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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When a player is on a different level athletically than everybody else on the field there is no game plan you can have to stop him.Shawn Purcell was that player for Manville on Thursday evening in Springfield. Purcell showed off his amazing athletic prowess on his way to 195 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in Manville’s 46-7 win over Dayton.“The biggest fear going into a Thursday game after a JV game on a Monday is you only have two days to prepare,” Manville head coach Pat Gorbatuk...
When a player is on a different level athletically than everybody else on the field there is no game plan you can have to stop him.
Shawn Purcell was that player for Manville on Thursday evening in Springfield. Purcell showed off his amazing athletic prowess on his way to 195 rushing yards, 55 receiving yards and five total touchdowns in Manville’s 46-7 win over Dayton.
“The biggest fear going into a Thursday game after a JV game on a Monday is you only have two days to prepare,” Manville head coach Pat Gorbatuk said. “I was really pleased with the way we were able to prepare. Being that the week wasn’t perfect, we got still got out here and executed. We showed that we were the better team today. They’re well-coached and were 2-0 coming in, so we did a very good job taking care of business. An average team would fold in this type of week.”
It only took one play for Purcell to show off just what kind of night it would be for him. On Manville’s first play from scrimmage, he took a handoff 63 yards for a touchdown after a cut to the backside of the play on a run up the middle.
Following a Dayton fumble that gave Manville the ball at the two-yard line, Thomas Na’Quavere punched it in from the short distance to give the Mustangs a 14-0 lead just before the end of the first quarter.
Purcell then added his second score on a similar type run as his first touchdown. He took a sweep to the right, broke a tackle and was off to the races on the backside of the play for a 41-yard score. Any defender cannot fall asleep against Purcell because even if it does not seem like the play is coming your way it can be at any moment.
“Shawn is a special player,” Gorbatuk said. “He’s a quiet kid, but he’s not quiet once the ball is snapped. He’s electric, breaks long runs, is hard to get open on at corner, makes tackles, returns kicks and we can put him 100 different places on offense and still produces.”
Not too many players have the ability to have those two type of plays as a running back before following it up with a huge play lined out as a wide receiver, but that is precisely what Purcell did. He ran right past everybody in the secondary on a go route to catch a 55-yard touchdown from Danny Wildgoose to give Manville a 26-7 lead with 2:14 left in the second quarter.
“Obviously, we’re biased, but we do really believe he’s one of the bets skill kids in the state of New Jersey,” Gorbatuk said. “If you’ve seen him play in person, I think you would understand why we believe that. At the end of the day, he’s a great human being who happens to be an awesome football player. We love that he’s both.”
Purcell then added the first two touchdowns of the second half -- a five-yard run and a 39-yard run on a sweep. The Manville defense played a strong game containing mobile Dayton quarterback Lujuan Quinones and power back Alex Altemus. Dayton’s only score came on a wild play when on 2nd-and-28 Quinones scrambled about 10 yards behind him, almost ran out of bounds, reversed field before squeezing a pass into a tight window to Bradyn Berknoph for a 41-yard touchdown.
Manville moved to 3-1 on the season with wins over Keyport and Middlesex earlier in the season. A tough opponent awaits the Mustangs next week when they host South Hunterdon.
“Our primary goal right now is to have a great week of practice,” Gorbatuk said. “We have to be ready for South Hunterdon. We thought there were two hammers on our schedule with Brearley and South Hunterdon. They play fast, hard and do a lot of different things. We have to work hard to have our kids prepared and give a 48-minute effort and more if it takes.”
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Shore took Stock Wednesday. Or, more appropriately, Stock, sophomore, left-hander Robert Stock, took the Blue Devils to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 quarterfinals.Stock, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder Threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout, leading the Blue Devils to a 6-0 victory over No. 12 Manville in West Long Branch. Shore will play the winner of Wednesday’s game between 13th-seeded Palmyra and No. 4 South Amboy. Shore is likely to play its quarterfinal on Saturday.Stock’s 105-pitch, seven-st...
