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 Martinsville, 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 Martinsville, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Martinsville, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Members of Local 54 of the Unite Here union authorized their negotiating committee to call a July 1 strike against the Borgata and the three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment — Caesars, Harrah’s and Tropicana — and a July 3 strike against Hard Rock if new deals are not in place by then.Union president Bob McDevitt said 96% of the “several thousand" union members who cast ballots did so in favor of authorizing a strike.“The industry better not take this lightly,” he told a cheering b...
Members of Local 54 of the Unite Here union authorized their negotiating committee to call a July 1 strike against the Borgata and the three casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment — Caesars, Harrah’s and Tropicana — and a July 3 strike against Hard Rock if new deals are not in place by then.
Union president Bob McDevitt said 96% of the “several thousand" union members who cast ballots did so in favor of authorizing a strike.
“The industry better not take this lightly,” he told a cheering ballroom of union members after the vote. “This is a no (B.S.) thing.”
Contracts expired over two weeks ago and talks have yet to reach a new deal.
The “yes” vote will not result in an immediate strike. It simply gives the union’s negotiating committee, comprised of workers from all nine casinos, the power to call a strike.
Spokespeople for Caesars Entertainment and Hard Rock declined comment, while executives from other casinos did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
McDevitt said the union has so-called “me-too” agreements with Bally's and the Ocean Casino Resort specifying that they will honor the terms of contracts reached with the city's larger properties. That effectively guarantees those two casinos will not be struck, he said.
“Bally's and Ocean are in the green zone, Resorts and Golden Nugget are in the yellow zone and the rest are in the red zone,” he said.
Union members said they are ready to walk out if the call comes.
“We are fighting for economics across the board, for all job classifications,” said Ruth Ann Joyce, a bartender at the Harrah's and Hard Rock casinos, and a veteran of Atlantic City labor wars. She worked at the Showboat when it closed in 2014, one of four casinos to go belly-up that year.
The union says it is seeking “significant” wage increases in the next contract to help workers deal with financial setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic and rapidly rising prices.
“Historically our fights in general have dealt with health care,” Joyce said. “This go-round, it's about economics. We can't find workers because there's no money, and it's hard to hold onto the workers we do have because they can go somewhere else and make more.”
Rodney Mills, a housekeeper at Tropicana, said he is ready to strike if need be.
“Things are really hard right now,” he said after casting his ballot at the Atlantic City Convention Center. “We need a livable wage to survive.”
The labor dispute comes at an uncertain time in Atlantic City: The casinos and their online partners are collectively making more money now than before the pandemic hit.
But the casinos say those statistics are misleading because they get to keep only about 30% of online and sports betting money, with the rest going to their third-party partners. They say that in-person revenue won from gamblers is the crucial metric, and not all the casinos have surpassed their pre-pandemic levels.
The union went on strike in 2004 for 34 days, and walked out against the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in July 2016, which ended with the casino shutting down in October of that year. It has since reopened under different ownership as the Hard Rock.
Dozens of New Jersey gas stations plan to offer discounted fuel on Friday in the latest push to convince state leaders to allow for self-service.You won’t have to pump your own gas to get the price break from record high gas prices during the Fuel Your Way NJ coalition’s Self-Serve Day of Awareness. The cost drops will vary by location, but are meant to reflect how much consumers could save per gallon with self serve available.“With the c...
Dozens of New Jersey gas stations plan to offer discounted fuel on Friday in the latest push to convince state leaders to allow for self-service.
You won’t have to pump your own gas to get the price break from record high gas prices during the Fuel Your Way NJ coalition’s Self-Serve Day of Awareness. The cost drops will vary by location, but are meant to reflect how much consumers could save per gallon with self serve available.
“With the cost of gas prices continuing to rise, it’s taking a bigger and bigger bite out of people’s wallets,” Sal Risalvato of Fuel Your Way NJ said in a statement. “We want the public to know that one of the quickest ways we can reduce gas prices is to allow gas stations the ability to offer self-serve in New Jersey.”
New Jersey is the last state to prohibit drivers from pumping their own fuel.
Gas prices stand at a record high of $4.48 per gallon for regular in New Jersey, above the national average of $4.42 reported by GasBuddy.com on Thursday.
“The price drop will vary station to station, but on average it will be about 15 cents per gallon,” said Bruno Tedeschi, a coalition spokesman.
Motorists who pull into participating gas stations will also be handed a facsimile of a $100 bill during the next several weeks with a message that they could save $100 to $400 per year if the state allowed self-serve. Motorists will be encouraged to contact their representatives demanding passage of the legislation.
A bill introduced in February to allow self-service pumps stalled in the state legislature after State Senate President Nicholas Scutari, D-Union, said in March he did not currently support the bill, making it unlikely he’ll post it for a vote and effectively killing it.
