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 Long Hill Township, 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 Long Hill Township, 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 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 Long Hill Township, 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!866-793-9933
NEW JERSEY — Tap water could taste and smell a bit different for millions of state residents in the coming months. New Jersey American Water will soon add chlorine to its supply as part of its annual-maintenance process.The company will temporarily change its water-treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual at several of its treatment plants. The process will begin the week of Feb. 20 and last through the end of April, impacting many customers throughout North and Central Jersey. (S...
NEW JERSEY — Tap water could taste and smell a bit different for millions of state residents in the coming months. New Jersey American Water will soon add chlorine to its supply as part of its annual-maintenance process.
The company will temporarily change its water-treatment process from a chloramine (combined) residual to free chlorine residual at several of its treatment plants. The process will begin the week of Feb. 20 and last through the end of April, impacting many customers throughout North and Central Jersey. (See exactly where below.)
During that time, some may notice a "slight taste and smell" of chlorine in their water, says New Jersey American Water, which serves about 2.8 million people in the state. Those who wish to reduce the taste of chlorine can place water in an uncovered glass container in the refrigerator overnight to dissipate chlorine faster.
"This periodic, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice that allows us to continue to provide safe, high-quality water for our customers," said Laura Norkute, the company's director of water quality. "We perform this distribution system maintenance program every year as an added measure of disinfection in our distribution system."
Most customers won't notice a change, New Jersey American Water says. The smell and taste will return to normal once the utility completes its system maintenance.
New Jersey American Water has used chloramines in its water-treatment process since the 1970s. In 2012, the company began using the substance to treat water in its coastal system, which serves customers throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accepts chloramine as an effective treatment to prevent the waterborne transmission of parasites. One in five Americans receives drinking water from systems that administer the process, according to New Jersey American Water.
But kidney-dialysis patients and fish owners should take extra precautions, the company says. As with chlorine, chloramine must be removed from water used in the dialysis process. Dialysis systems already pre-treat their source water to remove chlorine, but some modifications may be necessary to remove chloramines. Find more info here.
Low levels of both chlorine and chloramine are toxic to aquatic life and must be removed from water they'll use. Fish owners should contact their local pet-supply store for assistance and recommended products. See more info.
Chloramine is safe for dogs, cats and birds.
The temporary change will impact the following communities (those with an asterisk purchase water from New Jersey American Water):
CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water today completed its acquisition of the sewer assets of the Township of Long Hill, N.J. for $12.7 million. This municipally owned sewer system ...
CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water today completed its acquisition of the sewer assets of the Township of Long Hill, N.J. for $12.7 million. This municipally owned sewer system serves approximately 2,800 customers, most of whom already receive water service from New Jersey American Water. The acquisition was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on May 20, 2020.
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“As Long Hill’s water company for more than 110 years, we are delighted to now also be the sewer service provider for this community,” said Cheryl Norton, president of New Jersey American Water. “We look forward to getting started in making the needed improvements so that the community’s sewer service is as safe, reliable and affordable as the water service we provide.”
The agreement to purchase the sewer system was approved by voters in Long Hill Township by a two-to-one margin in a referendum held in November 2019. As part of the acquisition agreement, New Jersey American Water committed to invest more than $13 million in critical sewer system improvements in the next five years. These improvements include pump station upgrades, sewer main lining and replacements to reduce the infiltration of stormwater, and treatment plant upgrades to reduce and ultimately eliminate the release of partially treated wastewater during heavy rain events. Additionally, the company will coordinate sewer and water pipeline replacements with the Township’s road paving schedule to minimize disruption.
“Selling the system to New Jersey American Water is the best solution for our town,” said Brendan Rae, Mayor, Long Hill Township. “The proceeds from the sale will eliminate our debt, freeing up over $1 million in our annual budget, but more importantly we expand upon the partnership we have with New Jersey American Water. Fixing our troubled sewer system is of critical importance to the Township and I’m confident New Jersey American Water will do just that in a responsible, cost-effective manner.”
