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 Plantation, 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 Plantation, 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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Plantation, FL, 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
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon be moving its offices, and about 300 of its employees, from one commercial property in Broward County to another.In May, the FAA closed on a lease for 62,693 square feet of space in the Plantation Corporate Center II building at 1600 S.W. 80th Terrace in Plantation.The FAA expects to be in its new home by September 2025, said Rick Breitenfeldt, an FAA public affairs specialist. The office will mainly house employees affiliated with the South Florida Flight Standard Distri...
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will soon be moving its offices, and about 300 of its employees, from one commercial property in Broward County to another.
In May, the FAA closed on a lease for 62,693 square feet of space in the Plantation Corporate Center II building at 1600 S.W. 80th Terrace in Plantation.
The FAA expects to be in its new home by September 2025, said Rick Breitenfeldt, an FAA public affairs specialist. The office will mainly house employees affiliated with the South Florida Flight Standard District Office, he added.
The FAA will move out of 69,554-square-feet of office space at 2895 S.W. 145th Ave. in Miramar. Its currently the only tenant in that two-story building, which was constructed in 2009. NGP V Miramar FL LLC, a subsidiary of Virginia-based NGP Group, paid $24.3 million for the Miramar building in March 2010.
Plantation Corporate Center II is a four-story, 124,382-square-foot building that was developed in 1996. Plantation Corporate Center II and the neighboring Plantation Corporate Center I were both acquired by WPIP Plantation Property, a joint venture of IP Capital Partner and Westport Capital Partners, for $43.15 million in January 2018.
New office leasing activity generally declined during the first couple quarters of 2023 throughout South Florida, according to a recent report from Cushman & Wakefield. In the case of Broward County, leasing activity fell by 36.2% between Jan. 1 and June 30 from the previous year to 804,928 square feet, C&W stated.
However, a report from Avison Young stated that office leasing in Broward County during the second quarter exceeded expectations. The Avison Young report also noted there were five office deals in Broward's suburbs, including the FAA deal, that were greater than 30,000 square feet.
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Tucked away on the side of a busy Manatee County road stands the vestige of a defining era in American history.At its peak, the Gamble Plantation enslaved 190 men, women and children. Federal documents say they ranged in age from two months to 105 years old.Their stories are not well known. In fact, few locals are even aware of a slave plantation in the Tampa Bay region.Some historians say it's intentional.A descendant says it's time for change. Chandra's Gamble 'This is my history' One of Chandra...
Tucked away on the side of a busy Manatee County road stands the vestige of a defining era in American history.
At its peak, the Gamble Plantation enslaved 190 men, women and children. Federal documents say they ranged in age from two months to 105 years old.
Their stories are not well known. In fact, few locals are even aware of a slave plantation in the Tampa Bay region.
Some historians say it's intentional.
A descendant says it's time for change.
One of Chandra Carty's first visits to the Gamble Plantation was during her time as a high school student in Manatee County.
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"We didn't call it a plantation, we called it a mansion. I didn't know it was a plantation until maybe, I don't know, 10, 15 years ago," Carty, who is in her 60s, said. "Growing up, this was a mansion. So, they obscured what really happened here."
Interstate signs leading to the site make no mention of a plantation — only a mansion. It's only upon arrival that a sign reads, "Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Monument" at Gamble Plantation State Historic Park.
"How would the word change from plantation?" Carty asked.
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However, Carty's quest for more information about the Gamble Plantation goes beyond the name. A family research project revealed she has direct connections to the site. Her great-great grandmother, Mariah, married Nelson Burton, who was enslaved at the plantation.
"The Manatee County historical records show in 1872, two freed ex-slaves being married, and that's where our family history picks up," she said.
It's history Carty and others who study the site say is missing from the Gamble Plantation, which now as a state park focuses heavily on its Confederate themes and memorial to Confederate cabinet member Judah P. Benjamin. He served as Secretary of State to the Confederacy and stayed at the plantation for a brief time on his escape from the country at the end of the Civil War.
