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 Mendham Borough, 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 Mendham Borough, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Mendham Borough, 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
MENDHAM, NJ — As the region's temperatures drop, more and more people will find it more difficult to access fresh fruits and vegetables. But in Mendham, just one neighborhood organization is making all the difference.The "The Sharing Project" is a nonprofit organization that was started by two siblings, Matthew and Emily Borinshteyn, as a way to make a difference in the community.The project garden, which is located on Mt Pleasant Road in Mendham, has grown exponentially since its inception in 2021. According to...
MENDHAM, NJ — As the region's temperatures drop, more and more people will find it more difficult to access fresh fruits and vegetables. But in Mendham, just one neighborhood organization is making all the difference.
The "The Sharing Project" is a nonprofit organization that was started by two siblings, Matthew and Emily Borinshteyn, as a way to make a difference in the community.
The project garden, which is located on Mt Pleasant Road in Mendham, has grown exponentially since its inception in 2021. According to Sharing Project officials, the group started with four garden beds and by the end of the 2021 gardening season, they were able to build five additional garden beds with the help of members of the Rotary Club of Mendham.
"Our amazing helpers from Girl Scout troop 97321 joined our HS volunteers in last November and planted garlic, which grew beautifully in the spring. In addition to the tomatoes and kale growing in 9 garden beds, students planted a variety of pumpkins along the fence and later, with the help of our youngest volunteers – members of the Young Gardener Club – we planted 20 more tomato plants directly into the ground. All of them grew beautifully and we harvested many red round tomatoes that were donated to CHMP starting from August 18th," the group shared on Facebook.
The organization was able to donate more than 1,800 pounds of fresh produce to the Chester and Mendham Food Pantry in 2022 alone, exceeding the amount of food donated at this time last year.
The Chester and Mendham Food Pantry, located at 100 North Road in Chester, serves the communities of Mendham and Chester. In 2003, the pantry purchased its current location, which is next to the Chester First Aid Squad building.
The food pantry serves over 20 families through deliveries and 35 walk-in families on a monthly basis, officials said.
The following is a list of some of the most needed items:
"We appreciate all donations of non-perishable food items as well as hygiene products, health and beauty aids and paper products. We cannot accept items that are opened or that are past their expiration dates," said the food pantry.
For more information about The Sharing Project, visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/The-Sharing-Project-100773538293471 and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thesharingproject/.
TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service advises residents that its seasonal prescribed burning program – which reduces wildfire risks by burning away the buildup of undergrowth, fallen trees and branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris on forest floors – is under way. Residents are advised that they may see large plumes of smoke in areas where these controlled burns are being conducted.Prescribed burns will take place today in Mendham Borough. During the burns, firefighters employ best managemen...
TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service advises residents that its seasonal prescribed burning program – which reduces wildfire risks by burning away the buildup of undergrowth, fallen trees and branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris on forest floors – is under way. Residents are advised that they may see large plumes of smoke in areas where these controlled burns are being conducted.
Prescribed burns will take place today in Mendham Borough. During the burns, firefighters employ best management practices to control smoke impacts, but nearby residents and forest visitors should expect temporary smoke.
These burns are generally conducted during the winter – especially toward the late-winter months – to minimize the amount of smoke produced, and when weather conditions tend to be safer for controlled fires.
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“Prescribed burning is an important tool in keeping our forests and other wildlands safe and healthy,” said Bill Edwards, Chief of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. “These burns are conducted only under exacting conditions by highly trained personnel. By burning them away now, we can reduce the risk of these materials serving as tinder for wildfires later in the year. This practice also improves the overall ecological health of our forests and grasslands.”
The peak wildfire season in New Jersey typically begins in middle to late March and runs through late spring, when the weather tends to be dry, windy and warmer. This also is the time of year when forest canopies and undergrowth have yet to leaf out, making forest debris more susceptible to the drying effects of wind and sunshine. Because of the types of trees and shrubs it supports, the sprawling Pinelands region of southern New Jersey is particularly susceptible to wildfires and is typically the focus of much of the prescribed burning activity conducted by the Forest Fire Service.
During prescribed burns, Forest Fire Service personnel use hand-held torches to set smaller fires to burn away fallen leaves, pine needles, fallen branches and other debris on the forest floor. The personnel take into account wind, moisture and other conditions. These prescribed fires do not reach the forest canopy or cause significant loss of mature trees as wildfires do. While the annual burning program began late last year, the Forest Fire Service is entering peak season for controlled burns. The Forest Fire Service expects to burn between 10,000 and 20,000 acres of forests and grasslands this season, depending on weather conditions. Most burns take place on state-owned property, such as state forests, parks and wildlife management areas.
