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 Randolph, 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 Randolph, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education received an update on its technology security during the June 16 Board meeting, along with some recommendations for the future.According to Director of Technology Peter Emmel, over 500 ransomware attacks on New Jersey’s K-12 school systems were reported in 2021, and these attacks have continued into 2022. Notable attacks include one on Hillsborough in April 2021, and another in June 2022 that forced Teaneck to go back to pen and paper for its final exams. Emmel said he’s confid...
RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education received an update on its technology security during the June 16 Board meeting, along with some recommendations for the future.
According to Director of Technology Peter Emmel, over 500 ransomware attacks on New Jersey’s K-12 school systems were reported in 2021, and these attacks have continued into 2022. Notable attacks include one on Hillsborough in April 2021, and another in June 2022 that forced Teaneck to go back to pen and paper for its final exams. Emmel said he’s confident in the measures Randolph has taken.
“We’ve done a great job of keeping our staff safe, and now the focus is on our students and how we can improve our security posture with them”, said Emmel. Emmel stressed the importance of two-factor authentication and recommended the discontinuation of allowing students to bring their own devices to access the school network, instead requiring they use their school-issued devices.
“Now if we go on vacation, if my child wants to do their schoolwork, we have to bring their device, versus previously, I could have had my iPad, and my kiddo could have hopped on my iPad, and checked their TEAMS account, and gotten some work done that way,” asked Susan DeVito, “So this truly does mean a student can’t go to the public library or use a home device, or if they go on vacation they can’t use a friend’s or relative’s laptop to get their schoolwork done, they’d have to use a school device?” According to Emmel, this is precisely why the suggestion is being made.
Emmel did acknowledge that while requiring students use their school-issued devices to access the network does place a burden on the students, especially if the student is away on a trip, it will “[add] that layer of security that’s so important for our students, because without it, we have no way of protecting from Mom or Dad logging in, which obviously is fine, versus Larry down the road logging in with that student’s account”.
Tammy MacKay was supportive of the idea, however she warned against a “cold start”, and recommended a transitional period for the students. Thomas Duffy suggested finding a way of integrating students’ devices into the secure network instead of limiting them completely, though he acknowledged this may be expensive. DeVito and Michael Giordano were in favor of the idea. No other Board members made comments.
The Board did not make any decisions regarding Emmel's update during the meeting.
RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School’s Class of 2022 had a heartwarming graduation that took place on Bauer Field during the evening of Wednesday, June 15. ( Graduation Ceremony Video and Link to TAP into Randolph Photos will be posted tomorrow Friday, June 17 )“I am very happy and proud of our graduating seniors,” stated Randolph High School’s principal, Jessica Baxter. “They have worked hard and persevered through a lot to get to this day. We celebrate them and will miss t...
RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School’s Class of 2022 had a heartwarming graduation that took place on Bauer Field during the evening of Wednesday, June 15. ( Graduation Ceremony Video and Link to TAP into Randolph Photos will be posted tomorrow Friday, June 17 )
“I am very happy and proud of our graduating seniors,” stated Randolph High School’s principal, Jessica Baxter. “They have worked hard and persevered through a lot to get to this day. We celebrate them and will miss them dearly as we wish them the best in the next chapter of their lives.”
Each student proudly walked across the stage and accepted a well-earned diploma while shining in their blue cap and gowns. Many of the graduates showed their school spirit by expressing their college logo on top of their caps as well as other designs.
“I am, of course, afraid of what is to come. I don’t know what college will be like, and I don’t know how to be an adult,” said Valedictorian, Audrey McConnell. “But I’ve been trying to think of it in a positive light, and if I think of fear as a privilege, a reminder that I am living, then the great abyss of adulthood is exciting, rather than overwhelming. I’ve been someone who has spent the last four years just trying to survive high school. I hope I can learn to do more than just survive - one day I’ll be able to simply enjoy an imperfect day, not thinking about school, or grades, or anything at all. I hope we all get to experience true tranquility in our lives, which I think will be a lot more achievable now that high school is out of the way.”
Even with this class not having the traditional high school experience, these kids continue to amaze everyone with their continued endurance in facing the challenges of these past two years.
