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 Lantana, 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 Lantana, 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 Lantana, 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
LANTANA, Fla. - A South Florida drawbridge t...
LANTANA, Fla. - A South Florida drawbridge tender was reportedly fired after video showed how she raised a bridge with a car still on it.
Video of the incident, which was from October 2021, was obtained this week by WPTV through a public records request. This comes after a 79-year-old woman fell to her death from a Palm Beach County bridge in early February.
The video was taken at the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lantana, also in Palm Beach County, on October 21.
A silver sedan can be seen driving onto the bridge with the gate then closing behind it. The vehicle then stops at the edge of the drawbridge span, near the bridge tender's tower; why the driver stopped there, however, is unclear.
Just over 30 seconds later, the video shows the drawbridge beginning to open, lifting the back of the vehicle while the car begins to rest on its front bumper.
As the car precariously balances over the opening to the water below -- a 40-foot drop -- the panicked driver opens his car door, waving his arm in what appears to be an attempt to get someone's attention.
Eventually the bridge reaches full height, allowing gravity to slide the car forward. That's when the video shows the vehicle slamming back onto the pavement, but with the back tires stuck in the gap.
The unidentified driver could then be seen walking around his car while on his phone. Once the bridge starts to go back down, lifting the back tires back up, he then got back in the car and drove off.
WPTV reports that Palm Beach County terminated the bridge tender nearly 3 weeks after the incident for violating their safety protocols, which included visually inspecting the bridge spans. She told investigators that she did not see the vehicle until she closed the drawbridge.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Two new Wawa stores opened last week in Palm Beach County, becoming the newest locations in the convenience store and gas station chain's six-state operating area of Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.
Both locations opened last Thursday at 2307 45th St. in West Palm Beach and 4530 Lantana Road near Lake Worth Beach.
The first Wawa in Florida opened in Orlando in 2012.
Palm Beach County got its first Wawa store in 2017.
The chain has rapidly grown since then and will soon expand into Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
Wawa now has 15 stores in Palm Beach County – and more are on the way.
Here are the future dates and locations of Wawa stores opening in Palm Beach County:
Store 5362 (Winter 2023)2505 W. Woolbright RoadBoynton Beach
Store 5348 (Winter 2023)8115 Southern Blvd.West Palm Beach (unincorporated)
Store 5388 (Spring 2023)9910 S. Jog RoadBoynton Beach (unincorporated)
Store 5396 (Spring 2023)1201 W. Lantana RoadLantana
Store 5365 (Spring 2023)15475 Southern Blvd.Loxahatchee
Click here to see all the future Wawa stores opening throughout the state.
LANTANA, Fla. —Walk into Tomaso’s Magic Shop in Lantana at almost any time of any day, and Tomaso Morello will probably be there practicing his craft.He can make coins disappear and then reappear, place a ball under a cup and pull it out of someone’s ear, and make random playing cards float in the air.What he may not be able to do is keep his shop open.“I’m going to see if I ...
LANTANA, Fla. —
Walk into Tomaso’s Magic Shop in Lantana at almost any time of any day, and Tomaso Morello will probably be there practicing his craft.
He can make coins disappear and then reappear, place a ball under a cup and pull it out of someone’s ear, and make random playing cards float in the air.
What he may not be able to do is keep his shop open.
“I’m going to see if I can stay,” Morello said. “I don’t know. I don’t know.”
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Tomaso’s Magic Shop opened in 2014 and was very successful. He was able to buy the place next door and expand his business to include a magic museum.
And then came 2020 and the coronavirus.
“Pandemic came, and I had to close up,” Morello said. “Couldn’t afford it. It was too much.”
Morello was forced to downsize. The shop stayed open, but business was slow, to say the least.
It’s recently picked up a little with magic shows and birthday parties. But it’s still nothing like it used to be.
And, Morello’s lease expires in a few months. His future is uncertain.
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Morello believes his shop is one of the few magic stores left in South Florida, and he knows it can disappear like a prop in one of his tricks.
He’s hoping he has one more trick up his sleeve to keep it open.
“This means everything,” Morello said of his shop. “I don’t want to go. I want to stay here. I like the way I have it here. I really do. I really do. And I don’t know what’s coming. I don’t know.”
Florida is known for lush, jungle-like landscapes that feature exotic plants and colorful blooms year-round. But its important to note that not all plants are good plants. In fact, Florida’s ecosystems are plagued by hundreds of invasive plant species that can cause serious problems for native plants and wildlife.Here are 10 ...
