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 Port Murray, 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 Port Murray, 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 Port Murray, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
Warren County's first interactive Xfinity Retail Store is conveniently located off Port Murray Road. NeighborFollowing a transformation of the former customer service center in Port Murray, Comcast announced the opening of Warren County’s first official Xfinity Retail Store. The 16th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey, it follows Comcast’s new, interactive model, and is designed entirely around the needs and feedback of Comcast customers.The newly renovated, expanded center provides customers an imm...
Following a transformation of the former customer service center in Port Murray, Comcast announced the opening of Warren County’s first official Xfinity Retail Store. The 16th Xfinity Retail Store to open in New Jersey, it follows Comcast’s new, interactive model, and is designed entirely around the needs and feedback of Comcast customers.
The newly renovated, expanded center provides customers an immersive destination to discover and interact directly with the latest Xfinity products and services. The opening of new Xfinity stores is part of Comcast’s multi-year strategy to transform the customer experience; the stores provide new and existing customers a place to learn how to optimize their Xfinity services and to address any service needs.
The Warren County Xfinity Retail Store is still conveniently located off Port Murray Road and features trained and knowledgeable sales consultants, flat screen TVs, interactive iPads and a dedicated seating area for demonstrations of Xfinity products and apps.
Xfinity stores are designed strategically by product area —Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity X1, Xfinity Home and Xfinity Internet – so our customers can see our industry-leading products in action.
In addition to the latest mobile devices and top-of-the-line mobile accessories, retail offerings at the Port Murray store includes Xfinity Home accessories and other merchandise that complements our services. Time-saving features like self-serve bill pay and a queuing system allows customers to explore the store instead of waiting in line for service.
“We are thrilled to continue to open Xfinity Retail Stores in the region and we look forward to opening more locations soon so that we can provide our customers with a more welcoming, efficient and interactive experience,” said Jim Samaha, senior vice president for Comcast’s Freedom Region. “As our offerings evolve and expand, we want to bring our customers an incredible shopping experience, which showcases the power and innovation of our Xfinity products and demonstrates how they work together.”
The new Xfinity Retail Store is located at 155 Port Murray Rd., Port Murray, NJ. It is open six days a week - Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
There’s nothing quite like the luscious scent of blooming lavender radiating throughout the home. Trust us, it’s a summertime phenomenon you and your family do not want to miss. Of course, Essex County isn’t exactly known for its lavender farming, but that doesn’t mean that a day trip to the lavender fields is out of reach. The lavender season kicks off near the end of June and flowering is pretty fleetin...
There’s nothing quite like the luscious scent of blooming lavender radiating throughout the home. Trust us, it’s a summertime phenomenon you and your family do not want to miss. Of course, Essex County isn’t exactly known for its lavender farming, but that doesn’t mean that a day trip to the lavender fields is out of reach. The lavender season kicks off near the end of June and flowering is pretty fleeting. It only lasts about three to four weeks, so you’ll want to get to a field as soon as they start blooming. Keep reading to discover nearby lavender fields to visit this summer near Essex County.
Lavender has myriad health benefits. It can be used to treat anxiety, mood swings, and of course, sleep issues. Inhaling some delicious-smelling lavender has been known to help people get to sleep faster and keep them from waking up throughout the night. But lavender isn’t just beneficial to our beauty rest. It can also fight fungal infections, repair hair loss, and treat wounds, too.
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And that’s just the cosmetic stuff. Aside from being an essential part of your beauty routine (hair, skin — you name it), consuming lavender is also beneficial. It can alleviate many digestive issues such as vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas, bloating, and more. Anecdotal evidence also suggests lavender can cure headaches and relieve pain from injuries like sprains and even toothaches.
Speaking of consuming lavender, you can also cook with culinary lavender. It can go in just about any recipe — from lavender lemon bars to tea and morning lattes. In many bread recipes, lavender can be substituted for rosemary. You can also add it to your honey (and drizzle it on toast), make lemonade, ice cream, and more. Lavender is a beautiful (and delicious) garnish in salads, desserts, and baked goods, and can even be used to top off your Sunday brunch Champagne.
