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 Ramsey, 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 Ramsey, 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:
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RAMSEY − Kyle McGuire’s game-winning field goal traveled 18 yards to get through the uprights.The Ramsey senior then traveled 100 yards in the other direction.The Rams outlasted Mahwah, 17-14, in Friday night’s Super Football Conference American Red game at DePuyt Field. They not only bested their rival for the fourth year in a row, but also helped their North Group 2 playoff cause.Luca Gemma carried five times for 47 yards on the winning drive and brought the ball to the 1-yard line with...
RAMSEY − Kyle McGuire’s game-winning field goal traveled 18 yards to get through the uprights.
The Ramsey senior then traveled 100 yards in the other direction.
The Rams outlasted Mahwah, 17-14, in Friday night’s Super Football Conference American Red game at DePuyt Field. They not only bested their rival for the fourth year in a row, but also helped their North Group 2 playoff cause.
Luca Gemma carried five times for 47 yards on the winning drive and brought the ball to the 1-yard line with two seconds left. After Ramsey (3-4) called time out, McGuire broke the 14-all tie and sprinted across the field in celebration, ending up in the opposite end zone with teammates piling on.
"I just started running wherever my legs took me once I saw it go in," he said. "Oh, what a feeling it is."
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McGuire lined up for the field goal having made 12 of 13 kicks this season ? all extra points.
"This is his first year of varsity," Rams coach Adam Baeira said. "Everyone has a moment when their number's called, and that was his moment. I'm just so proud of him, because he deserved it.
"He won't forget this one for a long time."
Ramsey entered the weekend holding the 16th and final playoff spot in the North Group 2 United Power Rankings, while Mahwah (4-2) was eighth.
The Rams also climbed into second place behind unbeaten Westwood in the SFC American Red Division. But much of the postgame buzz was about the neighborhood rivalry, which has belonged to Ramsey since Baeira took over in 2020.
"We circled this game from the beginning of the year, and our team just played our hearts out," McGuire said. "To be in a spotlight like this and make a play like that, it's just great."
Ramsey's two scoring drives totaled three plays. Gemma broke off an 80-yard run to set up Justus Favata's 13-yard touchdown pass to Roberto Cotes early in the second quarter, and the same duo hooked up for a 28-yard TD one play after a fourth-down stop midway through the third.
Mahwah got several big plays from senior Joseph DeMarco (two TDs), including a 43-yard reception to help put them into Rams territory late in the game. The home team thwarted that drive by forcing a fourth-down incompletion with 2:49 remaining.
This was the next-door neighbors' closest game since 2014. That year, Mahwah's Patrick Cowan kicked a 41-yard field goal as time ran out to help the Thunderbirds celebrate a 17-16 win on their home field.
That was part of a run of eight straight Mahwah wins in the series. The T-Birds still lead the all-time series, 30-24-1.
? Gemma led the offense (18 carries, 189 yards) and defense (9 tackles) and answered a 64-yard Mahwah punt with a 62-yarder of his own... all despite a sore knee that bothered him throughout the week.
? Favata completed 9-of-14 passes for 100 yards and two TDs and played turnover-free football, as did his T-Bird counterpart David Kobobel (6-of-12, 111 yards, 1 TD).
? DeMarco gained 84 yards on 8 touches (rushing/receiving combined), while Preston Duffy shouldered the Mahwah rushing load with 107 yards on 24 carries.
? Ramsey linebackers David Larsen and Mason Gonzalez combined for 15 tackles and 1½ sacks.
Ramsey hosts North Group 2 contender Newton next Friday, while Mahwah visits Group 3 Paramus the same night.
RAMSEY — The group assembled for the trophy photo seemed to keep growing.As Ramsey boys soccer players hoisted the hardware from their fourth straight sectional championship, they called over just about everyone involved with the program for picture time.Assistant coaches. Stat girls. Ball boys, including one who came sliding in along the John C. DePuyt Field turf.“Everybody that’s involved, they just love the program,” said coach Cesar Blacido, himself a Ramsey grad.This yea...
RAMSEY — The group assembled for the trophy photo seemed to keep growing.
As Ramsey boys soccer players hoisted the hardware from their fourth straight sectional championship, they called over just about everyone involved with the program for picture time.
Assistant coaches. Stat girls. Ball boys, including one who came sliding in along the John C. DePuyt Field turf.
“Everybody that’s involved, they just love the program,” said coach Cesar Blacido, himself a Ramsey grad.
