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 Lauderdale Lakes, 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 Lauderdale Lakes, 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 Lauderdale Lakes, 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!973-587-8638
The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has aided six congregations and one camp with its latest round of grants. The fund provides grants using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.Please pray… For God’s blessings to the grant recipients and the o...
The Brethren Faith in Action Fund (BFIA) has aided six congregations and one camp with its latest round of grants. The fund provides grants using money generated by the sale of the upper campus of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Find out more at www.brethren.org/faith-in-action.
Please pray… For God’s blessings to the grant recipients and the outcomes of their work on behalf of their congregations and communities.
$5,000 has gone to Alpha & Omega Church of the Brethren in Lancaster, Pa., for construction of a driveway and street entrance to enable food deliveries for a food outreach ministry. For 29 years, the congregation has provided a vital food ministry that is a point of contact with the community around the church. On first and third Tuesdays each month, church volunteers travel to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, and the Community Action Partnership in Lancaster, to pick up food. Driveway and street access are required for a box truck to deliver food to a storage room located in the church facility.
$5,000 has been given to Camp Pine Lake near Eldora, Iowa, to help fund a community meal outreach program using the camp kitchen during the off season, from late fall to early spring. Envisioned is a ministry feeding 200 people on the first Sunday of each month starting this month and concluding next May. Helping out with distribution of the meals will be partner organizations Eldora Community Garden, the Pine Lake Food Shelf, and Hardin County Helps Warehouse. Core camp staff, including the head chef and assistant director, will help lead this effort, with the camp director and volunteers. An additional grant of $500 is being given to this project by the Church of the Brethren’s Northern Plains District.
$5,000 is received by Daleville (Va.) Church of the Brethren to upgrade audio and video equipment for streaming worship and meetings online. Daleville responded to the COVID pandemic by providing online worship and meetings, via Zoom, but in mid-2021 resumed in-person worship with safety guidelines. However, due to the age and health of many, more than half of the members still attend online. This grant will help improve the digital capability and the online experience of the congregation.
$5,000 will help Eden (N.C.) First Church of the Brethren as its soup kitchen ministry becomes a USDA Soup Kitchen Partner. Through this program, the church receives food from the USDA to distribute ready-to-eat meals to the community. Expenses include new kitchen equipment as well as additional food purchases. The church planned to start the program this month, with small steps to evaluate and adjust as the ministry grows. The congregation requested and was granted a waiver of the matching funds requirement.
$5,000 went to Living Faith Church of the Brethren in Concord, N.C., for its food pantry and blessing box outreach. Food purchase expenses have increased since 2021, from an average of $1,000 to $2,020 in 2022. Since early 2022, the food pantry has had to put in place a series of cost-cutting measures. This grant will help maintain a viable ministry.
$1,500 has gone to McPherson (Kan.) Church of the Brethren to host a performance of We Own This Now by Ted and Co., featuring Ted Swartz. This dramatic presentation of the ongoing implications of the Doctrine of Discovery and land ownership was presented at the 2022 Annual Conference. One of the pillars of the congregation’s 10-year strategic plan is racial justice and the congregation is seeking more opportunities to engage in related conversation. The performance will be offered to the community free of charge, with area high school and middle school classes invited. A follow-up dialogue after the show will provide further education and awareness of indigenous rights.
$5,000 has gone to Tabernacle the Restoration, a Church of the Brethren congregation in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., for a food pantry and distribution of groceries to those in need in the community. The effort responds to rising grocery prices and will be in place from October 2022 through September 2023, with food distributions twice a week. On the last Saturday of each month, a buffet luncheon will be offered. The congregation will work with Feeding South Florida and Farm Share to access food.
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LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - A family has accused a Lauderdale Lakes day care of abuse. They said their toddler was badly injured while in their care.Two-year-old Ron Jay Smith was in a lot of pain as he was transported from Plantation Hospital to Broward Health Medical Center on March 4.“They showed me the X-rays and his femur bone was like this [putting two fingers together], and then the X-rays showed that it broke in two, like this [separating her fingers, like a peace sign],” said Mother Nakeendra Tillman, &...
LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - A family has accused a Lauderdale Lakes day care of abuse. They said their toddler was badly injured while in their care.
