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 Manville, 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 Manville, 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:
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Miriam Saladin lives in Manville’s infamous Lost Valley. Her family has fled serious flooding three times. Like other victims of Tropical Storm Ida in Manville, she has been waiting two years for federal money to elevate her home. On Monday, Saladin received a state letter offering her one option — take a buyout and move.Saladin is among about 2,000 Manville residents living in what state officials call a “risk reduction area.” It includes about 17% of Manville’s housing stock located in flood-prone areas...
Miriam Saladin lives in Manville’s infamous Lost Valley. Her family has fled serious flooding three times. Like other victims of Tropical Storm Ida in Manville, she has been waiting two years for federal money to elevate her home. On Monday, Saladin received a state letter offering her one option — take a buyout and move.
Saladin is among about 2,000 Manville residents living in what state officials call a “risk reduction area.” It includes about 17% of Manville’s housing stock located in flood-prone areas between the Millville and Raritan rivers. Instead of paying to elevate these houses, the state wants to buy and raze them under the state’s Blue Acres program.
Richard Onderko, Manville’s mayor, said he feels blindsided. “I think their map is flawed, and they won’t even negotiate with us, to come back and give us any input into the data they used,” said Onderko, who also said he got no warning, no input.
“I’m in favor of buyouts in certain areas, but I’m also in favor of saving ratables and allowing people to elevate their homes — because they want to stay in Manville,” Onderko said. “You keep knocking down homes, we’re going to be under financial distress for a long time.”
Manville is already pocked with empty lots, where homes were bought out under the Blue Acres program following severe floods during hurricanes Floyd and Irene.
The new policy comes from the Department of Community Affairs and the state Office of Emergency Management. The joint decision is based on climate change and scant funding for disaster recovery. The letter to homeowners explains, “Floodplain buyouts are the most permanent and cost-effective alternative for protecting human lives and private property against inevitable future flood events.”
So far, the policy applies only to Manville. Advocates are calling foul at the process.
“What’s happening here is, the state is suddenly revoking options that were previously available,” says Cameron Foster of the New Jersey Organizing Project, which advocates for flood victims. “And it’s even more unacceptable when you consider the buyout process itself is dysfunctional, slow-moving and it doesn’t guarantee a fair payout proportional to the housing market.”
According to the Blue Acres form, applicants will get a Benefit-Cost Analysis if forms are filed by Aug. 21.
More than a year after the remnants of Hurricane Ida battered New Jersey, including large portions of Manville, FEMA will provide about $10 million to help fortify the borough against future storms, NJ Advance Media has learned.The funds will be provided through the agency’s ...
More than a year after the remnants of Hurricane Ida battered New Jersey, including large portions of Manville, FEMA will provide about $10 million to help fortify the borough against future storms, NJ Advance Media has learned.
The funds will be provided through the agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Swift Current initiative, which federal officials said aims to help communities become more resilient against flooding considering storms are becoming fiercer and more frequent due to climate change.
“Hurricane Ida demonstrated that even those outside the direct path of a hurricane can suffer devastating consequences. The people of New Jersey witnessed this devastation firsthand, as some of the most flood-prone parts of the state saw record levels of flooding,” FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell said in a statement ahead of an announcement on the funds set to be released Thursday.
“Thanks to funding provided to FEMA’s Swift Current Initiative by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure law, New Jersey will be able to convert many affected properties to open spaces, making this community more resilient to damage from future storms and related flooding,” Criswell added.
According to FEMA, $60 million — $10 million for New Jersey, $40 million for Louisiana, $5 million for Mississippi and $5 million for Pennsylvania — in relief is part the agency’s first initiative funded through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Last September, Biden visited nearly a half-dozen homes in Manville — one of several communities devastated by the storm which resulted in 30 deaths statewide. The borough of about 10,000 has become a frequent target of flooding in the Garden State with dozens of homes overrun by floodwaters during Ida.
At a roundtable event before his walking tour at the time, Biden called the losses faced by Manville “profound” — noting that homes were destroyed by gas leaks triggered by flooding and infrastructure, like the rail system, suffered damage as well.
The $10 million New Jersey will receive as part of the program will go toward acquiring and demolishing 31 properties, 28 of which were significantly damaged by Ida and all of which would be residential buyouts. As part of resiliency efforts, swaths of Somerset County land near the Raritan and Millstone rivers will be converted to open space, conservation and flood storage, federal officials said.
