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 Norwood, 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 Norwood, 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 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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In the era of Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok and influencers, there was something very old fashioned about how Verana, a contemporary Italian restaurant in Norwood, arrived on the scene. Not with fast-paced, music-filled, special-effects-packed videos but a whisper.And yet, I could barely get a reservation. The best I could do was 5:30 on a Thursday night. Still when my dining companion and I walked into Verana's fashionable dining room — crisp white tablecloths, stylish round chandeliers, a profusion of hanging pla...
In the era of Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok and influencers, there was something very old fashioned about how Verana, a contemporary Italian restaurant in Norwood, arrived on the scene. Not with fast-paced, music-filled, special-effects-packed videos but a whisper.
And yet, I could barely get a reservation. The best I could do was 5:30 on a Thursday night. Still when my dining companion and I walked into Verana's fashionable dining room — crisp white tablecloths, stylish round chandeliers, a profusion of hanging plants, polished wood floors — the place was bustling. In fact, after occupying our table for an inordinate amount of time (some restaurants, especially those with full bars, invite long, leisurely meals), we were politely told that it was needed by other patrons who had been patiently waiting to dine at Verana as well.
Verana, in other words, had quickly inspired a particularly impassioned buzz.
And this was accomplished by archaic 20th-century means — that quaint, natural variety of publicity known as word of mouth: "Hey, just ate at Verana. The food is incredible."
The food is Italian, though not wedded to any region of Italy, some not even authentic but instead, gulp, Italian-American, and it is skillfully cooked by chef and co-owner Giuseppe Agostino. For six years, Agostino was the executive private dining chef at Del Posto, longtime considered one of New York City's best upscale restaurants. Thanks to Agostino, I now deem Verana one of North Jersey's best new fine-dine restaurants.
On my recent visit, it would have been easy to polish off the whole basket of complimentary housemade sourdough foccacia and the accompanying dish of sublime whipped ricotta, but that would have been a mistake: the dishes that followed were so good it was difficult not to be in the clean-plate club. Besides I, a certifiable sweet tooth, wanted to make sure I'd have room for dessert.
The gamberoni oreganata, an Italian-American dish, surprised me by how creamy, rather than oily, the oreganata sauce was; it tasted like a lush herbed mayonnaise. It was rich and velvety with a nice crunch from bits of crispy breadcrumbs and a slight kick from pungent chili flakes, good to sop up with that crusty sourdough if, that is, you managed not to wolf it all down beforehand.
If it's meat you're craving as a starter, consider the New York strip tartare, a substantial helping of delectable raw beef laced with a tangy 'nduja vinaigrette and topped by sweet and crisp sun-dried Calabrian peppers. Don't hesitate to smother the accompanying slices of grilled bread with heaps of tartare; there's plenty of it.
Indeed, Verana's portions are more than generous. The chicken parmigiana covered an entire dinner plate. It featured a chicken breast so thin, one may wonder if the poor bird was anorexic. But not to worry. That bird grazed freely on an Amish farm in Pennsylvania before it made its way to New Jersey. Its breasts however took one hell of a beating from a meat mallet before they were slathered with a slightly sweet-tasting tomato sauce that had been cooked slowly for six hours, briefly pan fried, and dressed with melted orbs of Agerola mozzarella and finely grated sheep's milk parmesan. It may just be the best chicken parm I've had ever.
As for pasta? All homemade, of course. The rigatoni alla Norcina that I tried was so rich — the ragu is made with cream and porcini stock studded with sweet Italian sausage and prosciutto — that I can imagine some diners concluding that dessert might be redundant.
No way. Not when there's a heavenly warm and flaky apple crostada tinged with lemon zest, sage and rosemary to be had, or a luscious gelato sundae topped by Chantilly cream and a crisp pizzelle cookie to be devoured.
Enjoy your dessert with the last few sips of wine. Then, if you're like so many others who have dined at Verana, you'll probably go home and regale your friends with descriptions of the extraordinary food you had at this new Italian restaurant in Norwood. And odds are they'll be calling up for reservations, too.
530 Livingston St., Norwood; 201-347-6759, verananorwood.com. Hours: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Callahan's, the legendary hot dog institution that began life nearly three-quarters of a century ago in Fort Lee and broke hearts when it closed, is coming back.It's not the first time.After an 8 year closing, it was resurrected by the founder's grandson, first as a food truck and then as a brick-and-mortar shop in Norwood, ...
Callahan's, the legendary hot dog institution that began life nearly three-quarters of a century ago in Fort Lee and broke hearts when it closed, is coming back.
It's not the first time.
After an 8 year closing, it was resurrected by the founder's grandson, first as a food truck and then as a brick-and-mortar shop in Norwood, only to close again during COVID, Callahan's is set to open a new brick-and-mortar shop in Bergen County once again.
Daniel DeMiglio, the energetic grandson of Leonard “Artie” Castranni, the founder of the original, beloved deep-fried hot-dog joint in Fort Lee, won't yet divulge where his new shop will be located, but said he plans lots of "surprises," including "brand new trucks and some other goodies."
The shop is scheduled to open this summer.
