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 Montville, 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 Montville, 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 Montville, 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
MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Recreation Department is sponsoring two movies in the park for the summer of 2022.The movies are free and for all ages, and will take place at the Montville Community Park Amphitheater. Park behind Montville Twp. High School or Public Library (enter from 90 or 100 Horseneck Road)ENCANTO - Monday, July 18 at dusk (approx. 8 p.m.) – Rain date: July 20. Rated PG - A teenage Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.SPIDE...
MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Recreation Department is sponsoring two movies in the park for the summer of 2022.
The movies are free and for all ages, and will take place at the Montville Community Park Amphitheater. Park behind Montville Twp. High School or Public Library (enter from 90 or 100 Horseneck Road)
ENCANTO - Monday, July 18 at dusk (approx. 8 p.m.) – Rain date: July 20. Rated PG - A teenage Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME - Monday, Aug. 8 at dusk (approx. 8 p.m.) - Rain date: Aug. 10. Rated PG-13 - With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets for comfortable seating. The park area has been sprayed for mosquitoes, however, come prepared! Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on township property.
In case of inclement weather please check the Hotline at 973-331-3377. Questions? Call Recreation at: 973-331-3305 or visit our website at: www.montvillenj.org
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When Teresa Giudice walked down the aisle for the second time, she did it with big hair.The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star’s Jersey wedding to ...
When Teresa Giudice walked down the aisle for the second time, she did it with big hair.
Photos and video shared by Giudice’s daughters, her co-stars from “RHONJ,” fellow Bravo “Housewives” stars from various cities and the RHONJ Obsessed account on Instagram show the reality TV star in her wedding gown at the ceremony and reception, along with other scenes from her happy day.
Giudice, 50, wore her hair piled high atop her head above an oversized glittery tiara (to match the scale of the ‘do), with more hair cascading below.
The wedding dress, which had a nuanced pink tint visible when she was standing next to white (like Ruelas’ suit jacket), had a ruched bodice.
Giudice sported sheer gloves that reached past her elbows. A long veil trailed her on the bridal runway as she carried a large bouquet of white roses, which also adorned the path and ceremony area.
The bride wore a second off-shoulder white wedding gown to the reception featuring lace and a high slit. In one video from the party, she tried her hand at the drums next to the wedding DJ.
Ruelas, 47, got on the tambourine as sparklers went off in front of them.
People reports that the nuptials were filmed for an upcoming Bravo special (not for regular “RHONJ” episodes).
Giudice got divorced from her ex-husband Joe Giudice in 2020 after 21 years of marriage, following his deportation to Italy in 2019. She started dating Ruelas in the summer of 2020 and they got engaged in October 2021.
Teresa and Joe’s four daughters were at the wedding — Gia, 21; Milania, 16; Gabriella, 18; and Audriana, 13 — wearing bridesmaid dresses in the dusty rose color of the bridal party.
Milania shared a TikTok video showing the sisters dancing in their dresses.
Giudice’s “RHONJ” co-stars were also there, like longtime friend Dolores Catania, who grew up with her in Paterson, and Jennifer Aydin of Paramus. They were both bridesmaids, and were joined at the wedding by castmates Jackie Goldschneider and Margaret Josephs (not bridesmaids).
Another video shows Giudice and Ruelas slow dancing for their “first dance” as smoke from a fog machine billowed around them.
Other wedding guests from the Bravo set included “Real Housewives of Miami” star Alexia Nepola; Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta“; and Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin from “The Real Housewives of New York” — Giudice’s co-stars from ”The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” on Peacock.
There was also comedian Loni Love; rumored “RHONJ” additions Jennifer Guterman-Fessler (shoe company CEO/designer) and Danielle Cabral (children’s clothing entrepreneur); Ashley Boalch Darby from “The Real Housewives of Potomac”; and Chanel Ayan from “The Real Housewives of Dubai.”
“I have to say honestly it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to,” Zarin glowed in an Instagram post. “The grounds at The Chateau were breath taking but seeing T when she opened the doors of the chapel to walk gracefully down the isle thru the gardens was magical in her soft pink dress that was gathered at the bottom and a very long veil that glided behind her. The food was a 10 including the biggest cowboy steaks! , flowers 10, music 10.”
On his Instagram account, Ruelas identifies himself as a father, motivator, philanthropist and warrior — but also an entrepreneur.
The couple lives in Montville (where Giudice formerly lived in another house with Joe Giudice and their children) and met in Ortley Beach.
Giudice and Ruelas had their rehearsal dinner at The Highlawn in West Orange, again with “RHONJ” mainstays like Catania and Aydin.