“New Jersey is proud to become the first Ida-impacted state to see its FEMA Swift Current funding obligated and available for implementation,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement Wednesday.
“Once again, the Garden State will serve as a national forerunner by hosting the first FEMA initiative to be funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, an initiative that will bolster the resilience of flood-prone communities from Manville to Lambertville and beyond,” he added. “By proactively buying out flood-prone homes in vulnerable communities, we will protect properties and residents from harm amid the worsening climate crisis.”
A list of the properties included in the program was not available as they are still being determined, federal and local officials said. Additional details on what that open space and flood storage installation could look like was not immediately released.
A FEMA spokesman said in a statement Wednesday that the properties acquired through the funds will be chosen based on “local priorities, informed by local/state hazard mitigation plans and then submitted to FEMA for review.”
While the funds come from the federal agency, the state will be in charge of disbursing them.
“Acquisitions/buyouts run entirely through voluntary participation of state and local officials and individual homeowners,” a FEMA spokesman said. Local officials said residents may also opt to stay in their homes and elevate them through any state or federal aid that becomes available in the future.
Manville Mayor Richard Onderko said that the $10 million is welcome, with as many as 20 homeowners in the borough eagerly waiting for buyouts and dozens of other families and businesses also still waiting on federal aid 15 months after the storm. But more can be done to help the borough, said the mayor.
“As mayor, I am told that disaster recovery takes a long time. It could take up to another year before the first Ida buyout is completed,” Onderko said. “Well, I am tired of looking at busted up foundations and know my residents adversely affected with a substantially damaged home deserve so much better from the federal government.”
Onderko said that after Ida residents without flood insurance were provided individual assistance by FEMA of up to $36,000 to help in recovery. However, he said, to date no federal funding has been allocated for people to elevate homes. The borough also continues to wait for final approval of Ida funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
After Manville was hit by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, there was “very little” federal aid and 38 buyouts performed in the borough, according to the mayor. Over a decade later, there were 15 buyouts following Hurricane Irene in 2011.
“I would like to see $100 million allocated to help Manville become more storm resilient via additional buyouts, home elevations, and relocating emergency and municipal operations to high ground,” Onderko said. “It is difficult to provide emergency aid when your department of public works, fire and rescue squad buildings go under water.”
A FEMA spokesman said no date has been determined to acquire and demolish the properties included in the program as no paperwork with current owners has been signed as of this week. Once signed, he said, the process typically takes 18 to 24 months to complete before the land is deeded “to remain open space in perpetuity.”
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On the eve of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida's widespread destruction in the tri-state, one of the flood-plagued communities is being told to pay for their own repairs or move out.Manville, New Jersey was heavily flooded back in 2021 by the remnants of Ida. A group of about 80 homeowners who would normally get federal money to repair their homes are finding out that is no longer happening.Instead of a payout to rebuild their homes, the state is offering them a buyout.Eric Vaughn, a single father of two young s...
On the eve of the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Ida's widespread destruction in the tri-state, one of the flood-plagued communities is being told to pay for their own repairs or move out.
Manville, New Jersey was heavily flooded back in 2021 by the remnants of Ida. A group of about 80 homeowners who would normally get federal money to repair their homes are finding out that is no longer happening.
Instead of a payout to rebuild their homes, the state is offering them a buyout.
Eric Vaughn, a single father of two young sons, has been living in an RV outside of his home in the two years since Ida blew through. He's in the middle of putting their house back together after flood waters came several feet up the walls.
"[The boys] ask about their house every once in a while," he says.
Vaughn had been waiting to start in hopes of receiving federal aid from the state designated for repairs and elevating homes. Two weeks ago, he received an email stating that aid is not coming.
"Eric's story is so sad, especially because he was playing by the state's rules and the state has changed the rules on him," Meghan Mertyris, with the New Jersey Organizing Project, said.
Flooding in Manville is an annual occurrence; the area is high-risk for devastating storms. The governor's office said New Jersey has reprioritized how federal resources will be spent, and has decided to offer homeowners the option of relocating in order for the area to better absorb future flooding.
"No one was told that they were getting an elevation and are now getting a buyout. This is the first anyone is being notified of either acceptance or denial, and a lot of people just aren't accepted into either program because we're just limited in the amount of funding that we have," Daniel Kelly, director of federal affairs for Gov. Phil Murphy, said.
Vaughn said the option for a buyout is not one that works for him.
"There's a good chance they're gonna offer me less than my home is worth, and then my credit is destroyed and I'm in partial foreclosure," he said.