In 2014, DeMiglio brought back Callahan's as a food-truck business. One year later he added a funky, colorful 800-square-foot store filled with memorabilia on Broad Street in Norwood. When it opened, fans, many nostalgic for the hot dogs of their childhood, camped out the night before to make sure they would get to taste a Callahan's frank again. Callahan's trucks continue to roll along as they are used to cater affairs and for pop-ups and festivals.
The shop closed in 2020 because of major road construction on Broad Street that cut DeMiglio's earnings by 60% and the COVID-19 pandemic that devastated the restaurant industry. Both situations were out of his control, DeMiglio said at the time.
In 2020 he also said he planned to eventually reboot and open a new Callahan's, possibly opening a shop by The Modern in Fort Lee. He scrapped that plan due to the ongoing severity of the pandemic.
DeMiglio, who was recently named vice president of the New Jersey Food Truck Association, said his new place is "a brand new concept" he hopes to replicate "across the area." He said he's also working on a television show that "will begin filming when the new Callahan's open.
Callahan's has been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel and has won numerous awards.
YogaSix, a modern fitness boutique offering a fresh perspective on one of the world’s oldest practices, will host an official grand opening event at its newest location in Norwood on January 14 through January 16, 2022. Located at 521-523 Livingston St., the studio will introduce people of all ages and abilities to the various health and wellness benefits of the brand’s unique take on yoga, in a welcoming, modern and calming environment.YogaSix Norwood is...
YogaSix, a modern fitness boutique offering a fresh perspective on one of the world’s oldest practices, will host an official grand opening event at its newest location in Norwood on January 14 through January 16, 2022. Located at 521-523 Livingston St., the studio will introduce people of all ages and abilities to the various health and wellness benefits of the brand’s unique take on yoga, in a welcoming, modern and calming environment.
YogaSix Norwood is owned and operated by Lubna and Amir Khan. As a registered nurse for 18 years, Lubna knows first-hand about the importance of mental and physical health. After experiencing her first YogaSix class, Lubna has made an effort to devote more time to help others on their health and wellness journeys. Today, the married couple is excited to welcome all members to a space where the Norwood community can learn, support and celebrate each other.
“In today’s busy world, we all need to take some time for ourselves and practice self-care,” said Lubna. “I am the perfect example of someone who needs to practice yoga regularly. As a wife and working mother of four, practicing self-care was a challenge. This new YogaSix studio will provide a calming environment where the community can manage stress, increase flexibility, muscle strength and body tone in a new, modern way.”
A variety of yoga classes are offered daily at YogaSix to encompass everything from deep stretching to stress relief to high intensity training. Offering six core formats – Y6 101, Y6 Restore, Y6 Slow Flow, Y6 Hot, Y6 Power and Y6 Sculpt Flow – each class caters to every fitness level and strengthens the mind-body connection.
The new studio plans to make an impression with its unique version of yoga. Particularly notable is the use of modern language instead of Sanskrit to describe its practice, as the traditional language can be intimidating to newcomers. The studio provides class options for everybody, from beginners seeking a recovery to more advanced students. YogaSix wants to introduce yoga in a modern practice that allows all levels to feel welcome.
YogaSix is committed to giving back to the local community. The new studio in Norwood is celebrating Law Enforcement Week from December 13-19 and all essential workers from December 20, 2021 to January 14, 2022. During this time, YogaSix Norwood is offering free classes to both groups.
YogaSix Norwood has classes seven days a week with a robust schedule to accommodate any busy schedule. Monthly unlimited memberships and drop-ins are also available.
4 minute readBob McGrath, the sweater-clad icon who spent nearly 50 years living on one of pop culture's most famous streets, was remembered in New Jersey on Monday as a neighbor who lived up to his huggable TV persona.McGrath, an original "Sesame Street" cast member who portrayed friendly music teacher Bo...
Bob McGrath, the sweater-clad icon who spent nearly 50 years living on one of pop culture's most famous streets, was remembered in New Jersey on Monday as a neighbor who lived up to his huggable TV persona.
McGrath, an original "Sesame Street" cast member who portrayed friendly music teacher Bob Johnson, died Sunday at his Norwood home, according to announcements from his family and Sesame Workshop. He was 90.
In Bergen County, where McGrath made his home for more than six decades, the "Letter of the Day" was "L" — for legend, loss and loved. Tributes poured in from Gov. Phil Murphy on down to local residents who recalled his volunteerism and acts of one-on-one kindness.
"He was a person we'd see in our neighborhood," said former Teaneck Mayor Jackie Kates, referring to the quintessential jingle that McGrath sang to open each "Sesame Street," accompanied by his puppet partners. "But he was also part of our family. The loss feels very personal."
Originally from Illinois, McGrath lived for more than six decades in Teaneck and, for the last few years of his life, in Norwood. He was one of the four non-Muppet characters when the show first premiered on Nov. 10, 1969, appearing on the program until 2016.
"Sesame Workshop mourns the passing of Bob McGrath, a beloved member of the Sesame Street family for over 50 years," the nonprofit that oversees the show said in a Sunday announcement. "A founding cast member, Bob embodied the melodies of Sesame Street like no one else, and his performances brought joy and wonder to generations of children around the world."