"To be in line with how contemporary historians, contemporary museums, anthropologists try to interpret these public heritage sites, there needs to be a significant push to foreground the stories of the enslaved laborers here," Dr. Diane Wallman, associate professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida, said.
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"As you know, somebody who studies history, and believes in, you know, the thorough and full telling of history, it makes me sad that the stories of particular people that lived here, died here, worked here, are not being told," she said.
Currently, there is little on the site that mentions the experiences of the enslaved. A visit to the plantation's information center does have a typewritten list of the names of all those enslaved. However, unlike other displays, there is no museum label to describe its significance.
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"I want to see when I go into the little information booth, to see the story of specific slaves, to see Nelson Burton's story, because life is a story," Carty said. "We need to tell the story the best that we can. Where did the slaves live? What did their day to day activity consist of?"
In the early 1840s, Robert Gamble of Tallahassee, Fla., used slave labor to establish a sugar plantation on about 3,500 acres of land along the Manatee River.
Federal documents show he came to the area under the Florida Armed Occupation Act, which gave away 160 acres of land to settlers willing to develop the area and battle indigenous inhabitants.
According to paperwork filed with the National Park Service, those enslaved to Gamble lived in 57 slave cabins on the plantation. They are credited for the success of the plantation and sugar mill.
Unable to keep up with "natural disasters and a fickle sugar market," information from Florida State Parks says Gamble was driven into debt by 1856 and sold the plantation in 1859.
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Documents filed with the National Park Service show in the 1920s, the United Daughters of the Confederacy purchased the Gamble Plantation mansion, restored it and made it a Confederate shrine.
10 investigates got records going back to the 1970s that show the UDC made an agreement with the state to limit the plantation's interpretation mostly to its Confederate themes.
When a state park leader proposed changes, he faced resistance.
"There was pushback from the state government level. There's letters from senators...supporting the UDC and folks and trying to keep this focused on the Confederacy Judah P. Benjamin and Robert Gamble," Wallman said. "it's come up in the 90s, it's come up again now, where we're trying to have these conversations about expanding the narrative here and making it more inclusive."
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John Sims, the late Sarasota-based artist who based some of his last projects on reimagining parts of the Gamble Plantation said he would like to see a memorial to the enslaved at the site.
“The state should consider…funding and even through legislation being able to support efforts to memorialize the history of enslaved folks and their relationship to the various slave plantations in the state of Florida,” the late Sarasota-based artist John Sims told 10 Investigates’ Emerald Morrow before his death in December 2022.
“Let’s look at some of these former slave plantations as places that really belong to all of us, particularly descendants of African slaves who have occupied those spaces,” Sims said.
Requests for on-camera interviews with the Judah P. Benjamin chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy were denied, but member Evelyn Hoskins said she believes others will be open to doing more at the Gamble Plantation to honor the enslaved.
"We are all looking for answers," she said. "The slaves were just as much of the Gamble story as anyone else."
10 Investigates also reached out to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. A spokesperson denied our request for an interview, but said in a statement:
"The Florida Park Service is committed to providing resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources, and the agency strives to do this in a positive and appropriate manner.
"Our agency is always evaluating how we communicate Florida's unique history across all state parks, including at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park."
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Carty remains optimistic. She said her focus’s is not on removing what’s at the site. Instead, she wants to include what’s missing.
"I just want the complete story because this is my history," Carty said. "Why would I tear down my history? Nelson had to build this? Why would I destroy?"
So, she's calling on the UDC, the state park, lawmakers and even the governor to push a more balanced version of history—one she never wants to be forgotten.
"I'm feeling hopeful," Carty said. "Hopeful that some I see the image of Nelson...the image of Mariah, and they say, 'job well done.' You finally got our story out so everybody can understand what it was like living here."
TAMPA, Fla. – Brace yourself for potential tornadoes and waterspouts in northern and central Florida Wednesday and Thursday as a substantial amount of tropical moisture advances into the Southeast, ushering in a pr...
