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 Palmetto Bay, 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 Palmetto Bay, 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:
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The 2022 Florida Python Challenge culled a total of 231 of the invasive snakes from South Florida.Close to 1,000 participants from 32 states and as far away as Canada and Latvia fanned out across the southern tier of the peninsula over a 10-day period from Aug. 5 to 14 to poke and prod through swamps and grasslands in search of the snakes, which are well camouflaged and often hide in dense underbrush.The winner of this year’s competition was 19-year-old Matthew Concepcion, of Palmetto Bay, who snatched 28 Burmese pythons ...
The 2022 Florida Python Challenge culled a total of 231 of the invasive snakes from South Florida.
Close to 1,000 participants from 32 states and as far away as Canada and Latvia fanned out across the southern tier of the peninsula over a 10-day period from Aug. 5 to 14 to poke and prod through swamps and grasslands in search of the snakes, which are well camouflaged and often hide in dense underbrush.
The winner of this year’s competition was 19-year-old Matthew Concepcion, of Palmetto Bay, who snatched 28 Burmese pythons from South Florida ecosystems, and bagged the $10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize, courtesy of the Bergeron Everglades Foundation.
Dustin “the Wildman” Crum of Ochopee, star of the Discovery Channel’s “Guardians of the Glades” show, won $1,500 for the longest python, at a length of 11 feet, 0.24 inches. It’s the second year in a row he’s won the largest snake. Last year’s snake was 15 feet, 9 inches.
Burmese pythons, which are indigenous to southeast Asia, are thought to have slithered their way into the Everglades in the 1990s via the exotic pet trade. They’ve thrived, establishing breeding populations as far south as Key Largo and as far north at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in western Palm Beach County. The largest ever recorded in Florida was 18 feet long.
They prey on deer, racoons, possums, alligators and other indigenous species, and possibly make it more difficult for endangered Florida panthers to find prey.
The U.S. Geological Survey says there are “tens of thousands” of the snakes holed up in Florida, with some estimates being as high as 300,000. Females can lay as many as 100 eggs per clutch. The state says that more than 17,000 of invasive animals have been removed from the wild since 2,000.
Concepcion has been an outdoor fanatic since he was kid and his parents bought a house on a canal, where he learned to fish. He’s been python hunting for the past five years, and said it can take months to find your first snake, but once you do, the joy is like being a little kid in a candy shop.
“If I can’t go out and fish, then I’m out hunting [python] all night,” he said. “It’s a love-hate relationship. Sometimes you’re out there for like 15 hours and you don’t even see one snake. And the next night you go out for the first five minutes you see three back to back. It’s definitely a mental game.”
In his five years of hunting, he’s been bitten four or five times, he said. “You can’t just pull your hand out,” because the snake’s teeth are angled backward. “You have to let the snake lose interest in you, or put alcohol in its mouth to get them off.”
He said he’s seen python eating owls in the wee hours of the night, and nabbed his largest snake while scouting for the Python Challenge this year, just before sunrise on Loop Road in the Everglades. It measured 15 feet, 11 inches.
Concepcion said he typically hunts at night because that’s when the big snakes move, around 4 or 5 in the morning. He said they seek out the warmth of roads, where he spots them with his car lights.
This year’s Python Challenge was a little different, though. After only finding one snake on the roads of the Everglades, he shifted strategies. “I worked a levee, caught a couple hatchings, and was like, ‘Dang, this might be the ticket!’ So every single night from then on, I went out there — just before sundown to sunup.”
He walked the canal, probing the underbrush with a flashlight. The smaller snakes are so well camouflaged that Concepcion said he looks for their shadows cast by the flashlight beam, instead of the actual snakes. Larger snakes are easier to spot. “They will have a slightly purple tint to them. They’re really beautiful.”
How does being up all night for 10 days affect his day job of working on charter boats as a mate?
“Uft. I actually told my job I was going to have to take a break and pursue this,” he says. “When hunting comes around, that’s what I have to do. Luckily he [my boss] was cool about it.”
As for the $10,000, Concepcion says he doesn’t want to touch it, but admits he’s considering buying a powerful lighting setup for his truck, which will help him spot more snakes.
TAMPA, Fla. - Black Restaurant Week is back and bigger than ever. It started in 2016 in Texas and has now expanded across the country, including Florida and in the Tampa Bay area.Through events and promotional campaigns, Black Restaurant Week works to introduce culinary businesses and professionals to its communities."It's very important for us to make sure that they're supported and keep their doors open. ...
TAMPA, Fla. - Black Restaurant Week is back and bigger than ever. It started in 2016 in Texas and has now expanded across the country, including Florida and in the Tampa Bay area.
Through events and promotional campaigns, Black Restaurant Week works to introduce culinary businesses and professionals to its communities.
