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 Miami Beach, FL 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 Miami Beach, FL 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 Miami Beach, FL, 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!866-793-9933
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – While floating in the salty Florida surf, if you ever got the feeling you are not alone, you are right. A Florida marine biologist said that shallow beach waters near shore are important habitats for sharks. So if you swim, be prepared to share. And beware, hunting times are at dusk and dawn."In that video, they mentioned, 'Do you think that people know that they're there?' And I can tell you, even ...
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – While floating in the salty Florida surf, if you ever got the feeling you are not alone, you are right. A Florida marine biologist said that shallow beach waters near shore are important habitats for sharks. So if you swim, be prepared to share. And beware, hunting times are at dusk and dawn.
"In that video, they mentioned, 'Do you think that people know that they're there?' And I can tell you, even if the people don't know the sharks are there, the sharks definitely know that the people are there," Director of Shark Research and Conservation at the University of Miami, Catherine MacDonald, told FOX Weather's Brandy Campbell.
"We get asked all the time, ‘Do you ever see sharks by the beach in Miami?’" asks the post. "The answer may shock you. There are days when we spot hundreds of sharks swimming right by people."
MacDonald is not shocked at all. She said the sharks in the video are probably blacktips.
"Sharks are present even in very built habitats, including those like Miami Beach, and that people liking a place, is no barrier to sharks liking a place," MacDonald said. "So if we want to share the ocean with sharks, that's going to include sometimes sharks being in proximity to swimmers."
Several shark species in Florida don't migrate and stay year-round at these beaches, she said.
Generally, she added, sharks want to avoid us as much as humans want to stay away from the predators.
"For the most part, you'll see avoidance behaviors from sharks when they encounter people in the water," MacDonald said.
Worried swimmers should avoid dusk and dawn when sharks are hunting. Lighting at that time is also failing. It's hard to see sharks and even harder for sharks to see you.
"Swim at times where the light and the water clarity are going to make it easy for sharks to tell what you are," MacDonald said.
Avoid splashing too. Sharks may take a hand or a foot for a flailing fish.
In 2022, the International Shark Attack File reported 57 unprovoked bites and 32 provoked bites. Most were in Florida.
Since 1887, the file notes 910 unprovoked shark attacks in the Sunshine State. The vast majority occurred in Volusia County, 343, followed by 156 in Brevard. Miami-Dade only has 19 reports. The file dubbed Volusia County the "shark bite capital of the world," with 94 bites in the past 10 years, but none were fatal.
"Surface recreationists," like fishermen, boaters and surfers are the most likely to get bitten, followed by swimmers and waders. Bites have gone up sharply since 1980. File researchers feel that blacktip sharks are responsible for a high number of attacks. Blacktips are in the requiem family, but the species are difficult to differentiate from the bite marks.
Most shark attacks happen in September, followed by August and July. Attacks are more prevalent during the 2 p.m. hour followed by the 11 a.m. hour, despite hunting time being dawn and dusk.
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NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Officials are investigating a large fire that broke out inside an apartment building Sunday night in North Miami Beach, forcing dozens of families to evacuate.
The fire occurred shortly after 8 p.m. at the Suncoast Place Apartments, located at 999 NE 167th St.
“Ten to 15 minutes after we left the house, the fire started,” Chandan Chowdhury told Local 10 News Monday. “Somebody called me (and said) the fire had started from my house.”
Chowdhury lives in the apartment with his wife and their 17-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.
“The fire started from the AC unit,” he said. “I was on the way to Orlando for a family vacation.”
The family’s vacation wasn’t the only thing ruined, as the majority of their apartment unit was destroyed in the fire.
But Chowdhury says he is grateful they were not home and are alive.
“Thank God we are not in the house,” he said.
Many people say they heard the alarms and saw smoke filling up the hallways after the fire broke out.
“I was in the shower, I was washing my hair, I was hearing banging on the doors,” one tenant told Local 10 News. “I didn’t think much of it until my family screamed and said something so I had to get out. As we were getting out, that’s when we could smell all the smoke.”
People of all ages, including families with children, sat and watched as firefighters went in and out of the building to put the fire out.
“I was in the house with my mom. (I) rushed her out the door, we saw smoke and came out here and we’ve been outside ever since,” one resident said.
Several people were loaded onto stretchers so they could get checked by paramedics.
The official cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“I don’t have any idea what I should do,” Chowdhury said. “I don’t know the next steps.”
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MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The iconic Clevelander Hotel and Bar in Miami Beach is set to undergo a significant redevelopment aimed at addressing the city’s affordable housing shortage, but the big change is not without detractors, including preservationists and some city officials.If developers get their way, the famous party destination on Ocean Drive — with its pool, bar and classic Art Deco sign and structure — is going to look a lot different.According to a press release sent to 7News on Thursday, a promin...
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The iconic Clevelander Hotel and Bar in Miami Beach is set to undergo a significant redevelopment aimed at addressing the city’s affordable housing shortage, but the big change is not without detractors, including preservationists and some city officials.
If developers get their way, the famous party destination on Ocean Drive — with its pool, bar and classic Art Deco sign and structure — is going to look a lot different.
According to a press release sent to 7News on Thursday, a prominent architect has been brought in to spearhead what was described as “a transformational redevelopment,” which promises to be one of the most substantial affordable housing initiatives on private land within Miami Beach.
The groundbreaking residential project, said to be “the first of its kind in Miami Beach developed under Florida’s newly enacted Live Local Act,” aims to help combat the lack of affordable housing options in the area.
