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 Morristown, 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 Morristown, 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 Morristown, 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
Stack Creamery, a Westwood-based ice cream shop, has officially expanded to Morristown.MORRISTOWN, NJ — Stack Creamery, a much-anticipated family-owned ice cream shop, has officially opened its third location in Morristown.The Westwood-based ice creamery has opened its third location in Morristown, at 48 Washington St. The new shop has taken the place of the former coin dealer Postmark.According to co-owner Mohamed Elnakib, the local community has been buzzing with excitement since ...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Stack Creamery, a much-anticipated family-owned ice cream shop, has officially opened its third location in Morristown.
The Westwood-based ice creamery has opened its third location in Morristown, at 48 Washington St. The new shop has taken the place of the former coin dealer Postmark.
According to co-owner Mohamed Elnakib, the local community has been buzzing with excitement since the announcement of the upcoming shop selling highly customizable ice cream sandwiches made entirely from homemade ingredients.
"Our opening weekend was awesome. So many people were excited we finally opened after the date was delayed. People mentioned how they would stop by almost every day to peek inside the store and see if we were ready to open," Elnakib said.
The ice cream shop is open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Stack Creamery had its official soft opening on Friday, July 22 after a backlog in Morristown inspections caused the company to delay its initial opening plans of July 4. "We had a line of about 15 people on Friday the first hour we opened," Elnakib said.
The company is run by three siblings, two of whom quit their jobs to start the venture. The shop strives for the highest-quality ice cream sandwiches by using made-from-scratch, original recipe cookies and pairing them with premium locally made ice cream.
The Morristown expansion represents something of a homecoming for the company, as one of the co-owners, Sondos, lives there. According to Elnakib, they were excited about Morristown's rapid growth and wanted their company to be a part of it.
"The people of Morristown love to support locally owned businesses and they really showed it this weekend. We even had other local business owners stop by, introduce themselves and welcome us to the community, it was awesome," Elnakib said.
Stack Creamery offers over a dozen homemade ice creams, cookies, and toppings for guests to create their own ice cream sandwiches.
In addition to ice cream, the ice cream shop sells brownies, ice cream sandwich cakes, ice cream pies and donuts.
"We're really hoping we will be a loved part of Morristown that people can use to connect and create memories through. Providing nostalgia through the fresh scent of homemade cookies in our store, the creaminess of our homemade ice cream, or the opportunity to pair any combination together to make the perfect ice cream sandwich your heart desires," Elnakib said.
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Morristown's residents can expect a visit from town inspectors starting at the end of the summer. MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morristown residents should expect a knock on the door from town inspectors beginning at the end of the summer.Under pressure from neighboring towns, the Morris County Tax Board has ordered that the Town of Morristown begin a revaluation process, according to town officials.The long-overdue town-wide tax revaluation will begin this summer with commercial property inspections, followed by residences i...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morristown residents should expect a knock on the door from town inspectors beginning at the end of the summer.
Under pressure from neighboring towns, the Morris County Tax Board has ordered that the Town of Morristown begin a revaluation process, according to town officials.
The long-overdue town-wide tax revaluation will begin this summer with commercial property inspections, followed by residences in the fall, town Administrator Jillian Barrick told the council last week.
"We will have information videos posted explaining the revaluation process and what it entails, which is really just rebalancing the value of all of our properties to make sure all of our properties are fairly assessed," Barrick said.
A separate information session is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in town hall. For anyone concerned about infection from new COVID-19 variants, the meeting will also be recorded and re-posted online, according to Barrick.
Appraisal Systems Inc., the company performing the assessment, will be present at the meeting to discuss the revaluation and answer potential questions.
"We ask for compliance from all of our homeowners as we do this process. Everyone is better off if we know what exactly is in your home and we don't have to make assumptions," Barrick said.
According to Morristown officials, the local assessor will determine the value of each property for all New Jersey property owners. This process is mandated by the Morris County Tax Board and will be managed by Appraisal Systems Inc. in Morristown.
The most recent revaluation in Morristown occurred in 2004, nearly 18 years ago.
"We emphasize to all Morristown residents and business owners that a revaluation does not necessarily mean higher property taxes. Revaluations are not an opportunity for Morristown to collect more money to support town-wide services; rather, a revaluation is a home, commercial, or land assessment that guarantees property taxes are distributed fairly across the community," officials said.
