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 Parsippany-Troy Hills, 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 Parsippany-Troy Hills, 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 Parsippany-Troy Hills, 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
PARSIPPANY — It was late morning on the 10th of November when the Sons of Italy-Lodge 2561’s crack cooking squad gathered on Halsey Road, at the Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company (District 3), to begin preparations for that evening’s Pasta Dinner Fundraiser in support of Parsippany Hills Wrestling Parents Association. The Sons of Italy may not be professional chefs, but they can surely deliver an outstanding Italian feast when the need arises. Local Lodge volunteers provide several of these charitable pasta-style dinne...
PARSIPPANY — It was late morning on the 10th of November when the Sons of Italy-Lodge 2561’s crack cooking squad gathered on Halsey Road, at the Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company (District 3), to begin preparations for that evening’s Pasta Dinner Fundraiser in support of Parsippany Hills Wrestling Parents Association. The Sons of Italy may not be professional chefs, but they can surely deliver an outstanding Italian feast when the need arises. Local Lodge volunteers provide several of these charitable pasta-style dinners throughout the year, which is just another part of Lodge 2561’s various community service endeavors.
First to arrive at the Fire Company, with pots and pans in tow, was Lodge 1st V.P. and Sauce Chef for the day, Joe Jannarone Jr., who wasted no time starting up the sauce (or gravy if you prefer), and of course, getting those meatballs in the oven. Cooked long and slow, with added savory meats enhancing the flavor, even more, Joe’s sauce is as tasty as it gets. At the same time, the outside kitchen crew was busy setting up the humongous water pot in preparation for the 30 or 40 pounds of Penne Rigate they brought along just in case. No one ever leaves the Lodge’s events hungry!
The Parsippany Hills Wrestling Association (PHWPA), a nonprofit organization, was established to support the Parsippany Hill Wrestling Team (District 7 – Region 2) members and coaches. The PHWPA holds various fundraisers throughout the year including Senior Night, an Annual Banquet, Training Programs, Team Building Activities, and Giveaways. Proceeds from the November 10th fundraiser will go to those activities, as well as for the purchase of equipment, awards, and summer camp.
The Parsippany Hills Wrestling Team currently has a roster of 30 wrestlers and includes participants from grades 9 through 12. Their season commences on November 22, where they will compete against Bayonne, and with the hope that they qualify for the State Tournament, which is the goal, their final match will be in March. The Team is coached by Chris Wells, Anthony Pizzuta, Dave Albano, and Volunteer Coach Justin Altschul.
It is thanks to community-minded, self-sacrificing citizens like Kerry Krauss and Cherie Costello, who serve as Co-Presidents of the PHWPA, and who put their heart and soul into supporting and working on behalf of our outstanding Parsippany Hills Wrestlers that make Parsippany such a family orientated, caring, supportive community. It endeavors like this fundraiser helps provide our local youth with the support and resources that lead to success not only in wrestling but in life.
Five O’clock arrived, and the room filled with a nice crowd, who were able to enjoy a luscious meal while supporting a great cause. Salads, bread, dessert, and more are accompanied by an abundant amount of pasta, sausage, pork, and meatballs. The room had a lively vibe and was filled with family, friends, and team members. It was also nice to see many of our local officials in attendance, including Mayor James Barberio, Parsippany-Troy Hills Council President Mike dePierro, Vice President Loretta Gragnani, and Council members Paul Carifi, and Frank Neglia.
Co-President Kerry Krauss stated, “We are very grateful to the Sons of Italy and appreciate their support.” “Thank you so, so much for the amazing pasta and sauce/gravy and meatballs as well as all of your support of the Parsippany Hills Wrestling team.”
Donations are always welcomed. If you would like to support the PHWPA, donations can be made through Venmo at @PHHSWrestling23 or by mail at: Cherie Costello, 176 Flemington Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
Best of luck and success Parsippany Hills Wrestling Team. Have a great season!
Mayor Barberio Responds to ResidentPARSIPPANY, NJ - The October 11th meeting of the Parsippany-Troy Hills council left no sitting or standing room for late comers as hundreds of Union workers flooded the Municipal Building to show support for the Mayor's proposal to pass an ordinance mandating Public Labor Agreements.The ordinance was introduced at a previous council meeting which meant the public commentary session was held on October 11th.People spoke up and out about the pros and cons of such an ordin...
Mayor Barberio Responds to Resident
PARSIPPANY, NJ - The October 11th meeting of the Parsippany-Troy Hills council left no sitting or standing room for late comers as hundreds of Union workers flooded the Municipal Building to show support for the Mayor's proposal to pass an ordinance mandating Public Labor Agreements.
The ordinance was introduced at a previous council meeting which meant the public commentary session was held on October 11th.
