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 Springs, 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 Springs, 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 Springs, 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!973-587-8638
CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Whenever we get a restaurant serving cuisine the town has never encountered, I get very excited. So when I heard a legit Afghan kebab takeout opened in Coral Springs, I jumped right at it; I had to try it immediately.Most of us have only heard about Afghanistan from the news. As with its neighbor, Iran, it’s a pariah nation, given our massive (and failed) attempt to save its democracy from a fundamentalist and extremist regime.But very little Afghan food is served in the United States or South Florida....
CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Whenever we get a restaurant serving cuisine the town has never encountered, I get very excited. So when I heard a legit Afghan kebab takeout opened in Coral Springs, I jumped right at it; I had to try it immediately.
Most of us have only heard about Afghanistan from the news. As with its neighbor, Iran, it’s a pariah nation, given our massive (and failed) attempt to save its democracy from a fundamentalist and extremist regime.
But very little Afghan food is served in the United States or South Florida. I can’t even name an Afghan restaurant in Broward County. The Persian situation is not much better; there are only two Iranian restaurants in Broward, Caspian Kebab in Plantation, and Kababi Cafe, in Sunrise.
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So what is Afghan cuisine? Well, as with Iran, where many of its foods originate and with which it shares a common language, the Dari dialect of Persian, its proteins are heavily focused on kebabs. These are skewers of marinated and spiced meat grilled over charcoal, typically served with extra-long grain rice, which comes as a pilaf with dried fruits and nuts or simply buttered.
Miami Kebab, which opened on Atlantic Avenue in Coral Springs by owner Ahmad Shirzad, is as minimalist as Afghan restaurants get. It’s a simple takeout place with no decorations and only two tables. Ahmad makes everything himself and operates the grill station using charcoal and gas. The smells that waft off that grill are utterly mouthwatering.
While the appetizer list is fairly straightforward, listing a few middle eastern favorites such as Yogurt Dip, Hummus, and Kibbeh (seasoned fried ground beef and wheat balls with toasted pine nuts), as well as chicken wings and French fries, the real meat of the matter is in the kebabs – all of which is halal, in strict observance with Islamic dietary law.
I ordered the “Barg Soltani Combo” ($28) which is a huge double skewer platter consisting of Barg Kabob, grilled, buttered, and butterflied marinated filet mignon, Koobideh Kebab (an import from Iran, made of seasoned ground beef), a large grilled tomato, a grilled hot chile pepper, salad, and a nice portion of long grain buttered rice.
In addition to the kebabs, vegetables, and rice, you get a basket of flatbread, which he toasts on the grill for you before serving. It’s a generous amount of food for a single person and easily shared between two people, especially if your order an appetizer – I was a single diner, so I took a large portion of it home. He also has 4-skewer ($50) and 6-skewer combos ($59) and even larger family platters featuring chicken, salmon, and grilled vegetables. You can also get the kebabs as sandwich wraps or over salad if you wish.
While there are no alcoholic beverages, try the “Doogh,” a salty yogurt drink that comes plain, minted, or carbonated. It goes great with the kebabs, especially when you cut open that big green chile pepper.
MIAMI KEBAB is at 10422 W. Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs.
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Portions of South Florida were placed under a hurricane watch after Subtropical Storm Nicole formed Monday morning and was expected to approach the state later in the week.Nicole had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving northwest at 9 mph about 435 miles east-northeast of the northwestern Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Much of South Florida was in the storm's cone of concern Monday.In preparation for the potential heavy rainfall and Tropical Storm force winds, there will be several free sand d...
Portions of South Florida were placed under a hurricane watch after Subtropical Storm Nicole formed Monday morning and was expected to approach the state later in the week.
Nicole had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving northwest at 9 mph about 435 miles east-northeast of the northwestern Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Much of South Florida was in the storm's cone of concern Monday.
In preparation for the potential heavy rainfall and Tropical Storm force winds, there will be several free sand distribution centers across South Florida.
The City of Miami Springs announced Monday that it will provide free sand distribution at the Miami Springs Center on Tuesday, November 8th, starting at 10am in anticipation of Subtropical Storm Nicole’s approach to South Florida.
The sand distribution is limited to Miami Springs residents. Sandbags will not be provided so anyone in need of sand must bring their own bags. The City will provide shovels to allow residents to shovel sand into their own bags.
The City of Miami Springs is limiting the distribution to five bags per household.
To aid in preparation for the upcoming storm, the City of Fort Lauderdale will be distributing sand bags at Mills Pond Park at 2201 NW 9th Avenue beginning Tuesday, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bags will be limited to six per car while supplies last.
Proof of City of Fort Lauderdale residency is required. Residents are also required to bring their own shovels.
The City of Pompano Beach will be distributing free sandbags Tuesday, November 8 from 8 AM to 12 PM or while supplies last.
The distribution area is located at 1660 NE 10th Street across from the airpark.
Sandbags are free for Pompano Beach residents only and proof of residency is required.