Florida is known for lush, jungle-like landscapes that feature exotic plants and colorful blooms year-round. But its important to note that not all plants are good plants. In fact, Florida’s ecosystems are plagued by hundreds of invasive plant species that can cause serious problems for native plants and wildlife.
Here are 10 of the most problematic invasive plants in Florida.
Paederia foetida, also called “skunkvine” is a thornless, woody vine that can grow up to 30 feet from a single root system and can climb trees, shrubs or anything else it encounters. As the name suggests, this invasive weed also stinks to high heaven. Skunkvine can be found in at least 17 counties in central and north Florida.
Skunkvine can weigh down tree limbs to the point that they break, and its leaves block out light, starving vegetation on the ground. It was introduced to Hernando County from Asia sometime around 1897 and labeled a Category 1 species on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council’s List of Invasive Species in 1993.
2. BRAZILIAN PEPPER
Schinus terebinthifolius, or Brazilian pepper trees, are relatives of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. Contact with its leaves can cause a rash in people sensitive to its itch-inducing cousins. If that’s not bad enough, some people have also reported respiratory problems associated with the plants’ bloom period.
It was brought to Florida from Brazil (or Argentina or Paraguay) in the mid-1800s for use in gardens as an ornamental shrub, largely because of its festive red berries. It thrived in the state’s warm climate and quickly spread beyond garden gates and into the native landscape.
These days, Brazilian pepper infests more than 700,000 acres in Florida and is one of the most aggressive and widespread non-native plants. It can be found as far north as St. Johns County and as far west as Santa Rosa County.
Brazilian pepper crowds out native plants and provides a poor habitat for wildlife. It’s illegal to cultivate, transplant or transport these nuisance shrubs in Florida.
3. AUSTRALIAN PINE
In Florida, “Australian pine” refers to several species of trees belonging to the genus Casuarina. Despite the name, these evergreens are not pine trees at all, but they are native to Australia and southeast Asia.
Australian pines grow quickly and spread aggressively. They love sandy, salty and swampy places and will quickly colonize areas where native trees have been destroyed by hurricanes. They’ve also invaded South Florida’s hammock islands.
Because these trees have very shallow root systems, they tend to topple over in storms that native trees can easily withstand, which poses a threat to homes, people and evacuation routes during hurricanes. And Australian pines don’t support as many species of birds and wildlife as the native trees they’re crowding out.
4. MELALEUCA TREE
Towering melaleuca trees (that’s pronounced “mel-ah-LOO-cah” if you’ve never heard it spoken before) are native to Australia — where, ironically, they’re a cherished and protected native species. In Florida, not so much.
These trees just love the wet, nutrient-packed Everglades. So much so that some parts of our treasured glades have become vast, impenetrable forests of melaleuca trees. The wildlife there, which has evolved to live in the mostly-treeless ecosystem that comprises the native landscape, has no use for these huge trees. What’s more, melaleuca is highly flammable and its spread has increased the threat of wildfires in the areas it has colonized.
The rapid spread of the melaleuca forests threatens to drastically and permanently change the ecology of the Everglades.
5. OLD WORLD CLIMBING FERN
The Old World climbing fern, or Lygodium microphyllum, is another nuisance invader from down under. Much like skunkweed, this exotic fern’s fronds climb over everything, weighing down, crushing and shading out native plants.
Old World climbing fern was first introduced in Martin County in 1965. It now infests more than 200,000 acres in South and Central Florida. It enjoys our state’s warm and moist climate and thrives where bald cypress stands, mangrove communities and sawgrass marshes would normally grow. In the Everglades, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports some tree islands have been completely smothered by Old World climbing fern.
6. WATER HYACINTH
If you’ve ever driven along a highway through Florida’s wetlands and you saw a perfectly level “meadow” covered with lush green plants boasting lavender flowers, you probably weren’t looking at land at all, but a pond covered with water hyacinth. Scientifically called Eichhornia crassipes, this floating plant is originally from South America.
In Florida, water hyacinth clogs canals and drainage channels, and overruns lakes ponds and slow-moving rivers. The plants on the surface block out the sunlight that feeds biologically-important aquatic grasses.
7. JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE
Lonicera japonica, or Japanese honeysuckle, is popular in landscapes all over the eastern U.S., where it’s used as a ground cover to control erosion along highways, and in gardens. The downside is that it’s a climbing vine and will cover and choke anything in its way. In Florida’s complex and delicate ecosystems, Japanese honeysuckle can cause big problems.
