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 Village, 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 New Village, 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 New Village, 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
New Jersey's recreational marijuana marketplace is not yet four months old, and yet everyone seems to be focused on what the future of the industry will be.One aspect that legalization figures to cut into, over time, is what's offered and purchased underground.A study out of the University of Washington ...
New Jersey's recreational marijuana marketplace is not yet four months old, and yet everyone seems to be focused on what the future of the industry will be.
One aspect that legalization figures to cut into, over time, is what's offered and purchased underground.
A study out of the University of Washington recently published in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology found calls to poison control centers for adverse reactions to synthetic cannabis products declined by 37% annually, over a period of three years, in states where marijuana had been decriminalized and legalized.
The states where cannabis remained illegal, with restrictive policies against its sale and usage, had the highest rates of such incidences according to Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML — the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Yet while the sale of synthetic marijuana, which goes by names like Spice, K2, and Delta-8-THC, was banned in New Jersey in 2013, Armentano said a wave of more recent street products potentially cut with potent drugs such as fentanyl is of concern now.
"We know that regulation creates a safer overall product, and it creates a safer environment for consumers to purchase that product," he said.
Armentano makes the point that cannabis is consumed in every state, whether it is legal there or not.
But for New Jersey, where the open marketplace is still so new, now is a critical time for both sellers and consumers.
"The question is, what do we want that marketplace to look like, and who do we want involved in the production of cannabis, and who do we want involved in selling cannabis?" he said.
Eventually, Armentano said, marijuana users will grow to trust the behind-the-counter, licensed and lab-tested products offered under state law.
At that point, the demand for unregulated products will decline. But he said how quickly that will happen is based on two top factors.
"It's going to come down to how readily the public can access legal products, and it's going to come down to the price of those products," Armentano said. "If they're priced in a manner that can't compete with the price point on the unregulated market, that is going to cause some consumers to continue to solicit the unregulated market."
Amid concerns over the equity and diversity of recreational cannabis retailers, Armentano said more access is of the utmost need as well.
He said if people have to drive dozens or hundreds of miles to get to their nearest dispensary, they too will continue to go underground.
After a successful first year, New Jersey African Restaurant Week is back for round two.The inaugural event was held in 2021, and this year’s version will feature more than 30 restaurants as well as a festival at Bisrate Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Newark.From now until Aug. 7, participating restaurants will offer...
After a successful first year, New Jersey African Restaurant Week is back for round two.
The inaugural event was held in 2021, and this year’s version will feature more than 30 restaurants as well as a festival at Bisrate Gebriel Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Newark.
From now until Aug. 7, participating restaurants will offer special restaurant week menus and prices, serving cuisine from across Africa. They include Swahili Village, Surulere Suya, Aboki Suyam, Jollof and Grill, Delicious African Orchards, Semper’s Delight, Brooklyn Suya, Woulibam Haitian Restaurant, Acaraje, Mawo’s Kitchen, Kente Cones, Tall and Co., Sweet T Creams and Epuffany Infusion Treats.
“It means a lot that we can be part of this now,” chef Kevin Onyona, owner of Swahili Village in Newark, told NJ Advance Media, “so people can get to know and appreciate our restaurant. We’re looking forward to having a couple of dishes showcased during the festival.”
The festival will feature food tastings, vendors selling handmade African items, live musical performances from Oseni Junior, Dolly P, Vibetone, Jega Smoove and Golden Gun, and DJ sets from Kassava, DJ 360, DJ Spindoll and DJ Sparrow. Tickets are $10 per day, plus fees and tax, and available here.
The event began in New York in 2013 and added a festival component in 2017 — which inspired New Jersey’s event to feature a festival as well.
“We are happy and excited about coming back to Newark. Another opportunity for the community to come together,” African Restaurant Week CEO Akin Akinsanya said. “Come shop, dance and have a great time with family and friends.”
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From The Victoria Carter Group:With the heat and humidity that accompany the end of summer, families will be looking for fun ways to stay cool. New Jersey offers a plethora of family-friendly, indoor venues that make for an easy half-day or all-day adventure. From shopping and entertainment to educational experiences and sports, families have countless ways to stay busy until the fall school days begin.1. Liberty Science Center ...