Sandbags will be limited to a maximum of 10 bags per household.
Due to the potential for heavy rain, sandbags will be available in Cooper City on Tuesday, November 8 at the Public Works Complex at 9070 SW 51st Street from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.
Sandbags will be limited to seven bags per household. Proof of Cooper City residency required.
Residents must be physically present to fill up the sandbags.
In anticipation for Subtropical Storm Nicole, the City of Miami will be distributing free sandbags on Tuesday, November 8 from 7 AM to 5 PM at three locations.
Free sandbags will be distributed at two locations in Pembroke Pines Tuesday, November 8 from 2 PM until 6 PM and Wednesday, November 9, from 8 AM until 6 PM.
Sandbags will be limited to five bags per household, and proof of Pembroke Pines residency is required.
Residents are required to fill their own bags, however, the City will supply sand, bags, and shovels.
Assistance will be provided to the elderly and persons with disabilities.
A drive through sandbag distribution site will be opening for residents starting Tuesday, November 8 from 11 AM until 6 PM at 2111 Collins Avenue while supplies last.
This location has a machine that fills sandbags and there is a limit of four bags per household.
Residents are required to show proof of residency via a government-issued ID or utility bill.
The City of Miami Beach notes that taking sand from the beaches is prohibited. The sand and dunes are the city's first line of defense against storm surge. After the storm, do not empty sandbags onto beaches or into drains.
The Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach today announced new details for Aspen Ideas: Climate 2023. From March 6-9, 2023, hundreds of leaders and climate innovators will gather with the public to showcase climate solutions with the potential to reshape our world. “Early bird” tickets go on sale from today until the end of the year, while people ages 18-25 are invited to apply to be among 250 participants in the Future Leaders Climate Summit, taking place ahead of Aspen Ideas: Climate from March 3-7....
The Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach today announced new details for Aspen Ideas: Climate 2023. From March 6-9, 2023, hundreds of leaders and climate innovators will gather with the public to showcase climate solutions with the potential to reshape our world. “Early bird” tickets go on sale from today until the end of the year, while people ages 18-25 are invited to apply to be among 250 participants in the Future Leaders Climate Summit, taking place ahead of Aspen Ideas: Climate from March 3-7.
“We intend to build upon our successful inaugural “Aspen Ideas: Climate” conference,” said Dan Gelber, Mayor of Miami Beach. “In March 2023, we will once again host the world’s problem solvers as they continue to find solutions and strategies to address our collective climate challenges.”
“Our first annual Aspen Ideas: Climate was an extraordinary success and I know that next year will be even more impactful.” said Dan Porterfield, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. “Too often, strategies for addressing the twin challenges of protecting the planet and promoting clean energy access have been slowed by divisions between and among nations, governments at all levels, the private sector, nonprofits, and advocates. At Aspen Ideas: Climate, we’re breaking that cycle by focusing on solutions. We’re bringing together many sectors of society to build the cooperation and partnerships needed to catalyze a clean energy transition, mitigate the effects of a warming planet, and help people and communities adapt and thrive.”
Building off the success of the first Aspen Ideas: Climate, the 2023 program will feature main stage events, breakouts, roundtables, excursions, and arts programming focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. Programming will address flooding and sea level rise, new renewable energy technologies, the impact of climate change on food production, and much more.
New for 2023, is the Climate and Clean Energy Career Fair that offers students and professionals across multiple disciplines the opportunity to engage with sustainability-focused companies in the solar, energy storage, transportation, and finance sectors. Additionally, the Climate Innovation and Technology Expo will showcase startups, public and private companies demonstrating climate solutions. Planning is also underway for a concert on the beach, a fashion show, and an extensive, accessible arts program that showcases how the arts can shine a spotlight on the climate crisis.
The Future Leaders Climate Summit will also return in an expanded format. The summit will gather a diverse group of 250 young leaders (expanded from 100 young leaders in 2022), ages 18-25, for three days ahead of Aspen Ideas: Climate to discuss climate policy, communications, advocacy, and individual action with climate and energy experts. Future Leaders will then remain in Miami Beach to attend Aspen Ideas: Climate. Applications are open now.
“We’re looking forward to not only doubling the size of the Future Leaders cohort that we are inviting to Miami Beach, but to also building sustainable connections in this community,” said Nikki DeVignes, Associate Director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program. “Miami Beach is a living laboratory for not only designing solutions to climate change but also how we talk about shared experiences across the generational, geographical, social, and economic divide. Our Future Leaders will be centered in these discussions and we’re excited to do that.”
The inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate took place May 9-12, 2022, and made headlines around the world. Among the hundreds of speakers and thousands of participants were individuals from 12 countries and 50 states, hailing from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, alongside the media and engaged members of the public. Speakers included Nancy Pelosi, Al Roker, and John Doerr, while legendary music producer Emilio Estefan composed a new song for the event, We Still Have Time. Learn more about the impact of the 2022 event in this video.