But although the project is said to also preserve and maintain the Art Deco facades of the historic buildings, the idea isn’t sitting well with everyone.
“We’re very concerned about the potential that this could really destroy this community that we’ve all fought so hard to support,” said Daniel Ciraldo, executive director of the Miami Beach Preservation League.
“We’re going to do everything we can to stop them,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber.
The Live Local Act centers around incentivizing new construction through tax breaks for affordable housing. In theory, it allows developers to get around height and density restrictions like those in historic areas, such as Miami Beach’s entertainment district.
The Live Local Act allows for a maximum height that can be as tall as the highest building within one mile of the site. In the Clevelander’s case, the maximum height allowed would be approximately 30 stories, according to the press release.
Ciraldo said this poses a threat to the cultural and architectural identity of Ocean Drive.
“Now Tallahassee is saying it’s going to be high-rise city. It’s a very scary time for our city,” he said.
The new development would transform the Clevelander from its current role as a hotel and bar with late-night entertainment into a residential complex, complete with hotel services and a high-end restaurant on the ground floor.
Existing Clevelander staff will be given priority in filling positions within the new project.
Forty percent of the units will be designated as affordable housing rentals, according to the release. The redevelopment will include both the current Clevelander and the adjacent Essex House hotel properties, both of which are owned by the Canadian Jesta Group.
The lack of affordable housing in Miami Beach has led to a persistent labor shortage in the local hospitality industry. Many workers, particularly those in hospitality, struggle to live near their workplaces due to housing costs, resulting in lengthy daily commutes.
That problem was made worse by the COVID-19 lockdowns, causing a significant drop in hospitality workers from the industry.
“We are now facing a severe labor crisis in Miami Beach’s hospitality industry,” said Clevelander spokesperson and Shutts & Bowen attorney Alexander Tachmes in the release. “It is extremely difficult to attract and retain talent in an industry with a dwindling labor pool and nowhere for existing employees to live.”
But detractors of the development do not believe building affordable housing is the project’s top priority, arguing it’s a money grab
“The idea that these folks are claiming that it’s for some altruistic purpose of affordable housing is also ridiculous,” said Gelber.
In the next few days, officials with the Clevelander will present architectural plans to the city in line with Florida’s new Live Local Act, effective since July 1, 2023.
The statewide workforce housing program aims to increase affordable housing availability, allowing Florida’s workforce to live in the communities where they work.
Thursday night, a representative from the Jesta Group said the development would be a mix of old and new, adding that the Clevelander’s iconic façade and signage are expected to stay in place and that they look forward to working with the city on this project.
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MiamiDestinationsIf you plan to hit the town, you'll be out for a while.First things first: You came to Miami for some sun, sand and surf, and you’re going to get it—with a side of next-level people-watching, too, of course. And if that's all you want (along with a cold glass of your preferred fruity c...
If you plan to hit the town, you'll be out for a while.
First things first: You came to Miami for some sun, sand and surf, and you’re going to get it—with a side of next-level people-watching, too, of course. And if that's all you want (along with a cold glass of your preferred fruity cocktail or a classic mojito), that's fine, but Miami's beaches and rum drinks are barely the beginning of what the Magic City has to offer. From the highest of high-end designer shops and cutting-edge galleries to all types of walking tours, salsa dancing, unique neighborhoods, museums, and even animal reserves to captivate any kids in your group, this city is the full, sunny package. Here, our picks for the best things to do in Miami.
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Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Nearly 165,000 T+L readers completed the 2023 survey, an increase of nearly 25 percent over pre-pandemic voting levels. A total of more than 685,000 votes were cast across over 8,500 unique properties (hotels, cities, cruise lines, etc.).
Hotels were classified as either resort hotel, city hotel, or safari lodge based on their location and amenities, and they were specifically rated on the criteria below:
For each characteristic, respondents could choose a rating of excellent, above average, average, below average, or poor. The final scores are averages of these responses.
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When this year’s winning property emerged on the scene a few years back, it put another ritzy Miami enclave on the map. Read on to learn more.
Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club
In the mid-20th century, The Surf Club was Miami’s most exclusive social club, where Hollywood stars like Gary Cooper and Frank Sinatra rubbed shoulders with the likes of Winston Churchill and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Today, the Mediterranean Revival clubhouse is the beating heart of the Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club, where Parisian interior designer Joseph Dirand dreamed up 77 rooms split between a 12-story glass tower and a collection of beachfront suites and cabanas. Guests used words like “immaculate,” “pristine,” and “excellent” to describe the beachfront oasis, which is also home to a fine-dining establishment from chef Thomas Keller. “This is the best of Miami,” gushed one traveler.
This is the best of Miami.
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1. Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club: Surfside, Florida
Reader Score: 95.71
2. The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort: Bal Harbour, Florida
Reader Score: 94.82
3. The Setai Miami Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 94.36
4. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 92.38
5. The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami: Bal Harbour, Florida
Reader Score: 92.14
6. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 90.88
7. Faena Hotel Miami Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 89.62
8. Hilton Aventura Miami: Aventura, Florida
Reader Score: 89.25
9. The Palms Hotel & Spa: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 89.18
10. Acqualina Resort & Residences: Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 89.14
11. W South Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 88.67
12. The Miami Beach Edition: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 88.18
13. 1 Hotel South Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 87.15
14. Eden Roc Miami Beach: Miami Beach, Florida
Reader Score: 86.71
15. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa: Aventura, Florida
Reader Score: 86.20