"It's very important for us to make sure that they're supported and keep their doors open. And a lot of times you'll hear people say, ‘oh, if I had known they were there, I would have supported.’ And so that's what we're here to do. We're here to bring awareness," Falayn Ferrell, a managing partner, said.
Organizers said this year, there are more than 100 participants throughout Florida, including M&R Catering and Café in East Tampa. Maria and Eric Rumlin expanded their services by opening the restaurant in 2019, but they had no idea COVID would come soon after, and it wouldn’t be all they had overcome.
"Before we even got here, we overcame people telling us that nobody makes it here," Eric Rumlin said. "Everybody that comes is built in the last six months. We got into the building, COVID came out of nowhere. Construction came out of nowhere. My son's cancer came out of nowhere."
During those tough moments, they remember why they started the business. Maria Rumlin said her mother inspired many of the recipes she uses.
"My mom would literally sit me on the counter as a child and I would watch her cook," Maria Rumlin said.
She said she appreciates opportunities like Black Restaurant Week that allow her to share her inspiration and recipes with more people.
"We're a mom and pop in the inner city, so we don't get a lot of exposure. So having that time that someone comes in and zooms in on our business is lifesaving for us," Maria Rumlin said.
Organizers said that’s the goal, and they want the support to continue year-round.
"We're here to bring awareness. Our campaign is more than just a week," Ferrell said. "Black Restaurant Week is more than just a week. It's a movement."
This year’s Black Restaurant Week ends Sunday, November 20. For a list of participating restaurants, visit blackrestaurantweeks.com.
American Marketing Association (AMA) South Florida will host the fourth annual 2022 Marketing Awards as a way to celebrate those individuals, teams and campaigns that make a contribution to the South Florida marketing community. Every year marketers across the world make a difference for their brands, their audience, and their communities.The Award Categories are the following: Marketing Department of the Year Non-profit Marketing Campaign of the Year PR & Communications Campaign of the Year eCommerce Marketing Ca...
American Marketing Association (AMA) South Florida will host the fourth annual 2022 Marketing Awards as a way to celebrate those individuals, teams and campaigns that make a contribution to the South Florida marketing community. Every year marketers across the world make a difference for their brands, their audience, and their communities.
The Award Categories are the following: Marketing Department of the Year Non-profit Marketing Campaign of the Year PR & Communications Campaign of the Year eCommerce Marketing Campaign of the Year Special Recognition Award – Marketing Overcoming Adversity Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year, including: Social Media Campaigns, Paid Marketing/Performance Marketing Campaign, Website Design & Development, Blogging & Email Marketing Campaigns.
Experiential Marketing Campaign of the Year 2022 Marketing Awards Nomination Form to register is online at https://www.amasfl.org/2022-marketing-awards and the deadline to apply is Nov. 18.
Eligibility: Marketing and/or Communications Campaign must have happened between January 2022 and Nov. 4, 2022. It must be a campaign that was not submitted in past AMA Awards.
Awards Ceremony: An Awards Ceremony will take place on Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Event venue will be posted on the AMA website and social media.
“We are excited to have such incredible marketing talent right here in South Florida and we want to honor those that work in the marketing field for the work that they have created,” said Camilo Caicedo, AMA South Florida Awards chair.
Guest speaker: Following the awards ceremony, Camilo Caicedo, CEO and founder of Penta Marketing Agency will conduct a special presentation on Metaverse showcasing all the ways that marketers and companies can incorporate Metaverse for local, regional and global meetings that provide cost efficient results. Additionally, he will show how Metaverse can serve to completely replace convention and trade shows through a Metaverse experience that can save companies a lot of money.
Ticket purchase: To attend the AMA South Florida Awards Ceremony, go to www.AMASFL.ORG to purchase a ticket which is $15 per person for AMA South Florida members and $20 per person for non-members. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
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Sweet Melody’s luxurious, premium ice cream, served out of an “ice cream ventanita,” used to be west Kendall’s conceit alone — but not anymore.The popular ice cream shop opened a second location Oct. 22 on Calle Ocho, in Coral Gables, bringing Sweet Melody’s rich ice cream to a centrally located spot available to more of Miami.“It opens up a whole new market for us,” owner Mike Romeu said, noting that now the ice cream should be available farther east to Brickell, downtown and Wyn...
Sweet Melody’s luxurious, premium ice cream, served out of an “ice cream ventanita,” used to be west Kendall’s conceit alone — but not anymore.
The popular ice cream shop opened a second location Oct. 22 on Calle Ocho, in Coral Gables, bringing Sweet Melody’s rich ice cream to a centrally located spot available to more of Miami.
“It opens up a whole new market for us,” owner Mike Romeu said, noting that now the ice cream should be available farther east to Brickell, downtown and Wynwood via third-party delivery apps.
Sweet Melody is unique both for its flavors and its provenance.