Shore took Stock Wednesday. Or, more appropriately, Stock, sophomore, left-hander Robert Stock, took the Blue Devils to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group 1 quarterfinals.
Stock, a 6-foot-1, 200-pounder Threw a two-hit, complete-game shutout, leading the Blue Devils to a 6-0 victory over No. 12 Manville in West Long Branch. Shore will play the winner of Wednesday’s game between 13th-seeded Palmyra and No. 4 South Amboy. Shore is likely to play its quarterfinal on Saturday.
Stock’s 105-pitch, seven-strikeout effort gave Shore only its third victory since May 10, but it’s first of the second season. Some believe Shore, which has a win over state-ranked Red Bank Catholic, can make some noise in CJ1.
“We needed a win,” said Stock, who got a cup of coffee on the varsity level last spring. “We beat Colts Neck in the last game of the regular season and that was big heading into the states.”
Stock, who admitted to dealing with a case of the nerves during school, said he didn’t have a feel for his slider during warm-ups.
“I had a good fastball warming up, but not the slider,” Stock said. “I had some control issues early, but I took a little off, got my control and started commanding the slider in the second or third inning.”
Stock walked four, however, he did throw first-pitch strikes to 17 of 26 batters faced. Stock also stranded five Manville baserunners.
Stock walked four, however, he did throw first-pitch strikes to 17 of 26 batters faced. Stock also stranded five Manville baserunners. Overall, 66 of his 105 pitches were strikes.
“I started hitting my spots and pitching to weak contact,” Stock said.
Things got even better for Stock when his teammates put up two runs in the last of the third. A bunt single by Lucas Rosa started the rally. Joseph Santi followed with a single. An outfield error allowed Rosa to score. Another sophomore, Cole Stefanelli then smacked a single to center playing Santi.
“It was good to get those runs across, but I really felt like I could put up a zero in every inning,” Stock said. “I knew it was my first state tournament appearance, but was confident.”
Not only did Stock put up zeros, he didn’t allow a hit until there was one out in the top of the fourth. Joshua Barrios broke up the no-hitter with a single to right on a 2-2 pitch. After the Barrios hit, Stock retired six of the next seven batters he faced.
Shore broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Devils loaded the bases on a single, walk and hit batsman. Richie Barton followed with a sacrifice fly, Rosa added a two-run single and the final run scored on a Manville error.
“The dugout energy was fantastic today,” Stock said. “People have no idea what a difference that makes. It really got us going.”
Manville collected its second, and final hit with one out in the seventh. Logan Klementovicz singled to right. Stock, however, regrouped and retired the game’s final two batters on seven pitches.
“Even in the seventh I still felt strong an had a good fastball,” Stock said. “I never wanted to come out, not even for an instant. I told coach this is my game and I want to finish.
“We feel like we can beat anybody,” Stock said.
If Shore can win Saturday, it would likely be paired against top-seeded and defending Group 1 champion, Middlesex, next Tuesday.
Who might get the ball in that sectional semifinal?
“Hopefully, me,” Stock said. “I’ll be ready for whatever.”
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Ramond Cruz’s afternoon was a far cry from this time last year. He sat by his garage Wednesday, fixing a grill, pausing only once when a UPS truck rolled up to drop off some packages.In early September last summer, flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida had swallowed up his block in a deluge of brown water.“I work 20 minutes away but that day I was at the airport, stuck there. I couldn’t leave (due to flooding),” said Cruz, 57, who drives a delivery truck. “My wife, Delea, had to climb out of ...
Ramond Cruz’s afternoon was a far cry from this time last year. He sat by his garage Wednesday, fixing a grill, pausing only once when a UPS truck rolled up to drop off some packages.
In early September last summer, flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida had swallowed up his block in a deluge of brown water.
