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 Lopatcong Overlook, 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 Lopatcong Overlook, 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:
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Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is trimming trees across its 13-county service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe weather.Completed on a four-year cycle, JCP&L’s tree-trimming program includes inspecting vegetation near power lines to ensure trees are ...
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is trimming trees across its 13-county service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe weather.
Completed on a four-year cycle, JCP&L’s tree-trimming program includes inspecting vegetation near power lines to ensure trees are pruned in a manner that helps preserve the health of the tree while maintaining proper clearances around electrical equipment. Tree trimming is conducted by certified forestry contractors under the company’s direction.
Since January 1, contractors have trimmed trees along more than 700 miles of power lines, with an additional 2,700 miles expected to be completed by year end.
“Trees and branches falling on power lines and equipment are a leading cause of outages. Trimming trees near power lines is a year-round effort designed to minimize the impact of tree-related outages and restore power faster when they do occur,” said James Fakult, president of FirstEnergy’s New Jersey operations. “With hot weather and summer storms around the corner, this proactive work is one of the best steps we can take to help keep the lights on for our customers.”
Crews are also continuing a multi-year effort to identify and remove deteriorated ash trees that have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. Nearly 20,000 dead and dying ash trees have been removed in JCP&L’s service area, primarily in northern New Jersey, since the initiative began in 2017.
JCP&L will trim trees in the following counties and municipalities over the next two months:
JCP&L works with municipalities to proactively inform them of vegetation management schedules. In addition, customers living in areas along company rights-of-way are notified prior to work being performed. To help further decrease tree-related outages, JCP&L’s foresters are also working to educate residents who live near company equipment about the importance of properly maintaining trees on their own property.
JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JCPandL or online at www.jcp-l.com
FirstEnergy is dedicated to integrity, safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate approximately 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Follow FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter: @FirstEnergyCorp.
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News about inflation seems to get worse every month, with the most recent report in March indicating that prices of goods and services were up 8.5% year-over-year. This is the largest annual price increase since 1981. The big bump was driven by surging costs for necessities including housing, gas, and food.Unfortunately, this sky-high inflation is really bad news for retirees. The rapid rise in prices not only erodes the buying power of their savings, but it also demonstrates one really big problem with how Social Security Cost of Liv...
News about inflation seems to get worse every month, with the most recent report in March indicating that prices of goods and services were up 8.5% year-over-year. This is the largest annual price increase since 1981. The big bump was driven by surging costs for necessities including housing, gas, and food.
Unfortunately, this sky-high inflation is really bad news for retirees. The rapid rise in prices not only erodes the buying power of their savings, but it also demonstrates one really big problem with how Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) are calculated.
Social Security COLAs are meant to help ensure retirees don't lose buying power as prices go up.
To measure whether prices are increasing, and by how much, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) is utilized. This price index measures the costs of a wide variety of goods and services. Social Security's COLA is set based on changes in the CPI-W. For example, if the CPI-W shows prices are up 2% year-over-year, retirees would get a 2% raise.
Only certain months of CPI-W data are used, though. Specifically, the COLA is based on average prices in the third quarter of the year before the raise occurs. So the only relevant months in terms of whether retirees get a raise or not are July, August, and September. To be clear, this means the raise seniors got in 2022 was determined based on how much prices increased year-over-year as measured in July, August, and September of 2021 versus the same months in 2020.
The problem is that inflation has surged since then. As a result, retirees have lost a substantial amount of buying power this year. Retirees received a 5.9% benefits increase in 2022. But with prices currently up 8.5% compared with the same time last year, their benefits increase has fallen far short of keeping up with rising costs.
The fact that the buying power of benefits has eroded so much this year shows the problem that can arise when inflation surges. Since the raise retirees get is based on older data, a rapid increase in prices can lead to serious financial hardships -- especially since the buying power of investment savings also falls when costs go up.