“The last 12 years may have been, at times, difficult, but we all persevered and here we are!” declared Co-Salutatorian, Anuja Magdum from her senior speech. “The number 12 is quite interesting. 12 grades of school, 12 months in the year, 12 numbers on a clock, 12 inches in a foot, 12 pairs of ribs in a human, 12 face cards in a deck, and I think you get the point. Throughout this speech, I want to take everyone on a journey through a number line of memories while we remember some of our greatest moments over the last 12 years. Starting with the number 1: the first Fibonacci number which makes it perfect that it represents 1st grade and our first time together. We walked on the bus for the very first time, saw all the older kids sitting in the back, and dreamed of when that would be us. As we end our journey on this number line and as we all create infinitely many new number lines, remember to cherish every moment!”
“We must understand that in order to spread love and foster a united community, we must all first look inward and love ourselves,” said Co-Salutatorian, Kieran Lucus in his senior speech. “Your voice can never be heard if you fall to the back of the crowd. You must push forward and be confident in yourself in order to make your message, whatever it may be, heard.”
Glenn Douglas, the teacher who was chosen to reflect on this class’s graduation, gave an impactful speech. He asked two students to join him on stage where each person held up a sign with the letter A and the letter S representing adults and students. He then read lyrics from a few songs he picked out and had the graduates guess if this song was created during their time or their parents' time. By doing this, he showed how both generations should listen to each other and see that they aren’t so different after all.
A highlight of the event was Randolph High school’s choir which performed at the ceremony, along with the band that played classical pieces such as, “Fanfare and processional.” Since 2019, this is the first time the band has made an appearance at graduation which was especially moving to the seniors who were part of the band program.
After this momentous event, the seniors attended project graduation to say their last goodbyes.
These classmates have known each other since elementary school or earlier and now this memory is only the first chapter of their lives. More memories, success and long-lasting relationships are about to await them.
RANDOLPH, NJ—With smiles spread across their faces, 357 eighth graders appeared to savor every moment of the RMS Promotion Ceremony, saying goodbye to middle school and anticipating saying hello to high school as incoming freshmen at the end of August. The ceremony, watched by a capacity crowd of family and friends, was held on Tuesday, June 14, at Bauer Field.Under sunny skies, the festivities included a heartfelt speech by RMS principal Dr. Dennis Copeland, who returned to the middle school to address the soon-to-be promoted s...
RANDOLPH, NJ—With smiles spread across their faces, 357 eighth graders appeared to savor every moment of the RMS Promotion Ceremony, saying goodbye to middle school and anticipating saying hello to high school as incoming freshmen at the end of August. The ceremony, watched by a capacity crowd of family and friends, was held on Tuesday, June 14, at Bauer Field.
Under sunny skies, the festivities included a heartfelt speech by RMS principal Dr. Dennis Copeland, who returned to the middle school to address the soon-to-be promoted students. “My message to you: Be kind,” Copland said. “On this next-to-last day of eighth grade, guess what? We still care about you. We always will. And we still love you. Congratulations.”
The RMS choir treated all in attendance to a special arrangement of the national anthem followed by “Rise Up,” by Andra Day, featuring eighth grade soloists Elsa Bardhi, Medha Sri Mahamkali and Richard Torrente.
Eighth-grade class president Siddarth Vidali spoke eloquently and optimistically to the members of the RMS Class of 2022. “The fact that we made it here, with these awards and accomplishments, is just a testament of our perseverance and commitment to excellence,” Vidali said. “Graduates, we are all destined for greatness. Each and every one of us has the potential to change the world.”
Fortunately, this year’s ceremony was not impacted by Covid-19 as it was in the last two years, making it extra special for everyone in attendance. “Our eighth-grade class finally experienced a full year of school, so the ceremony is a true celebration of the students’ resiliency during some very challenging years due to Covid,” noted RMS Vice Principal Jackie Fik.
Another special aspect of the 2022 Promotion Ceremony included honoring the first-ever recipients of the Dr. Copeland Kindness Award, named for the former principal. The award, sponsored by the RMS PTO, was given to students whose essays best conveyed what “kindness” meant to them. This award was received by Gabriel Bonati, Jamie Donnelly and Tanishka Shahoo.
