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 New Milford, 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 New Milford, 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:
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MILFORD — A new Brazilian supermarket will soon open its doors downtown.The 13 Jefferson St. store, Brazuka, will specialize in Brazilian and Spanish delicacies. A grand opening is planned for Oct. 1.Owner Valdir Silva Aragoso moved to Milford from ...
MILFORD — A new Brazilian supermarket will soon open its doors downtown.
The 13 Jefferson St. store, Brazuka, will specialize in Brazilian and Spanish delicacies. A grand opening is planned for Oct. 1.
Owner Valdir Silva Aragoso moved to Milford from Minas Gerais, a southeastern state in Brazil, in 1996.
“I recognized that people miss a lot of products from their country, so (our products) are very specialized from different parts of Brazil,” he said.
One food that Aragoso said he is excited to share with customers is Brazilian cheese bread. And business partner Edilson de Oliveira is eager to introduce Guarana — a fruity Brazilian soft drink which, he said, is similar to ginger ale — to Milford residents.
"Some American stores have a few products from Brazil, but it's not everything," de Oliveira said. "The people love to have those products they used to use in Brazil," he said.
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Brazuka will sell about 300 Brazilian products not typically seen in stores — such as different condensed milks, passion fruit juice and Brazilian meats — as well as Spanish and American items.
A store website is still being developed, de Oliveira said.
Aragoso said a key motivation to starting the business is the steady increase in the state’s Brazilian population. Massachusetts currently has about 91,000 Brazilians, which ranks second nationally to Florida, according to a Boston Planning and Development Agency study.
A U.S. Census survey conducted in 2017, and published in the Worcester Business Journal, found that several MetroWest communities contained high concentrations of Brazilian immigrants, including Marlborough (10.3%), Framingham (9.1%), Hudson (6.2%) and Milford (4.7%).
Aragoso and company have been working to make Brazuka a reality for about eight months. The 4,000-square-foot space needed a lot of renovations, but with the last inspection completed last week, he's eager to open.
This is not Aragoso’s first go-around when it comes to opening a local Brazilian market. He owned another on 161 Main St., called Alternative, before selling it 18 years ago.
For more than 20 years, Aragoso has imported several products from Brazil, including beer, wine and spirits, to Massachusetts and other states, including Florida and Texas. However, Brazuka will not sell alcohol.
Aragoso met de Oliveira about 15 years ago, through his importing business. Aragoso would import various Brazilian alcoholic beverages and other products for de Oliveira's restaurants in Somerville and Peabody — both named Oliveira's Steak House.
De Oliveira, who is from northern Brazil, has lived in Peabody since 1995.
Amtrak advances crew training for Mobile-to-New Orleans intercity passenger rail service. Also, Connecticut lawmakers eye electrification of MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Danbury Branch; and south Florida’s Tri-Rail commuter railroad saw January ridership grow 30% over the same month last year.Ahead of future service between Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., engineers and conductors will begin required “familiarization” trips to learn the route’s physical characteristics, according to Amtr...
Amtrak advances crew training for Mobile-to-New Orleans intercity passenger rail service. Also, Connecticut lawmakers eye electrification of MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Danbury Branch; and south Florida’s Tri-Rail commuter railroad saw January ridership grow 30% over the same month last year.
Ahead of future service between Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., engineers and conductors will begin required “familiarization” trips to learn the route’s physical characteristics, according to Amtrak. The process of operating Amtrak trains in this area will start during the week of Feb. 5 and continue for several months, in conjunction with host freight railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS), to qualify train crews to begin service on a 2023 date, which has not yet been announced.
To prepare the public for the new service, Amtrak reported that during the same week it will begin an education campaign with its partners—the Southern Rail Commission, host freight railroads, state and local transportation officials, and Gulf Regional Planning Commission—and Operation Lifesaver.
Getting all the railroads and other stakeholders to agree on a service launch has taken years. It was slugfest between Amtrak on one side and CSX, NS and the Port of Mobile on the other, fighting about how much new infrastructure must be built before Amtrak can operate two daily round-trips between the Crescent City and the historic city along the Alabama Gulf Coast, and how much that construction will cost. Railway Age Contributing Editor David Peter Alan covered it extensively, reporting in November 2022 that a settlement agreement had finally been reached. On Dec. 23, 2022, he reported the details, garnered from an application for federal funds to help pay for the $223.04 million project. The parties, he wrote, “have settled their differences and are now working together” to get a grant under the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) 2022 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Program that would cover 80% of the costs. According to the grant application, Alan wrote, the project “will be a series of infrastructure improvements in the rail corridor from the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to the Port of Mobile that will support the introduction of intercity passenger rail, where passenger rail service has not operated since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, while maintaining freight service reliability along the Gulf Coast Corridor. …” After mentioning the projected costs, the document went on to say that the money would: “allow for Project Development (including Preliminary Engineering and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review), Final Design, and Construction to lengthen sidings, extend main tracks, install new switches and turnouts, construct additional crossovers, and improve stations, yards, and grade crossings,” according to Alan’s report. “Initiating passenger rail service while maintaining the efficiency of freight service along the Gulf Coast will create pathways toward social equity, disaster resilience, regional productivity, employment accessibility, sociocultural exchange, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the climate-impacted Gulf Coast region” (Id.). Thus, it would serve a number of purposes, Alan reported, some of which were mentioned during the hearings before the Surface Transportation Board (STB).