The COLA formula simply isn't responsive to surging inflation, and there's nothing retirees can do about the fact that their Social Security raise may be too small when prices rise rapidly after their benefits increase has been calculated for the year.
However, seniors can adjust their budgets to make sure they don't end up in debt or withdrawing too much from their investment accounts when this occurs. The sooner older Americans look for ways to reduce spending as prices go up, the better chance they have at preserving their long-term financial security.
Future retirees should also be aware that COLAs may not actually ensure that retirement benefits don't decline in value, so they should make sure they have plenty of savings to fund a comfortable life even if Social Security falls short.
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by Erik MannOne of the amazing things about New Jersey is the wide range of outdoor activities available within a reasonably short drive. While many people view going “down the Shore” as the quintessential New Jersey experience, there’s another group that can’t wait for the colder weather and snow that signal ski season.First, a little background. Not that long ago, there were over a dozen, mostly mom-and-pop ski areas in...
by Erik Mann
One of the amazing things about New Jersey is the wide range of outdoor activities available within a reasonably short drive. While many people view going “down the Shore” as the quintessential New Jersey experience, there’s another group that can’t wait for the colder weather and snow that signal ski season.
First, a little background. Not that long ago, there were over a dozen, mostly mom-and-pop ski areas in the Garden State. Whether due to economics, changing demographics or a lack of snowy winters, most of those have closed. Today, there are only a handful left operating in New Jersey.
However, if you expand your search into Pennsylvania and New York, there are a number of options for skiing within about a two-hour drive from north/central New Jersey. Here are a few of our favorites.
Over the last 10 years, Camelback has expanded greatly to become a ski area, water park, and resort. Significant investments in the base lodge, rental equipment, and snowmaking mean that Camelback is almost unrecognizable to skiers who remember it from the 1980s or 1990s. Camelback seems to be able to make and maintain good snow when other local areas struggle, and the result is better conditions than one might associate with the Pocono mountains. The ski school has expanded greatly, offering a good experience for beginners and intermediates looking to build confidence for larger mountains. Expert skiers can find some good but short steeps and terrain to keep their skills sharp.
Pro tip: Get there early on weekends and spend the money on premium parking. It’s worth it. If you can be on the mountain at opening you can get in a couple of hours of good, relatively un-frenzied skiing before the crowds develop.
Long-time New Jersey skiers remember this area as the Vernon Valley and Great Gorge resorts of the 1970s. Many locals grew up skiing the three peaks that make up the combined area known as Mountain Creek since the late 1990s.
Today, Mountain Creek is the nearest “big” (by mid-Atlantic standards) mountain close to the New York metropolitan area. As such, it attracts large crowds on weekends and after school on Friday afternoons. While the main mountain can be quite crowded, there is enough terrain for intermediate skiers to spread out and explore. Some of the trails on South Peak can be considerably less crowded.
Pro tip: Consider Sunday afternoons/evenings if you don’t mind night skiing. Parking at South Peak is typically empty and it’s a short walk to the lodge.
Located north of Scranton in the Endless Mountains, Elk Mountain is just on the outer edge of day trip distance from north and central New Jersey. Thanks to the distance from major metropolitan areas, it tends to be less crowded than closer-in resorts. Also, the location west and north seems to produce more and better natural snow than other nearby spots.
Elk feels like a throwback to an earlier time. The lodge and lifts are more basic than some other areas, and local amenities are fewer. But, the skiing terrain is more extensive and trails offer good variety. All things considered, Elk is a better choice for more advanced skiers looking for terrain and snow over creature comforts.
Pro tip: Lifts serving the top of the mountain mainly provide access to intermediate and advanced terrain. Beginner slopes are mostly concentrated on the lower mountain.
Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in New York, Belleayre is one of three mountains (along with Whiteface and Gore) owned by the State of New York. At a shade over two hours driving from northern New Jersey, it’s also at the outer edge of day trip distance.
