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 Nokomis, 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 Nokomis, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Nokomis, FL, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
NOKOMIS — Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Pelican Alley Restaurant in Nokomis on Thursday as he made his way around Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian."An incredible amount of resilience from people," DeSantis said about what he has seen this past week.The governor talked about all of the efforts that have gone into restoring important things like water and power to "help people bounce back."The Florida disaster fund has raised more than $37 million, DeSantis said."There will be more on...
NOKOMIS — Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Pelican Alley Restaurant in Nokomis on Thursday as he made his way around Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian.
"An incredible amount of resilience from people," DeSantis said about what he has seen this past week.
The governor talked about all of the efforts that have gone into restoring important things like water and power to "help people bounce back."
The Florida disaster fund has raised more than $37 million, DeSantis said.
"There will be more on the way," he said about funds that will help expand operations.
On Thursday, DeSantis gave some updates on the conditions of the hardest hit areas to the south, and commented on the quickness of resources and help going into Southwest Florida.
On Wednesday, construction to repair the Pine Island bridge in Lee County was completed. DeSantis was proud of the construction that only took three days.
Since necessary supplies are now getting to Pine Island, the governor wants to do something similar for Sanibel's causeway, which had several portions washed away.
Along with power, which has been restored to more than 2 million of the 2.1 million affected, DeSantis talked about the water restoration efforts. He said some of the best engineers in the country came to help with water.
DeSantis briefly talked about Florida Department of Transportation's response after the hurricane as well.
"FDOT has cleared 5,000 miles of roadway," he said.
With roadways open, more supplies can get in and out of places. Businesses are also opening back up because of it, he said.
"Here at Pelican Alley, they are back," DeSantis said.
As recovery efforts continue, the governor commented on the school closures from Sarasota County and south.
"We need to get the kids back in school," he said.
While there was some significant damages to schools, it was also important to get children back into the classroom.
In terms of tax assistance, DeSantis talked about the state gas sales tax holiday that went into effect Saturday. The holiday, which lasts throughout October, reduces gas by 25.3 cents per gallon.
Adding on to tax relief, the state also has tax exemption on baby items, some household items and have "slashed" toll roads by 50%.
Sarasota and Manatee county beaches escaped Hurricane Ian, for the most part, fairly unscathed.The beaches didn’t experience significant erosion in the storm, according to representatives of both counties.“Sarasota County’s beaches faired quite well through the Hurricane Ian event,” staff in the county’s Planning and Development Services department said in a report.This is likely due to the prevailing offshore winds that Sarasota County experienced as Ian passed through the ar...
Sarasota and Manatee county beaches escaped Hurricane Ian, for the most part, fairly unscathed.
The beaches didn’t experience significant erosion in the storm, according to representatives of both counties.
“Sarasota County’s beaches faired quite well through the Hurricane Ian event,” staff in the county’s Planning and Development Services department said in a report.
This is likely due to the prevailing offshore winds that Sarasota County experienced as Ian passed through the area, county staff said.
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They assessed the beach conditions on the three barrier islands in unincorporated Sarasota County – Siesta Key, Casey Key and Manasota Key – last Friday. They visited numerous locations on these beaches.
Their assessment was based on visual inspections, local knowledge of the beaches and photo comparisons of the beaches pre- and post-storm, according to the county report.
They didn’t observe any significant structural damage at the locations they visited. There wasn’t widespread damage to dune walkover structures or cabanas, for example. The Pearl Beach Inn on Manasota Key Road suffered roof damage, according to the report.
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Sarasota County recently renourished some of Manasota Key. Planning staff noted that the replenished area “appeared to perform well,” and they are waiting on further input from project managers.
“Only a couple locations on Manasota Key showed limited signs of erosion and bluff formation on the beach,” staff members say in the report.
In Venice, City Engineer Kathleen Weeden said the beach is “in relatively good condition,” except for the stormwater outfalls, where there was considerable erosion. The city has more than a dozen outfalls that drain onto Venice Beach.
City engineers, the Army Corps of Engineers and representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection assessed the impact of Hurricane Ian on Sunday.
They saw severe erosion at the end of Alhambra Road – which dead ends at the beach just north of the Venice Sands condominium complex.
“We lost a portion of the road,” Weeden said.
In addition, there was overtopping of normally dry retention berms.
“We'll be working to get some corrections done to the areas that we saw erosion that appear to be primarily from the excessive rainfall and drainage,” Weeden said.
“The beach is open and safe to traverse,” she added. “Just avoid the Alhambra location.”
Meanwhile, Manatee County beaches fared well in the storm. County staff conducted before and after measurements of the beach at 25 sites and determined there was essentially “zero loss” of beach width or depth from Hurricane Ian, according to a Sunday news release.
“While taking measurements prior to the storm I made note of sea turtle nests,” said Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County’s director of parks and natural resources, in the release. “During my post storm inspections, I was excited to see those turtle nests still intact. That was a great visual indicator!”
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County crews have been working hard to collect over 1.4 million cubic yards from unincorporated Sarasota County.That’s enough debris to fill 433 Olympic swimming pools.As debris contractors are operating seven days a week, community members are reminded that Sarasota County Code prohibits the ...