Two-year-old Ron Jay Smith was in a lot of pain as he was transported from Plantation Hospital to Broward Health Medical Center on March 4.
“They showed me the X-rays and his femur bone was like this [putting two fingers together], and then the X-rays showed that it broke in two, like this [separating her fingers, like a peace sign],” said Mother Nakeendra Tillman, “so if I see it like that, that means there has to be some type of blunt force that caused his leg to snap like that, for his bone to be like this now.”
Ron Jay was at his day care that Friday, First Church of the Open Bible in Lauderdale Lakes when he got hurt.
The day care did not call 911, according to Tillman. The day care had called her instead.
“She said, ‘Well, he was jumping up and down with the other kids. They were playing and then the way he fell, when he came down, he stepped on his right foot and fell over,'” said Tillman.
The preschool documented just that on an incident report, which said they had put ice on it.
Ron Jay’s grandmother, Ruby Mathews, had gone to the preschool to pick him up.
“I’m looking at his leg, and I’m asking them, ‘Why is his leg curved like that?’ He was in so much pain that he was moaning,” said Mathews.
She immediately put him in her car and rushed to Plantation Hospital.
“It’s in my head all the time, I can’t sleep because I see my grandbaby and how long he’s been crying,” said Mathews. “He’s moaning, moaning, moaning — I can’t get that moaning out of my head.”
She said Ron Jay kept on saying “hurt, hurt, hurt.”
“The doctor told me for him to have had this type of break in his bone, he would have to jump off a building,” said Tillman.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is now involved and Child Services has also been contacted.
The day care is being investigated.
This is all while Ron Jay continues to smile, even while in pain.
“I really wanna know what happened, what happened to my child,” said Tillman.
Tillman told 7News that there are no cameras in the classroom, so the incident was never captured.
The day care spoke to 7News off camera and said the same story: that Ron Jay fell while playing, also that the family has returned their calls.
Ron Jay’s family has hired an attorney.
BSO’s Special Victims Unit is investigating.
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LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - The owner of a Lauderdale Lakes restaurant said surveillance video tipped him off as to who stole over $1,000 in employee tips: it was an inside job.Speaking with 7News on Friday, Christopher “China Man” Brown, the owner of World Famous along West Oakland Park Boulevard, said the culprit grabbed cash from tip cups at least 12 times.“She was getting an extra paycheck on top of her paycheck,” he said.Now he wants this employee to pay up.“These girls work ...
LAUDERDALE LAKES, FLA. (WSVN) - The owner of a Lauderdale Lakes restaurant said surveillance video tipped him off as to who stole over $1,000 in employee tips: it was an inside job.
Speaking with 7News on Friday, Christopher “China Man” Brown, the owner of World Famous along West Oakland Park Boulevard, said the culprit grabbed cash from tip cups at least 12 times.
“She was getting an extra paycheck on top of her paycheck,” he said.
Now he wants this employee to pay up.
“These girls work really hard. They work on these food trucks,” he said. “We go out, and they make good money.”
Brown, who spoke with 7News in a room full of monitors, said he can’t believe one of his employees would do this.
“She’s going through multiple cups, moving money over. She moves money over to this cup, then moves money over to the other cup,” he said, “so she’s grabbing from all my hard workers their hard-earned money, and she’s just helping herself, Ms. Santa Claus.”
The security footage catches the employee in the act.
“She’s gotta organize it, so it’s easier to take when the coast is clear,” said Brown.
The business owner said his employees save their tips, collecting hundreds of dollars over time.
Brown said the employee responsible even went as far as replacing tip cups with an empty one.
“She’s actually getting a new cup and writing her name on it because her other cup is probably too full,” he said.
Brown thinks this employee walked away with at least $1,100.
At one point, she is seen dancing while she’s stealing the money.
“She starts getting jiggy with it after a little bit,” he said.
The video shows the thief stuffing cash anywhere she can: her cup, her pocket, even her bra.
Brown said another employee eventually noticed her cup of tips was short.
“When she comes back over here and makes the comment, that’s when she denies,” he said.
Brown said he called the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded and confronted the employee at work.
That employee is now out of a job and could pay up in even more consequences.
“It was so obvious. It’s like, why would you do that?” said Brown.
As of Friday evening, BSO detectives have not made an arrest.
Brown said he plans to compensate the employees who had their tips stolen.
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