State Rep. Bill Buckbee (R-New Milford, Conn.) has proposed a bill to study the feasibility of operating diesel and electric trains on MTA Metro North Railroad’s Danbury Branch, which currently uses diesel power, according to a Feb. 5 CT Insider report.
The line, which opened in 1852, runs about 27 miles from Devon, a junction east of Stratford, to downtown Waterbury. The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) owns the line, and Metro-North operates it, along with the line from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan to New Haven, and branches from Stamford to New Canaan and from Norwalk to Danbury (see map below).
State Rep. Bob Godfrey (D-Danbury) is one of the bill’s co-sponsors, and Sen. Julie Kushner (D-Danbury) is also on board, the news outlet said. Electrification would not only speed service to New York City (eliminating the need for commuters to change trains in South Norwalk), but also benefit the environment, the lawmakers told CT Insider.
The next step, said Buckbee, “is transportation committee leadership to discuss what bills they want to move forward with and which bills they think that the committee would like to hear.”
Godfrey told CT Insider that if the study is approved, it could begin by mid-summer.
This isn’t the first time electrification for the branch has been sought. “These lawmakers and others had called for the state to earmark some funding from a 2021 federal transportation package toward electrification of the Danbury line and extending the line to New Milford,” according to CT Insider.
Additionally, in 2013, a state representative and a state senator introduced a bill that would allow the State Bond Commission to issue bonds to fund a Danbury Branch project that would improve performance, increase the number of trains and electrify the line.
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), which operates Tri-Rail, reported that the 73.5-mile commuter railroad linking Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach averaged more than 12,000 weekday riders in January 2023, up 30% (or close to 3,000 more daily passengers) from the same month last year. Weekend ridership averaged more than 6,000 for the month, also a 30% increase from January 2022.
According to SFRTA, Tri-Rail exceeded 12,000 riders just weeks after David Dech’s start as Executive Director in August 2022, and reached 13,000 riders several days in January 2023, totaling more than 320,000 for the month—the highest since February 2020.
The agency attributed its success, in part, to the railroad’s connections with the Miami International Airport (pictured above), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, as they are “among the top ridership drivers even during off-season travel months. The Boca Raton Station is also among the top 5 highest ridership stations, offering convenient access to office parks, universities and shopping centers.”
In related developments, Miami Today on Jan. 31 reported that the $70 million project to bring Tri-Rail service to private-sector passenger railroad Brightline’s MiamiCentral Station is slated for completion this fall. It has faced many obstacles. Among them: exposed rebar, platform issues, and negotiations with Brightline and Florida East Coast Railway.
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re looking to travel further across the country this year, you’re in luck! Breeze Airways just added a handful of new non-stop flights out of Bradley International Airport.Breeze announced three new non-stop destinations from Hartford: Tampa, Fort Myers, and New Orleans, as well as a daily one-stop flight to Los Angeles.The new flights are now on sale from $39 one-way.“Here we grow again,” Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President, said in a statement. &...
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re looking to travel further across the country this year, you’re in luck! Breeze Airways just added a handful of new non-stop flights out of Bradley International Airport.
Breeze announced three new non-stop destinations from Hartford: Tampa, Fort Myers, and New Orleans, as well as a daily one-stop flight to Los Angeles.
The new flights are now on sale from $39 one-way.
“Here we grow again,” Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President, said in a statement. “We always look for routes that people are traveling today but can’t get there nonstop. Hartford residents can now get to Tampa, New Orleans and Fort Myers twice as fast, for about half the price!”
Breeze currently offers 143 non-stop routes between 35 cities in 21 states across the U.S. Flights are currently up for grabs in three fare bundles, offered as “Nice,” “Nicer,” and “Nicest.”
Fare bundles from Hartford, CT (BDL):
• Fort Myers, FL (Wed and Sat, starting May 17, Nice from $5 one way; Nicer from $99; Nicest from $249)
• New Orleans, LA (Mon and Fri, starting May 19 through September 5, Nice from $59 one way; Nicer from $99; Nicest from $149)
• Tampa, FL (Tues, Thurs and Sun, starting May 18, Nice from $39 one way; Nicer from $79; Nicest from $249)
• Los Angeles, CA (One-stop/no plane change BreezeThru daily, starting May 17)
In addition, Breeze has 11 existing routes on sale for travel through March, also starting at $39 one-way from BDL:
• Charleston, SC (from $39 for travel thru 3/7, or from $45 from 3/22-31)
• Jacksonville, FL (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $49 from 3/22-31)
• Las Vegas, NV (from $79 thru 3/7, or from $89 from 3/22-31)
• Norfolk, VA (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $41 from 3/22-31)
• Phoenix, AZ (from $99 thru 3/7, or from $109 from 3/22-31)
• Pittsburgh, PA (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $42 from 3/22-31)
• Raleigh-Durham, NC (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $42 from 3/22-31)
• Richmond, VA (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $42 from 3/22-31)
• Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $49 from 3/22-31
• Savannah, GA (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $45 from 3/22-31)
• Vero Beach, FL (from $59 thru 3/7, or from $69 from 3/22-31)
Find flights from Bradley via Breeze here.