As part of organizers’ commitment to sustainable programming, Aspen Ideas: Climate has partnered with Carbon Fund to offset the event’s carbon emissions, funding improved forestry management in Florida. Aspen Ideas: Climate is supported by title sponsors John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, RelatedPhilanthropic Foundation and the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include Glottman, GMCVB, Kleyner/Ullis, Lennar, LSN, MFG, Morgan Stanley, Valor, Wells Fargo, and Witkoff.
For media: Journalists interested in attending Aspen Ideas: Climate as covering reporters are invited to apply for press credentials here.
The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.
World-famous Miami Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year to its white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant cultural scene. Known for its colorful art deco and MiMo architecture, the 7.2-square-mile island offers some of the finest dining and hotel experiences anywhere along with a beautiful oceanfront promenade that connects South Beach to North Beach. Steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach is also at the forefront of identifying workable solutions to meet the challenge of sea level rise.
Ready to hit the road for the holiday?A lot of us will do that as soon as this weekend, leading up to Thanksgiving on Nov. 24.And we’ll be paying for it.Not only is a turkey meal more expensive this year, gas prices are creeping up as well.In Florida, October brought a gas-tax holiday that saved us 25 cents a gallon. With the gas tax back and market forces driving the rest of the increase, expect to ...
Ready to hit the road for the holiday?
A lot of us will do that as soon as this weekend, leading up to Thanksgiving on Nov. 24.
And we’ll be paying for it.
Not only is a turkey meal more expensive this year, gas prices are creeping up as well.
In Florida, October brought a gas-tax holiday that saved us 25 cents a gallon. With the gas tax back and market forces driving the rest of the increase, expect to pay more at the pump to get where you’re going for Thanksgiving.
With pandemic fears fading, we are gathering more. So how many of us will be on the highways? How high will gas be as Thanksgiving travel begins? And what can you do to avoid peak travel times and the most expensive stations?
Good questions. Let’s take a look:
Gas prices are ticking up just as you are planning your trip. And AAA says they might even set a record for Thanksgiving travel. GasBuddy, a fuel tracker that surveys stations, forecasts the average price to be nearly 30 cents more a gallon than last Thanksgiving.
Will that keep you home? Not likely. But it’s good to know the average prices, and where to find cheaper gas.
Pump prices could set a new record for the holiday stretch. In Florida, the highest daily average price for Thanksgiving was in 2013, at $3.46 a gallon, AAA says. Last year, it was $3.35.
“Higher gas prices don’t seem to be enough to stop people from traveling to be with family and friends,” said Mark Jenkins, an AAA spokesman.
What to know about the gas numbers:
? Gas prices in Florida were up 10 cents as of Nov. 15 from the week before, rising from $3.46 to $3.56 a gallon, according to AAA.
? Miami-area gas prices increased more than 11 cents a gallon over the past week, averaging $3.55 a gallon, according to GasBuddy. The cheapest station in Miami was $2.89 and the the most expensive $4.99.
? Most expensive in Florida: Boca Raton-West Palm Beach, Gainesville, Homosassa Springs.
? Least expensive in Florida: Crestview-Fort Walton Beach, Pensacola, Panama City.
Looking to save money on the road? Here is some advice:
? Shop around for the best gas price. A station a few blocks away can save you a few cents a gallon, maybe more. Gas stations around major highways and in tourist areas can be more expensive.
? We know you’re hungry and eager to see your relatives, but slow down. Speeding, jack-rabbit starts and sharp braking can cost you in the fuel-use department.
? If you’re leaving Florida, take note that some states have cheaper or more expensive gas based on taxes.
The AAA estimates that 2.9 million of us in Florida will hit the road for a holiday trip of at least 50 miles, the most since 2005. And you know what that means? Traffic, of course.
“Travel is still roaring back from the pandemic,” said Debbie Haas, vice president of travel for AAA, the auto club that tracks are travel and sells roadside service memberships. “While gas prices and other inflationary pressures weigh on budgets, travel remains a top priority for Americans, particularly during the holidays.
Although many people do get a head start, with South Florida schools off for Thanksgiving week, plenty of us will leave the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and return the Sunday after.
So AAA has some advice on when to avoid the peak rush. Traffic is generally lighter on Thanksgiving Day because you are probably at your destination already, stuffing your face with turkey and watching football.
Here’s what the best and worst timing looks like on the road:
Worst times to travel
Nov. 23 - 11 am. to 8 p.m.
Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving) - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 25 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nov. 26 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Nov. 27 - 4 p.m to 8 p.m.
Best times to travel
Nov. 23 - Before 8 a.m., After 8 p.m.
Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving) - Before 11 a.m., After 6 p.m.
Nov. 25 - Before 11 a.m., After 8 p.m.
Nov. 26 - Before 2 p.m., After 8 p.m.
Nov. 27 - Before 11 a.m., After 8 p.m.
And here’s something to remember: If you think driving, traffic and gas prices are a hassle, you may feel lucky that you’re not flying. Because we know what airports and planes feel like during holiday travel.