Of course, if you’re going to ingest lavender, you need to make sure it’s fresh. You should never eat lavender that’s not categorized as culinary. If it’s from a florist, nursery, or garden center, it’s likely been treated with pesticides — AKA not culinary-grade. Lavender, however, found and sourced from organic lavender fields is A-OK to eat.
Now that we’ve established the many benefits of lavender, find out where you can visit fresh lavender farms near Essex County this summer.
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Located in the Marlboro Township, The Morganville farm has over 2,000 plants — from French to English lavender. Here, you can explore the fields and even cut your own lavender bundles. Alternatively, you can grab some already-harvested bundles in the Pleasant Valley shop.
With ten acres of fragrant field, Pleasant Valley sells fresh lavender by the bundle, dried lavender, loose buds, sachets, assortments of soaps, candles, and lavender honey made on-site from Pleasant Valley’s bees. You can also go home with your own lavender plant, too, if you’d like to reap some of the benefits of lavender at home.
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Just about an hour away from North Jersey, Hidden Springs is very aptly named, tucked away in Skillman, New Jersey. Also a wedding venue, Hidden Springs also features a horse barn and trails for patrons to ride. With 25 acres of farmland, you can take pictures in the fields, buy some lavender-themed trinkets at the gift shop, take a horse for a ride, and even pet an alpaca.
Hidden Springs has four very special residents — Faerie Dust, Golden Girl, Wallace, and Corri Hoillie. Kids can get up close and personal with the alpacas in their pen, petting them and even feeding them.
Hidden Springs is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM. Face masks are required to enter the shop — find more information on protocol here.
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An hour and 20 from town, you’ll find Orchard View, a pesticide- and herbicide-free lavender farm. Established in Warren County in May 2015, Orchard View is committed to purely organic methods of growing. Like Pleasant Valley, Orchard View guests are invited to cut their own lavender during the harvest season.
It also functions as a wedding and event venue and frequently gets bookings for artists and photographers. You can pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket, or sit in the on-site gazebo to enjoy some of the very purple sights Orchard View has to offer.
Orchard View has many items for purchase: bath and body gifts, household and culinary, teas and tea accessories, aromatherapy jewelry, essential oil, and garden décor and gifts.
This farm is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10AM-5PM. Social distancing guidelines must be followed — find out more here.
Farmers Adrienne + Don decided to turn their raspberry farm into a lavender one — and are sharing their love of sustainable living with the community around them. Located in Milford, New Jersey, Mad Lavender offers pick-your-own lavender from mid-June to early July. Since planting the first lavender crop in 2013, the farm now has 7 different varieties of lavender. The farm also has goat yoga and allows rentals for anyone looking to plan an event or even a wedding. Mad Lavender also sells its own homemade products. For those interested in a pick-your-own lavender visit, guests can schedule a 30-minute period to pick all the lavender guests want. Tickets are $30/person.
Ervin Watters has been a farmer dating all the way back to a time when a farmer’s work involved plowing fields with horses and milking cows by hand. He has lived through a colossal advancement in technology. But Watters is an old soul and despite his collection of modern, tech-savvy tractors, his new birthday gift reminds him of old times.Watters, who just turned 90 and runs a farm in Port Murray, NJ, was gifted with a 1947 John Deere G tractor that his son, Jim Watters, fixed up for him. The inspiration for the gift came from a...
Ervin Watters has been a farmer dating all the way back to a time when a farmer’s work involved plowing fields with horses and milking cows by hand. He has lived through a colossal advancement in technology. But Watters is an old soul and despite his collection of modern, tech-savvy tractors, his new birthday gift reminds him of old times.
Watters, who just turned 90 and runs a farm in Port Murray, NJ, was gifted with a 1947 John Deere G tractor that his son, Jim Watters, fixed up for him. The inspiration for the gift came from an old photograph of Ervin Watters’s father atop his own 1947 John Deere G tractor. While the refurbished gift isn’t the same tractor seen in the photo, it’s the same model.
After six months of refurbishment in a neighbor’s garage, the tractor was presented to Ervin Watters at his birthday party on Saturday. Within minutes, he had already taken it for a spin, according to his daughter-in-law, Melissa Watters.
