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 Lake Worth, 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 Lake Worth, 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:
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Though an incredible musician and songwriter, Jimmy Buffett's name is practically synonymous with the sea. Whether sailing, paddle boarding, surfing or fishing, he had strong ties to all of it.On Sunday, Sept. 24, friends will get the chance to say goodbye in a manor befitting ...
Though an incredible musician and songwriter, Jimmy Buffett's name is practically synonymous with the sea. Whether sailing, paddle boarding, surfing or fishing, he had strong ties to all of it.
The event is being hosted by the nonprofit organization Piper's Angels Foundation.
Founded by Travis Suit, the group is named after his daughter Piper, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 4. Its goal is to provide innovative solutions to the cystic fibrosis community, empowering each individual and family to live their greatest life possible.
A lifelong fan of his music, Suit was one of those lucky people who also actually got to meet and know Buffett.
Suit said it was 2012 and he was working as bartender at Nick & Johnny's in Palm Beach. It was a slow Sunday afternoon when an older guy rode up on his bicycle, he said. When that guy sat down at the bar and looked up, Suit said he was like, "Holy cow, that's Jimmy Buffett!"
Buffett lived just down the street on Root Trail, and Suit said he would stop by the restaurant several times year and more frequently during the winter season.
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Being a bartender, Suit said that you can sometimes get into pretty deep conversations with patrons, especially regulars.
He said that over the years, when Buffett would stop in they would talk about life, surfing and family.
Suit said that when he told Buffett about "The Crossing," a long-distance paddle challenge from the Bahamas to Florida that supports families affected by cystic fibrosis, Buffett said "anything you and Piper ever need, I'll help."
Having Jimmy Buffett say that had a profound impact on him, "just to know that he was in our corner," Suit said.
True to his word, Buffett stepped up and sponsored the foundation and became an advisor to its board of directors.
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Suit said he'd been a fan of his music his whole life and loved him for his authenticity.
One Sunday evening, Suit recalled Buffett stopped by the bar and told him that it looked like there were going to be good waves the next day. Suit said that he'd been praying for surf because not only was it his day off, but also his birthday.
Jimmy gave him his number and said, "Text me early tomorrow and we'll hit it."
Suit got a birthday surf session with Jimmy Buffett just north of The Breakers off Wells Road in Palm Beach.
The paddle out starts at 8 a.m. and will take place just south of the Lake Worth Pier. Everyone will then circle up on the beach at 8:30 before paddling out.
There will a time for sharing and some music, and flowers will be handed out. There will be a moment of silence, and then blowing of a conch shell.
Where: Lake Worth Beach, 10 Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth Beach
When: 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24
The fate of the iconic art deco building that once housed the Blue Front Bar and Grill in Lake Worth Beach has been in question since a new restaurant expected to debut this past spring never materialized.But property owner Martin Sprock, who co-founded Moe’s Southwest Grill and Planet Smoothie, said he still plans to open one of his RuRu’s Tacos a...
The fate of the iconic art deco building that once housed the Blue Front Bar and Grill in Lake Worth Beach has been in question since a new restaurant expected to debut this past spring never materialized.
But property owner Martin Sprock, who co-founded Moe’s Southwest Grill and Planet Smoothie, said he still plans to open one of his RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila in the unique building at 1132 N. Dixie Highway.
“We are dying to be working on Blue Front,” Sprock said in a Sept. 19 interview. “We’ve had a bit of a tussle to get permits, but we will get rolling as soon as we get the green light. We have two construction crews waiting to go.”
City of Lake Worth Beach officials said there are "no outstanding or in-progress building permit applications registered within the city's database for the property located at 1132 North Dixie Highway, formerly known as the Blue Front Grill or Kristen's. Neither are there any pending planning, zoning or business license applications for this location.”
Sprock said he's still working through a phase in the process that happens before a formal permit request is submitted.
If RuRu's opens in Lake Worth Beach, it would be the first in Florida. The restaurant offers Mexican-inspired fare, and has locations in Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
RuRu’s is noted for its dishes with playful movie-themed names such as a crispy tofu bowl called You Got No Legs Lt. Dan!, from the film “Forest Gump.”