This year, there’s more to love each time out. The top-seeded Rams improved to 20-0-2 with Saturday’s 3-0 victory over No. 7 seed Pascack Valley in the North 1, Group 2 final.
That gave the program its first 20-win season since 1997, plus its first Triple Crown of division (Big North-Patriot), county (co-Bergen champs with Ramapo) and sectional titles in the same season.
“It feels amazing,” Ramsey senior Luke Ernst said. “Sharing the trophy with Ramapo [stunk], but it’s nice to have a championship of our own. And we’re not done. We want to get the whole thing.”
The Rams took another step toward claiming their first Group 2 state title since 2007, when Blacido was a senior starter. Next, they’ll face North 2 champ Bernards in the NJSIAA Group 2 semifinals on Wednesday.
The Mountaineers (13-3-2) knocked out Ramsey from the 2006 state semifinals, leading up to their run the following year.
“We have a lot of the old members of the 2007 team – the coach [Jamie Phillips], he’s the JV coach now,” Ernst said. “We hear about how much that [championship] meant to them, it brought them together, how they still talk about it, and we want that kind of community.”
Pascack Valley (11-7-3) has done well developing its soccer community as well. This was the Panthers’ third straight sectional final, after they won North 1, Group 3 in 2021.
Ernst assisted on Kiran Dewan’s goal in the 28th minute, which gave Ramsey the lead. Less than four minutes after halftime, he helped widen the gap.
Lucas Quinn played a through ball up the left side to Ernst, who was being marked. As the keeper came out to challenge, Ernst poked the ball around him and inside the far post.
“Early second half, we’re thinking we’ve got to put one away,” the midfielder said. “And I just knew, right there, that was the game.”
Adrian Stancescu scored directly off a corner kick with 25:23 left to seal it.
The Rams notched their 15th shutout of the season, holding Pascack Valley striker Steven Gifford in check, though Gifford and his teammates hit a post twice in the first 10 minutes.
“We have Patrick Weir in the back, who really is a leader on and off the field,” Blacido said of the UPenn commit. “And the other guys – Dan Capuano and Max [Nierenberg] and Joe Capuano and [keeper] Steven [Depinto], they all work together so well and know that they can’t take breaks at any moment.”
SADDLE RIVER — The school board has agreed to conduct a $78,000 feasibility study as a first step as it decides whether to continue the 25-year practice of sending middle school students to Ramsey or return them to be educated in the district.The study is required by the state Department of Education when a district is considering a change to its send/receive relationship, ...
SADDLE RIVER — The school board has agreed to conduct a $78,000 feasibility study as a first step as it decides whether to continue the 25-year practice of sending middle school students to Ramsey or return them to be educated in the district.
The study is required by the state Department of Education when a district is considering a change to its send/receive relationship, the district's website says.
The current send/receive agreement with Ramsey ends June 30, 2024, and the district is required to send a "letter of intent" this month "to keep the credits that are currently in the agreement."
The school board's website explains that the study was also initiated because "over the last several years, members of the community requested that the board explore middle school options instead of our current send/receive agreement."
According to the website, the district sent participation invitations to three other grade school districts that send their students to Northern Highlands Regional High School: Allendale, Upper Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus. However, the districts declined to participate, the website says.
This means the choices have already been reduced to continuing the current agreement with Ramsey, creating a new pre-K-8 district in the existing Wandell building, or creating a new pre-K-8 district with an addition to Wandell.
The debate is only about the middle school part of the agreement. Saddle River now sends 64 middle school students to Ramsey. The district's other agreement, which allows high school students to attend either Ramsey or Northern Highlands, is not in question.
The district educates 126 pre-K-5 students in district, plus 180 middle and high school students out of district, on a $10.7 million budget.
Ramsey Board of Education President Laura Behrmann said in an email statement on Wednesday that the board "received a letter from the Saddle River Board of Education on Sept. 15 communicating their intent to enter into negotiations with the goal of coming to an agreement to continue the send/receive relationship."
"We have set dates with them to hold these negotiations in November," Behrmann said. "We value our relationship with Saddle River and it is our intention to work collaboratively with them to come to an agreement in the near future."
Saddle River School Superintendent Gina Cinotti and Board of Education President John Peros did not respond to requests for comment.
Saddle River has been sending its high school students to Ramsey for decades. However, its last feasibility study in 1998 resulted in adding the middle school students to the Ramsey agreement instead of investing in extensive repairs to its separate 1922 middle school building, which was eventually torn down.
The change is being considered only for future students in grades six to eight. The district's website states that if a change is made, students who begin middle school in Ramsey will be allowed to finish there.