“I work 20 minutes away but that day I was at the airport, stuck there. I couldn’t leave (due to flooding),” said Cruz, 57, who drives a delivery truck. “My wife, Delea, had to climb out of the second-story window. I knew she was safe because we live on the second floor but she had to jump. Somebody came and rescued her.”
His story was not unlike various others environmental advocates and local officials pointed to a block away while imploring Gov. Phil Murphy to adopt emergency rules meant to better protect New Jersey residents and property against storms that have only become more volatile due to climate change.
The rules would impact new construction in flood-prone inland parts of the Garden State. Wednesday’s press conference, led by the environmental group The Watershed Institute, took place exactly one year after President Joe Biden visited nearly a half-dozen homes in the borough — one of several communities devastated by the storm which resulted in 30 deaths statewide.
The rule change would update rainfall data and flood maps that haven’t been changed in 23 years. The state would use current and future rainfall rates instead of figures from 1999 to regulate new construction in inland areas along rivers affected by non-tidal stormwater runoff. More precisely, the state Department of Environmental Protection would raise flood hazard zones by two feet in those areas.
“What’s going on around my town in Somerset County is overdevelopment and with poor stormwater regulations all the water comes to us,” Manville Mayor Richard Onderko told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday in front of a home that caught fire after the neighboring one exploded during Ida.
“I’m trying to be an advocate, to get people help from our government ... and try to make the town more storm resilient,” Onderko continued. “Gov. Murphy plays a big role in this.”
Some developers, business groups, and labor officials have opposed the flood rules, saying while changes may be needed, the threat isn’t immediate enough to require emergency rules. They warn implementing the plans could mean risking losing thousands of development projects and say the real problem — poor stormwater management facilities — isn’t being addressed.
The emergency actions fall under the pledge Murphy made in 2020, known as NJ PACT, or Protecting Against Climate Threats, which also calls for the DEP to perform a complete accounting for all greenhouse gas emissions and create new air pollution regulations that address carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases.
The flood rules specifically were expected to take effect sometime in June, but they have yet to be installed.
Asked about the criticism he’s received from environmental advocates, Murphy said Wednesday at an unrelated event in Newark: “We’ve got the strongest environmental record of any administration in America, period. Can we be better? We can always be better. We have a whole host of projects underway right now but I would just ask them to look at the record because it speaks for itself.”
Last week in his first comments on the flood rule issue, the governor said the matter is “complicated” but noted that officials are “committed to resiliency.”
“It’s time for Governor Murphy to move forward with NJ PACT rules. These NJ PACT rules are not about regulations. They’re about people’s lives. They’re about protecting our communities and they’re about acknowledging that climate change is not some far-off threat,” said Environment New Jersey Executive Director Doug O’Malley on Wednesday at the gathering.
The DEP referred questions about the emergency flood rules to Murphy’s office. A White House spokesman did not immediately provide comment.
Ray Cantor, vice president of government affairs for the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, said Wednesday that thousands of construction and infrastructure projects would be negatively impacted if the rules were installed.
“There’s no imminent peril,” said Cantor, noting that his group was not necessarily opposed to the rules. “We support scientifically-based proper standards that go through a legitimate public process.”
Michael Cerra, a spokesman for the New Jersey League of Municipalities, an organization that represents the state’s 564 towns and cities, said in a statement that “the state should provide local officials with the power to regulate and set standards tailored to their individual needs.”
“As far as the immediate adoption of rules, we are always concerned when regulations are adopted without proper input from appropriate stakeholders,” Cerra said. “Passing rules like this through emergency adoption creates a concerning precedent and, in the long run, we’ll all be better served with a thorough public process.”
When Biden visited Manville last summer, he said he’d never seen watermarks reach so high. During a roundtable event before his walking tour at the time, the president 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.
On Wednesday, the 600 block of Boesel Avenue where Biden visited with families a year ago was mostly quiet.