Significantly further north than the three other resorts in this report, Belleayre tends to start the skiing season earlier and end later. One of the defining features is a steep headwall that provides some fast (but relatively short) expert terrain. Belleayre also has official glades trails, a further attraction for more advanced skiers.
There are multiple lodge options and a good mix of terrain for beginners and experts alike. Belleayre tends to attract a lot of families and provides a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
Pro tip: Skiers who bring their own equipment will typically head directly to the Overlook Lodge for parking which gives quicker access to the top of the mountain.
LOPATCONG TWP., N.J. – Lopatcong Township will review a plan to open up about 150 acres for redevelopment, including a tract that includes part of the Phillipsburg Mall.Planner George Ritter went over the proposal with the township planning board Monday night. Any changes to how land can be used in the four parcels on both sides of Route 22 between Route 57 and the borders of Greenwich and Pohatcong townships will...
LOPATCONG TWP., N.J. – Lopatcong Township will review a plan to open up about 150 acres for redevelopment, including a tract that includes part of the Phillipsburg Mall.
Planner George Ritter went over the proposal with the township planning board Monday night. Any changes to how land can be used in the four parcels on both sides of Route 22 between Route 57 and the borders of Greenwich and Pohatcong townships will be up to town council. Ritter emphasized that the proposal is for potential redevelopment, not condemnation of land.
"This is not something where they're going to use eminent domain or anything like that," Ritter said, referring to government taking of private property for public use. Development decisions made after the review is over would be made by landowners, who would also have the option not to do anything.
"This process is only the beginning," Ritter told the planning board before it approved his report. Any final decisions on redevelopment zoning will be up to town council, and the review will take months.
Most of the land in the four tracts is fully or partly developed, Ritter said. In some cases, buildings are vacant or dilapidated, or the site layout is inefficient, with lots of empty space and land paved over.
One exception is a 50-acre farm field behind the Phillipsburg Mall that Ritter said has limited access to Route 22. The mall itself is split between Lopatcong and Pohatcong, with the western edge in a potential redevelopment parcel.
A redevelopment plan could allow new uses for land and change design standards for the area, Ritter said. He added that the township is not aware of any solid plans for land along the highway, despite rumors of development.
Board member Joseph Pryor said the decline of the mall, "a gateway to town," prompted the study of new uses for land.
John and Cynthia Curtis of the Perfect Christmas Tree Farm said they are concerned that the redevelopment review might make a sale difficult.
"We're trying to sell it so we can retire," John Curtis, 81, told the crowd. "Don't muck it up so we can't sell it."
After the meeting, Cynthia Curtis said she would like to see the farm preserved and not become a warehouse.
The meeting finished with a long discussion of warehouses, including the 877,000-square-foot Bridge Industrial building proposed for 80 Strykers Road. The board voted Monday for preliminary site plan approval for that site, confirming a decision it made earlier.
Residents of the Overlook at Lopatcong, near the Bridge Industrial project, were among those objecting to more warehouses. Township ordinances that would limit warehouse development are being challenged in court.
"I buy everything from Amazon," said Jim Belske. "I get it," he said of the need for warehouses to supply e-commerce customers, but he questioned how a cluster of warehouses could cover land in Lopatcong.
When Belske and others asked if the township is fighting for the residents, Pryor, a former council member, said Lopatcong passed ordinances to do that and they are now being challenged in court.
James Bryce, attorney for the planning board, said warehouse development "is a function of the road network and available space." He and Pryor said questions could be taken to town council at its meeting Wednesday, but that comment on items under litigation should not be expected and there is no way for anybody to provide specific answers on what will happen in court.
Board Chairman Gary Van Vliet wound the meeting down after about two hours.
Facility, with 18 docks and 30K pallet positions, expected to be complete by fall 2021, create 50 jobs — and potentially spur more development in niche sectorIn what only can be considered a big win for both Elizabeth and Newark — as well as the still-booming industrial sector in the state — Fidelco Realty Group, Elberon Development Group and FreezPak Logistics announced Monday mor...
