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 Lodi, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Lodi, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Lodi, NJ, 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
Anthony Miaolo, an active volunteer firefighter with more than 20 years of service in Lodi, is seeking a kidney donation.LODI, NJ — Anthony Maiolo, a volunteer firefighter in Lodi, is not the type of person to ask or look for help, and is usually the one looking to help others. Diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and in need of a kidney transplant, Maiolo said he is now asking for a living donor to make the sacrifice, so he can be around a little longer for his kids, his family and his friends."It's very scary,&...
LODI, NJ — Anthony Maiolo, a volunteer firefighter in Lodi, is not the type of person to ask or look for help, and is usually the one looking to help others. Diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and in need of a kidney transplant, Maiolo said he is now asking for a living donor to make the sacrifice, so he can be around a little longer for his kids, his family and his friends.
"It's very scary," Maiolo told Patch. "My son just joined the fire department, and my sister-in-law just had a baby boy, and I want to be there for them."
A Lodi native and father of 20-year-old twins, Maiolo, has volunteered with the Lodi Fire Department for 24 years. He processes paperwork, drives the crew rigs, and occasionally still helps with burning buildings, despite sometimes feeling worn out after dialysis treatment in the mornings.
"I never thought at 48 years old I'd be going through this," he said on Facebook.
Maiolo also had his leg amputated when his foot became badly infected years ago from diabetes, a condition which led to his more recent health complications.
"Diabetes is an animal, like cancer, that attacks everything, and a slew of things can go wrong with your body, including your kidney and your appendages," he told Patch.
Maiolo's kidney, the organ which filters the bloodstream, is no longer working properly, he said, and he now has to undergo dialysis four hours a day, three days a week, to clean out his blood.
"If you compare the kidney to a pipe, it's like going from a six-inch pipe to a three-inch pipe, so there is a fluid overload," he said.
He also needs a living kidney donor with O-positive blood, same as his, and a history of diabetes and kidney disease disqualifies his family from donating.
"By deciding to donate a kidney, you could literally save Anthony's life," said Donna Tissot, who advocates for Maiolo and others in need of kidney donors. "He has dedicated his life to helping others and is still active in giving back to his community. It's important to know you can live with one kidney so please consider sharing your spare and giving Anthony a second chance at life."
As a state, it’s not surprising that we Google coupons almost more than any other state in the country. In fact, we come in second in the entire country when it comes to using Coupons.And it’s no wonder. We are probably the most strapped for cash with all of the taxes we pay here. Not only that, but we are apparently a pretty coupon-savvy bunch, too.I’ll admit that there is almost nothing I purchase that I don’t go searching for a coupon for. You just know they’re out there, so why lose out on the ...
As a state, it’s not surprising that we Google coupons almost more than any other state in the country. In fact, we come in second in the entire country when it comes to using Coupons.
And it’s no wonder. We are probably the most strapped for cash with all of the taxes we pay here. Not only that, but we are apparently a pretty coupon-savvy bunch, too.
I’ll admit that there is almost nothing I purchase that I don’t go searching for a coupon for. You just know they’re out there, so why lose out on the 10% or 20% off when all it takes is a quick Google search to find that discount?
An interesting new research study by Forbes Advisor finds that we are in the top five states that search for coupons the most. Number one is Tennessee, and following behind us at numbers 3, 4, and 5 are Maryland, Alabama and Texas.
As I stated above, that’s not surprising. What is surprising is the coupons we search most for and those are for Wayfair, the popular furniture e-commerce site.
If you know, you know. Wayfair has everything you could possibly need for home furniture from carpet to beds to linens, kitchen stuff, art, and pretty much everything in between. And some of the homes you admire the most are completely decorated in decor street from the Wayfair website.
Search interest was highest, according to the research, in areas of New Jersey that were closest to the big cities of New York and Philadelphia. This makes sense since if you’ve ever seen the furnishings on Wayfair, you know that they do a great job of replicating many sophisticated and elegant styles that city designers provide for much more money.
But it’s pretty easy to figure out what the most searched coupons are in the whole country, and those are for clothing. SHEIN, The uber popular women’s clothing website. SHEIN is a phenomenon unto itself. By December of last year, searches for SHEIN coupons increased by 1231% above average levels in South Dakota. In Kentucky, searches for SHEIN coupons increased by 497%. I guess a lot of people across the country assuaged their pandemic boredom by buying cheap trendy women’s clothing.
