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 North Sarasota, 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 North Sarasota, 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 North Sarasota, 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
It’s baaaaaack—the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day, that is. During this one-day event on Saturday, Sept. 17, participating museums and cultural institutions both locally and across the country offer free entry to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. Get yours right here.Several local museums are participating, but if you&...
It’s baaaaaack—the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day, that is. During this one-day event on Saturday, Sept. 17, participating museums and cultural institutions both locally and across the country offer free entry to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. Get yours right here.
Several local museums are participating, but if you’re looking for an excuse to take an art-fueled road trip, we’ve included institutions in St. Pete and Tampa, too. Happy museum-ing!
201 10th St. W., Bradenton, (941) 746-4131
This natural history museum specializes in Gulf Coast history, with a number of exhibits highlighting local life from the prehistoric to the present.
1015 Sixth St. W., Palmetto, (941) 721-2034
The museum’s mission is to “preserve, share and educate the community about Manatee County’s agricultural heritage and to support local agriculture today and into the future.”
515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto, (941) 723-4991
Visitors can learn about the history of Palmetto and the surrounding areas on the north side of the Manatee River. The park grounds offer a glimpse into the area’s former pioneer lifestyle with a turn-of-the-century cottage, the 1914 Carnegie Library, a replica of a chapel that used to exists on the site and more historical buildings.”
255 Beach Drive N.E., St Petersburg, (727) 896-2667
The Museum of Fine Arts—a.k.a. the MFA—has something for everyone: a collection covering nearly 5,000 years of human history; a sculpture garden; an art collection that includes pieces from Monet, O’Keeffe, de Kooning, Wiley and more; and a slate of traveling exhibitions.
4800 Highway 301 N., Tampa, (813) 627-4225
A living history museum in Tampa that’s located on the Florida State Fairgrounds, the museum includes 13 buildings built between 1870-1912 that were relocated from around Florida and have been restored to offer a glimpse into life at the turn of the 20th century.
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, (813) 254-1891
This Tampa museum was originally a hotel, built in 1891 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant. Now it’s open for the public to experience Victorian-era grandeur—including restored guest rooms, antique furnishings and tropical gardens.
801 Water St., Tampa, (813) 228-0097
Journey through thousands of years of local history, including a new exhibit called Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates and Shipwrecks, which features a 60-foot replica of an 18th-century pirate ship and rare artifacts recovered from shipwrecks off of Florida’s coasts.
1818 E. 19th Ave., Tampa, (813) 247-6323
Located in the historic Ferlita Bakery—which made 300-500 loaves of Cuban bread every day from 1835 until 1973—this museum examines the rich cultural history of Ybor City and the cigar-making industry. Enjoy self-guided exhibits with written and audio information, plus a video presentation.
5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, (941) 359-5700
While we have you: it’s not part of the Smithsonian’s Museum Day, but The Ringling is offering free admission to the museum of art, circus museum and bayfront gardens as part of its “Extraordinary Day.” Register here for free tickets, and you’ll also be entered to win a membership to the museum. (Check out our video on how to do the museum in 30 seconds or less here.)
A Florida doctor who was spending his retirement years teaching and volunteering recently returned to work after seeing the devastation caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Instead of returning to his private practice in Sarasota, Florida, however, Dr. Paul Runge flew thousands of miles to help Ukrainian newborns and...
A Florida doctor who was spending his retirement years teaching and volunteering recently returned to work after seeing the devastation caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Instead of returning to his private practice in Sarasota, Florida, however, Dr. Paul Runge flew thousands of miles to help Ukrainian newborns and infants.
"I wasn’t ready to just sit around and do nothing for the remaining part of my life," he told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, during a phone interview while he was in Ivano-Frankivsk, a Western Ukrainian city. "I was sitting at home like everybody else, watching [the war] unfold and just wondering what I could do."
Runge then reached out to some contacts in Western Ukraine and left for the war-torn country on July 4. During a 10-day visit, the retired ophthalmologist helped doctors throughout Ukraine.
Runge started his trip 80 miles north of Lviv, before he joined a children’s hospital neonatal intensive care unit in Ivano-Frankivsk. He also helped a neighboring military hospital.
"I was really excited when I realized that, No. 1, they wanted me, and No. 2, I could really be of help," Runge said. "I don’t want to be like a bull in a China shop and tell everybody ‘hey, you gotta do it this way, that’s the way we do it.’ but I’ve really enjoyed being here."
"(The doctors) are very enthusiastic. They’re not driven by money," he added. "They’re wanting to do as good of a job as they possibly can for their patients. It’s such a unique and refreshing experience."
The July visit was merely the beginning for Runge, who flew back to Ukraine on Sept. 10.
The board-certified ophthalmologist says he intends to spend the rest of the month in Ivano-Frankivsk, helping where he can and making a difference despite the ongoing war efforts.
