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 Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Oakland, 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!866-793-9933
5-minute read0:001:49ADOAKLAND — Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board of Education in the Nov. 7 elections.The district's two high schools serve students in Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff.Oakland and Wyckoff seats will be up for election, but neither of the two seats that represent Franklin Lakes is up for election in November.Oakland school board seatsIn Oakland, two three-year seats are open. Incumbent Vivian King is s...
OAKLAND — Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board of Education in the Nov. 7 elections.
The district's two high schools serve students in Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff.
Oakland and Wyckoff seats will be up for election, but neither of the two seats that represent Franklin Lakes is up for election in November.
In Oakland, two three-year seats are open. Incumbent Vivian King is seeking her second three-year term along with newcomer Amy Eilert on the "United For Students" slate against challengers Audrey Lynn Souders and Melissa Kiel. Incumbent board President Judith Sullivan is not seeking a new term.
Candidate: Amy Eilert
Eilert is 49 and teaches music. She has lived in Oakland for 10 years and is a graduate of Indian Hills High School, as are her husband and two sons. She holds a bachelor's degree from William Paterson University. She is also involved with the Dog Park Committee, Oakland Communications Commission and Oakland Arts Committee and is a FLOW Follies pianist.
Candidate: Melissa Kiel
Kiel declined to answer questions from The Record and NorthJersey.com. For more information on Kiel's candidacy: Facebook: MelissaKiel4RIHBOE.
Candidate: Vivian King
King is 51, has lived in the borough for 19 years and works as a retail professional. She is a graduate of Ramapo High School, where one of her children is a student. Two other children have graduated from Indian Hills High School. King holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University. Other community involvements include eight years on the Oakland Recreation Commission, five years on the Oakland zoning board and two years as an Indian Hills Hockey Parents board member.
Candidate: Audrey Lynn Souders
Souders is 54, has lived in the borough for 20 years and works as a certified clinical perfusionist with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Her two children are students at Indian Hills High School. She was a founding member of Access For All, providing access to townwide events for the special needs community, volunteers with the Healing the Children Guatemala Heart Surgery Team and is a vestry member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church.
Souders declined to answer questions from The Record and NorthJersey.com. For more information on Souders' candidacy: Facebook: #audreysouders4rihboe.
In Wyckoff, one three-year seat is open. Incumbent Brian DeLaite was appointed to his seat in November 2022 and is seeking his first full term. He is running against newcomer Jared Geist.
Candidate: Brian DeLaite
DeLaite is 55, a 12-year resident of the township and a sales and marketing executive. He has two children in Wyckoff's grade schools. He holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and communications from Babson College. He is a volunteer recreation sports coach and volunteers with grade school PTOs.
Candidate: Jared Geist
Geist is 41 and has lived in the township for five years. He is an attorney with three children in Wyckoff preschool and grade school. He holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University and his juris doctor from Michigan State University. Community involvement includes rec coaching and den leader with Wyckoff Cub Scout Pack 110. He previously served as a Dumont councilman, a member of the Dumont Joint Land Use Board, and a Bogota municipal judge and prosecutor.
Oakland, N.J. - August 18, 2023 - On or about August 22, 2023, construction will commence on the Borough of Oakland's 2023 Road Resurfacing Program. The work includes the milling and paving of the following roadways. Roads are listed in the anticipated order that they will be completed and the order is subject to revisions:Street Name: Limits: Milling Date: Paving Date: Dogwood DrivePage Drive to Ramapo Valley RoadAugust 22/23, 2023...