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County crews have been working hard to collect over 1.4 million cubic yards from unincorporated Sarasota County.
That’s enough debris to fill 433 Olympic swimming pools.
As debris contractors are operating seven days a week, community members are reminded that Sarasota County Code prohibits the burning of debris and the illegal dumping or disposing of debris on public or private roads, stormwater ditches, canals, retention ponds, public right-of-way and county-owned land within unincorporated Sarasota County.
While storm debris collection is underway, residents are allowed to place storm debris from their private property along public-right-of-way directly in front of their homes for collection by Sarasota County debris contractors.
Private communities, businesses, commercial contractors and tree services are not permitted to dump construction and demolition or vegetative storm debris on public-right-of-way to avoid disposal fees or for county collection. Commercial agencies must dispose of storm debris at the Central County Landfill, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, at an alternative permitted facility, or work through their insurance company for debris removal.
Construction and demolition debris, household goods and vegetative debris must be placed separately from each other for collection.
Vegetative debris are taken to a debris management site for volume reduction, or mulching, and repurposed by the debris contractors for compost or other agricultural uses. Construction and demolition debris is taken to a different debris management site for volume reduction, or crushing, and is disposed of by the debris contractor.
Large items are collected by the grapple, or claw. These items must be placed away from overhanging trees, telephone poles, mailboxes, utility connections, vehicles and other items that could potentially damaged during the collection process. Smaller bagged debris should be placed away from larger items for hand-collection.
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Solid Waste began collecting vegetative storm debris Thursday morning and the collection continues in unincorporated Sarasota County.Vegetative storm debris are large, loose and bulky items that cannot be bagged or placed in containers including tree trunks, logs, palm fronds, large tree limbs and branches. These items are being collected by debris removal contractors equipped with the grapple “claw” that lifts materials off the ground into trucks and transported to debris management...
SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota County Solid Waste began collecting vegetative storm debris Thursday morning and the collection continues in unincorporated Sarasota County.
Vegetative storm debris are large, loose and bulky items that cannot be bagged or placed in containers including tree trunks, logs, palm fronds, large tree limbs and branches. These items are being collected by debris removal contractors equipped with the grapple “claw” that lifts materials off the ground into trucks and transported to debris management sites for process and repurposing.
Those debris must be placed out of the roadway and away from vehicles, telephone poles, fire hydrants, street signs, light poles, mailboxes, or anything that could be damaged during collection. If the items are not properly prepared or inaccessible will be tagged and collected at a later date if corrected.
This will be a lengthy process as the vegetative storm debris from Hurricane Ian is estimated to be five times the amount Sarasota County processed after Hurricane Irma. Debris collection trucks will make multiple passes throughout the community which is tracked in real-time and updated daily on the interactive debris collection map. View your estimated pick-up window by entering your address, if there is no date listed for your zone continue to check back as more trucks are added to the collection fleet.
There are two free public drop-off sites that are available for residents to self-haul and self-unload vegetative storm debris from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily:
Public drop-off sites require proof of residency.
Immediate debris removal focuses on vegetative debris.
Additional information regarding construction and demolition debris including fences, gutters, drywall, roof/shingles, carpet, furniture, screens, and non-negative materials will be available in the coming days. Residents may self-haul construction and demolition debris to the Central County Landfill, 4000 Knights Trail Raod, Nokomis, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Standard tipping fees apply and hand unloads must arrive 30 minutes before closing.
Sarasota County is working to connect with residents living in gated communities or posted private roadways who must sign a right of entry form for contractors to gain access and collect debris.
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Want to vote by mail in Sarasota County? Your deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the Nov. 8 general election is Saturday.SARASOTA COUNTY, FL — If you’re a Sarasota County resident who plans to vote by mail in the Nov. 8 general election, the deadline to request your mail-in ballot is quickly approaching.You have until Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. to request vote-by-mail ballot. ...
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL — If you’re a Sarasota County resident who plans to vote by mail in the Nov. 8 general election, the deadline to request your mail-in ballot is quickly approaching.
You have until Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. to request vote-by-mail ballot. Make your request online here through the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office.
You can also request a mail-in ballot in writing (by email, fax or mail) to the SOE office, in person or by phone, according to the agency’s website.
The following information is required to have a vote-by-mail ballot mailed to you:
Market vote-by-mail ballots must be received at the Supervisor of Elections office no later than 7 p.m. on Nov. 8, Election Day. Other return options are available for Military and Overseas Voters.
Ballots cannot be returned to a polling place on Election Day, the office said.
Instructions for completing the vote-by-mail ballot are included with the ballot.
If you decide to vote at the polls instead, you should bring your vote-by-mail ballot (whether or not it has been marked). Even if you don’t bring it, you will be able to vote using a regular ballot if the Supervisor of Elections office can confirm that it hasn’t received your vote-by-mail ballot.
If it’s confirmed that you’ve already voted, though, you can’t vote again at the polls. If you believe/insist that the office is wrong about receiving your vote-by-mail ballot, they’ll allow you to fill out a provisional ballot.
Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail or in person at a secure ballot intake station at any of the county’s early voting locations.
Early voting is available daily through Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the following locations:
Once submitted, you can check the status of your vote-by-mail ballot here.
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