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 Park Ridge, 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 Park Ridge, 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 growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Park Ridge, 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!973-587-8638
Union County, NJ – June 24, 2022 — The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix movie series beginning on July 12.“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the Union County tradition of outdoor entertainment and family activities in our beautiful parks this su...
Union County, NJ – June 24, 2022 — The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce a full slate of free outdoor movies, music and fun for the whole family in Union County parks this summer. The events continue throughout July and August with the Summer Arts concert series beginning on July 6 and the Family Flix movie series beginning on July 12.
“We are all excited to welcome everyone to enjoy the Union County tradition of outdoor entertainment and family activities in our beautiful parks this summer. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the outdoors in a community setting with friends, family and neighbors,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams.
All Summer Arts concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. with a free yoga session welcoming to all, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.
The series will take place in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside each Wednesday throughout July, including:
July 6: Pure McCartney — a six-piece tribute band from New Jersey that takes pride in all of the detail behind Paul McCartney’s music, including meticulous recreations of his work in Wings and The Beatles, as well as his solo recordings.
July 13: Rhyme & Reason — a loving a tribute to the music of the Dave Matthews Band, “formed by fans, for the fans.”
July 20: Rob Paparozzi’s Juke Joint — this versatile New Jersey-based performer has collaborated in blues, rock, jazz, pop and country with the leading lights of music in America including B.B.King, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper and Dolly Parton among others.
July 27: Black Dog — a proud tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin including the masterpieces “Dazed and Confused,” and “Stairway to Heaven,” along with hidden gems on B-sides, and the intimate acoustic tones of “Going to California,” “Friends,” and “That’s the Way.”
In August, the Summer Arts series moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark each Wednesday for three more shows:
August 3: We May Be Right — this powerhouse ensemble delivers an electrifying performance for audiences of all ages as they authentically re-create the music of one the greatest rock and roll keyboardists, “Piano Man” Billy Joel.
August 10: Dead On Live — A note-for-note celebration that recreates important and beloved periods in the Grateful Dead’s long and illustrious, and stylistically diverse career, with plenty of jamming and improve in keeping with Grateful Dead spirit.
August 17: Pink Floyd USA Experience — This riveting performance draws from five iconic albums — Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall — with award winning light, laser and multimedia effects.
Union County’s beloved Family Fun & Flix series will take place each Tuesday evening in July and August at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Family fun activities for each event begin at 7:30 with a kids’ dance party, and the movies will unspool at dusk.
The Family Fun & Flix series includes the all-time favorites:
July 12 – Encanto
July 19 – Space Jam: A New Legacy
July 26 – Soul
August 9 – Sing 2
Family Fun & Flix will also include a screening of Luca in August (date and location to be determined).
For more information about activities and programs of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation visit online at ucnj.org/parks, email [email protected], or call 908-527-4900.
For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- After Friday's record number of cancelled trains, NJ Transit commuters are demanding answers as to what happened.The agency says the engineers' union encouraged its workers t...
The agency says the engineers' union encouraged its workers to call out over a contract dispute, CBS2's Lisa Rozner reported Monday.
"Cancelled" train lines lit up the boards across NJ Transit on Friday, and by 7:45 p.m. the agency said there were still no trains running out of New York, Newark or Hoboken.
Steve Cody was trying to get from New York City to Middletown.
"So I called Uber and they, they quoted $200," Cody said. "And it took more than three hours because of the gridlock."
"I was upset because we get no alerts," Park Ridge resident Jiomar Isaac added.
NJ Transit did cross honor all train tickets on buses, but riders Rozner spoke with said those buses were full or did not take them close enough to their destinations.
"We expected at least there would be one train coming within two hours," Allan Dguerra said.
NJ Transit says the number of engineers who called out of work Friday was nearly triple an average Friday. Saturday was 44 percent more than usual and Sunday saw above average, too.
Friday was the state's observance of Juneteenth. Engineers did not get it as a paid holiday due to an impasse in contract negotiations.
In court papers, the agency says the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' chairman, Jim Brown, admittedly e-mailed members last Monday that "NJT has made it clear that engineers will not be paid for the holiday. Don't let that deter you from celebrating the holiday!!!"