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With the heat and humidity that accompany the end of summer, families will be looking for fun ways to stay cool. New Jersey offers a plethora of family-friendly, indoor venues that make for an easy half-day or all-day adventure. From shopping and entertainment to educational experiences and sports, families have countless ways to stay busy until the fall school days begin.
1. Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ
Home to the largest planetarium in the country, Liberty Science Center (LSC) boasts various interactive science exhibits. LSC houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a 3D theater, hurricane and tornado force wind simulators and several live learning labs. Current attractions include Minecraft: The Exhibition, Dino Dig Adventure and Infinity Climber, the world’s first suspended climbing play space. The center also showcases over 100 species of animals, which visitors can see in the Wild About Animals exhibition.
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, this activity is definitely for you! Did you know that the Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center is one of the largest skating facilities in the tri-state area? Skaters can revel in live music and disco lighting on an old-school, wooden rink. The center also offers special themed adult events like R&B or Caribbean Skate Nights and family skate sessions.
3. AR Workshop in Westfield, NJ
AR Workshop offers do-it-yourself (DIY) workshops and hands-on classes for all craft skill levels. Crafters can make anything from pillow covers and totes to custom lazy susans and plank signs. In addition to creating personalized pieces, visitors can discover various curated gifts by local artisans. The boutique workshop even holds half-day summer sessions for kids or group events like birthday parties and bridal showers.
4. Morristown Game Vault in Morristown, NJ
Morristown Game Vault is another popular throwback spot. Families can play over 100 retro video games and pinball machines that span over 35 years. The arcade occupies an old bank building that still has the original vault, the inspiration behind the venue’s name. Gamers can enjoy classics like Ms. Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Mortal Kombat and Q-Bert. The games are set to “free play,” so visitors never need quarters and simply pay by the hour.
The Mills at Jersey Gardens is New Jersey’s largest outlet and retail value center with over 200 stores and restaurants. Brands include Burlington Coat Factory, True Religion, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Bed Bath & Beyond, Sephora and much more. Families can enjoy tax-free clothing shopping and reduced sales tax on non-clothing items, considering Elizabeth functions as an Urban Enterprise Zone. The outlet center also houses the largest Tommy Hilfiger in the U.S. and a 20-screen AMC Theatres with IMAX experiences.
Are you interested in learning more about the homes, communities or recreation our northern New Jersey communities have to offer? I would love to assist you. Contact Victoria Carter at (973) 220-3050 or email [email protected].
Let's say you're hangry. You don’t want to cook. You have offspring. Now what? Not all restaurants cater to the family unit but these just ranked number one for being family-friendly. See if you agree with these pics in New York, PA, and New Jersey for being the most family-friendly restaurants.Sometimes it is not the restaurant that makes going out to eat as a family tricky, it is the picky palates, of our kids. The website ...
Let's say you're hangry. You don’t want to cook. You have offspring. Now what? Not all restaurants cater to the family unit but these just ranked number one for being family-friendly. See if you agree with these pics in New York, PA, and New Jersey for being the most family-friendly restaurants.
Sometimes it is not the restaurant that makes going out to eat as a family tricky, it is the picky palates, of our kids. The website Love Food scoured the options in every US state to come up with the best family-friendly places to eat, where there is something for everyone.
You know that if you're going to an Italian restaurant in New York, you are going to be hugged with food. Just like your mom sending you home with leftovers, this lace serves oversized portions so you'll have dinner and lunch for the next day also. I'm talking about Tony's Di Napoli. They love the large group and even better if tat large group is family. Tony's specializes in Southern Neapolitan cuisine and they'll treat your bambinos like they are their own. There are two locations, one in the Casablanca Hotel off Times Square and the other on the Upper East Side.
This is a no-brainer especially if you are married to a big kid. They have seven locations in Pennsylvania and they are always expanding. Dave & Busters has something for everyone and they encourage you to eat and play. They have new and retro arcade games, big screen TVs and a menu of real meals not just bar food like you may think. Yes, mom and dad can have a cocktail or beer which is always a nice touch when so many places are BYOB.