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There’s also a double-stacked quesadilla called You’re My Boy Blue, from the movie “Old School,” and a Fletch-themed marinated chicken bowl called It’s All Ball Bearings.
In addition to making sure permitting is “100% perfect,” Sprock said it’s been difficult finding qualified contractors due to the increase in residential and commercial construction happening in Palm Beach County since the pandemic.
Sprock also plans to build a new two-story Mediterranean-themed restaurant along Antique Row in West Palm Beach. He paid $1.75 million for an empty lot at 3500 S. Dixie in March 2022 for what he said will house a Kid Cashew eatery, which features wood-fired meals including marinated chicken and lamb skewers, and multiple salads.
“That one is going to have a really cool covered patio on it,” Sprock said. “That has been drawn up, but it’s the same slow process. It’s taking a while.”
Sprock couldn’t give an estimated opening date for either the Lake Worth Beach or West Palm Beach restaurants. He said the RuRu’s Tacos and Tequila could be open in three to four months once permitting is complete.
The former Blue Front building was built in 1949 with an eye-catching tower for the entrance and an expansive landscaped garden area. It was the home of Kristine’s Restaurant for decades, followed by a catering and events company.
It became the Jetsetter Lounge around 2006. Blue Front was open from 2014 to 2018.
Sprock, through his limited liability corporation Round Boys, paid $1.6 million for the Blue Front property in April 2022. The building borders the Northeast Lucerne Historic District but isn’t in it. That means it could be torn down.
“We are trying to salvage it. We want to make it sing again,” Sprock said.
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Andy Amoroso, a former Lake Worth Beach vice mayor who is running for mayor in 2024, said he’s heard several complaints about permitting delays in the city.
“Delays cost businesses money, and every day they aren’t open costs more money,” said Amoroso, who owns the Tacky Tourist gift shop on Lake Avenue. “Yes, we want to make sure everything is done right, but we can do better.”
Sprock, who bought a home near Worth Avenue in Palm Beach in April 2021, has also been investing in real estate in some of West Palm Beach's historic communities and in Lake Worth Beach.
He has about a dozen homes he's renovating with the goal of either leasing them out or selling them.
“We believe in West Palm Beach and Lake Worth in a big way,” Sprock said. “It would just be nice if things were a little easier to get work done.”
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.
Dozens of Jimmy Buffett fans went to the beach Sunday morning for one final farewell to the late singer.A lot of fans told WFLX’s Victor Jorges this is the only way they know how to say goodbye to the legend. Just like Jimmy Buffett would’ve wanted it, his life was celebrated amid music, waves and his fans.“He brings a gathering,” Richard Albanese of Lake Worth Beach. “Everybody is enjoying each other’s company and enjoying his music, and this… the beach.”Dozens gathered a...
Dozens of Jimmy Buffett fans went to the beach Sunday morning for one final farewell to the late singer.
A lot of fans told WFLX’s Victor Jorges this is the only way they know how to say goodbye to the legend. Just like Jimmy Buffett would’ve wanted it, his life was celebrated amid music, waves and his fans.
“He brings a gathering,” Richard Albanese of Lake Worth Beach. “Everybody is enjoying each other’s company and enjoying his music, and this… the beach.”
Dozens gathered at Lake Worth Beach with plans of honoring Buffett by paddling out at sea. Mother Nature had different plans but like true Buffett fans, people embraced the rain.
“The man talked about living your life easy,” Albanese said. “Life is not complicated, it’s what you make of it and he talked about enjoying your time.”
“It’s one of those things that you’re just here for the moment,” Jeff Eder of Ocean Ridge said. “It’s a really nice thing to do for someone who was really a nice person, genuinely, deep down.”
Fans like Albanese and Eder came out to thank Buffett for his music. They said when times got tough, his music was always there.
“We all have problems and everything but when you sit and have a Jimmy Buffett day, it’s all gone,” Albanese said.
“Relaxation, dreams of the islands, all the water stuff that he loved, and I love too,” Eder said.
Behind this seaside goodbye is Piper’s Angels, a local organization fighting for cystic fibrosis. Buffett was on the board for the non-profit before he passed away earlier this year.