The tractor is purely for his collection, Ervin Watters said, as they already have about eight tractors -- twice the size and far more advanced -- that they use regularly.
But size doesn’t matter, in this case, as Watters loves his gift. “Tractors mean a lot to farmers,” he said, adding that he has about 15 in his collection.
Watters owns 460 acres of farmland, but farms about 700 acres. Equipped with air conditioning, satellite radio, GPS and an automatic transmission feature, the new tractors make modern-day farming both more efficient and comfortable, he said.
While the recent technological advancements in farming have certainly made his life easier, Watters made sure to give credit to another type of technological advancement, which, unlike the tractors, has saved his life.
Last year, he had a triple bypass surgery and “if it wasn’t for modern technology and medicine, I wouldn’t be here,” he said. “With all the modern technology we have, the medical field is the best over everything else.”
He could live without a tractor, he said, but he couldn’t live without the medical field.
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Centenary University’s Office of Career Development held a Career and Internship Fair featuring local employers Wednesday at the Lackland Center on campus grounds. The event was free of charge to any Centenary student.“I am super excited for the students because they are getting a great response from employers to attend,” said Nancy Podesta, newly appointed career coach and employment development specialist at Centenary.Some of the many positions offered by the more than 30 businesses ...
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Centenary University’s Office of Career Development held a Career and Internship Fair featuring local employers Wednesday at the Lackland Center on campus grounds. The event was free of charge to any Centenary student.
“I am super excited for the students because they are getting a great response from employers to attend,” said Nancy Podesta, newly appointed career coach and employment development specialist at Centenary.
Some of the many positions offered by the more than 30 businesses participating included counseling, marketing and social media as well as finance and accounting.
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“We’re here to promote Hackettstown and Hackettstown’s businesses,” said Jessica Taezner, local marketing and events coordinator for the Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID). Taezner advertises Hackettstown shopping and restaurant scene and works for the town through the organization, BID, paid by current Hackettstown residents.
Representatives from YMCA Camp Bernie, located in Port Murray, about 15 minutes from campus, explained how just about anyone can work for them.
“We are just looking for young energetic students who will be taught various activities from lifeguard to counselor. You can begin as program assistant and work your way up and plus we’ve been in the area for about 65 years,” said HannahKate Groblin, counselor.
Groblin shared her experiences working for the program stating, “I started as camp counselor and worked my way up.”
Attentive Psychotherapy, located in Hackettstown, focused on finding the right candidate for the job including an intake coordinator and blogger.
“Attentive Psychotherapy is a group of 17 therapists who counsel individuals, families and couples primarily,” said owner Kimberly Schaffer. “Our counselors have unique backgrounds from former Division I athlete players to former military experience. Our backgrounds are diverse,” said Schaffer.
“We are looking for any sociology, psychology major and even freelance communication writing for our blog. At the moment our therapists need to have a master’s degree,” said Schaffer.
Students were also given the opportunity to win multiple prizes as the fair went on including Amazon and Starbucks gift cards, professional portfolios and Centenary University water bottles.
“We are very excited with the turnout of employers and students,” said Juliana Belar, academic and career coach at Centenary.
“This great turnout presented diverse opportunities and wonderful networking possibilities for our students,” said Lauren Kreeger, director of disabilities at Centenary.
Sabrina Dattolo a senior creative writing major from Hackettstown, shared her experience from the fair. “I think it looks good and there’s more people than I expected. Everyone is very nice and helpful too with a variety of different career opportunities,” said Dattolo.
Jonathan Esquivel is a senior communications major at Centenary University. He is interested in local news and has his own weekly news show on WNTI, The Sound of Centenary.
TAPinto Hackettstown is available to be franchised. For more information, visit starttap.net, email [email protected] or click here to set up a time to speak with Michael Shapiro, TAPinto’s Founder and CEO.
Searching for a standout holiday gift? Artisans across the state offer handmade, often upcycled, wares for your perusing pleasure on Etsy.com. Take a virtual shopping trip to these online stores to find that one-of-a-kind present, while supporting local Etsy shop owners.1. The Pillow Girls, Cherry HillThings We Love: Pretty mouse pads, cute desk decor, printa...