Romeu started making ice cream out of his home almost a decade ago, until its fame spread by word of mouth. He had his first shop in Kendall, at 15224 Southwest 72nd St., certified as a dairy plant, so he could pasteurize the cream and control the quality and richness of the ice cream. Opening a window, which he likened to a Cuban coffee window, allowed him to sell pints directly to peckish customers.
There Sweet Melody (named after Romeu’s daughter) also makes many of its mix-in ingredients. House-baked brownies with sea salt, butterscotch and malt pair with toasted hazelnuts for its Hella Nutella. Brazilian guava and cheesecake go into Bo & Jo’s Guava Cream Cheese. And candied honey comb and Belgian chocolate shavings go into the buttered vanilla ice cream in Milk & Honey.
Additionally, the shop offers vegan choices like Café Sin Leche (oat and coconut milk coffee ice cream with Oreos) and dairy-free options such as the Toasted Coconut (vegan coconut ice cream with toasted coconut flakes).
“We’re always tweaking flavors, always trying to get better,” he said.
All of the ice cream is made in the Kendall location, Romeu said. Pints and individual scoops are available, as well as milkshakes and, soon, it will offer specialty sundaes.
It’s the first sit-down shop for Sweet Melody since a Palmetto Bay location that closed after just 10 months, in September 2021, after a fallout with a former business partner.
The new shop is a clean, mint-colored spot with a pair of tables and a counter with stools in a blink-and-miss-it strip mall along busy Southwest Eighth Street. Parking behind the shop is tricky with heavy traffic, but there is also street parking available. The shop is only open weekends for now.
Address: 3814 SW 8th St., Coral Gables
Hours: 3-11 p.m., Friday. Noon-11 p.m., Saturday. Noon-10 p.m., Sunday.
This story was originally published October 25, 2022 7:00 AM.
Registration is open for Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2023 spring semester with classes starting Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. In addition to the regular 16-week semester, MDC will offer several miniterms that can be completed in 8-14 weeks. View the academic calendar at www.mdc.edu/academics/calendar/ for all important dates.MDC will expand its robust catalog of in-person and virtual classes with several new certificate programs for in-demand ...
Registration is open for Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2023 spring semester with classes starting Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. In addition to the regular 16-week semester, MDC will offer several miniterms that can be completed in 8-14 weeks. View the academic calendar at www.mdc.edu/academics/calendar/ for all important dates.
MDC will expand its robust catalog of in-person and virtual classes with several new certificate programs for in-demand jobs during spring. These include:
Instructional Design: Offered through MDC’s acclaimed School of Education, this certificate program allows students to gain essential instructional design skills, conduct needs assessments, develop course maps, learn to use industry rapid development software and design evaluation instruments. These are skills necessary to work as instructional designers and technologists, planning and conducting instructional design workshops, seminars and trainings for learning and organizational development. This program can be completed in just three semesters (five courses). For more information, call 305-237-6203, or send email to [email protected]. Available at MDC Padron Campus in Little Havana.
Educator Preparation Institute (New Cohort): The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is an intensive competency-based alternative pathway to teacher certification. Through an accelerated program, individuals who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a non-education major can satisfy the requirements to receive a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida. The EPI is a seven-course program (21 credits) that can be completed in one year. Classes are offered in blended format — partially online and partially in person — at the discretion of the instructor. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu/education/teacher-certification/educator-preparation-institute-epi/ or contact Anabel Farinas at 305-237-6589, [email protected]; or Christina Ondaro at 305-237-6188, [email protected]. Classes will take place MDC Padron Campus in Little Havana. Commercial Driver License (CDL): The School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at MDC North Campus will offer certificates for Truck Driver Heavy Florida Class “B” (150 hours) and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver (320 hours). According to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO), the demand for drivers in this field is expected to grow significantly through the year 2029. This growth is reflective of the need for skilled and licensed drivers within the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industries. Available at MDC North Campus. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu/ce or call 305-237-1019, email [email protected].
College Credit Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS): MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology (EnTec) is launching a new certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is a powerful information technology that links all kinds of data to locations. GIS covers mapping creation, analysis and management, improving communication, efficiency and decision-making by visualizing information. Available at MDC Wolfson Campus. For more information, call EnTEC at 305-237-7774, send email to [email protected].
Classes are still available in four modalities — In-person, MDC LIVE, blended and online.
Significant financial aid and many scholarships are available. To learn more about MDC scholarship opportunities, visit www.mdc.edu/financialaid/scholarships.
2023 Spring Term Start Dates: Wednesday, Jan. 4 (16-week, 8-week miniterm); Monday, Jan. 23 (14-week miniterm); Monday, Feb. 6 (12-week miniterm); Monday, Feb. 13 (10-week miniterm), and Monday, Mar. 6 (8-week second miniterm).
To register and for more information, visit www.mdc.edu/enroll or call 237-8888.
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