Connecticut and New England outpaced Florida for gains in residents in the most active stages of their retirement years, the Census Bureau says, as the state and region continue to grow older.There are now 582,815 people age 65 to 84 in Connecticut, the Census Bureau estimates, a 3.44 percent gain over the 12 months through June of 2022. That was slightly ahead of Florida's 3.37 percent gain for people in the most active window of their retirement years.This age group represents about 16 percent of the overall state population ...
Connecticut and New England outpaced Florida for gains in residents in the most active stages of their retirement years, the Census Bureau says, as the state and region continue to grow older.
There are now 582,815 people age 65 to 84 in Connecticut, the Census Bureau estimates, a 3.44 percent gain over the 12 months through June of 2022. That was slightly ahead of Florida's 3.37 percent gain for people in the most active window of their retirement years.
This age group represents about 16 percent of the overall state population of 3.6 million residents. The median age of a Connecticut resident is now 40.9, up slightly from 2021.
And while it's unclear whether Connecticut is becoming a more desirable retirement state, the shift comes as the state is moving to expand access to adult day centers that provide a relief valve for families with elderly members needing around-the-clock care and supervision.
New Hampshire led the Northeast with a 4.5 percent increase in residents from 65 to 84, with residents there not subject to inheritance or estate taxes as the case with Florida, the Carolinas and other retiree magnets in the South.
The Census Bureau bases its updated population estimates on the 2020 census and intervening surveys, creating the possibility of errors as poll results are extrapolated to the wider population. The data does not distinguish between changes in population across income brackets, and whether changes are the result of people moving between states; spending more time in one among the subset of the population with multiple homes; or differing mortality rates.
While states have a vested interest in keeping seniors in place who contribute community roots and tax revenue, an aging population places more pressure as well on Connecticut agencies that provide varying social services. At the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging, expenses spiked 11 percent over 12 months through September 2022, with much of the $1.3 million increase the result of home care services SWCAA provides in coastal Fairfield County and several towns inland.
In early June, Gov. Ned Lamont signed into law a bill that would increase access to day care centers in Connecticut that provide varying services, freeing up time during the day for family members or other caregivers.
"Often they're cared for at night and on the weekend by their family members, but during the day they don't have the ability — becausethey're at work — to care for that senior," said state Rep. Dorinda Borer, D-West Haven, speaking to members of the Connecticut General Assembly in May as the bill was finalized. "The elder population in Connecticut is about 24 percent and growing, so this is really going to impact all of our communities."
NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Members of the Blue Ridge High School band are home after a trip to Florida that saw them lose all their musical instruments t...NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Members of the Blue Ridge High School band are home after a trip to Florida that saw them lose all their musical instruments to thieves.For Cassidy Howe, the thought of playing her flute at the college level in Florida filled the Blue Ridge High School student with excitement. The sophomore and the rest of the students at the high school i...
NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Members of the Blue Ridge High School band are home after a trip to Florida that saw them lose all their musical instruments t...
NEW MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Members of the Blue Ridge High School band are home after a trip to Florida that saw them lose all their musical instruments to thieves.
For Cassidy Howe, the thought of playing her flute at the college level in Florida filled the Blue Ridge High School student with excitement. The sophomore and the rest of the students at the high school in Susquehanna County say that excitement turned into disappointment when the band equipment inside a locked trailer was stolen during their trip.
"It is ignorant," Howe said. "Maybe they didn't know. They probably did not know what was in the trailer, but it is heartbreaking to us."
"Everyone was texting me that day saying you know that they were stolen, and I was like that they are not stolen, that is a rumor, and they were stolen at the end," said sophomore Connor Mills.
For the high school students, this trip was an opportunity to learn from college educators at the University of Central Florida near Orlando, one that only happens every other year.
School officials say more than 40 instruments were stored in a motorcycle trailer that was attached to a truck. All of it was stolen.
All of this happened before the band could even have a chance to perform.
"It was tragic because the next day we were supposed to be at a clinic working with college professors and everything, and we didn't get to have that experience," said Mills.
This is the fourth time band director Vincent Lorusso has taken students to Florida, never experiencing anything like this.
"The message to the students was there are more good people than bad people, and we tried to focus on that and enjoy the rest of our trip," said Lorusso.
To help the students get back on their feet, the community and a local music store have donated instruments.
"It speaks to how wonderful our community is and how supportive of the arts there are."
School officials tell us they still haven't received any updates from Florida on where that stolen band equipment may have ended up.