"This morning we were awakened by air raid sirens, and when I arrived at the hospital, all the patients and staff were in the basement bomb shelter," Runge said in a statement. "Nothing unusual transpired, and we were back to work in less than an hour."
The fight for survival is evident throughout Ukraine and speaks to their determination to fend off their larger adversary.
"(Ukrainians) have a common cause. All they talk about is how the country has pulled together to defeat these tyrants. They’re not thinking that they’re anything but winning this war," he said.
As for being able to help, Runge remains grateful: "I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming."
Russia first invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, in what many experts believed would be a swift victory. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have successfully defended their capital city of Kyiv, they have made progress in pushing Russian invaders back to their eastern border.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Although rents are difficult to afford in Sarasota County, the metro area ranks among the lowest of its peers in Florida when compared to the cost of purchasing a home.While Sarasota city and county governments continue working to address affordable and attainable housing, new residents continue to arrive post-pandemic as housing supply lags demand, maintaining upward pressure on pricing for buyers and renters alike.As new buyers flooded the market mid-pandemic, supply chain and workforce disruptions slowed new construction, pu...
Although rents are difficult to afford in Sarasota County, the metro area ranks among the lowest of its peers in Florida when compared to the cost of purchasing a home.
While Sarasota city and county governments continue working to address affordable and attainable housing, new residents continue to arrive post-pandemic as housing supply lags demand, maintaining upward pressure on pricing for buyers and renters alike.
As new buyers flooded the market mid-pandemic, supply chain and workforce disruptions slowed new construction, pushing prospective homeowners into the rental market and prompting a spike in rents for both apartments and single-family homes.
A new study by Roofstock examined metropolitan statistical areas that have the highest rent-to-price ratios, one metric that potential buyers use to assess if continuing to rent is more viable than trying purchase a home in their area. With both real estate and rental prices rising quickly over the last two years, renters are left to try to stretch their budgets to purchase homes that rapidly increased in price, or to live with rising rents and risk home values climbing further out of reach.
In markets where the ratio of rents to the cost of home ownership are higher, purchasing is a better option, whereas those with lower rent-to-price ratios, where costs of homeownership exceeds rent, homes may be overvalued.
According to the data, rent remains a lower-cost option to purchasing a home in the local market at this time.
As challenging as rents are in the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton MSA, at 68th among the country’s mid-size MSAs it ranks among the lowest rent-to-price ratios among its Florida counterparts. With a median rent of $1,588 and an average monthly mortgage payment of $2,211 for a median home price of $502,186, the rent-to-price ratio is 3.79%, well behind the 5.16% ratio of Ocala, which ranks No. 32 nationally and the most advantageous home purchase value in the state compared to rent.
That compares to a national average ratio of 4.8% with a median rent of $1,435 and a mortgage payment of $1,567 for a median home price of $355,852. Other Florida ranked mid-size Florida MSAs are Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent at No. 34 in the country, Lakeland-Winter Haven at No. 37, Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville at No. 41, Port St. Lucie at No. 47, Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach at No. 49, and Cape Coral-Fort Myers at No. 62.
The only mid-size Florida market where it costs more to own than to rent than it does here is Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, which ranks No. 76 in the nation.
To find the locations with the highest rent-to-price ratios, Roofstock used data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Zillow and the U.S. Census Bureau. The rent-to-price ratio was calculated as the ratio of annualized median rent from HUD to Zillow’s current Home Value Index. For additional context, the monthly mortgage payment for a median-price home was calculated assuming a 30-year fixed mortgage, 20% down payment, and an interest rate at 5.22%.
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New mortgage brokerage franchise provides homebuyers and investors competitive rates and access to local professionals that understand the Florida market SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Motto Mortgage, the first-and-only national mortgage brokerage franchise in the United States focused on transparency and compliance, has a new ...
New mortgage brokerage franchise provides homebuyers and investors competitive rates and access to local professionals that understand the Florida market
SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Motto Mortgage, the first-and-only national mortgage brokerage franchise in the United States focused on transparency and compliance, has a new office in Sarasota, Florida. Motto Mortgage North Group is now serving all markets throughout the Sunshine State.
Motto Mortgage North Group is a customer-first, full-service mortgage brokerage established by Michelle Mesi and Katrina Lovecchio. Michelle brings over 12 years of entrepreneurial leadership in government contracting to the brokerage and Katrina brings more than 13 years of experience in organizational development. Although this venture with Motto Mortgage is new, their experience as entrepreneurs and leaders in business is not. The duo is focused on helping homebuyers make the most educated financial decision for their needs and providing unmatched value in today's market. They are excited to launch Motto Mortgage North Group in the Gulf Coast Region and look forward to helping their customers achieve the dream of homeownership.
"Motto Mortgage North Group offers an advantageous alternative to the traditional mortgage bankers currently operating in Sarasota," said Michelle Mesi. "We provide the scope, scale and support of a large retail lender, while offering the flexibility, autonomy and exceptional service of a local mortgage broker that knows how to navigate the intricacies of the home buying process in your market."