McGrath sang of an idyllic street on a "sunny day sweeping the clouds away," where "the air is sweet." In Teaneck, he was remembered for demonstrating that spirit as a down-to-earth, civic-minded neighbor.
"There was never any distinction between Robert Emmett McGrath, the real, live human being, and Bob from Sesame Street, the fictional TV character. That was him. It was his genuine personality," said David Spielman, the vice chair of the township's Environmental Commission, who knew McGrath from around town.
Years ago, Spielman was helping a friend organize a Hanukkah party on Cedar Lane. They had booked McGrath to perform some holiday tunes, including a Yiddish song. Afterward, McGrath quipped, "Not bad for an old Irishman."
McGrath lived in Teaneck with his wife, Ann, and their five children from 1958 until 2017, when they moved to Norwood.
Bettina Hempel-Gilbert, who lived across from the actor on Frances Street in Teaneck, recalled a generous neighbor who frequently used his snowblower to help fellow residents of the block, even when he had a sore back.
"Every time anyone would stop to speak to him, he always had a smile and was happy to chat," she said. "He was always interested in people. If we had visitors over who wanted to get a photo with Bob McGrath, he was happy to pose. He never said no." He and Ann hosted a block party with a kosher food table, she said, "so everyone was able to enjoy."
"Bob taught generations of children worldwide countless lessons through the joy of song," Gov. Murphy added on his Facebook page Monday.
Judy Distler, a longtime Teaneck resident and co-founder of the Teaneck International Film Festival, credited the actor for his dedication to his adopted hometown. He often showed up as a guest in Teaneck public school classrooms, supporting reading programs and thrilling young fans of "Sesame Street." He frequently hosted Teaneck's KidFlix program of cartoon shorts for audiences of preschoolers, Distler said.
"He was a Teaneck institution," she said. "He was always ready to help out. He gave his time freely and volunteered wherever he was needed."
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"He made a friend of everybody he knew. He was exactly what he appeared to be on 'Sesame Street.' He was friendly, sweet, and kind and interested. He was not at all a diva type," Distler said.
For many longtime Teaneckers, McGrath was as much a symbol of the community as the Dutch blue windmill on the township seal.
Spielman added, "Sure, we've had Grammy-winning musicians, all-star athletes, a treasury secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. But Sesame Street was an integral part of many childhoods around the world. We all grew up with Bob. And to have him be a literal person in our neighborhood was a great source of pride."
McGrath was born on June 13, 1932, in Ottawa, Ill. He studied music at the University of Michigan and the Manhattan School of Music. He married Ann Logan Sperry in 1958.
He sang on Mitch Miller’s ’60s series "Sing Along With Mitch" and then made his acting debut on "Sesame Street."
"Beyond question, 'Sesame Street' was the number one thing of my life," he told the USA Today Network New Jersey in a 2019 interview celebrating the show's 50th anniversary.
Staff Writer Jim Beckerman and Anthony Robledo of USA Today contributed to this article.
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A Bergen County man has filed suit against his daughter’s school district and the principal, claiming the eighth-grade student was cut from the volleyball team for reasons having to do with her epilepsy.Justin Puliatte claims in court papers his daughter, “E.P.,” suffers from multiple disabilities, including social anxiety, ADHD and epilepsy. The girl began feeling better about herself when she made Norwood Public School’s volleyball team in sixth and seventh grades, the father said.However, when she tri...
A Bergen County man has filed suit against his daughter’s school district and the principal, claiming the eighth-grade student was cut from the volleyball team for reasons having to do with her epilepsy.
Justin Puliatte claims in court papers his daughter, “E.P.,” suffers from multiple disabilities, including social anxiety, ADHD and epilepsy. The girl began feeling better about herself when she made Norwood Public School’s volleyball team in sixth and seventh grades, the father said.
However, when she tried out for the eighth-grade team in September 2019, she did not make the team and became the only eighth-grader who tried out and was cut, according to the suit, filed Oct. 1 in Superior Court of Bergen County.
“Upon information and belief, (the Norwood principal) directed the volleyball coach to cut E.P. from the team because her epilepsy would require a nurse to be present at every practice and game, costing the district money,” the suit states.
After a phone conference to discuss the situation with school officials, E.P. was invited back onto the team, the suit states.
But other players soon began taunting the girl, telling her the only reason she was on the team was because her father had called the school and complained, the lawsuit states.
The negative comments continued throughout the entire season and created an environment where the girl no longer felt comfortable, the lawsuit contends.
“The comments caused E.P. and Mr. Puliatte mental anguish as they amounted to bullying and they prevented E.P. from freely participating in an extracurricular activity,” the suit states.
The lawsuit claims the comments were made “in retaliation for Mr. Puliatte complaining about the injustice done” to his daughter.
The lawsuit claims Norwood Public School violated New Jersey’s discrimination and anti-bullying laws. Puliatte is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, along with attorney fees and court costs.
District Superintendent Lisa Gross said Friday the lawsuit was forwarded to the attorney representing the Norwood Board of Education. “As this is a litigation matter, I shall not make any further public comment,” Gross said in an email.
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