affiliates, owns and manages 72 properties across the U.S. with more than 12 million square feet of primarily retail real estate worth approximately $2 billion in value.
BPS Partners FL LLC is a local family office that invests primarily in commercial real estate. With offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida the firm owns, manages, and operates properties throughout New York and South Florida. BPS Partners benefits from a multi-generational management team with strong family values and extensive experience in the construction and real estate industry.
Rain and a strong storms will continue Monday after an evening of severe storms and a tornado in South Florida Sunday night.The strong storms caused a tornado warning in northeastern Palm Beach County, which expired at 2 p.m.The main time frame for isolated, strong storms is until 4 p.m.The School District of Palm Beach County announced that dismissals may be delayed due to the severe weather.Weather...
Rain and a strong storms will continue Monday after an evening of severe storms and a tornado in South Florida Sunday night.
The strong storms caused a tornado warning in northeastern Palm Beach County, which expired at 2 p.m.
The main time frame for isolated, strong storms is until 4 p.m.
The School District of Palm Beach County announced that dismissals may be delayed due to the severe weather.
Strong winds, heavy downpours and lightning are possible.
Video below: Hail in Juno Beach Monday
Many residents across the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast are cleaning up after severe weather a tornado and flooding Sunday.
An EF0 tornado that traveled from Micco to Sebastian Sunday was confirmed by the National Weather Service.
The tornado was about 100 yards wide — the size of a football field. It had estimated winds of about 75 mph and traveled for half a mile.
About 7.4 inches of rain reportedly fell along the Treasure Coast. Some areas around West Palm beach got more than 4 inches.
Heavy rain and lots of lightning strikes were reported from Jensen Beach. Golf ball-sized hail was also reported in Port St. Lucie and White City.
Fort Lauderdale received nearly 26 inches of rain last week during a historic flooding event.
A high pressure system is expected to bring some dry air to the area later this week.
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