People spoke up and out about the pros and cons of such an ordinance which would mandate that all Township construction jobs over $5,000,000 use Union workers
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The first person to speak up was Nick Kumburis who expressed concern of the impact of a PLA on property taxes and the taxpayer making it less affordable to live here. He went on to say that it wasn't an anti-Union thing, but it was an anti-Competitive thing. "There's going to be a time where me and my family is going to be priced out of here", he continued "One of my biggest concerns is me taking a look at the campaign contributions of Mayor Barberio. To me this looks like quid-pro-quo.......as a taxpayer I am shocked and can't stand by and see this quid-pro-quo".
Mayor Barberio responded immediately after, "It is NOT a quid-pro-quo. Don't ever accuse me again of a quid-pro-quo. You have no data to show me what the tax impact will be. Regarding my report, I take contributions. I would take them from ABC also if they want to give them to me". He went on to explain that "99% of constructions jobs currently go to non-Union. That is because most are below $5,000,000. The procurement process is simple." He continued to say that everyone can bid on all jobs.
Mike Pulsinelli of IBEW 102 spoke out saying "PLAs make sure Parsippany residents participate in the project. These agreements require that 25% of workers must be from Parsippany." He went on to say this is good for the local economy. The Parsippany ordinance reads that it requires "that twenty percent (20%) of the labor hours required shall be performed by the Parsippany-Troy Hills residents who are participating in the apprenticeship program and that one hundred percent (100%) of the apprentices shall be Parsippany-Troy Hill residents."
Although from Montville, Commissioner Tom Mastrangelo, who is running for re-election, sat in the front row of the meeting. He spoke out to state that the County already adopted a PLA resolution this past year and that he believes in PLAs, There is a difference between a resolution and an ordinance. A resolution is ceremonial and non-binding. An ordinance is binding. What is being proposed in Parsippany is an ordinance.
To further clarify the County's resolution: The Morris County resolution states that projects can be decided on a case by case basis. To date, no Morris County projects have incorporated a PLA.
Samantha DeAlmeida who is President of the Associated Builders and Contractors of NJ (ABC-NJ), was one of the attendees who spoke out against PLAs. She brought with her an enlarged photograph of the Parsippany water tower that was painted using Union workers yet appears to show significant rust despite the expectation that the paint job would last for several years. While she spoke there were jeers and boos from the crowd.
“Everyone deserves the opportunity to voice their opinion at a meeting of a public body. This was a clear example of intimidation tactics, poor behavior and blatant disrespect by some in attendance, as well as by Mayor Barberio and Councilman Carifi. The Mayor and Councilman’s comments towards me at the end of the meeting emboldened members of the crowd to call me disgusting names and to make me fear for my safety upon leaving the meeting. This should never happen to any advocate. Period.”, De Almeida had to say.
Because of the anticipated large crowd that is expected at the next Council meeting on Tuesday, October 18th, the location has been moved to the auditorium at Parsippany Hills High School.
PARRSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - The Planning Board has determined that the ordinance set for outdoor dining will remain the same, after two restaurants had complaints.Jennifer Vealey, representative for the Board and Zoning Officer for the Zoning Division, said she is “not comfortable” issuing permits again for outdoor dining in parking lots and spaces.“The Health Department and the Zoning Department are very for the way the ordinance is reading right now,” Vealey said. “It is saving the public. You c...
PARRSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - The Planning Board has determined that the ordinance set for outdoor dining will remain the same, after two restaurants had complaints.
Jennifer Vealey, representative for the Board and Zoning Officer for the Zoning Division, said she is “not comfortable” issuing permits again for outdoor dining in parking lots and spaces.
“The Health Department and the Zoning Department are very for the way the ordinance is reading right now,” Vealey said. “It is saving the public. You change the ordinance, you’re going to put the customers and the public at risk.”
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With restaurants back at 100% capacity post-pandemic, outdoor dining in parking lots can lead to “a high volume of traffic,” Vealey said.
“When you take away their parking spaces and you sit them in your parking spaces, there’s not enough parking,” she said.
Vealey, who is in one of multiple departments that review outdoor dining applications, said that she “didn’t mind” issuing permits when restaurants were at 50% capacity, because “you wanted them to be at 100.”
“We don’t want to beat up the restaurant,” Vealey said. “It’s just something we need to have dialogue on, and it’s not something that’s easy to do.”
Other council members were in agreement. “That seems appropriate to me that they not be allowed to use parking spaces during a period of non-emergency,” Planning Board member Tom Dinsmore said.
Alternate member Ted Stanziale said that New York City is doing the same thing with outdoor dining. “It’s kind of a double-edged sword,” he said. “If they’re at 100%, great. If they want to go above and beyond that, there’s got to be some other policy towards that.”