The New Jersey Gasoline-Convenience-Automotive Association estimates stations could drop prices 15 cents a gallon if they’re allowed to offer self-service. However the legislation doesn’t specify how much of that cost saving would be passed on to customers if self serve were permitted
The coalition has launched an online petition drive and is asking drivers to contact legislators about supporting the bill.
Gas stations will also display a sign next to pumps that have been closed with the message: “This pump would be open if New Jersey allowed self-serve fueling.”
Gas stations participating in the price drop on Friday include:
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BOUND BROOK – A weekend snowstorm may stop plans to getting things done on a Saturday, but it only made Eric Lynch more determined in his mission of helping renovate the Brook Arts Center.Lynch was back early on a recent Sunday with fellow Scouts from Martinsville Troop 46 to continue his Eagle Scout project of renovating the green room and the dressing room areas of the Brook Arts Center, the only existing vaudeville theater remaining in Somerset County, and one of only eight in New Jersey.The renovations ...
BOUND BROOK – A weekend snowstorm may stop plans to getting things done on a Saturday, but it only made Eric Lynch more determined in his mission of helping renovate the Brook Arts Center.
Lynch was back early on a recent Sunday with fellow Scouts from Martinsville Troop 46 to continue his Eagle Scout project of renovating the green room and the dressing room areas of the Brook Arts Center, the only existing vaudeville theater remaining in Somerset County, and one of only eight in New Jersey.
The renovations will repurpose a large storage room under the stage into a new green room and dressing room area. The old vaudeville-style dressing rooms were much smaller and located far from the stage.
"As the theater grows into a more regional type of theater, we need more accommodation for different types of artists, like dancers," Brook Arts Center Theater Manager Joni Jaglowski said.
"By opening our space, we'll be able to have even better and more entertaining acts at the theater," Jaglowski said.
Lynch, a junior at Bridgewater Raritan High School and senior patrol leader of his troop, was inspired to choose this for his Eagle Scout project because of his love of dancing.
"Being a dancer and theater performer, I was drawn to the idea of working here," Lynch said. "It mixes my passion for performance with my love of Scouting."
The teen recognized the project was key to the theatre's revitalization.
"I was drawn to the green room and the dressing room because of all the things we can do with it," Lynch said.
A gymnast when he was younger, Lynch was drawn to dance and theater after seeing a hip-hop dance crew, the Jabbawockeez, perform.
He said his biggest supporters have been his parents and his Scout troop.
To fund the renovations and gather community support, Lynch launched a GoFundMe campaign that's raised $2,100, $800 above his $1,300 goal.
According to the GoFundMe page, the renovations include painting the walls, cleaning the floors and installing new furniture in the dressing room.
"The more funds raised, the more I can keep my promise to the Brook Arts Center, which in turn will help the theater bring more quality entertainment to our communities," said Lynch.
"The Brook is special," he said.
"The theater is a beautiful place to come down for an evening to watch a great show," Lynch said.
The Brook Arts Center recently announced its 2022 spring season that features the following acts:
For more information about the theater and additional showtimes go to www.brookarts.org or call 732-469-7700.
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mekhi Becton's bright blue T-shirt said it all.Words such as “fat,” “lazy,” “out of shape,” “injury prone,” “overweight” and “bum” formed a circle of criticisms around the eye-catching capitalized “BIG BUST” in the middle.“A lot of words I’ve been called my whole life," the New York Jets offensive tackle said Wednesday. "So I put it on a shirt.”Yes, Becton has heard his naysayers...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mekhi Becton's bright blue T-shirt said it all.
Words such as “fat,” “lazy,” “out of shape,” “injury prone,” “overweight” and “bum” formed a circle of criticisms around the eye-catching capitalized “BIG BUST” in the middle.
“A lot of words I’ve been called my whole life," the New York Jets offensive tackle said Wednesday. "So I put it on a shirt.”
Yes, Becton has heard his naysayers. He has read their comments on social media. And he knows some have already written him off.
“Yeah, and I don’t understand why,” Becton said while shaking his head. “It’s all good, though. I’m going to make them eat their words.”
While much of the focus for the Jets is on the progress of second-year quarterback Zach Wilson, the team's most intriguing player is perhaps Becton.
The No. 11 overall pick out of Louisville in 2020 had a promising rookie season as a punishing blocker whose size — 6-foot-7 and 363 pounds — and speed made him a potential jumbo-sized superstar. But Becton struggled last year with a foot injury before training camp, then had to learn a new offensive system under coordinator Mike LaFleur before a knee injury wiped out his season in Week 1.
Becton dislocated his right kneecap and sprained his MCL, injuries that at first were expected to sideline him several weeks. But that turned into months and eventually the entire season. George Fant stepped in and played well, and suddenly Becton's role on the team has become uncertain.
“It was really just a lot of adversity,” Becton said. “Just a lot to come from, trying to become better from what you did in your rookie year and just to get hurt and be out all season, it's a lot. It's a lot to handle. But I'm definitely coming back with that chip on my shoulder.”