One home had its porch wiped away and was never fixed.
In other areas, empty grassy lots were apparent. There was a reason for this, especially in large swaths of Lost Valley, a section of Manville that became badly damaged during the storm, said Jim Waltman, executive director of The Watershed Institute.
“Chances are there was a house there,” Waltman said.
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In what Brick Mayor John Ducey said it the “most anticipated opening in the history of Brick,” the Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Rtes. 70 & 88 in Brick now has an opening date.The opening date is scheduled for Dec. 8, according to the Asbury Park Press Brian Roche, director of human resources at ...
In what Brick Mayor John Ducey said it the “most anticipated opening in the history of Brick,” the Royal Farms convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Rtes. 70 & 88 in Brick now has an opening date.
The opening date is scheduled for Dec. 8, according to the Asbury Park Press Brian Roche, director of human resources at Royal Farms, told APP, "We are excited to begin serving Brick and the surrounding area."
It's funny; a year ago our former producer, Joe Votruba, wrote a post for this website asking when the completed store was going to open . Little did he know that it would be another year! At the time Joe wrote his piece, the story was that Royal Farms was having trouble staffing its first Ocean County location (they have 15 other stores in New Jersey, mainly in South Jersey, although they do have one in Manville).
The Brick Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the plan for the store in 2018, so it’s been four years in the works; other delays had to do with crosswalk changes in the area.
Royal Farms will join the battle royale that is the New Jersey convenience competition joining other stalwarts like Wawa, Quick Chek, and 7-Eleven as well as newer entrants like Farm Stores.
Royal Farms is known for its fried chicken, but it has food you would expect at a convenience store like burgers, hot dogs, breakfast sandwiches, subs, and other sandwiches. Beverage-wise, they offer all sorts of coffee drinks, cold beverages, and milkshakes.
Staff training is scheduled to start on Nov. 29 and then the much delayed grand opening on Dec. 8.
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MANVILLE – Voters will go to the polls Jan. 25 to decide whether to approve a $3.95 million bond referendum for improvements to borough schools.The projects in the referendum include boiler and roof replacements at Weston School; an auditorium conversion to the multipurpose room at Weston School; HVAC installation in the gym and auditorium at Weston School; and kitchen floor replacements at Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School.Because of state aid and surplus capital funds, passage ...
MANVILLE – Voters will go to the polls Jan. 25 to decide whether to approve a $3.95 million bond referendum for improvements to borough schools.
The projects in the referendum include boiler and roof replacements at Weston School; an auditorium conversion to the multipurpose room at Weston School; HVAC installation in the gym and auditorium at Weston School; and kitchen floor replacements at Manville High School and Alexander Batcho Intermediate School.
Because of state aid and surplus capital funds, passage of the referendum would have zero impact on property taxes, according to the Board of Education.
The school district expects to receive $1.85 million in debt service aid from the state that would only be available if the referendum is approved.
The district will fund through its capital reserves about 53%, $2.09 million, of the project's total cost
The board said the district has been building its capital reserve fund for several years.
In the past three years, the district has annually budgeted $1.68 million to fund critical upgrades to schools.
In this school year, the district has funded improvements to the stadium, athletic fields and locker rooms at Manville High School. In addition, the district funded renovations to classrooms at Weston and Roosevelt schools and Cafeteria B at the high school.
The district serves more than 1,600 students in pre-K through eighth grade in four schools.
The board's referendum committee has explored options for expansion and renovations throughout the district over the past three years.
Voter approval will allow the district to begin the bid and construction process immediately. If approved by voters, work would start in June and should be completed before the 2022-2023 school year, according to district officials.
If voters reject the referendum, the district will be responsible for 100% of the cost and undertake the work over a longer period. Also, the district would not be able to take advantage of the service aid from the state.
Vote-by-mail ballots are available, and polls will be open for in-person voting on Jan. 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Main Hall at 600 Washington Ave.
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