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 Ogdensburg, 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 Ogdensburg, 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 Ogdensburg, 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
OGDENSBURG -- This Sussex County town was abuzz this week after three photos posted on Facebook were said to show a shark swimming in Ogdensburg's Heaters Pond.Greg Galindo, who posted the photos Sunday night at the "We Grew Up in Ogdensburg, N.J." page, said he believed the pond had been closed on Saturday because of photos he sent to the mayor and council...
OGDENSBURG -- This Sussex County town was abuzz this week after three photos posted on Facebook were said to show a shark swimming in Ogdensburg's Heaters Pond.
Greg Galindo, who posted the photos Sunday night at the "We Grew Up in Ogdensburg, N.J." page, said he believed the pond had been closed on Saturday because of photos he sent to the mayor and council that included the shark "swimming around the kiddie area."
"Probably someone from the city put it there as they could not keep it or care for it anymore," Galindo said."Be careful letting your children swim at Heaters."
The photos drew a long string of comments and hundreds of shares on Facebook, along with coverage in the New Jersey Herald. Some initially wondered if it was true, while also questioning whether a shark would be found inland in a freshwater pond.
"Are you serious? I'm coming up there in a couple days," said Cindy DeBlock.
But it didn't take long for others to get in on the joke as some comments expressed a feigned sense of heightened alarm.
By 8:38 a.m. on Monday, Sheri L. Walsh Johnson was commenting, "I knew it....I saw that shark when it was a baby!...I saw it savagely attack a Canadian goose and have not swam there since. Mothers watch your children!"
Karen Thebold responded with a knowing "lol."
Peter Batty, referring to the shark-horror movie "Jaws," commented, "Better call Chief Brody, he's an expert in these matters."
Bethany Ficacci provided an explanation: "The lake was scheduled to be closed that Saturday for weeks due to the swim championships. And I'm pretty sure if there was a 'shark', it would be closed for more than just a Saturday. But thanks for the entertainment."
As news of the shark spread, there were apprently still some who gave it credibility.
Said Brenda Jean,"I am getting calls and text messages from people all over the place who are hearing about this nonsense asking me if it's really true. Seriously!! Great job on this post hahaha it's great."
Proof of the photo's origin came in a Tweet sent to the Herald on Wednesday morning from MA Shark, a Twitter account based in Massachusetts, the Herald reported.
The tweet included pictures taken by Massachusetts state officials in 2004 when a great white shark landed on Naushon Island, near Cape Cod.
Those pictures appeared identical to the ones purportedly taken at Heaters Pond, the Herald said.
Mayor Steve Ciasullo was out of town on vacation, but he told the Herald he found the situation funny.
"The timing was right for a light-hearted moment this summer," he said, adding that Aug. 1 could now become an annual celebration of "Willie Jaws, the Heaters Pond shark."
Alexa Batelli was one of the few who didn't find it humorous.
"This isn't funny considering I'm a lifeguard at Heaters Pond," she pointed out.
Galindo, who posted the prank, replied, "So sorry someone stole your sense of humor. This wasn't about you anyway. It was about O'Burg and the pond that we used to go to when you weren't even a thought. So chill, Honey."
News about the hoax has been posted on the Borough of Ogdensburg's Facebook page.
But even on Friday, Mayor Ciasullo reported, some people were still not convinced about what's present, and not present, in Heaters Pond.
"We're still getting people saying they've seen something in the lake in the last two weeks," Ciasullo said. "Someone said, 'It was the shark.' "
Galindo could not be reached for further comment.
[email protected] — Ogdensburg School superintendent and principal Dave Astor admitted that he is often uncomfortable talking about himself, especially when the topic of the conversation involves his achievements as an educator.So when he learned last week that he was named the 2019-20 Sussex County Superintendent of the Year, his first instinct was to poke fun at himself in wondering why he was selected.“I’d like to think that it was because of my good looks and personality, ...