When the Jets reconvened for the voluntary offseason program in April, Becton remained in the Dallas area to work with his own crew of trainers — while remaining in touch with the team — and be with his fiancée, who recently gave birth to their first child. The sharp criticisms of Becton have since increased from outside the facility.
“It just adds fuel to the fire, honestly,” Becton said in his first meeting with reporters since last September. “That’s all it does.”
This is officially comeback season for the man whose Twitter username is fittingly “Trending Topic.”
“I'm feeling good physically,” he said. “Ready to go out there and play.”
Becton spent the two mandatory minicamp practice sessions in the trainers area, working out and doing some light running with other players coming back from injuries. He said his knee is regaining strength and he expects to be ready to practice fully when training camp begins in late-July.
“He looks good,” coach Robert Saleh said. “He's here, so that's good.”
Becton's weight has fluctuated during his brief NFL career, reportedly hitting 400 pounds at one point. He's listed at 363, but both Becton and Saleh declined to reveal what the offensive lineman's weight is now.
“I'm not saying numbers right now,” Becton said. “I'm satisfied where I'm at, me and the coaching staff.”
That doesn't mean he's currently at his optimal playing weight, of course. And even that is cause for some debate.
“Mekhi is so special in that sense — that's why he's got the talent he has because he can be as quick and athletic as he is at the size other people couldn't even come close to handling,” offensive line coach John Benton said. “Your prototypical guy who's playing at 360 or 370 (pounds) would really struggle in this offense, but Mekhi is not in that vein. ...
"That's the type of thing I really look for: Is he moving great? I don't really care if he's 380 or 340, for that matter, if he's moving well enough and doing those types of things."
The Jets still have high hopes for Becton, despite him playing just 15 of 33 games in his first two seasons.
“We’re all aware of the talent he possesses, the size, the athleticism, the physicality, all of it and he’s really smart,” Saleh said. “If he takes care of business like we know he can, he can be transcendent.”
Saleh has already said Becton and Fant will compete to be the left tackle this season, with the “loser” of the competition shifting to the right side. Fant has already proven he can play both spots in the NFL, while right tackle would be new for Becton at this level.
“It’s football,” Becton said. “We’re always going to compete no matter what. I’ll just have to go out there and get my job back.”
And if he can recapture the success he had as a rookie, the Jets' offensive line could be a much-improved unit this season.
With their biggest guy up front leading the way.
“I'm coming back to try to be the best I can be," Becton said. "It's as simple as that. I'm not going to sit here and say like, ‘I’m going to get this accolade or get that accolade.' I'm just going to go out there and be the best that I can.”
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The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in eight counties in northern and central New Jersey Thursday night after hours of moderate to heavy rain caused some streams, creeks and rivers to overflow and others to rise close to their flood stage.Flood warnings were posted in...
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in eight counties in northern and central New Jersey Thursday night after hours of moderate to heavy rain caused some streams, creeks and rivers to overflow and others to rise close to their flood stage.
Flood warnings were posted in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union counties. Most of the warnings are effective from Thursday night through early Friday morning.
The warning in Bergen County covers the Saddle River near Lodi. It remains in effect until 6 a.m. Friday.
The warnings in Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union counties pertains to all areas near rivers, creeks and streams, along with “other low-lying and flood-prone locations,” where flooding is either occurring now or is imminent, the National Weather Service’s New York regional office said.
“Streams continue to rise due to excess runoff from earlier rainfall,” the warning notes. “It will take several hours for all the water from these storms to work through local drainage systems in urban areas.”
The warning in Morris County is primarily focused on the Whippany River in Morristown, which surpassed its flood stage of 6 feet at about 9:10 p.m., according to the weather service’s regional office in Mount Holly. The flooding is currently considered minor but it could impact parts of Interstate 287 between mile markers 36 and 39.
Update: A new flood warning in Morris County was issued at 11 p.m., covering the Rockaway River in Boonton, below the reservoir.
In Somerset County, the flood warning includes several rivers — the Lamington River in Burnt Mills, the West Branch Middle Brook in Martinsville, the North Branch Raritan River in North Branch, the North Branch Raritan River in Raritan Borough and the North Branch Raritan River at South Branch.
The Somerset warning also covers parts of Interstate 78 between mile markers 28 and 35, and Interstate 287 between mile markers 15 and 25.
The weather service said between 1 inch and 1.5 inches of rain fell in some of these areas Thursday evening, in addition to the rain that fell earlier in the day. And more rain is expected to fall during the next few hours.
In Hunterdon County, the main area of concern is the Neshanic River in Reaville, which rose above flood stage at about 9 p.m. Thursday, the weather service said.
Note: The latest weather warnings, watches and advisories in New Jersey can be found on this web page.
More than a dozen towns across New Jersey have been drenched with more than 3 inches of rain on Thursday, as of 11 p.m., according to data from the Rutgers New Jersey Weather Network and the National Weather Service. Among them are:
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