The blooms have an attractive fragrance (and produce an edible nectar), but the sap can make humans sick or even kill cats and dogs. Despite this, the cultivation of Japanese honeysuckle is not prohibited in Florida.
Lantana camara, sometimes called “shrub verbena” is prized by gardeners for its brightly-colored flowers, but Florida farmers will tell you it’s a serious pest. This species is native to the West Indies and has successfully out-competed Florida’s native Lantana depressa variety to the point that the latter is listed as endangered.
Lantana decreases the productivity of the citrus groves and pastures where it likes to grow, and it’s toxic to cattle, pets and sometimes people. The plant is part of the poisonous Verbenacaea family and produces pentacyclic triterpenoids or toxins that attack the liver.
Growing lantana in your garden is not prohibited in Florida, though gardeners with pets or young children should consider a safer, native alternative like golden canna.
9. ROSARY PEA
Native to India, Abrus precatorius, or rosary pea, was introduced in Florida as an ornamental plant. The seeds contain abrin, which is one of the deadliest toxins in the world. Rosary pea is now found throughout Central and Southern Florida.
Like other climbing vines, rosary pea displaces native plants by competing for water and sunlight, and it can smother smaller native species. It readily colonizes areas that have been cleared by brush fires, preventing the regrowth of native species and further disrupting wildlife habitats.
10. CAMPHOR TREE
Camphor trees, or Cinnamomum camphorae, are large, attractively bulbous trees that are native to East Asia. You can identify them by their pointy leaves and shiny, berry-like fruit that turns dark purple or black as it ripens. These trees have been used ornamentally in Western gardens since the 18th century.
In Florida, you’ll find camphor trees in the Northern and Central counties, where they’ve become a nuisance. Happy to grow in salty marshes and sandy soil, camphor trees have been edging out native pines, cypress and hammocks.
Camphor berries and most parts of the tree are poisonous to humans and pets.
This story originally published tofloridatoday.com, and was shared to other Florida newspapers in the new Gannett Media network.
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The Lantana Town Council may soon approve the first phase of residential development for the town’s much-ballyhooed mixed-use project: Water Tower Commons.The Town Council could act as soon as Sept. 12 on the plan for 15 three-story apartment buildings with 360 apartments, Mike Langolf, managing director of Boca-Raton based Southeast Legacy, told The Real Deal. Southeast Legacy, which is headed by Ken Endelson of Boca-based Kenco Communities, is developing the project, which is also owned by Wexford Capital of Greenwich...
The Lantana Town Council may soon approve the first phase of residential development for the town’s much-ballyhooed mixed-use project: Water Tower Commons.
The Town Council could act as soon as Sept. 12 on the plan for 15 three-story apartment buildings with 360 apartments, Mike Langolf, managing director of Boca-Raton based Southeast Legacy, told The Real Deal. Southeast Legacy, which is headed by Ken Endelson of Boca-based Kenco Communities, is developing the project, which is also owned by Wexford Capital of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Water Tower Commons occupies 73 acres of land on Lantana Road just east of I-95, sitting on the site of what used to be A.G. Holley State Hospital. The project has site plan approval for 1,091 residential units in total and 315,000 square feet of commercial space.
“Certainly for a little town like Lantana [12,000 residents], this is the biggest thing ever,” Chris Fleming, a senior broker for Strategic Realty Services in West Palm Beach, told TRD.
“The big story is the dynamic effect this will have on the town,” he added.
Overall, Water Tower Commons represents one of the biggest mixed-use project going up in South Florida, he said.
The 360 apartments are aimed to be upscale and oriented toward young families, Langolf said. But the fact that they are walk-ups in low-rise buildings with surface parking in Lantana allows for a lower rent than luxury apartments in Delray Beach or West Palm Beach. Rent will be $1.65 to $1.70 a square foot, totaling $1,500-$2,000 a month for one-, two- and three-bedroom units.
“The biggest segment of the rental market with unmet demand is working class,” Marc deBaptiste, vice chairman of ARA Newmark, a multi-family housing specialist in Boca Raton, told TRD. “To have new product within reach of that market, this should do very well.”
Langolf said residents will be attracted to the project’s proximity to I-95, the ocean, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton. He hopes construction can start between March 31 and June 30 and then finish about 18 months later.
The developers already have approval for the commercial section of their project, including a supermarket, fitness center, pharmacy and restaurants. Langolf can’t name any tenants yet. But he said construction should begin next month, and he hopes to begin completing buildings by the end of next year.