OGDENSBURG — Ogdensburg School superintendent and principal Dave Astor admitted that he is often uncomfortable talking about himself, especially when the topic of the conversation involves his achievements as an educator.
So when he learned last week that he was named the 2019-20 Sussex County Superintendent of the Year, his first instinct was to poke fun at himself in wondering why he was selected.
“I’d like to think that it was because of my good looks and personality, but I know that’s not the case,” he quipped.
Instead, the Sussex County Superintendents’ Roundtable Association honored Astor with the award in recognition of his two decades of public service in county education. Several association members surprised the Ogdensburg school chief at his office last week, where he was presented with the award.
Astor said he was “shocked” to be named the top superintendent, and true to form, he was quick to deflect credit from himself by praising the quality of his counterparts in the area.
“It goes without saying that we have some really excellent educators in Sussex County,” Astor said. “I wasn’t even considering that I was in the running for (the award).”
While Astor may not relish talking about himself, the rest of the Ogdensburg staff are more than happy to do so. A post on the district’s Facebook page saluted the superintendent’s efforts during the school year that was ultimately cut short due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Mr. Astor not only goes above and beyond for his ’cherubs’ and their families, but he takes care of his staff unconditionally,” the post read. “This award is extremely well deserved especially during this challenging year where he has had to make many difficult decisions and navigate an unprecedented time. We are so lucky that he is ours at Ogdensburg School.”
Astor joined the Ogdensburg staff in 2015 after seven years at Lafayette Township School, where he was the assistant principal for three years followed by a four-year stint as superintendent. His career in education began as a guidance counselor and teacher of psychology and sociology at Pope John XXIII Regional High School, where he served from 2000 to 2008.
In addition to his administrative roles, Astor, a resident of Ogdensburg for nearly three decades, was a member of the Borough Council from 2013 to 2019. He also served nine years on the Ogdensburg Board of Education before leaving in 2010 when he took the superintendent job in Lafayette.
Earlier this month, the Ogdensburg board rewarded Astor with a new contract that runs through the 2024-25 school year. With the new deal in place, the superintendent is thrilled to be staying in his hometown district — provided he does not continue to be the focus of the school’s success.
“Like all superintendents, we don’t do what we do for praise or accolades,” Astor said. “It’s all about the kids.”
Kyle Morel can also be contacted on Twitter: @KMorelNJH, on Facebook: Facebook.com/KMorelNJH, or by phone: 973-383-1292.
[email protected] — The Board of Education will vote tonight on a new five-year contract proposal for Superintendent/Principal David Astor, who has been in his position for five years and whose current contract expires at the end of this month.The ...
OGDENSBURG — The Board of Education will vote tonight on a new five-year contract proposal for Superintendent/Principal David Astor, who has been in his position for five years and whose current contract expires at the end of this month.
The proposed new contract calls for Astor's current $135,000 salary to be increased by annual increments of $3,000 each to $138,000 for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, $141,000 in 2021-22, $144,000 in 2022-23, $147,000 in 2023-24, and $150,000 in 2024-25.
The proposed new contract also provides for a standard benefits package and up to four weeks vacation per year.
It additionally includes two other minor changes from the current contract, one of them being a provision that will allow Astor to receive payment for up to 12 unused sick days per year, at a rate of 1/260th of his final salary per day, up to a maximum lump sum payment of $15,000 upon retirement.
The proposed new contract also would allow him to opt out with 90 days notice to the board rather than the 150 days notice required under his current contract and which the board is obligated to give him should it decide not to offer him another contract at the end of the five-year period.
However, unlike a number of superintendent contracts in other school districts, the contract proposal does not provide for merit pay or other emoluments or stipends that would otherwise allow him to further boost his pay.
Astor, 54, is a former social worker who transitioned to education in 2000, when he was hired at Pope John Regional XXIII High School in Sparta, where he was a guidance counselor for eight years and also taught classes in psychology and sociology.