TAMPA, Fla. – Brace yourself for potential tornadoes and waterspouts in northern and central Florida Wednesday and Thursday as a substantial amount of tropical moisture advances into the Southeast, ushering in a prolonged wet spell for multiple states in the drought-stricken region.
The FOX Forecast Center predicted that there is a higher-than-usual chance of tornadoes and waterspouts in northern and central Florida from Wednesday evening through at least Thursday morning.
The main threat on Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours will be centered over parts of the coastal Florida Panhandle and the western Florida Peninsula. That includes the Tampa Bay area.
Favorable conditions in the eastern Gulf of Mexico may cause waterspouts to form and move toward the shore, particularly on Thursday morning. Though these waterspouts and tornadoes are expected to be weak, they could still cause minor damage.
Thursday morning's area of greatest concern stretches across much of the northern and central Florida Peninsula, including Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
"You don't have to have a tropical depression or a tropical storm to have deep tropical moisture," FOX Weather meteorologist Britta Merwin said. "But it means the difference between the type of rain that you see if you're a local along the Gulf Coast … we're talking about opening up the gates here."
A three-hour radar loop showing where showers and thunderstorms are ongoing. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are indicated in yellow. Tornado Warnings are indicated in red, while Tornado Warnings with a confirmed tornado are indicated in purple. Flash Flood Warnings are indicated in green, while Flash Flood Emergencies are indicated in pink.(FOX Weather)
Some of the rain will be heavy at times, so there are concerns for flash flooding later Wednesday and again Thursday.
"All the moisture that's in Texas and specifically that's offshore, which is where the heaviest rain is, it's going to be pushing into Florida today," Merwin said. "And by later tonight through tomorrow, we could have a flooding concern."
Between 2 and 3 inches of rain is expected to fall over portions of northern and central Florida and southern Georgia.
Isolated spots of the Florida Peninsula could receive as much as 3 to 5 inches of rain, potentially including the Orlando and Tampa Bay metro areas.
Coastal flooding will also be a problem for southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday.
Bank commits to office lease at Cornerstone One office building in Plantation, FL, furthering Amerant’s reach across the whole of Southern FloridaCornerstone One Building EntranceCornerstone One Building LobbyMIAMI, Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amer...
Bank commits to office lease at Cornerstone One office building in Plantation, FL, furthering Amerant’s reach across the whole of Southern Florida
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MIAMI, Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amerant Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in Florida, today announced its commitment to a new Broward County Regional Headquarters. The office will be Amerant’s 8th physical location in Broward County, on the heels of the opening of its brand new operations center in Miramar, FL.
The new Broward headquarters will be located within the Cornerstone One Building, 1200 South Pine Island Road, Plantation, Florida, where Amerant will occupy approximately 12,000 square feet. The eight-story, 170,000 square foot building is owned by the Atlanta, GA based Brookdale Group. Amerant will occupy the new premises upon completion of its tenant improvements, immediately assuming 5,500 square feet, with an expansion of an additional 7,000 square feet to occur sometime in the second half of 2024.
The new office will be home for key lines of business who will contribute with the economic development of the businesses in the area. With this new location, Amerant Bank will now have approximately half of its 600 plus member workforce working in Broward County.
“Our new Broward County regional headquarters demonstrates our commitment to this strong and growing market,” said Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO of Amerant. “Our vision is to be the bank of choice in the markets we serve, and the establishment of a formal regional headquarters here in Broward is essential toward achieving that vision.”
“We are excited to welcome Amerant Bank as the newest tenant to Cornerstone One,” said Cory Gibson, Vice President/Investments for The Brookdale Group. “Amerant Bank’s decision to locate their Broward County regional headquarters at Cornerstone One demonstrates the desire for companies to move into high-quality, well-located Class A office buildings in South Florida and adds another exceptional company to the building’s existing Class A tenant base.”