NJ Transit declined to make anyone available for an interview to explain whether there was a backup plan for commuters. Rozner called Brown on Monday, but he said he couldn't comment on pending litigation.
"I think we wait and see what the results of the legal action are. This is completely and utterly unacceptable," Gov. Phil Murphy said.
After a federal court order Sunday, the union did post a notice encouraging engineers to report for scheduled work. By Monday, most trains appeared to be running on schedule, but one rider said the Pascack Valley line had a mechanical issue, leaving him waiting two hours for the next one.
"A lot of people said that on my train said they spent this money and they're not getting their money's worth," Ron Zobali said.
NJ Transit will be back in court Tuesday morning in Camden with the engineers' union.
Lisa Rozner joined CBS2 in 2017.
Ray Liotta, the award-winning actor who enjoyed a full career in his profession passed away this week at the young age of 67.He was born in Newark, NJ an orphan abandoned in an orphanage he was adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta. Mary was a clerk in Union and Alfred owned a car parts store. Ray was raised in Union, he went to Union grade schools and graduated in 1973 from Union High School. He was athletic and participated in several extracurricular activities.I got a chance to talk with Ray and I also had a quick conversation w...
Ray Liotta, the award-winning actor who enjoyed a full career in his profession passed away this week at the young age of 67.
He was born in Newark, NJ an orphan abandoned in an orphanage he was adopted by Mary and Alfred Liotta. Mary was a clerk in Union and Alfred owned a car parts store. Ray was raised in Union, he went to Union grade schools and graduated in 1973 from Union High School. He was athletic and participated in several extracurricular activities.
I got a chance to talk with Ray and I also had a quick conversation with a couple of his friends who were in attendance at Ray’s induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2016. I found Ray to be genuine, humbled, and grateful for the honor of getting inducted but cringing a little at the huge number of people that wanted to meet him. He also stated that he’s not a big fan of crowds and being in the spotlight of attention.
His camaraderie with his friends from growing up in Union was so genuine and his friends in turn were thrilled about his success, especially at his New Jersey Hall of Fame induction. Ray enjoyed being with them so much. He kept on saying to his friends that he needed to see them more frequently and they busted his chops by reminding him that he was a big movie star.
They were telling stories from the neighborhood and you could hear the laughter and back-slapping for miles. I got such a great feeling overhearing that as it reminded me so much of hanging out with my friends, you know the friends who you may not have seen or talked to in a while but the minute you connect it’s like you never left.
He talked of a simple, enjoyable time growing up in Union and he believed that the people he met and knew on the streets and the support he received from his parents and sister at home allowed him to grow into doing a profession that he loved.
I asked Ray about his preparation for his roles in movies and TV, I had heard the stories of how intense and thorough he is. He said that the more he knew about the character and preparation for a role helped him concentrate on delivering his performance.
For instance, to prepare for his character in the movie “Goodfellas” he listened to many days' worth of tape that the feds had recorded with the actual Henry Hill, his character in Goodfellas. Ray was a little taken back by the way Hill spoke nonchalantly of the crimes and criminals he surrounded himself with.
Ray was asked to play Frank Sinatra years ago and turned the producers down, years later he was asked to play Frank Sinatra in another project that Frank’s daughters had some producer credits with. He at first said no but then agreed. In order to perfect New Jersey’s own Sinatra, he studied hours of Sinatra’s music, interviews watched movies and it paid off as his Sinatra in the HBO made for TV movie Rat Pack critics said stood out as a good performance.
He has done interviews but they have been far and few in-between. He was never a fan of premieres or any press tour of a movie that was being released. Ray didn’t like to watch his movies once they were made, he said that maybe he’s seen a third of them after production.
Ray Liotta was a down-to-earth guy who was nothing like the tough and conniving characters that he portrayed.
He had a tremendous passion for his craft, deep love and respect for his friends and family, and a place in his heart for New Jersey, his home.
Ray Liotta will be missed.
The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 weekend host Big Joe Henry. Any opinions expressed are Big Joe’s own.