Once the revaluation is underway, inspectors will go door to door in Morristown to assess each home, office, and property. Several precautions have been taken to ensure everyone's safety, including background checks and following all COVID-19 protocols.
Virtual interior inspections are another option for those who are hesitant to let an inspector in.
If ASI inspectors are unable to conduct an interior inspection of a home, they will make assumptions based on exterior conditions and neighborhood characteristics. This may result in a higher property assessment, officials said.
"Our inspectors will take all COVID-19 precautions, they will wear masks, and they will have ID cards on them as well. We will start initially with the commercial inspections over the next couple of months and then the residential inspections will start in September," Barrick said.
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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed three bills, S-891/A-1557, S-902/A-1559, and A-1556/S-901, which will protect New Jersey consumers from predatory financial practices. These new laws include measures that will toughen New Jersey’s antitrust laws, stated the Governor's Office.“New Jersey consumers are the heartbeat of our state’s economy and it is imperative that we protect them from those who are looking to target their finances,” said Governor Murphy. “These bills will set new standards ...
TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed three bills, S-891/A-1557, S-902/A-1559, and A-1556/S-901, which will protect New Jersey consumers from predatory financial practices. These new laws include measures that will toughen New Jersey’s antitrust laws, stated the Governor's Office.
“New Jersey consumers are the heartbeat of our state’s economy and it is imperative that we protect them from those who are looking to target their finances,” said Governor Murphy. “These bills will set new standards for financial service providers to abide by, giving our consumers the protection they need from certain deceptive actors. Our communities of color will particularly benefit from this package of bills as they have experienced these unethical financial practices at a higher rate than others.”
The following bills were signed by Governor Murphy.
This legislation was initiated by the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety and will protect consumers from exploitive practices associated with tax preparation and refund services and service contracts by prohibiting misleading marketing and requiring clearer disclosures, as well as financial assurances for service contract providers. These protections are particularly important for socially vulnerable communities, including individuals with low and moderate income and limited English proficiency and people of color, who are often targeted by bad actors in the financial and services sectors.
The legislation will also enhance the ability of the Division and the Attorney General to take enforcement action to protect New Jersey consumers by making clear that abusive commercial practices and violations of federal consumer protection laws are violations of the Consumer Fraud Act, by requiring that private litigants provide notice to the Division of filings in consumer protection cases, and by amending state antitrust law to allow for claims to be brought by parties who are harmed indirectly by anticompetitive action.
“The legislation signed by Governor Murphy further enhances consumer protections in New Jersey and demonstrates the Administration's ongoing commitment to stand up for our State’s residents, especially those most vulnerable to deceptive business practices," said Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin. "These laws provide us more legal tools to hold accountable those who seek to take advantage of consumers in our State. And make no mistake, we will hold you accountable under the law."
“The protections signed into law today expand and strengthen the ability of the Division of Consumer Affairs to pursue action against those who violate the rights of consumers through unscrupulous business practices, deceptive service contracts, and predatory tax refund programs," stated Cari Fais, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. “I commend Governor Murphy and the Legislature for their commitment to protecting New Jersey consumers.”
One resident questioned the council on why they are only allowing one license rather than the state-permitted two. MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morristown City Council upheld its previous decision to grant a cannabis dispensary license to a Massachusetts company on Tuesday.Several residents questioned the decision to grant Uma Flowers, a dispensary in Pepperell, Massachusetts, one license despite the fact that the original ordinance allowed for a maximum of two cannabis licenses.Jillian Barrick, the Town Administrator, p...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morristown City Council upheld its previous decision to grant a cannabis dispensary license to a Massachusetts company on Tuesday.
Several residents questioned the decision to grant Uma Flowers, a dispensary in Pepperell, Massachusetts, one license despite the fact that the original ordinance allowed for a maximum of two cannabis licenses.
Jillian Barrick, the Town Administrator, previously informed the public that all six initial applicants were recreational marijuana businesses, which is why they only licensed one, rather than the two initially approved by the zoning ordinance.
During public speaking, Joe Savino, a Morristown resident, appealed to the council about the council's decision to deny The Summit a cannabis license in Morristown.
"It's not too late to consider that if a second license is issued down the road, another RFP could go along with that, it's a time-consuming process, and it feels like pouring salt in the wound," Savino said.
The Summit was one of the six applicants to apply for the Morristown retail license.