As the recessional music played, the RMS students left the field, eagerly clutching their promotion certificates, and looking forward to their future as students at Randolph High School.
Editor's Note: Jacqueline Troast and Melanie Maderna are students at Randolph High School who are participating in a journalism program with TAPinto Randolph.
RANDOLPH, NJ- Seniors Anuja Magdum and Kieran Lucus represent Randolph High School as this year’s Class of 2022 Co-Salutatorians. Both students tied for the honor which recognizes their extraordinary achievements in the classroom. In the fall, Anuja will be attending Princeton University where she will be studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Kieran will be attending Brown University where he will study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.At Princeton University, Anuja is looking forward to expanding upon her love for en...
RANDOLPH, NJ- Seniors Anuja Magdum and Kieran Lucus represent Randolph High School as this year’s Class of 2022 Co-Salutatorians. Both students tied for the honor which recognizes their extraordinary achievements in the classroom. In the fall, Anuja will be attending Princeton University where she will be studying Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Kieran will be attending Brown University where he will study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
At Princeton University, Anuja is looking forward to expanding upon her love for engineering. At RHS, she thoroughly enjoyed her calculus, physics and related courses which inspired her to pursue a career in engineering. “I love that engineering is both a combination of math and physics. The intersection of both theoretical and hands-on concepts is very interesting,” Anuja said.
“I chose Princeton because they have world renowned faculty who can further contribute to my love of learning. As a research institution, there are also many opportunities that I can take advantage of as I explore this field. The campus is also very beautiful, and I am really looking forward to the experience of just being in college while meeting like-minded people. As a liberal arts school, Princeton offers a first-year seminar in writing which as a STEM oriented person I am really looking forward to taking. It’s a great opportunity for me to explore the humanities because it does contribute to success in STEM. You get to pick the topics you can focus on, and it is something that I believe will be a rewarding new experience.”
Randolph High School math teacher Glenn Douglas was one of many influential figures in Anuja’s journey. “Mr. Douglas was my math teacher during my sophomore and junior year. He really helped me as I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with my future career. I knew that I loved math, but I had no idea what to explore. He helped me see different paths and what my options were,” Anuja said. “I ultimately decided that I wanted to concentrate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I think the aerospace field in particular is very cool because it’s a relatively new field that’s growing very fast.”
At RHS, Anuja was involved in Math Honor Society and Math League where she competed in numerous math tournaments and events. She was also a part of Science Olympiad, Science Honor Society, Key Club and started the Green Club at the high school. Anuja started the Green Club because she was very passionate about protecting the environment and wanted to use a club organization as a platform to spread environmental awareness.
At Brown University, Kieran is interested in further study of the sciences while also allowing the Brown experience to help him explore multiple opportunities. “Brown has an open curriculum where there are no general education requirements. This allows students to explore a variety of different classes without any pressure. As part of my exploration, I really want to study biochemistry and molecular biology because I am interested in the possibility of pursuing a developmental biology and embryology path. I did research in embryology during high school because I am interested in embryonic development and the intersection of the scientific perspective as well as the social justice perspective,” Kieran said.
“Overall, I am looking forward to the academic openness that Brown has to offer. Although a path in science is what I am strongly considering making my career, I am really open to anything because I am going to an institution filled with people who are excited to teach and learn. Everyone at Brown is passionate about what they’re doing, and I am really looking forward to being a part of that culture.”
At RHS Kieran was very involved in athletics as both a member of the swim team and a member of the boys volleyball team which he helped start as a freshman in high school. He was able to conclude his senior year by winning the NJAC Conference Tournament Volleyball Championship with his teammates who helped start the program. He was also in Science National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, as well as Orchestra.
“When I think about my experience at RHS, my favorite memory has to be coming back to the high school post COVID. The first day of my senior year felt like all the brokenness that we had previously experienced fighting against this common enemy was lifted. It was nice to be back together with all of my friends so we could return to some semblance of normalcy,” Kieran said.