“Prescribed burning has been a successful wildland fire mitigation tool used by the Forest Fire Service since the 1920s, protecting property, lives and infrastructure by creating defensible space around developed areas and strategic fire breaks that help the Forest Fire Service quickly contain wildfires,” said Richard Boornazian, DEP’s Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources.
For more information on wildfires in New Jersey, steps you can take to protect your property and other resources, visit: www.njwildfire.org. For more information on New Jersey’s Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategies, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/forest/docs/NJFSassessment.pdf.
MENDHAM, NJ — Residents are invited to attend the dedication of two community-donated "People's Picnic" tables at Wysong Park, hosted by the Mendhams Stigma-Free Task Force.The dedication will take place on Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Wysong Park, near the Ralston Playground. The tables were purchased with proceeds from the group's "Stomp Out the Stigma Walk" last May.One table will eventually be relocated to a Mendham Borough park, according to Task Force Chair, Amalia Duarte.Task Force members r...
MENDHAM, NJ — Residents are invited to attend the dedication of two community-donated "People's Picnic" tables at Wysong Park, hosted by the Mendhams Stigma-Free Task Force.
The dedication will take place on Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. at Wysong Park, near the Ralston Playground. The tables were purchased with proceeds from the group's "Stomp Out the Stigma Walk" last May.
One table will eventually be relocated to a Mendham Borough park, according to Task Force Chair, Amalia Duarte.
Task Force members recently painted the tables in a bright, bold "Optimistic Yellow," with the goal of these eye-catching tables serving as visible markers for mental health awareness and providing a space for connection.
The two tables will also have plaques with their mission statement and a QR code that will lead to more information and resources for anyone in need.
The tables are meant to raise awareness and start conversations Duarte said. “The tables are impossible to miss – and we hope they spark conversations, awareness and smiles. We are excited to donate these tables to the community to send a positive message about the importance of mental health.”
The tables are part of a larger Morris County-wide project coordinated by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris (MHA) and Team Destig.
The goal is to spark positive conversations about hope, resilience and optimism throughout the country.
The first table was set up at the MHA headquarters in Montclair, and the second at Central Park of Morris County in Morris Plains, the former site of Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.
Since then, 17 more picnic tables have been sponsored and installed throughout Morris County, the most recent of which was at the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA in Mountain Lakes.
Since 2018, the Mendhams Stigma-Free Task Force has worked to educate the community about mental health and substance use through parent workshops, social media, message lawn signs, videos, and other means.
The task force is an all-volunteer group of township and borough residents, including mental health professionals, who work with school officials, police, clergy, and other professional and nonprofit organizations.
The group's mission is to foster a judgment-free environment for people dealing with mental health issues and substance abuse, as well as inclusion for people with special needs, disabilities, and any other "difference" that may cause someone to feel marginalized, sidelined and unaccepted, Duarte said.
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Borough recently announced that New Jersey American Water will be increasing rates for all borough residents.According to a water utility company announcement, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the NJ American Water rate increase for Mendham Borough residents.The company's rate request, which was filed on Jan. 14, 2022, was motivated by more than $985 million in infrastructure investment since the company's last rate filing. The new rates will go into effect on Sept. 1, according to o...
MENDHAM, NJ — Mendham Borough recently announced that New Jersey American Water will be increasing rates for all borough residents.
According to a water utility company announcement, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the NJ American Water rate increase for Mendham Borough residents.
The company's rate request, which was filed on Jan. 14, 2022, was motivated by more than $985 million in infrastructure investment since the company's last rate filing. The new rates will go into effect on Sept. 1, according to officials.
Under the approved rate increase, NJ American Water said the monthly bill for an average water customer using 5,520 gallons will increase by about $2.93, and the monthly bill for an average wastewater customer will increase to approximately $3.74.
Despite the new rates, NJ American Water stated that the cost of high-quality, dependable water and wastewater service remains around one penny per gallon, ranking among the lowest household utility bills.
“We are proud of the level of investment we are able to make into our systems to continue to provide high-quality, reliable service, even through extreme weather and other challenges including the pandemic, while maximizing efficiencies to balance the impact to customers,” said Mark McDonough, President, New Jersey American Water. “The combination of effective capital planning and sound business management helps keep water and wastewater service both reliable and affordable for the 2.8 million people we proudly serve.”
New Jersey American Water would also like to remind customers about the various bill payment assistance programs that are available.
Customers who are having difficulty paying their water and/or wastewater bills are encouraged to call the company's Customer Service Center at 800-272-1325 to set up payment plans or budget billing.
Customers who meet the company's low-income requirements may also apply for assistance through the H2O Help to Others program, which provides water and wastewater service charge discounts of up to 100 percent.