Oakland, N.J. - August 18, 2023 - On or about August 22, 2023, construction will commence on the Borough of Oakland's 2023 Road Resurfacing Program. The work includes the milling and paving of the following roadways. Roads are listed in the anticipated order that they will be completed and the order is subject to revisions:
|Street Name:||Limits:||Milling Date:||Paving Date:|
|Dogwood Drive||Page Drive to Ramapo Valley Road||August 22/23, 2023||August 28, 2023|
|Hickory Drive||Dogwood Drive to McNomee Street||August 23, 2023||August 28, 2023|
|Ryerson Street||Hickory Street to Spear Street||August 24, 2023||August 28, 2023|
|Fox Court||Entire Length||August 25, 2023||August 29, 2023|
|Nielson Avenue||Grove Street to End||August 25, 2023||August 29, 2023|
|Speer Street Water Tank Driveway||Entire Length||August 25, 2023||August 29, 2023|
|Hopper Street||Entire Length||August 25/28, 2023||August 29, 2023|
|Walton Avenue||Academy Circle to Watnut Street||August 28, 2023||August 30, 2023|
|Iron Horse Road||Entire Length||August 28, 2023||August 30, 2023|
|Ramapo Avenue||Entire Length||August 28, 2023||August 30, 2023|
|Fordham Road||Entire Length||August 28, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|Chapel Hill Road||Entire Length||August 28, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|Mountain Lakes Road||Entire Length||August 28, 2023||September 1, 2023|
|Knollwoods||Entire Length||August 29, 2023||August 31, 2023|
|Falling Waters||Entire Length||August 29, 2023||August 31, 2023|
|Hidden Gorge Lower||Overlook Ridge to Lower Gate||August 29, 2023||August 31, 2023|
|Camp Todd Water Tank Driveway||Entire Length||August 29, 2023||August 31, 2023|
|Overlook Ridge Water Tank Driveway||Entire Length||August 29, 2023||August 31, 2023|
No parking and detour signage will be posted along the roadway at least 24 hours prior to the start of milling and paving. Construction will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please move your vehicle(s) off of the street by 7:00 a.m. on the dates indicated by the signage. Access to the roadway will be limited until approximately 5:00 p.m. on the days of construction. Every effort will be made to make sure inconveinences are minimal, and that the work is completed as quickly as possible.
For any questions or specific concerns, please contact Boswell Engineering at (201) 334-3045.
Oakland, N.J. - May 1, 2023 - The Borough of Oakland has been named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.The Borough of Oakland achieved Tree City USA recognition bu meeting the program's four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.The Tree City USA program is sponsored ...
Oakland, N.J. - May 1, 2023 - The Borough of Oakland has been named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The Borough of Oakland achieved Tree City USA recognition bu meeting the program's four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
"Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand", said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees being planted and cared by the Borough of Oakland are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy to a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether its through volunteer engagement or public education."
If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and extreme heat and flooding. Hawthorne is doing its part to address these challenges for residents both now and in the future.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
About the Arbor Day Foundation:Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival. As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
OAKLAND — The future of the Crystal Lake Beach Club is in question following Tuesday's vote by members of the Ramapo Mountain Lakes former summer home community to dissolve their corporation.The vote directs the board to end the decades-long obligation of its 1,645-member homeowners to pay dues underwriting the care and insurance for the 26-acre Crystal Lake and 3.6-acre Mirror Lake created when the homes were built.The club was formed in 1948 when the community was founded and was initially restricted to i...
OAKLAND — The future of the Crystal Lake Beach Club is in question following Tuesday's vote by members of the Ramapo Mountain Lakes former summer home community to dissolve their corporation.
The vote directs the board to end the decades-long obligation of its 1,645-member homeowners to pay dues underwriting the care and insurance for the 26-acre Crystal Lake and 3.6-acre Mirror Lake created when the homes were built.
The club was formed in 1948 when the community was founded and was initially restricted to its member homes. The club was eventually opened to the public, which now constitutes about half its membership.
Board President Joseph Bove said Wednesday that residents were given 30 days to come forward with proposals to preserve the club, as well as its two lakes.
"It's one of the highest voter turnouts we've ever had, roughly 56% of the shareholders in good standing," Bove said.
The summer home community was built in the post-war 1940s on 700 acres of property operated in the 1900s as a dairy farm by Oakland's second mayor, Edward Page. Owners were given shares in the new community, and their obligations to underwrite the common facilities were filed with the county when it was created. But those obligations were never attached to individual deeds and were forgotten over time as the cottages were converted to year-round use.
Residents of the community were shocked when they began to receive dues statements from the Ramapo Mountain Lakes board in 2011 when memberships and volunteer donations no longer covered its annual costs. Many were not aware they were members and threw their notices away.
The board resorted to a lawsuit in 2016, winning a State Superior Court ruling in 2018 that the residents were indeed members and obligated to pay dues. They could have liens placed on their properties if they did not comply.
While dues were graduated depending on proximity to one of the lakes, members who did not use or see the lakes from their homes took exception to the ruling. Estimates of $250,000 to repair the dam regulating Crystal Lake's depth and drainage into the Ramapo River have raised additional questions about future financial obligations.