He later served three years as an assistant principal in Lafayette from 2008 to 2011, and served an additional four years as that district's superintendent from 2011 to 2015 before becoming principal/superintendent of the Ogdensburg Elementary School in late 2015.
Astor, in addition to having led the borough's K-8 school district the last five years, is also a 27-year borough resident who served six years on the Borough Council from 2013 through 2019. Before that, he served nine years on the Ogdensburg School Board until leaving the board in 2010.
"I got off the board in 2010 because I was becoming a superintendent (in Lafayette) and didn't feel it was right for me to be on the school board as a superintendent of another school," he explained.
Astor, who grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., told the New Jersey Herald he feels privileged to lead the school in the borough where he resides and where his own children attended school.
"I'm originally a city boy, but I'm also a community person who loves the small school districts (like Ogdensburg)," he said. "I'm blessed to contribute to the town where my kids walked and graduated, which is something I don't take lightly. I'm very proud of the fact that they're 'Obergians' and that I live here and am now running the school. It's a real sense of pride."
Tonight's Board of Education meeting begins at 6:30 and will be held online via Zoom videoconference. The meeting can be accessed by clicking here or by copying and entering the web address found on the school website at www.obboe.org.
Eric Obernauer can also be contacted on Twitter: @EricObernNJH or by phone at 973-383-1213.
Hi my name is Donna Stoll step daughter of Christoper Carmody, and daughter to Vickie Carmody. As most of you know, Christopher Carmody aka Bear unexpectedly passed away. He left behind a devoted wife, 2 step daughters, a loving sister and her husband, a nephew who was more of a brother, a brother he loved oh so dearly, and hundreds of friends he left an ever lasting impact on. All of these people reside in NJ besides his beloved wife Vickie Carmody and his other step daughter Laurie Miller who resides with them. They recently moved out to I...
Hi my name is Donna Stoll step daughter of Christoper Carmody, and daughter to Vickie Carmody. As most of you know, Christopher Carmody aka Bear unexpectedly passed away. He left behind a devoted wife, 2 step daughters, a loving sister and her husband, a nephew who was more of a brother, a brother he loved oh so dearly, and hundreds of friends he left an ever lasting impact on. All of these people reside in NJ besides his beloved wife Vickie Carmody and his other step daughter Laurie Miller who resides with them. They recently moved out to Inverness, FL to live out their dream retirement. If you knew Chris, you know he struggled an immense amount with his health. A few years back Ashland Chemical, his previous company he worked for, before being placed on disability, discontinued Chris’s life insurance. Vickie and Chris tirelessly tried to obtain a new life insurance policy. Chris’s under lying conditions prevented any insurance company to take on such a “risk.” A grieving family is now trying to bring him home to New Jersey where everyone knows and loves Chris. Obviously, this is an expense no one was ready for. Chris was a pure soul, who never caused harm, and loved with his whole heart with whoever crossed his path. His sister, brother, nephew, step daughters, friends, and other family deserve to have him home to lay him to rest where he spent his whole life in Sparta, NJ. Vickie has spent many years taking care of Chris, she is even his living donor. She did whatever she could to keep Chris here on earth with us where he belonged and was so unbelievably loved. She is left trying to provide Chris with his wish of his final services to be held in New Jersey. With that comes great expense that she unfortunately cannot afford as they have struggled for the past few years financially with the amount of Chris’s medical expenses and all. Vickie has drained her life savings providing her and Chris with the best life possible, knowing deep down Chris’s life would be cut short due to his declining health issues. Vickie is always the first one to lend a helping hand to ANYONE in need. It’s time we help her get her husband home to his friends and family so he can have the goodbye he so very much deserves. Any little bit helps. We thank you all so very much in advance for any financial help you can provide or even just spreading the word. Please keep Chris’s loved one close to your heart and in prayer as they navigate through this monumental loss.
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