Amerant, who recently , has been opening new branch locations in key target markets across South Florida, such as Key Biscayne in June, and plans to open in both downtown Ft. Lauderdale and downtown Miami later this year. Amerant has complemented these expansion plans with a robust program of strategic partnerships, .
For more information about Amerant Bank, visit and follow on , , and @AmerantBank.
, N.A., is the largest community bank headquartered in Florida and the main subsidiary of Amerant Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: AMTB), with a presence across South Florida and in Tampa, FL, and Houston, TX. The bank has been serving clients for over 40 years and comprises subsidiaries and . Rooted in the communities it serves, Amerant supports numerous non-profit and community organizations. In 2023, the company was certified as a Most Loved Workplace® by Best Practice Institute. For news and updates, visit the .
CVS Health, in an effort to reduce labor costs, intends to lay off 288 employees at its Aetna regional benefits office in Plantation as the healthcare giant moves to cut its national work force by 5,000 people, the company acknowledged Tuesday.The local cutbacks, which will be permanent, will affect employees who work in offices at 261 N. University Drive, first reported in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the state of Florida and confirmed by a CVS Health spokesman.“As a result of thi...
CVS Health, in an effort to reduce labor costs, intends to lay off 288 employees at its Aetna regional benefits office in Plantation as the healthcare giant moves to cut its national work force by 5,000 people, the company acknowledged Tuesday.
The local cutbacks, which will be permanent, will affect employees who work in offices at 261 N. University Drive, first reported in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the state of Florida and confirmed by a CVS Health spokesman.
“As a result of this decision, employee terminations will be conducted beginning on October 21, 2023,” wrote Jennifer Bailey, a CVS labor relations executive for the company, which is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. “All employees who will be terminated as a result of this action have been notified of their specific separation dates and that their separation from employment will be permanent.”
Many of the affected employees are managers, supervisors, analysts, data engineers, customer care pharmacists and actuary executives, according to the notice to the state. The job classifications affected the most were Rx call center technicians, which lost 48 positions, and Rx customer care pharmacists, which lost 33 positions.
Despite the deep cuts, “the office is not closing,” said CVS spokesman Michael DeAngelis.
He offered no figures on how many workers remain.
The layoffs follow a wide-ranging job losses in various industries nationwide as corporations seek to preserve profit margins eroded by high inflation. Although Florida has enjoyed high rates of business and job creation this year along with low rates of unemployment, the healthcare, technology and transportation sectors have been vulnerable to employment cutbacks.
“Our industry is evolving to adapt to new consumer health needs and expectations,” the company said in a statement forwarded by a spokesman to the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday. “As part of an enterprise initiative to reprioritize our investments around care delivery and technology, we must take difficult steps to reduce expenses. This unfortunately includes the need to eliminate approximately 5,000 non-customer facing positions across CVS Health.”
The company added it does not expect any impact on customer service workers in its stores, pharmacies, clinics, or customer services centers.
Those who are being laid off “will receive severance pay and benefits, including access to outplacement services,” the statement said.
“We do not anticipate there will be any impact to our clients and customers as we remain focused on our mission — continuing to provide the exceptional care and support our customers, patients and communities deserve and depend on,” the statement added. “Throughout our company’s history, we’ve continuously adapted to market dynamics to lead the industry. The difficult decision we are making will set the company up for long-term success.”
The company employs about 300,000 people.
Broward County Mayor Lamar Fisher and Plantation Mayor Nick Sortal both received copies of the layoff notice.
Fisher said he is confident those who are losing their jobs should be able to find new ones “very quickly” as the county’s job market is filled with vacancies.
In 2021, CVS closed 900 stores, constituting nearly 10% of its retail operation as it sought to adjust to changing “consumer buying patterns.”
In 2019, Aetna, then newly merged with CVS Health, closed its mail-order prescription delivery operation in Plantation and eliminated 106 South Florida jobs.
The decision arose from the consolidation of functions within the newly combined company, which was formed in a $70 billion merger deal in November 2018.