“That’s the kind of guy Jimmy was,” Travis Suit said. “He just knew how to show up authentically for everything he did.”
Sunday felt like a hug for people who came together to live life like Jimmy. By the ocean, guitar in hand, and smiling from ear to ear.
“He left a lot of people happy, he made you happy, just sitting there listening to his music, just makes you happy,” Albanese said.
The beloved singer-songwriter passed away at his home in Long Island on Sept. 1 surrounded by family and friends.
He was 76 years old.
Fans in South Florida are holding his memory, and music, close to their hearts.
Drone footage courtesy of Jesse Pettifor/Palm Beach Drone Works.
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LAKE WORTH, Fla. —City of Lake Worth Beach leaders voted Wednesday night to approve an amended lease for Benny's on the Beach. The move allows for the iconic restaurant to stay in business on the pier.The new lease amendment raises the restaurant's rent to $42 per square foot, putting it on par with some of the higher rent rates at the nearby Casino building. The new amendment keeps the restaurant on the pier for at least the next 10 years.Previous coverage: ...
LAKE WORTH, Fla. —
City of Lake Worth Beach leaders voted Wednesday night to approve an amended lease for Benny's on the Beach. The move allows for the iconic restaurant to stay in business on the pier.
The new lease amendment raises the restaurant's rent to $42 per square foot, putting it on par with some of the higher rent rates at the nearby Casino building. The new amendment keeps the restaurant on the pier for at least the next 10 years.
“I’m feeling very happy for (all the supporters) and the 200 employees who worked for Benny’s on the Beach," said Lee Lipton, owner of Benny's on the Beach. "I’m also very happy for the people of the city who really do love Benny’s on the Beach and have been here for the last 40 years. Hopefully, some of my children or whoever will take it on and keep it going. Benny’s on the Beach is Lake Worth Beach and we’re very, very happy to be here."
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"Personally, I feel it’s in the best interest of the city to have this continuity of Benny’s on the Beach," said Lake Worth Beach Mayor Betty Resch. "It’s been there for a long time. We have very little. Lake Worth, there’s a dearth of activities to come to in Lake Worth. Right now, it’s Benny’s. People come for special occasions and for birthdays and to go on vacation and feel like they’re in the islands, and that’s the place to do it."
Commissioner Christopher Mcvoy voted against the amendment on Wednesday because he says it leaves money on the table, since he thinks the city could have charged more for its pier property and he also thinks city staff should have gathered more data to have more information before making this latest offer.
Other commissioners say they're excited to keep Benny's on the Beach where it is since it’s a landmark of the community.
The commission recently voted against a lease amendment proposal and city staff and the owner of Benny's on the Beach had been working over the last few weeks to come to a different agreement.
Critics have said the millions of dollars needed to redesign the municipal pool would be better spent elsewhere. Supporters of the pool say the city lost a beloved gathering spot.0:000:22ADThe former pool in Lake Worth Beach is nearing a turning point. Closed since at least 2017 amid safety concerns an...
The former pool in Lake Worth Beach is nearing a turning point. Closed since at least 2017 amid safety concerns and budget constraints, the Olympic-sized hole in the ground has fueled debates about whether to revive the pool or to use the space for something different.
City commissioners reviewed the latest proposal for a new pool at their Aug. 15 meeting. Happy with the redesign, at least for the most part, they gave city staff the OK to move forward with a cost analysis that takes into account not only the construction price, but also the cost of operating and maintaining a pool.
"If it is not — after careful consideration — feasible to have the pool, then we must deal with the fact that we have a giant concrete hole at our beach, and we need to come up with some alternative plan to use that space," said Mayor Betty Resch, who is in favor of reopening the pool.
Critics have said the millions of dollars needed to redesign the pool would be better spent elsewhere. Supporters of the pool — once a place for swim lessons, water aerobics, holiday celebrations, picnics and other community get-togethers — say Lake Worth Beach lost a beloved gathering place.
City commissioners and supporters hope that reopening the pool with modern amenities will make the site a destination for residents and tourists. Up to now, the greatest obstacle has been the cost.