According to Vealey, the current ordinance for outdoor dining is that the restaurant is permitted 12 parking spots “if the site has adequate space” on a sidewalk.
“We make sure that where they’re putting it is safe,” she added. “The only thing I’m not allowing them, is I’m not allowing parking spaces.”
PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - The Library Director of the Parsippany-Troy Hills public library system gave a presentation to the council, asking for financial aid to reconstruct Lake Hiawatha Library during the agenda meeting on Aug. 16.The new library, which was originally going to be constructed in 2020 before the pandemic hit, would be a “21st-century library,” complete with new programming equipment, wifi, multiple outlets, technology training, laptop lending, and dedicated spaces for teens.The library would not b...
PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - The Library Director of the Parsippany-Troy Hills public library system gave a presentation to the council, asking for financial aid to reconstruct Lake Hiawatha Library during the agenda meeting on Aug. 16.
The new library, which was originally going to be constructed in 2020 before the pandemic hit, would be a “21st-century library,” complete with new programming equipment, wifi, multiple outlets, technology training, laptop lending, and dedicated spaces for teens.
The library would not be just “a place to get books,” Library Director Melissa Kuzma said,” It’s so much more.”
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The state provided a budget of $6 million for this project. Currently, after multiple alterations to the original plan, they are still $1.5 million over budget, Kuzma said, and added that the $6 million grant is a “once in a 20-year opportunity.”
The current 60-year-old building would be unable to provide what the community wants, Kuzma said. “Numerous deficiencies were found,” she added.
The bathrooms in the library are not ADA compliant. The fire alarms, heating, cooling, and electricity all need upgrades. The air-conditioning unit in the kids room hasn’t worked in ten years, Kuzma said.
Peggy Smith, President of the organization Friends of the Parsippany Library, said that the decision to help improve the library is “very practical.”
“Building this library is really the fair thing to do,” Smith said.
Nicholas Homyak, a resident of Parsippany, said that they could save on the budget by reusing the old technology furniture. “Technology is not old if you still use it,” he said.
Councilman Paul Carifi disagreed, and said that he doesn’t “want to build a new library and put old stuff in it.”
Library Trustee Herb Levine said that “a new library will give new interests and phases to the children.”
The library “isn’t just a building,” Levine said. “It will mean a great deal to the education of children in Parsippany,” he said.
Attendance has increased at Lake Hiawatha Library since the beginning of the pandemic, Kuzma said. “This community loves this library,” she added.
PARSIPPANY, NJ — For some, one day of Halloween isn't enough. But luckily for the holiday's most devoted fans around Parsippany, there's plenty to do throughout the Halloween season.In past years, some Halloweens in New Jersey have been canceled or modified because of the pandemic and other natural disasters. But with COVID-19 restrictions mostly in the rearview, October is set for plenty of the holiday's festivities.Here are three Halloween events taking place around Parsippany, besides traditional trick-or-treating....
PARSIPPANY, NJ — For some, one day of Halloween isn't enough. But luckily for the holiday's most devoted fans around Parsippany, there's plenty to do throughout the Halloween season.
In past years, some Halloweens in New Jersey have been canceled or modified because of the pandemic and other natural disasters. But with COVID-19 restrictions mostly in the rearview, October is set for plenty of the holiday's festivities.
Here are three Halloween events taking place around Parsippany, besides traditional trick-or-treating.
Howl'oween: a Doggie Trick or Treat Parade
12-4 p.m. Oct. 15, Central Park of Morris County Turf Fields
Dogs in costumes, for a good cause. The Fighting Children's Cancer Foundation will hold a fun-filled day to raise funds and awareness for children and families fighting pediatric cancer.
The event will feature dogs on parade, food trucks, presentations, live music and more. The foundation encouraged the public to bring their dogs, children and loved ones to the outdoor event. See the event page.
Halloween at the Hills
5-7 p.m. Oct. 28, Parsippany Hills High School
The annual tradition features a night of fun and safe trick-or-treating. Parsippany Hills High School's Interact Club will collect non-perishable goods to help restock the Interfaith Food Pantry. Organizers encouraged people to bring a canned good.
Collection will take place in the cafeteria, as you enter.
Trunk or Treat
5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Veterans Memorial Park
Trunk-or-treating is pretty simple. Instead of going from home to home, children collect candy from vehicles that are often festively decorated. It's often regarded as a safer alternative to trick-or-treating and has grown in popularity around the nation in recent years.
Parsippany's event has no admission fee. But each child attending must supply a bag of factory-sealed candy in a factory-sealed bag, or non-food treats. The township called on residents, organizations and businesses to attend with decorated vehicles and help make the event a success for the children.
Registration for trunks and tables is required. Click here to register. The top three displays, trunks or tables will win a prize.