The website also says the state education commissioner possibly "would not approve the district applying for a referendum to build an entirely new middle school," and that "an addition to the existing building would be more likely approved if needed."
But the district said it is not yet ready to make a decision. Next steps for the district may include:
Litigation would delay a decision by one or two years, officials estimated. Meanwhile, the send/receive agreement with Ramsey would remain in effect.
Residents with questions are advised to contact board Secretary Kaitlyn Lawler at 201-327-072, ext. 203, or email [email protected].
It’s no secret that most shopping is done online nowadays. But sometimes the best experience – especially when it comes to shopping for clothes – is only possible in-person. Fado in Ramsey is there for folks who want to visit a boutique brick-and-mortar.Fado means destiny/fate in Portuguese. It’s a fitting title, considering how the store came to be. “My co-owner Bridget Zuckerberg has a photo of her family standing outside the vacant storefront,” says Jennifer Orsini. Bridget and her family were at...
It’s no secret that most shopping is done online nowadays. But sometimes the best experience – especially when it comes to shopping for clothes – is only possible in-person. Fado in Ramsey is there for folks who want to visit a boutique brick-and-mortar.
Fado means destiny/fate in Portuguese. It’s a fitting title, considering how the store came to be. “My co-owner Bridget Zuckerberg has a photo of her family standing outside the vacant storefront,” says Jennifer Orsini. Bridget and her family were attending Ramsey’s Memorial Day Weekend parade in 2019, not realizing what was right behind them. “Little did she know that four years later she and I (her best friend) would be opening a boutique here!”
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Fado customers range in age from 16 to adults in their sixties. The store offers a curated selection of clothing, gifts, and accessories. “We have a clean, fresh aesthetic based on European boutiques,” Bridget says. “We are LA casual meets New York cool.”
Available brands include Citizens of Humanity, AGOLDE, Levi’s, Perfectwhitetee, 525 America, Heartloom, Greylin, and Good American. Perfectwhitetee essentials are extremely popular, especially the brand’s tees and ribbed Blondie tanks. While the selection at Fado rotates, they always carry stock of these items. “We have loved the brand Perfectwhitetee for years,” Jennifer explains. “Our obsession with the brand is half the reason we opened the store!”
Of course, the physical location Fado provides also means in-store-only benefits such as feedback from a passionate salesperson; as well as the ability to wear something immediately after purchase.
Bridget first moved to Ramsey 11 years ago with her husband. They fell in love with the town and love raising their family in Ramsey. “Ramsey has such a vibrant main street,” she says.
Meanwhile, Jennifer and Bridget have been best friends since kindergarten, growing up in Lagrange, New York, just outside Poughkeepsie. Opening a boutique shop is a dream come true for both of them. Jennifer is also an accountant, and Bridget is a former teacher.
Though this is their first experience owning a boutique, they are learning from their mentor, Sasha Micoretti. Sasha owns the original Fado in Katonah, New York, and its second location in Long Island City, Queens. The Ramsey store is the third location of Fado, and the first franchise shop. “We appreciate each and every one of our customers choosing to shop small and local with us,” Bridget says. “We love our local business neighbors as well. They have all graciously welcomed us to this tight knit community.”
All Photos: © Fado
Macy’s is introducing its small-format stores in New Jersey in 2024.The department store chain is opening small-scaled stores in Ramsey and Mount Laurel next year.Ramsey’s new Macy’s will occupy 25,000 square feet of a shuttered Bed Bath & Beyond space at the...
Macy’s is introducing its small-format stores in New Jersey in 2024.
The department store chain is opening small-scaled stores in Ramsey and Mount Laurel next year.
The 30,200-square-foot Mount Laurel store will follow suit in replacing a former Bed Bath & Beyond at 2 Centerton Rd. in the Centerton Square.
Exact opening dates for the stores have yet to be announced.
“We are excited to accelerate the expansion of our small-format strategy as we continue to innovate and reposition our store portfolio to better serve our customers,” Adrian Mitchell, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Macy’s, Inc., said. ”Our small-format strategy is one way we intend to harness the full power of the Macy’s brand to deliver sustainable, profitable sales growth for Macy’s Inc. beginning in 2024.”
The new stores will occupy about one-fifth of the size of a traditional Macy’s department store and offer Macy’s products, along with other popular brands.
Macy’s trend of taking over former Bed Bath & Beyond stores is due to the home goods retailer filing for bankruptcy earlier this year.
The department store chain opened its first small-format store in Texas back in 2020.
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