Facility, with 18 docks and 30K pallet positions, expected to be complete by fall 2021, create 50 jobs — and potentially spur more development in niche sector
In what only can be considered a big win for both Elizabeth and Newark — as well as the still-booming industrial sector in the state — Fidelco Realty Group, Elberon Development Group and FreezPak Logistics announced Monday morning that they are breaking ground on a 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art freezer warehouse facility on the Elizabeth/Newark border.
The project, which will be co-developed by Fidelco and Elberon, will be located at the corner of Newark Avenue and Virginia Street, at 1029 Newark Ave. — on a parcel that has been vacant since dye and pigment manufacturer Magruder Color moved out in 2006.
The new structure, which will deliver 10.5 million cubic feet of space, 18 docks and 30,000 pallet positions, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021, the developers said. It will create approximately 50 jobs for the area when it opens.
Marc Berson, the owner and chair of Fidelco, said the project has huge potential.
“We’re very excited about it,” he told ROI-NJ. “Refrigerated warehouses are a huge business in the industrial world today.”
The facility will provide a broad range of services, including storage and retrieval, repacking, transportation and overseas container plug-in, as well as on-site USDA, FDA and food safety and inspection service inspections.
More than that, the warehouse facility may spur more growth in the area. That’s the hope of Dave Gibbons, the president of Elberon, which has helped build in Elizabeth for generations.
“We believe this project will help revitalize an area that has been stagnant for many years, and perhaps serve as a catalyst for further redevelopment,” he said. “This development is another that validates the growing presence and success of cold storage facilities.”
Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage agreed with Gibbons. He hopes the building will spur more freezer warehouses in the area.
“We’ve been working with Elberon on the idea that we need to develop more of a freezer-type warehouse business here in our city because of the access to the port,” Bollwage told ROI-NJ. “More and more goods were coming in, and necessity of some type of freezer warehouses was going to be important to the future growth to the warehouse industry.
“Elberon has followed through on that, not only with this lease, but two other previous leases with different firms.”
Bollwage said Elizabeth’s geography makes it an ideal location for what is a niche business. Location to the port and its access to ships, not to mention its proximity to planes, trains and, yes, automobiles and trucks makes the Newark Elizabeth area perfect for more freezer facilities.
That want, however, is easier expressed than accomplished.
Berson, who has owned the property for four years, nearly gave up on the idea of having a refrigerated warehouse after two previous attempts failed to get to the finish line. He said he finally found an ideal partner in Carteret-based FreezPak, which is opening its fifth location in the state.
And Berson said he’s happy to be partnering with Elberon, a firm he has a relationship with for decades – and one with a history of building refrigerated warehouses, a complicated and costly undertaking.
“They’re more precise (because) they’re insulated,” he said. “And insulating doesn’t just mean walls and ceiling, but your floors. Everything is just different. You can’t overlook any of it or it just won’t look right.”
Berson said this project will be no exception.
“The cubic dimensions are very relevant,” he said. “This is a warehouse building that will be 75 feet high and very efficient. So, the inches matter. As we understand, we’ll be able to support some 30,000 pallet positions through this warehouse.
“Getting heavy pallets up 75 feet and bringing them down is quite a feat. There is a lot of automation and engineering that goes into this, and there is no room for error.”
FreezPak co-CEO David Saoud said the company is eager to get going.
“FreezPak Logistics looks forward to continuing our work with the great people in Elizabeth and Newark,” he said. “We will create 50 new jobs to service our clients throughout the area and provide customized distribution with 30,000 new pallet positions, expanding our import capabilities in the Northeast.”
Co-CEO Michael Saoud hinted at growth, too.
“The Elizabeth facility will be our fifth location in New Jersey, and we are already designing a sixth site for 2022 to further meet the growing needs of the food industry in the state.”