The latest design by CPZ Architects would cost an estimated $16 million. The concept includes a food pavilion, covered seating, restrooms and changing rooms, a lifeguard office and a nearby splash pad.
A major sticking point for commissioners during the last discussion on Dec. 6 was the depth of the pool. The previous rendition had a depth of only 4 feet throughout the pool, and the new design has various depths that start at 3 feet and gradually lead up to a 10-foot section.
Commissioners applauded the new addition and said it would open the door to more people getting their scuba diving certifications or brushing up on their scuba skills. With a public beach and the Atlantic Ocean directly across the street from the proposed pool, diving would be a draw, they said.
They were less certain about a splash pad situated just outside of the pool. In the latest design, the splash pad — an area with jets that spray water from the ground — would offer a free option to anyone who wants to have some fun and cool off without having to pay an entry fee for the pool area.
Commissioner Kim Stokes pushed back on the idea of dividing families and separating the pool site into a paid and unpaid area, especially when the city already has a free playground across the street.
Commissioner Sarah Malega, however, agreed with the idea of putting the splash pad in a separate area, offering families more options outside of the paid pool area. But if the city were to move forward with a splash pad, it should be moved farther from Ocean Boulevard and the dangers of passing cars and sidewalk travelers, she said.
The meeting also included some debate about a food pavilion — an area similar to a tiki bar — that was included in the latest design. Instead of building a kitchen and selling its own food, the city could save money and welcome vendors on a rotating basis, Commissioner Reinaldo Diaz said.
Agreeing with the use of mobile vendors, whether it be trucks or food carts, Vice Mayor Christopher McVoy said it would support local entrepreneurs and allow for a constant offering of new foods.
"Sometimes the food is one of the biggest revenue-makers of the project," City Manager Carmen Davis said in response. "But we will certainly be open-minded and evaluate that on both ends."
Even before the pool's permanent closing, it shut down temporarily in 2010 to save money, amid budget concerns in the city. The pool cost about $322,000 to operate every year, but it generated only about 20% of that amount in revenue.
The pool reopened in 2013, after residents pushed for its return, but fewer than 50 people used it each day. "If no one utilizes the pool, it will be hard to justify the expense," the city's sales, marketing and event manager said at the time.
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Commissioners spent the next several years debating about whether to close the aging pool. Built in 1971, it needed costly repairs and was operating at an annual deficit, and while some city leaders wanted it closed for good, others said the pool was an important public resource.
"We sat, we talked, we reminisced, we got to know our neighbors,” a swim instructor said in 2016, describing a community event at the pool. “It was more than just a class. It was like family.”
Safety concerns finally led to the pool's permanent closing by 2017. Concrete chunks "the size of small sandwiches" began falling from the pool's pump room ceiling, nearly hitting a staff worker, and a 12-inch water line exploded, firing shrapnel dangerously close to another city worker.
Since that time, supporters have continued to push for the reopening of a modern public pool. A group of residents — carrying boogie boards, snorkel masks and dioramas of the pool — filled the commission chambers in 2019, encouraging city leaders to not give up on the project.
The current commissioners, who inherited the controversial pool project after their arrival in 2021 and 2022, are tasked with figuring out a solution before it grows even more expensive.
The city’s leisure services director said about eight years ago that a total redesign of the pool would cost between $2 million to $8 million. That estimate jumped to $10 million about four years ago, before this year's $16 million concept was presented to the commission.
"We don't have the money," the vice mayor said. "We're going to have to come up with the money by borrowing, grants, who knows what sort of way. Inspiring somebody to donate big chunks or multiple people to donate."
"I would say don't hold back on imagination of what you build. Use that as your attractor for the funding," he continued, arguing that the current design lacked the level of creativity he expected.
The commission ultimately voted 4-1, with McVoy dissenting, to move forward with a cost analysis for the project, including construction, operations and maintenance. That process will take into account the commissioners' recent comments and suggestions, and the city manager will bring the estimated price back to the city leaders at a future meeting.
"But not like a year from now, right?" Malega said.
"No, ma'am, I don't think you'll let me do that," the city manager responded.
Giuseppe Sabella is a reporter covering Boynton Beach and Lake Worth Beach at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at [email protected]. Help support our journalism and subscribe today.