Everyone has their favorite coupon search sites, but there are some that just seem to give you more than others time after time. Some give you digital coupons, some give you coupons you can print out, others offer codes and many show side-to-side comparisons of the prices on all different websites. Some of the best I’ve found and use regularly are:
The lesson to be learned is simple. Never, ever purchase anything without searching for a coupon, discount or promo code beforehand. Especially in times like these where your money doesn’t go as far, it’s crazy to give up an available discount when all it takes is a quick Google search to find one. Shopping without a coupon is leaving money on the table.
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In recent years, Amazon has struggled with expanding its empire into the Garden State. The multi-billion dollar e-commerce attempted expansion to the East Coast back in 2019 by opening a headquarters out in Queens, which was met with criticism. Even more recently, Amazon entered into negotiations with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to acquire a cargo hub at Newark International Airport that ultimately ended un...
In recent years, Amazon has struggled with expanding its empire into the Garden State. The multi-billion dollar e-commerce attempted expansion to the East Coast back in 2019 by opening a headquarters out in Queens, which was met with criticism. Even more recently, Amazon entered into negotiations with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to acquire a cargo hub at Newark International Airport that ultimately ended unsuccessfully. However, this year, Amazon was able to make strides right here in the Garden State with one — and soon more — new Amazon Fresh locations, and we checked out the recently opened spot in Paramus to see what it’s like shopping there. Read on to learn more about Amazon Fresh, now open at 30 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, New Jersey.
Many consumers know Amazon Fresh as a grocery delivery service through their Prime accounts. However, in August of 2020, Amazon Fresh opened its first storefront location in Woodland Hills, California. Since then, the supermarket chain now has 35 locations throughout the country.
Amazon Fresh is not the only grocery venture Amazon has made. The giant e-commerce platform also owns Whole Foods, and while Whole Foods bans products containing artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors and flavors, Amazon Fresh features many mainstream products.
Amazon Fresh gives shoppers the option to purchase groceries digitally by scanning in and scanning out — or you can still shop the traditional way.
Amazon Fresh gained its popularity from its ‘Just Walk Out’ feature that allows shoppers to skip the lines at check out by simply scanning their QR code in the Amazon app.
Up until this year, Just Walk Out customers were prompted to use The Amazon Dash Cart. The Dash Cart would use computer algorithms and various sensor functions to identify items that customers placed into their carts.
Amazon has updated its technology in the stores to remove the need for the Dash Cart. Instead, the Just Walk Out system uses hundreds (if not thousands) of ceiling-mounted cameras and artificial intelligence to track customer selections that will automatically charge their Amazon account when they leave.
When ready to check out, shoppers walk through a special ‘Just Walk Out’ Lane and scan their QR code once more for payment processing.
In addition to Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Fresh allows customers to return their Amazon purchases in-store, ask Alexa where products are located in the store and for grocery suggestions, and purchase various Amazon devices such as Kindles and Echos.
On Thursday, July 21st, the retailer opened its first Amazon Fresh in New Jersey. The 40,000-square-foot store is located in a former Fairway Market in Paramus, NJ. The store offers Just Walk Out shopping and is open 7AM to 10PM, seven days a week.
Paramus is not the only North Jersey location expected to open an Amazon Fresh. According to NorthJersey.com, Amazon Fresh signs were up at the former Kmart site on Memorial Drive in Lodi. Additionally, Amazon purchased a previous Fairway Market building in Woodland Park that is also now home to Amazon Fresh signage.
New Jersey is expected to open another additional two locations, according to Asbury Park Press. The stores will be located on Route 35 in Holmdel and Route 35 in Eatontown.
At this time, there is no expected opening date for the additional locations.
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Salome Saladze of Lodi, NJ has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation’s leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.NSCS is an honors organization that invites less than ten percent of all eligible students nationwide to join the ranks of its diverse membership each year. A leading interdisciplinary academic honor society, NSCS is made up of scholars from two-year, four-year and onli...