"The government is supposed to work for me and the people, but it doesn't seem like it," Vaughn said.
Upgrade 80-Year-Old Infrastructure, Stabilize Sewer Rates & Property TaxesFrom your friends at New Jersey American Water, Brand PartnerThis is a paid post contributed by a Patch Community Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own, and the information presented has not been verified by Patch.This November, residents will have the chance to make ...
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This November, residents will have the chance to make a significant impact on the future of Manville by voting “yes” on the sale of the sewer system to the Borough’s water provider, New Jersey American Water. The historic opportunity includes an investment of $16.5 million directly into the community. This investment includes a payment of $6.5 million for the system itself, plus a commitment to spend an additional $10 million in sewer improvements and upgrades within Manville in the first decade of ownership. This decision, beyond its immediate financial implications, marks a potential turning point for addressing old infrastructure that has existed since before color television.
The age of Manville’s current sewer infrastructure cannot be ignored. Parts of the sewer system have served the Borough for over 80 years and are nearing the end of their effective lifespan. Without the immediate investments from the sewer sale, the Borough might be forced to defer essential maintenance due to budget constraints. This can make existing problems worse and lead to larger, more complex issues down the line. New Jersey American Water's acquisition of the system would mean the immediate onset of much-needed capital improvements, including replacing and fixing sewer assets and strengthening the system against flooding and infiltration of rainwater.
At New Jersey American Water, we possess extensive, specialized experience in managing complex sewer systems like Manville’s. Our scale and exclusive focus on water and sewer services allows us to manage the system more cost-efficiently. Moreover, we have a level of proficiency and know-how that's honed by years of singular focus and dedication to water and wastewater infrastructure. Perhaps just as important, we also know Manville. New Jersey American Water has been Manville’s water company for several decades. Since 2013, our company has invested over $25 million into the water distribution system in the Borough, replacing aging water mains, company side service lines, and public fire hydrants.
This sewer sale is not just a financial transaction, it’s about stability, reliability, and a vision for the future.
Manville’s neighbors in Somerville and Bound Brook have already realized the benefits of selling. Both towns voted to approve selling their sewer systems to New Jersey American Water, securing funds and infrastructure investments far exceeding the sale prices. Both towns achieved a way to address their aging sewer infrastructures without sinking into debt or saddling their residents with large rate increases through the sale.
The choice seems clear. Vote Yes on the sewer sale to stabilize rates and property taxes and prioritize needed investment into the sewer system. A yes vote is a vote for Manville’s future.
New Jersey American Water: Committed to excellence, dedicated to Manville.
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First-year head coach Dave Markowitch said he would never forget his first game at the helm of Manville last week against Keyport.Markowitch had an even “sweeter” feeling following his first victory as head coach of his alma mater on Friday night in Kenilworth.The head coach watched his Mustangs rally in the second half to earn a 12-7 victory over Brearley to notch their first victory of the season.“It feels pretty good,” Markowitch said after the win over Brearley. “These kids are tough. Th...
First-year head coach Dave Markowitch said he would never forget his first game at the helm of Manville last week against Keyport.
Markowitch had an even “sweeter” feeling following his first victory as head coach of his alma mater on Friday night in Kenilworth.
The head coach watched his Mustangs rally in the second half to earn a 12-7 victory over Brearley to notch their first victory of the season.
“It feels pretty good,” Markowitch said after the win over Brearley. “These kids are tough. They’re resilient. They gave great effort all night and really played well.”
Manville stared at a 7-0 deficit after Brearley scored the game’s first touchdown on the opening drive of the second half. The Mustangs responded on their next position with quarterback Josh D’Ambrosio throwing a touchdown pass to running back Naquavere Thomas. However, Manville missed the pursuing extra-point attempt and trailed 7-6 entering the fourth quarter.
With five minutes to play, Thomas gave Manville its first lead of the contest by running into the end zone for his second touchdown of the night. The Mustangs held off Brearley from there to give Markowitch his first head coaching victory.
“I’ve lived in (Manville) my entire life. It’s really special to represent this community,” Markowitch said.
Manville (1-0) will play Middlesex in its home opener on Sept. 8.
Running back Gavin Marrance rushed for 113 yards on 24 attempts in the contest for Brearley, while quarterback Ryan Obiedzinski finished with 125 yards passing and rushed for the team’s lone touchdown in the game.
Brearley (0-1) travels to play Spotswood on Sept. 9.
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