During his experience at Randolph High School, many teachers and mentors stood out to him as being influential in his journey. However, Randolph High School science teacher Kathleen Van Valen had an enormous impact on both his personal and post-graduate goals.
“My biology teacher Ms. Van Valen not only inspired me to have a love for biology which is likely what I am going to pursue in the future, she was also my swim coach. She had such a positive influence on me helping me to explore things that I am passionate about while also just teaching me the value of being an overall kind person where I could live authentically.”
Anuja and Kieran both reflected on their Randolph experiences and had some pieces of advice for other students who will continue their journeys at RHS.
“I think I learned the value of having a good community surrounding you. Randolph has a phenomenal community and for the past twelve years we were with each other where we established valuable connections. Although we are now leaving each other, we will always have that special connection,” Anuja said. “I hope that other students enjoy their time in Randolph and take advantage of as many things as possible. This is the time to try out as much as you can by joining many clubs and participating in many activities. High school does go by very fast, and I am happy I was able to have such a great experience which I hope others will have.”
Kieran added: “I hope that students also enjoy their experience and not necessarily stress about grades. Rather, I hope that students will look for experiences and build genuine connections. You should want to learn for the sake of learning rather than trying to focus on achievement. I paved my own path at RHS, and every student has the ability to do the same thing.”
MONTVILLE — Aiden Dill was on the bottom of a pile. After Dill induced a groundout to end the Morris County Tournament baseball final, his Delbarton teammates streamed from all corners of the field and the dugout.The Green Wave toppled Randolph, 5-0, to earn its third straight MCT title. Spraying water bottles in the air, they dashed to the pitcher's mound and leaped on each other.It was a sight not even Dill had visualized.A sophomore lefty, Dill had learned he'd be starting the MCT final two days a...
MONTVILLE — Aiden Dill was on the bottom of a pile. After Dill induced a groundout to end the Morris County Tournament baseball final, his Delbarton teammates streamed from all corners of the field and the dugout.
The Green Wave toppled Randolph, 5-0, to earn its third straight MCT title. Spraying water bottles in the air, they dashed to the pitcher's mound and leaped on each other.
It was a sight not even Dill had visualized.
A sophomore lefty, Dill had learned he'd be starting the MCT final two days after No. 1 seed Delbarton advanced.
His reply? "I'm ready to go."
Dill allowed just two hits and one walk, striking out nine, and was named the MCT Most Valuable Player. Delbarton coach Bruce Shatel dubbed him "a rock star," throwing his changeup at any point in the count.
"I slow my heart rate down, breathe, take my time out there," Dill said. "I think positive thoughts between each pitch, and block out the crowd. ... I was visualizing this, the best time ever. This is all I wanted to do."
The Green Wave has now won eight championships since the tournament was launched in 1968, and four of the last five. They are one of three teams – with Morristown (1975-77) and Roxbury (1996-98) – to three-peat.
Randolph fell to Delbarton, 6-5, in the 2017 MCT final. The Rams have not won since 2013.
"We knew it was going to be tough," Rams coach Mark Rizzi said. "I thought we had to get ahead early in the game. We knew who we were facing. We knew we didn't have a chance late."
First baseman Matia Clement's second-inning fly to centerfield, and left fielder Jonah Tullman's fielder's choice in the seventh were 11th-seeded Randolph's two hits.
Right fielder Marco Maselli got Delbarton going with a first-pitch home run to left with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Green Wave scored three runs in that inning on two hits, two walks and a Rams error. They added two more on a fielding error with two out in the fifth.
This was Delbarton's second victory over the NJAC-American rival this year. The Green Wave had also won, 9-1, on April 21. These teams are slated to play another regular-season game Tuesday.
With only three seniors, this was an extremely young Delbarton squad. A half-dozen players had been part of the MCT title last fall, a 1-0 defeat of Roxbury. None were on the field when Delbarton held off West Morris, 2-1, in the 2019 MCT final.
"When you come here, you know it's going to be a good game. You know it's going to be tight," said shortstop Connor Dreyer of Chatham, who had two walks and an RBI.
"We're a really young team, but we have a lot of talent. We rely on the younger guys. The older guys try and do our best. It's awesome."
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