Residents will receive additional information in the mail from New Jersey American Water in the coming weeks. A new webpage, Long Hill Sewer, has also been created on the company’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Customer Service and Billing. New Jersey American Water will also hire five, full-time employees to operate the sewer system.
About New Jersey American Water
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com and follow New Jersey American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A decade-long battle between a property owner and Cherry Hill Township may be coming to an end.The legal fight involves a massive 18,000-square-foot partially built mansion that was torn down Thursday morning.The Empire State building took a year to build. The Eiffel Tower took two years. And it took roughly seven years to build the Colosseum in Italy."My house will always be here. They're not going to tear down my property," Denise Williams told Action News in an exclusive int...
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A decade-long battle between a property owner and Cherry Hill Township may be coming to an end.
The legal fight involves a massive 18,000-square-foot partially built mansion that was torn down Thursday morning.
The Empire State building took a year to build. The Eiffel Tower took two years. And it took roughly seven years to build the Colosseum in Italy.
"My house will always be here. They're not going to tear down my property," Denise Williams told Action News in an exclusive interview last week.
Her mega-mansion on Winding Drive in Cherry Hill has been under construction for nearly 14 years, and it still wasn't done. There were still no windows, no exterior finish and no basic components.
"It will be over my dead body before I allow the township to tear my property down," she said.
Construction came to a standstill about a decade ago. The 60-year-old blames the real estate market crash around 2010, troubles with contractors and harassment from neighbors and township officials for her construction woes.
"At every turn, the township, instead of working with me, have hindered my efforts," she said.
Cherry Hill Township Attorney William Cook disagrees.
"There has been no effort by Ms. Williams to present us with the necessary documentation that we need to approve further construction for this property," he said.
Cook said the building was unsafe and an eyesore in this wealthy enclave. He said after construction halted in 2012 and Williams' permit extensions expired at the end of 2015, she failed to submit proper architectural and engineering reports and new construction permit applications to meet new building codes.
"We have been more than fair to Ms. Williams in allowing her for well over 10 years to provide us with the necessary approvals for her to complete construction," he added.
Williams gave Action News her response.
"OK, what I say to that is that is just a regurgitation of lies," said Williams.
The battle has played out in the courts. The township said Williams' attempts to prevent demolition ultimately were denied.
And on Thursday, the township ripped down the home, demolishing what Williams says was an estimated million dollars in building costs.
Williams arrived on the scene in the middle of the demolition. She had 24-7 security on site, which did little to prevent the teardown.
The township told Action News the demolition cost $149,000 and it plans to put a lien on the property.
Williams told Action News that although they tore down her home they haven't torn down her resolve. She plans to sue to try and recover her building costs which are now just rubble.
2 minute readMORRISTOWN — The Morris School District has a new permanent superintendent more than a year after the previous head of schools stepped down.The district Board of Education approved Anne Mucci for the position on Monday. She will start on Jan. 1, 2023, and will work with interim superintendent Thomas Ficarra during the transition period."As a lifelong resident of Morris County, I always admired the rich history of the Morris School District and its commitment to continually increas...
MORRISTOWN — The Morris School District has a new permanent superintendent more than a year after the previous head of schools stepped down.
The district Board of Education approved Anne Mucci for the position on Monday. She will start on Jan. 1, 2023, and will work with interim superintendent Thomas Ficarra during the transition period.
"As a lifelong resident of Morris County, I always admired the rich history of the Morris School District and its commitment to continually increasing student achievement for all learners," Mucci said in a statement released by the district. "It is an honor to be appointed to this role, and I look forward to serving the district and continuing the tradition of excellence that has made the Morris School District a premier district in the state."
Mucci was hired after a lengthy process that began when the district's previous full-time superintendent, Mackey Pendergrast, announced his retirement last year. The board named Ficarra to the interim position in September 2021 and sought community input on the replacement via focus groups and a survey throughout the school year.
Board President Melissa Spiotta highlighted Mucci's expertise in curriculum instruction and leadership skills in choosing her from a pool of 38 candidates. She is also the executive director of the New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development but will resign from the role to focus on the Morris district.