Service rates may vary depending on the size of a customer's meter, according to NJ American Water. For both residential and commercial customers, as well as customers of other public authorities, all customers pay the same water usage rate and are billed based on a regular monthly meter reading.
In Ocean City, NJ, for example, American Water charges $18.50 per month for a meter size of 5/8 inch, but $147.99 for a meter size of two inches. The complete pricing chart can be found here.
For a specific breakdown of the new rates, additional information can be found at www.newjerseyamwater.com under Customer Service & Billing, Your Water and Wastewater Rates.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own.Nicholas Angrisani talks about education and reflects on some personal experiences as a student.Mendham Township, NEW JERSEY (October 18, 2022) – Mr. Nicholas Angrisani, is the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Mendham Township Middle School (MTMS). While he is getting to know educators, staff, and students at MTMS he took some time to talk about education and share some of his reflections on being a student himself....
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own.
Mendham Township, NEW JERSEY (October 18, 2022) – Mr. Nicholas Angrisani, is the newly appointed Assistant Principal of Mendham Township Middle School (MTMS). While he is getting to know educators, staff, and students at MTMS he took some time to talk about education and share some of his reflections on being a student himself.
For the past seven years, Mr. Angrisani was a Special Education Teacher and Technology Trainer at Hillsborough Middle School supporting literacy, science, social studies, and study skills. He is a Kean University alumnus with a master's degree from The University of Nottingham in England, and Principal Certification from Thomas Jefferson University.
Q. Can you provide a brief overview of your philosophy on education and managing student behavior? As soon as a child enters the academic world, we are helping them to prepare for life. When a student enters middle school, their learning environment transitions into a more self-reliant and independent structure. Instead of material being presented, students want to engage, to understand the relevance, and to be challenged. They want to discover! I firmly believe in optimizing instructional time by providing meaningful learning experiences for students. You can read about teamwork but collaborating with fellow students on a project is a far more enriching and meaningful experience. This is a good example of what I mean by optimizing instructional time. We have a rigorous curriculum in place to engage all of our students. We challenge our students while providing them with the necessary support to succeed and to grow. Most importantly, we continue to focus on supporting the growth of the “whole student.” We want our students to advance academically AND socially and emotionally.
When it comes to managing behavior, I am a firm advocate of restorative practices and positive reinforcement. Ideally, the focus includes identifying any learning opportunities. The goal is to advance, discover new options, and prevent a negative pattern being established.
Q. Can you share a childhood experience/memory that influenced and perhaps shaped your philosophy on education?As a child going to elementary, middle and then high school, I learned that trust is absolutely essential between the educator and the student. Not only is trust important for learning the required curriculum, but also for a child’s overall development and growth. If a child does not trust you then there is a “gulf” between the student and teacher that impairs the student’s ability to learn. Educators should strive to act as a mentor to their students, understanding that each child is different due to their culture, experiences, and socio-economic background. From a personal reflection, when a teacher or coach built a rapport with me based on trust, then my motivation and self-confidence increased dramatically. This reiterates the point I raised earlier, I believe that utilizing the “whole student approach” can ensure that each student can feel supported both in and out of school.
Q. We live in a fast-evolving environment (pandemic, technology advancements, media communications), can you suggest one or two questions that parents should be asking their children on a regular basis?“How was school today? Can you tell me something that you learned?” These openers may seem like simple questions, yet they are incredibly powerful in putting an emphasis on wanting to know what your child is thinking and doing when they are not with you during the day. Not only asking a child what they learned, but what they thought about the lesson is a nice way to open a dialogue and demonstrate interest in their reasoning capabilities. You may be surprised and impressed by their insights and the conclusions they are forming.
I am also a big advocate of parents asking their children if they want to go for a quick walk. Going outside and enjoying fresh air is great for getting everyone away from long “screen times.” I truly believe that time with the family is everything and going for a walk naturally starts everyone chatting without putting pressure on any one person.
Q. On a lighter note, if you were talking to a student, how would you finish this sentence: "Growing up, I … ."Growing up … well growing up, I made a discovery about myself. Growing up I learned to cook, and I learned that I loved to cook! It may seem a little unusual, but even as a child I began to enjoy researching ingredients for a dish, preparing them, and then creating a dish. I loved the reaction from my family and friends as we tasted the dish I had prepared. When I was in middle school, I began to up my game, and would even prepare a full meal! Everyone in my life supported me with their enthusiasm, I enjoyed making people happy, and I have great memories of conversations around some of the meals I had made. So, I would say to students that growing up, I found I could learn to do something that made me very happy and I would encourage students today to take time and maybe try some new things. You never know, you may surprise yourself with how much fun you are having as you learn to do something new.
Thank you, Mr. Angrisani for taking the time to talk and share your insights with us.
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