Salome Saladze of Lodi, NJ has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation’s leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
NSCS is an honors organization that invites less than ten percent of all eligible students nationwide to join the ranks of its diverse membership each year. A leading interdisciplinary academic honor society, NSCS is made up of scholars from two-year, four-year and online institutions.
“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement; it is a distinction of honor,” said Scott Mobley, NSCS Executive Director. “Our scholars are some of the best of the best who have shown an unwavering commitment to academic excellence early in their collegiate journey. These dynamic individuals embody the NSCS pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service, and many go on to become active contributors within their respective fields.”
Founded in 1994 by veteran student affairs professional Stephen Loflin, NSCS continues to remain true to its promise of recognizing, elevating, and connecting high-achievers. With a portfolio of exclusive benefits that include access to over $750,000 dollars in scholarships, chapter funds and awards annually, professional development resources, exclusive tailored content, and leadership and service experiences, NSCS is poised to support member growth and development throughout their academic and collegiate journey.
“NSCS members’ deep commitment to service, integrity, and scholarship positively impact their campuses and local communities every day,” said Mobley.
Notable NSCS distinguished honorary members include former president Jimmy Carter, U.S. Ambassador Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, the late Senator John McCain, and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala.
“We welcome Salome Saladze to our community of like-minded, high-achieving nationwide scholars,” Mobley said.
LODI — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has filed a lawsuit seeking damages against Connecticut-based Hexcel Corporation, which for 13 years operated a manufacturing plant in this Bergen County borough where storage tanks leaked fuel and toxic chemicals into the groundwater.In a release Monday, the state Office of the ...
LODI — The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has filed a lawsuit seeking damages against Connecticut-based Hexcel Corporation, which for 13 years operated a manufacturing plant in this Bergen County borough where storage tanks leaked fuel and toxic chemicals into the groundwater.
In a release Monday, the state Office of the Attorney General said another defendant, Fine Organics Corporation of Clifton, is named as a second entity in the suit. Fine Organics acquired the Lodi site from Hexcel in 1986, and ran it for another 12 years before operations were curtailed.
OAG said remediation of the site has been completed, but that the groundwater was previously contaminated by volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, and petroleum products that "move quickly through urban environments, often causing harmful chemical vapors to seep into homes and businesses."
The chemicals in question, according to state officials, pose increased risk for immune, reproductive, nervous, or endocrine system damage, cancer, kidney dysfunction, respiratory tract irritation, or cognitive or neurological problems.
While the remediation as of 2016 had removed 8,500 cubic yards of contaminated soil and 53,000 gallons of groundwater, OAG said, the groundwater has not returned to pre-contamination conditions and is not expected to until 2041.
No specific ill health effects on area residents, if any have been reported, were mentioned in the release, but OAG said the community has a significant low-income, minority population and is "overburdened" as per the terms of the state's Environmental Justice Law.
In addition to seeking financial damages, the lawsuit also alleges that both Hexcel and Fine Organics committed unlawful trespass, and created a public nuisance.
This is how New Jersey saw the world from 1940-to 1980. All these photos are from AP and Getty publications, meaning they were used in a magazine or newspaper. There has been plenty of inventions and history made in New Jersey. Check the photos below.
Gallery Credit: Nicholas Damelio
Rock ‘n’ roll singer Elvis Presley, his army stint nearly at an end, is greeted at Ft. Dix. New Jersey by the 19-year-old daughter of Frank Sinatra. Nancy Sinatra was on hand to greet Presley who flew in from Germany for discharge.
The director of New Jersey's air sanitation program and principal chemist look over automatic machine recording the amount of pollution in Trenton's air. Similar machines scattered about the state play an important role in finding out where major air pollution threats occur.
The chairs will soon be required to be equipped with chimes to warn strollers to get out of the way. The chimes will play the first five bars of the well-known song "On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
Nick Piantanida,of Brick Township, N.J., poses in jumping position on the ground at the Lakewood Sports Parachute Center as he prepares for another attempt to set a world's record high altitude parachute jump from about 130,000 feet,
Computer screens flash date and diagrams for an operator deep inside AT&T headquarters in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, The device monitors 1,000 points in the four-story building controlling the recovery of heat within the building and deciding which areas need heating and which need cooling.