Additionally, Spiotta said, Mucci's references all mentioned her dedication to the community she serves — a crucial element for a district that includes all students in Morristown and Morris Township along with high school students from Morris Plains.
"That's a big piece for us," Spiotta said. "We really want someone who will be out there meeting with people in the community."
Mucci is the first woman to serve as superintendent of the Morris School District, a distinction she said "means a tremendous amount" in an interview with the Daily Record Wednesday morning.
Mucci was previously principal and superintendent in Mountain Lakes, where she was also the first woman in the district to be named to both positions. She has served in a mentor role for other women in education and is happy to see more of them being hired in administrative positions.
"It's great to see more women represented in the superintendency," Mucci said. "It's something I take pride in."
Mucci has been superintendent of the Long Hill Township School District for the past two years. She started her educational career as a high school history teacher in Mountain Lakes and later served in various administrative roles in the district before being named superintendent.
Mucci resigned from Mountain Lakes in 2019, a few months before the district was plagued by budget issues. When questioned about the topic Wednesday, Mucci said the district had a surplus of more than $800,000 and a "strong" capital reserve fund during her tenure, and any budget issues occurred "well after I left."
Mucci said Morris has always been a "district to watch" in the area in terms of student success. As she prepares to assume her new role, she is looking forward to maintaining and building on that success.
"I'm just delighted for the opportunity," Mucci said. "It's a wonderful opportunity for me to be in such an exceptional district."
New Jersey American Water will temporarily change their water treatment process to perform routine maintenance starting on April 18.New Jersey American Water says they will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. Parts of Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, and Union counties will be affected. The changeover is expected to last two months.The water services company says during the transition to free chlorine residual, some customers may notic...
New Jersey American Water will temporarily change their water treatment process to perform routine maintenance starting on April 18.
New Jersey American Water says they will resume using chloramines in water treatment at its Raritan-Millstone and Canal Road Water Treatment plants. Parts of Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, and Union counties will be affected. The changeover is expected to last two months.
The water services company says during the transition to free chlorine residual, some customers may notice a slight chlorine taste and odor in their water. With the resumption of the chloramine process, the taste and smell of chlorine will subside, the water services said.
In mid-February, as part of an annual routine maintenance program for its water distribution system, New Jersey American Water temporarily changed the water treatment process from a chloramine residual (a combined residual) to a free chlorine residual. The water services company says chloramines have long been an effective method of water disinfection that meets all EPA and NJDEP drinking water standards and have been used by New Jersey American Water since the 1980s.
(Communities with an asterisk purchase water from New Jersey American Water.)
Essex County: Irvington, Maplewood, Millburn
Hunterdon County: Flemington Borough*, Raritan Township, Readington Township, Tewksbury Township
Mercer County: Hopewell Borough*, Hopewell Township, Lawrence Township*, Princeton Borough, Princeton Junction, Princeton Township, Trenton*, West Windsor Township
Middlesex County: Cranbury Township, Dunellen Borough, Edison Township, Jamesburg Borough, Middlesex Borough, Monroe Township, North Brunswick*, Piscataway Township, Plainsboro Township, South Brunswick Township, South Plainfield Borough
Morris County: Chatham Township, Florham Park Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Township, Mendham Borough
Somerset County: Bedminster Township, Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Bound Brook Borough, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater Township, Far Hills Borough, Franklin Township, Green Brook Township, Hillsborough Township, Manville Borough, Millstone Borough, Montgomery Township, North Plainfield Borough, Peapack & Gladstone Borough, Raritan Borough, Rocky Hill*, Somerville Borough, South Bound Brook Borough, Warren Township, Watchung Borough
Union County: Berkley Heights Township, City of Rahway*, Clark Township, Cranford Township, City of Elizabeth (Liberty)*, Fanwood Borough, Garwood Borough, Hillside Township, Kenilworth Borough, Linden City, Mountainside Borough, New Providence Borough, Plainfield City, Roselle Borough, Roselle Park Borough, Scotch Plains Township, Springfield Township, Summit, Union Township, Westfield Township, Winfield Park Township*