Melissa Cox will serve as a Mortgage Loan Originator and Branch Manager for the office. Melissa is a mortgage professional with over 20 years' industry experience. Melissa believes in delivering personal service the old-fashioned way through one-on-one communication with the end goal being to develop a life-long relationship with her clients. Born and raised in the south with traditional values and southern charm, Melissa's clients feel at home almost immediately when working with her.
Loan originators in the Motto Mortgage network are "outside the box" thinkers, able to provide loan options with attractive terms and conditions and aggressive rates, which can be tailored to the goals and objectives of each client through a multitude of wholesale lenders. Motto originators work hard to provide their clients with choices – because no loan is one-size-fits-all. A loan originator with Motto Mortgage North Group can be reached at 941-559-8059. A digital mortgage experience is available for borrowers who would prefer to conduct business remotely.
About Motto Mortgage North Group: Motto Mortgage North Group (OFFICE NMLS # 3248021) is a locally owned and operated full-service mortgage brokerage serving all of Florida, located at 1343 Main Street Suite 311 Sarasota, FL 34236. To learn more, please visit www.mottomortgagenorthgroup.com or call 941-559-8059.Melissa Cox: NMLS # 334270
SOURCE Motto Mortgage
There are plenty of positives to pull if you’re a USF fan from Saturday night’s loss to No. 18 Florida at The Swamp. Considering that the Bulls had a legitimate chance to win the football game on the final drive, that’s one in itself, from a game that saw the team as a 23.5-point underdog when the betting lines closed at kickoff.USF outgained its in-state foe to the north, 402-329. It threw for more yards, it rushed for more yards. The Bulls had more first downs, was better on third down and held the ball for signifi...
There are plenty of positives to pull if you’re a USF fan from Saturday night’s loss to No. 18 Florida at The Swamp. Considering that the Bulls had a legitimate chance to win the football game on the final drive, that’s one in itself, from a game that saw the team as a 23.5-point underdog when the betting lines closed at kickoff.
USF outgained its in-state foe to the north, 402-329. It threw for more yards, it rushed for more yards. The Bulls had more first downs, was better on third down and held the ball for significantly longer. A trio of turnovers hurt, but the stats support that USF played well enough to win the football game, which was more than a lot of folks and pundits could’ve suspected coming in.
Here are Saturday night’s stat leaders and a host of numbers that stood out.
Gerry Bohanon (USF): 12-of-28, 42.8% comp., 116 yards, 2 INT; 15 rush, 102 yards, TD
Anthony Richardson (Florida): 10-of-18, 55.6% comp., 112 yards, 2 INT; 7 rush, 24 yards
Xavier Weaver (USF): 8 rec., 82 yards, 10.3 YPR
Keon Zipperer (Florida): 3 rec., 29 yards, 9.7 YPR
Antonio Grier (USF): 10 tack., 0.5 TFL
Brenton Cox (Florida): 9 tack., TFL, 2 QBH
88,496 - Saturday’s attendance at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. It was the third largest crowd USF’s ever played in front of.
286 - USF’s rushing total. Bulls went for 6.2 yards per carry between Battie and Bohanon’s 100-yard games. It was the most amount of yards Florida’s given up on the ground this season, and the most the Gators have allowed since UCF ran for 288 in last year’s Gasparilla Bowl.
62.5% - The Bulls were 5-for-8 on third down in the opening half, a huge improvement from each of the first two weeks. On their first scoring drive, they converted on multiple third downs, including a 3rd-and-18 after a holding penalty. They finished 8-of-15 overall and went 2-for-2 on fourth down.
41 - It took that amount of minutes for USF punter Andrew Stokes to see the field. A fumble on the opening drive and Bohanon’s interception in the second quarter added to the wait, but the Aussie’s right leg probably felt very rested on Sunday, having punted just a single time.
13 - Xavier Weaver was targeted a baker’s dozen times on Saturday, which is more than double the next receiver. Nearly half of Bohanon’s passes were intended for the Orlando native.
13 - USF held onto the ball for 36:19, a full 13 minutes more than Florida. Two drives of over 6-minute helped - both went for touchdowns - as did forcing back-to-back Gator three and outs in the second half.
5.3 - Take out Montrel Johnson’s 62-yard rushing touchdown and Florida’s YPC drops nearly two yards from 7.2 to 5.3 on 29 carries. Take that play out of the total offensive numbers and Florida would’ve just averaged 5.7 yards per play on 47 offensive snaps.
4 - Two interceptions from Bohanon marks the third consecutive game with at least one interception. He’s already more than halfway to his season total from a year ago at Baylor.
4 - 150 yards on the ground courtesy of Battie gave the Sarasota product his fourth 100-yard game of his USF career and second consecutive. He got a season-high 17 carries in the loss.
1 - Through three games, USF has allowed just one sack, as the team’s experienced offensive line didn’t allow a Florida sack. In last year’s game, the Gators had three.