Mayor Linda Schwager has declined comment.
"RML is a private corporation," Schwager said. "I am not a shareholder so I am not privy to their discussions."
Offers of interest should be emailed to Bove at [email protected].
NorthJersey.comThree North Jersey supermarkets owe about $1.8 million in overtime pay to 226 employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday. The department recovered $917,455 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages from the Giant Farmers Markets in Hackensack, Oakland and Waldwick.The Labor Department also assessed $80,428 in civil penalties due to the willful nature of the violations.“The U.S. Department of Labor’s ...
Three North Jersey supermarkets owe about $1.8 million in overtime pay to 226 employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday. The department recovered $917,455 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages from the Giant Farmers Markets in Hackensack, Oakland and Waldwick.
The Labor Department also assessed $80,428 in civil penalties due to the willful nature of the violations.
“The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the pay practices of D & J Enterprise LLC, J & Y Giant LLC and Waldwick Farmers Market LLC, operating as Giant Farmers Market and operated by John Lee and Diana Lee, violated provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act,” the department wrote in a release.
The FLSA requires that most U.S. employees receive at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked. For all hours worked over 40 in one workweek, federal regulations stipulate overtime pay of at least time and one-half the required rate of pay. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. New Jersey’s minimum wage is $14.13 per hour.
The Department of Labor began its investigation in August 2021. It discovered that since the beginning of its investigation, the three Giants Farmers Markets had violated overtime pay regulations in multiple ways.
Some employees were paid a day rate that did not provide any overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a week. Others were paid with checks for their first 40 hours and in cash for additional hours. These employees were paid at their regular pay rate in cash and did not receive the required minimum rate of time and one-half on their additional hours.
Breaks of only 20 minutes were deducted from employees’ hours worked. Federal regulations stipulate that breaks must be at least 30 minutes to be deducted from an employee’s pay.
Additionally, Giant Farmers Market “failed to include non-discretionary bonuses into the regular rate of pay, which is necessary when calculating overtime rates,” the statement said.
Denial of pay was consistently found throughout all departments within the supermarket.
A 2020 study by Rutgers University’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization found that low-wage workers face a higher risk of wage theft during recessions and periods of high unemployment. When businesses refuse to comply with federal regulations, it gives them an unfair advantage over compliant businesses owners. Compliant owners may be struggling to stay in business but don’t resort to wage theft.
“Supermarket and grocery workers are among some of our nation’s lowest-paid, and they depend on every dollar earned to make ends meet,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Paula Ruffin in Mountainside. “Giant Farmers Market’s attempt to evade federal regulations that protect workers’ rights to be paid all of their earned wages created an unfair advantage over their law-abiding competitors.”
Overtime violations and other forms of wage theft have happened in other North Jersey businesses. Recently, the Department of Labor recovered $301,000 in back wages and liquidated damages from a Fort Lee restaurant and $910,000 from a Lyndhurst staffing agency.
“Overtime violations affect all workers and their families, but they're particularly bad for low-wage workers,” said Linda Helmer, assistant director of the Wage and Hour Division’s Northern New Jersey District Office. “This is why it's important for ... all businesses in all sectors to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Unfortunately, we see this violation throughout all industries in northern New Jersey.”
Employees can claim unpaid wages by contacting the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Its website includes a search tool that can be used to help employees determine how much they are owed and take further action.
The agency’s new Timesheet App, which is available in English and Spanish, helps workers verify that their wages and hours are accurate.
Employers and workers can confidentially call the division at the toll-free helpline 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) with questions or to report violations at their workplace. The division can speak to callers in over 200 languages..
Investigations are conducted with supporting and protecting employees as a top priority. The Wage and Hour Division will never tell an employer the reason for an investigation. All complaints are kept confidential, and the name of a worker and the details of a complaint will not be shared with anyone.
“We conduct investigations anonymously,” Helmer said. “So someone doesn't necessarily have to give us their contact information. They give us enough information that we would potentially review and investigate that business or industry."
The Wage and Hour Division takes some proactive measures to ensure compliance. Its outreach coordinators educate employers on the FLSA to prevent violations. The division also selects certain businesses and industries, especially low-wage industries, to be investigated even without receiving complaints.