Aydin and the restaurant and banquet hall posted photos of the couple and cast members at the event on Instagram (see below).
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HOBOKEN — A low-income Hudson County man could lose the place he calls home as the result of a lengthy legal dispute with his landlord.Jeff Trupiano has lived in his Hoboken apartment-turned-condo for over three decades. He moved into the rent-controlled unit at 703 Park Ave. in 1991 under a former owner.For the past five years, Trupiano has been locked in a legal battle with his landlord over a significant rent increase. Court records show that the landlord tried jacking the monthly rent by nearly $3,000 and is attemptin...
HOBOKEN — A low-income Hudson County man could lose the place he calls home as the result of a lengthy legal dispute with his landlord.
Jeff Trupiano has lived in his Hoboken apartment-turned-condo for over three decades. He moved into the rent-controlled unit at 703 Park Ave. in 1991 under a former owner.
For the past five years, Trupiano has been locked in a legal battle with his landlord over a significant rent increase. Court records show that the landlord tried jacking the monthly rent by nearly $3,000 and is attempting to get retroactive rent from Trupiano.
A few years after Trupiano moved in, the apartment building was bought by Amaconn Realty, Inc. Then in 2001, the owner, who is Trupiano's landlord, turned the apartments into condominiums.
Sales records on Zillow.com show that one two-bedroom condo at the building was sold in April for $449,000.
Trupiano, who is in his 60s and makes less than $30,000 a year working at a local health food store, pays $783 in rent each month. His attorney, Dana Wefer, told us that as a low-income renter, he has been protected from eviction for more than 20 years because of the Tenant Protection Act.
But in 2017, Trupiano's landlord issued a hardship increase based on an appraisal of his unit. Wefer said that the appraisal was "hypothetical" and based on how much the unit could bring in if it were completely renovated.
According to a briefing provided by Wefer, the landlord knew that the building had a protected tenant and chose to proceed with the conversion anyway. It also notes that Trupiano continues to pay his rent on time despite the unit having been neglected for years.
"The property has been fundamentally transformed from one that was a prudent and sound investment to a single ill-maintained rent-controlled condominium unit, encumbered with a protected tenant who cannot be evicted for twenty-six years."
A GoFundMe is raising money for Trupiano's court costs and increasing rent. Created by the Hoboken Fair Housing Association, the fundraiser claims that an unfavorable decision could gut the Tenant Protection Act.
While Wefer is handling the case pro bono, there are high costs for appealing court decisions including the requirement to pay for thousands of pages of transcripts. Wefer said that they will likely need to appeal as a judge recently gave an oral decision stating that Trupiano's rent should increase based on the property's equity.
Wefer added that it's not hyperbole to say that the Tenant Protection Act is at risk. The attorney said she would not be surprised to see Trupiano's case go up to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Previous rulings from the state's highest court, such as Mayes v. Jackson Township Rent Leveling Board (1986), have upheld rent control ordinances and a landlord's right to "realize a just and reasonable return on the property."
An attorney for the landlord did not respond to a request for comment.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Alaina Volpi stole home, scoring the lone run of the game to give ninth-seeded Morris Knolls the upset victory on the road over fourth-seeded Montville, the No. 8 team in the NJ.com Top 20, 1-0, in the semifinal round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament.After sophomore Hailey Poskonka led off the inning with a walk, pinch hitter Jessica Fox dropped down a sac bunt to advance the runner to second. Volpi came on as a pinch runner and stole third in the subsequent at-bat. A s...
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Alaina Volpi stole home, scoring the lone run of the game to give ninth-seeded Morris Knolls the upset victory on the road over fourth-seeded Montville, the No. 8 team in the NJ.com Top 20, 1-0, in the semifinal round of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 tournament.
After sophomore Hailey Poskonka led off the inning with a walk, pinch hitter Jessica Fox dropped down a sac bunt to advance the runner to second. Volpi came on as a pinch runner and stole third in the subsequent at-bat. A strikeout for the second out would bring Morris Knolls to potentially its final at-bat of the season, though it wasn’t the batter that won the game, it was the runner.
Volpi took a seemingly normal lead on a pitch early in the at-bat. As the Montville catcher threw the ball back to pitcher Caitlin Olensky, the pinch runner broke for home. The threw brought the catcher slightly up the first-base line as Volpi slid in safely, securing the eventual game-winning run for Morris Knolls.
“I’d rather be aggressive there, trying to make something happen, than maybe strike out.” said Morris Knolls head coach Keith Heinemann on the decision to call for the steal in the clutch moments. “It’s the seventh inning, you’re the underdog, you’ve got to make something happen. It’s more respect for (Olensky) than anything -- how often am I going to get a girl to third?”