Town Attorney David Minchello stated that the town was under no obligation to grant two recreational licenses, as some applicants claimed, or to grant any licenses at all.
"This council was never under any obligation to award two licenses, nor was it ever contemplated that this council would award two retail cannabis licenses," Minchello said.
Minchello also denied that The Summit was tied with Uma Flowers in rankings by the five-member Cannabis Advisory Board, which vetted all six applicants. "There was not a tie. The scores were certainly close, however, ultimately the Cannabis Advisory Board, all scored individually and then met and made a recommendation to council," Minchello said.
Each applicant was scored as follows:
The resolutions affirming the denial of the five applicants were approved by Council President Stefan Armington, Vice President Sandi Mayer, and Councilmen Nathan Umbriac and Robert Iannaccone on Tuesday.
If the council wanted to license a second retail cannabis vendor, it would need to create a new request for proposal (RFP) in collaboration with the Cannabis Advisory Board, which would then be voted on by the council, according to Minchello.
Uma Flowers was founded in December by sisters-in-law Priyanka and Tejal Patel. Both sisters worked in the health sector for five years prior to opening their own recreational cannabis shop.
According to the council, the opening of Uma Flowers is still pending state approval, so there is no set opening date for the new business.
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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority is awarding grants to 30 nonprofits across NJ to help struggling restaurants and families. MORRISTOWN, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is awarding grants totaling $17.5 million to 30 nonprofit organizations in the state as part of an initiative to support New Jersey restaurants and families in need.Through the NJEDA's Sustain & Serve NJ program, two nonprofits based in the Morristown area will receive funds as part of this initiative.The...
MORRISTOWN, NJ — The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is awarding grants totaling $17.5 million to 30 nonprofit organizations in the state as part of an initiative to support New Jersey restaurants and families in need.
Through the NJEDA's Sustain & Serve NJ program, two nonprofits based in the Morristown area will receive funds as part of this initiative.
The first organization is Power Changes Lives, whose mission is to help low-income, minority, and underserved communities build sustainable futures by eliminating disparities in aging, education, family wellness, food insecurity, homelessness, housing, social justice and reform.
The second is Newark Working Kitchens (Community Foundation of New Jersey), which is headquartered in Morristown and aims to mobilize local restaurants that were hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare nutritious meals for low-income seniors, families and people who are homeless.
According to the NJEDA, Sustain & Serve NJ provides grants to nonprofit organizations to support the purchase of meals from NJ restaurants impacted by COVID-19 and the distribution of those meals at no cost to the recipient.
The additional $17.5 million in awards announced last week brings total program funding to $52.5 million.
"Sustain & Serve NJ has become a national model for addressing food insecurity, supporting small businesses that are the heartbeat of our downtowns, and providing funding to the nonprofit entities that deliver vital services," Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver said. "Combatting hunger remains a top priority and it is more critical than ever that nonprofits have the resources they need to feed the people within their communities."
Sustain & Serve NJ began as a $2 million pilot program to help restaurants affected by COVID-19 during the pandemic and has grown to a $50 million program that continues to bring much-needed food to people across the Garden State, according to the NDEDA.
Since Feb. 2021, Sustain & Serve NJ has provided grants totaling $35 million to support the purchase of more than 3.5 million meals from over 400 restaurants in all 21 counties.
Governor Phil Murphy has allocated $10 million from the federal American Rescue Plan for Phase 3 of Sustain & Serve NJ, along with approximately $7.5 million in state funding. This latest phase's funding is expected to support the purchase of an additional 1.5 million meals, NDEDA said.
"We have an obligation to aid our fellow New Jerseyans who face food insecurity every single day. Nonprofit organizations and restaurants are critical allies in that mission and supporting them is an important part of our commitment to eradicating hunger, creating jobs, and fueling the economic growth and security of our state," NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan said.
The NJEDA also aims to eliminate food deserts in the state, as well as bolster the state's child care sector. In addition, The NJEDA is working with partners statewide to create a Maternal and Infant Health Innovation Center in Trenton as part of First Lady Tammy Murphy's Nurture NJ initiative to make New Jersey the safest and most equitable place to give birth in the country.
Power Changes Lives has a number of projects that have been used to assist underserved communities in the surrounding areas. "LavaLove," a 29-foot custom-built mobile hygiene trailer outfitted with three shower-restroom facilities, a washing machine and dryer, a barber chair, and a community resource room, is one of those projects.
You can learn more about their work on their website.