Searching for a standout holiday gift? Artisans across the state offer handmade, often upcycled, wares for your perusing pleasure on Etsy.com. Take a virtual shopping trip to these online stores to find that one-of-a-kind present, while supporting local Etsy shop owners.
Things We Love: Pretty mouse pads, cute desk decor, printable calendars These chic mousepads give flair to any home or office. Sisters Tammy and Tiffeny create hand-pressed mouse mats from fabric and rubber. Their designs have even been featured on Buzzfeed and Popsugar. Join their movement to turn drab workspaces into places of inspiration.
Things We Love: Jersey Shore prints and photography A Jersey Shore native himself, Wally Bilotta started snapping photos with his iPhone a few years ago—a hobby that soon developed into a passion for photography. A captivating image of what is perhaps our state’s most cherished feature is an ideal gift for Garden State residents or any ocean lover. This art print is a photograph taken in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
Things We Love: Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free soaps What started out as an idea for wedding favors soon became a soap-making business for massage therapist Erin Csernica and her husband, Chris, a chemical engineer. The couple opened Mt Lebanon Soap Company in 2011, the same year their daughter, Summer, was born with Down Syndrome. All of the profits from their Etsy shop go towards a trust for her future. Their apple cinnamon soap is pictured.
Things We Love: Original oil paintings Cranbury artist Catherine Martzloff creates one-of-a-kind landscape and still-life oil paintings. Years after studying art in college, Martzloff reunited with her artistic side when she set up an Etsy shop. “Sharing my paintings and artwork here is an opportunity to affirm my creative voice and honor the painter inside,” she writes in her bio. Her landscape paintings are typically created on location in scenic areas of the Garden State, such as this one at Sayen Gardens in Central Jersey.
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Things We Love: Re-purposed glass bottles. John Rosano and the eco-minded Rehabulous team cut, sand, sculpt, melt and glue—or rehab—the glass bottles that Hoboken bars would otherwise toss out. Rosano discovered his passion for repurposing when he started experimenting with a bottle cutting kit he received as a gift one Christmas. Now, he transforms bottles into planters, dishes, candleholders and other items.
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Things We Love: Place cards, stationery, linen napkins, kitchen towels, wine totes Monogrammed stationery and personalized kitchen towels marry a love of cooking with a passion for stationary and handwritten notes. Happenstance Paper creator Susan Krien illustrates “simple pleasures,” such as fruits, animals and flowers in her handmade linen artwork.
Photo courtesy of Archivie.
Things We Love: Printed scarves Book-lover Anne Liedtka aims to “add wit to what women wear” with her printed scarf collection, Archivie. Inspired by popular figures in history and fiction, Liedtka incorporates Miss Fury, Sun Girl, Miss Espionage, Black Cat, Lady Luck and Venus (some of the first super heroines to appear in comic books) into this textile. Other available Archivie prints feature mermaids, cats and dogs, a moon and stars and roses.
Photo courtesy of Candles by Cayla
Things We Love: 100-percent organic soy candles In search of some extra cash while saving for her wedding, Cayla Clee started creating candles. Soon, friends and family demanded more of the 100-percent organic soy candles, such as the cranberry marmalade scented variety pictured. She quickly churned out her first batch of hand-poured candles, signed up for a craft show and opened her Etsy shop.
Photo courtesy of One Man Gathers Studio
Things We Love: Reclaimed picture frames, home décor, wall art One Man Gathers Studio gives old wood a second chance. All products are made from reclaimed wood—including wall art, picture frames and a six-pack holder. “I enjoy taking items that would have been destined for the landfill and creating something new and upcycled,” owner Matt Myers writes in his Etsy bio.
Photo courtesy of Mermaid Masterpieces
Things We Love: Driftwood creations Jeanette Wehner looks to the Shore for artistic inspiration, and all driftwood used in her products was found along the Jersey coast. Her driftwood creations—some painted, some natural—are mounted on cardboard backings with a piece of hemp for hanging. Choose animals, letters and symbols such as anchors.