The bold decision paid off, as Leah Kleczkowski pitched a clean seventh inning to secure the victory and cap off a solid performance in the circle, finishing with eight strikeouts and three walks while allowing just four hits.
Kleczkowski also made what turned out to be a vital defensive play in the middle innings. With the bases loaded and Montville threatening to break the scoreless tie, Kleczkowski gobbled up a comebacker and made a quick decision to throw home, with sophomore catcher Bryce Udina throwing to first to complete the inning-ending double play.
Poskonka, who drew the walk that led to Volpi’s game-winning steal, had the lone hit of the day for Morris Knolls (17-6), which will face the winner of Wednesday’s matchup between second-seeded Roxbury and third-seeded Old Tappan in the sectional final on Friday.
Senior and University of Nebraska commit Olensky tallied 13 strikeouts and one walk, pitching a one-hitter in her final outing for Montville, which falls to 21-2 with the loss.
Olensky has put up some eye-opening performances throughout the season, including in the team’s previous contest, where she pitched an 18-strikeout no-hitter to propel Montville to its first-ever Morris County title.
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MONTVILLE — Thinking of people living on the streets, shivering and suffering, was more than Rachel Sullivan could bear.So she took matters into her own hands."No one is disposable," she said Friday while she and her husband, Neil, packed a U-Haul trailer with clothing and other essentials to deliver to homeless individuals in New Jersey and New York. "I just couldn't take it anymore and said I'm going to do it myself."She started off with a few closets full of clothing to donate....
MONTVILLE — Thinking of people living on the streets, shivering and suffering, was more than Rachel Sullivan could bear.
So she took matters into her own hands.
"No one is disposable," she said Friday while she and her husband, Neil, packed a U-Haul trailer with clothing and other essentials to deliver to homeless individuals in New Jersey and New York. "I just couldn't take it anymore and said I'm going to do it myself."
She started off with a few closets full of clothing to donate. Her cause, named after her grandmother, has taken off and gained a quick following on social media.
"It just blew up from there," Sullivan said. "One person after another following, and then more and more donations came in."
"The Hazel Project" has more than 600 followers on Facebook and a garage and basement overloaded with donations from scores of supporters.
Some come from neighbors, who bring new or gently used clothing items that are clean and free of damage. Others pour in from local businesses, including Blue Nail Roofing and Siding, which donated three brand-new pairs of men's shoes.
Blue Nail has upped the ante and has set up a drop-off bin for donations to the Hazel Project through Jan. 31.
Volunteer and civic organizations also are pitching in, including Lincoln Park Middle School and Brownie Troop 98013, which collected more than 140 women’s and men’s sweaters.
The Brownies even collected a pile of Christmas-themed "ugly sweaters" for regifting to those who actually need them.
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"Remember, what's ugly to you may be beautiful to someone else," they posted on social media.
The Hazel Project adheres to the principle of harm reduction in a society that often marginalizes addicts, the mentally ill and others who are forced to live in the streets, said Sullivan, a harm-reduction specialist.
"Everybody is entitled to a warm meal, warm clothing and medical care," she said. "If we can't get the government to do it, that's why you have us."
Paterson is a frequent destination for the project's distribution events, including a "Pot Luck Pop Up Clothing Shop" last month at the Upper Room Church of Christ in Paterson.
On Saturday, the couple towed another U-Haul trailer full of goods to their latest drop-off point at Roberto Clemente Plaza in the Bronx.
"We set up tables and rolling racks. We had coats, hats, shoes, blankets, gloves — all the stuff people need," Sullivan said. "We even have tents and sleeping bags."
The Sullivans have all but given up the use of their basement and garage at this point and are out-of-pocket for money needed early on to organize the drives. But now cash donations are arriving through a Venmo account after the Hazel Project achieved official nonprofit organization status in December.
"My house is in chaos because we have so many donations," Sullivan said. "We've been asking for winter clothes lately, but people donate what they can when they can. So we separate and have boxes of clothes around for spring and summer. We will probably need warehouse space eventually."
Other supporters are also stepping up with donations of clothing racks, tables and other essentials needed to distribute the inventory.
The Hazel Project also dedicates itself to treating its clients as human beings.
"We are trying to raise the bar on how we address those in need," Sullivan said. "It's not just about us. I got tired of everybody saying we can't save everybody, focus on your family. I want every child to have what my child has. I want people to have what I had. We want that solid foundation for everybody."
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