I’ll admit this one is not for everyone. If I’m being honest, it is not for me. However, people love it and kids do too. If you are wanting something really different then this dinner with a show may be a great pick. This place will bring the jousting, horses, and Medieval energy along with your dinner. For New Jersey, the number one family-friendly restaurant is Medieval Times. The four-course feast comes out quickly and is made to be eaten with your hands.
Here are some more ideas that did not make the list but are tried and true.
Have you tried these?
From the streets of Cumberland County to the sands of the Jersey Shore, there are many restaurants you know and love SO MUCH you think more people should be able to enjoy them.
Gilchrist already sort of locally franchised itself with locations in Galloway, Margate, and two in Atlantic City. This breakfast/lunch spot has been a Jersey Shore tradition for more than 70 years. Two words: Blueberry Pancakes. There are none better.
Stunning views and ambience make the legendary Lobster House in Cape May very special. It's a family-owned for three generations. This dockside seafood restaurant overlooking Cape May Harbor serves the freshest, favorite dishes thanks to their own fleet of commercial fishing boats.
Nino's in Cape May Court House is a hidden gem. This BYOB serves delicious Italian-American Cuisine and specializes in sautéing seafood! Nino's use the finest quality meats, chicken and fresh seafood, and has been family owned and operated for 40 years.
Ridgewood's custodian of records was found to have unlawfully withheld invoices, and was ordered to disclose them within five business days.RIDGEWOOD, NJ — A former Ridgewood village councilman filed a formal complaint against the village's custodian of records, Donna Jackson, alleging she failed to disclose records, i.e. attorney invoices, in a timely manner. And in a recent meeting, the Government Records Council decided that she "...
RIDGEWOOD, NJ — A former Ridgewood village councilman filed a formal complaint against the village's custodian of records, Donna Jackson, alleging she failed to disclose records, i.e. attorney invoices, in a timely manner. And in a recent meeting, the Government Records Council decided that she "unlawfully denied" access to three of the four records requested, and that she shall disclose those invoices to the former councilman.
An analysis of whether Jackson "knowingly and willfully violated" the Open Public Records Act is pending her compliance with an interim order by the council.
Jeffrey Voigt, a Ridgewood village councilman from 2016 to 2020, sought invoices for January and February 2021 from the custodian's counsel, and from village attorney William Northgrave, who is a member at McManimon, Scotland & Baumann ("the firm"). He complained to the custodian that the village was "consistently dragging its feet" in providing those records, and then filed a formal complaint to the records council.
Jackson, in a records council meeting a few weeks ago, was found to have "unlawfully denied access" to the counsel's January 2021 invoice and the firm's January and February 2021 invoices. She was then ordered to disclose those invoices to Voigt within five business days with appropriate redactions, and to deliver confirmation of compliance to GRC Executive Director Frank Caruso.
Her compliance with this order will determine if there is an OPRA violation. Jackson did not immediately respond to an email request for comment, or a question regarding whether she disclosed the invoices within the five-day time frame.
Although Jackson also denied Voigt access to the custodian counsel's February 2021 invoice, that invoice did not exist within the village's possession at the time of the request, because it had not yet been submitted by the counsel. As such, Jackson was under no obligation to provide it once it was obtained, the records council said.
Jackson argued, in a statement of information that she filed, that her non-disclosure of the records was not a violation of OPRA, because none of them had yet been approved for payment by the village council. She asked for a seven-day extension on the counsel's January invoice, and advised Voigt to submit a request for the firm's January and February invoices following the April 2021 meeting.
Additionally, however, Jackson, the records council found, responded to requests for the firm's invoices in the extended time frame, yet responded after the extension expiration to the request for the counsel's invoice.
Her "non-adherence," however, was excused pursuant to an amendment in the state statute that was added in 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and it required only that custodians make a "reasonable effort" to respond to records requests within the seven-day time frame normally in place, the records council said.
"There is no evidence to suggest that her response, which fell beyond statutory time frames, was in some way unreasonable under circumstances of the public health emergency," the records council said, adding that needing to contact multiple people and conduct reviews also colored her extension as reasonable.
Still, the records council said, the village of Ridgewood could "benefit from a better tracking system to ensure the response process adheres to basic provisions of OPRA."
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