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 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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5 minute readThree members of the Randolph Board of Education declined to run for reelection this year, opening the door for new blood on the embattled board, which absorbed local and national criticism in recent years amid angry debates over school holidays at packed public meetings.Seven candidates, including one f...
Three members of the Randolph Board of Education declined to run for reelection this year, opening the door for new blood on the embattled board, which absorbed local and national criticism in recent years amid angry debates over school holidays at packed public meetings.
Seven candidates, including one former board member, threw their hats into the ring to help lead the district, which serves more than 4,300 students in four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.
The Daily Record and USA Today Network New Jersey asked candidates in select races about what's motivated them to run. Four of the candidates responded. Amanda Adams, Sheldon Epstein and Hazel Ball, running together on a self-described "Experience And Integrity" ticket, did not. Epstein previously served on the board from 2013 to 2019.
Those who did reply accused the district of "frivolous" spending, said the board needed to restore trust with parents and weighed in on the state's new health education curriculum standards, a flashpoint in board races across the state.
The standards set broad requirements which local districts then choose how to implement. They don't mandate sex education in the early grades, but call for discussions on debunking gender stereotypes by second grade. Fifth graders are expected to know “the connection between sexual intercourse and human reproduction,” whereas earlier standards discussed puberty. By eighth grade, students should understand the definitions of vaginal, oral and anal sex, the state says.
What follows are excerpts of answers from those candidates who replied.
Arzberger is an IT project manager with a daughter in the middle school.
Arzberger's priorities: "With concern for the downturn in school rankings, along with the ever-increasing school taxes and the way the administration handled the pandemic, I began regularly attending school board meetings and witnessed a lack of focus on matters at hand and a rubber stamping, 'group-think’ mentality that have not positively impacted the ratings or the tax burden because other considerations or points of view were overlooked or ignored. We need change. Our teachers, support staff, students, and parents need to feel their voices will be embraced, not swept away by political or other agendas. Board transparency and lack of respect is a huge priority. Additionally, the BOE meeting format needs an overhaul to make it more collaborative, more approachable, and less combative. We cannot continue with the same business as usual."
Arzberger on the new sex-ed curriculum: "I am a firm believer in a parents’ right to decide what is and isn’t best for their own child when it comes to topics such as Medical Freedom, CHPE, SEL, DEI, and CRT. ... The district closed the Education Committee meetings to the public in March 2022, making the discussions about this class 'secret.' The district's new curriculum tool, Atlas, does not include resources for any class. I do not agree with the way the district has handled this new curriculum to date."
Arzberger on spending: "Over the past several years the school tax has consistently increased while the measures of the school delivering a quality education are declining. Now with the state of the country’s rate of inflation and rising costs, fiscal responsibility is more important than ever, necessitating a deep-dive review. Central office administration costs and salaries should also be reviewed to ensure they are competitive for the experience and performance an individual possesses. Frivolous spending on office renovations over school necessities needs to be stopped."
Broyles is a business development manager with two children in the district.
Broyles' priorities: "Providing a strong education must continue to be the main priority of our school district. Two of the items I will work towards implementing on a quarterly basis are Town Hall discussions with the community as transparency and communication are key. I would also support that our district host information hours regarding our Special Services program."
Broyles on new sex-ed curriculum: "I do not agree with the state's new sexual education curriculum prior to high school. I believe this topic is best taught by parents or caregivers. I do understand that this may not be a realistic option for every family. I believe our district would be best doing this as an opt-in curriculum versus the current opt-out format."
Broyles on spending: "It is vital to look at our finances from the top down and cut as needed given the state budget cuts. The district recently cut 35% from our elementary education STEAM budget while renewing our superintendent's contract roughly 18 months in advance with a substantial increase for the next five years. This was fiscally irresponsible and not what was best for our taxpayers and our district's future budgets."
Rauch Lissaur is a strength-based executive coach and leadership development facilitator with one child in the district and another at the College of New Jersey.
Lissaur's priorities: "1. Bring down the temperature between the board and the community. I want our board to be respected and valued, and right now, tensions are high and parents are angry. The main reason for this is that parents do not feel heard. 2. Open a two-way dialog between the parents and the board. Right now there are only one-way public statements. Other towns have an open exchange. Why can’t we? 3. Restore trust. Right now, parents do not trust the board. This is primarily due to the board withholding crucial information. In response to parent frustration and anger, the board closed all education committee meetings from the public. This only fomented distrust."
Lissaur on new sex-ed curriculum: "I believe that below high school, much of what is in the new sexual education standards is too graphic for little ones. I do not believe anal sex is appropriate for a 10-year-old to be taught, and I believe doing so oversteps the boundaries of parent's authority."
Lissaur on spending: "The state has cut back on the funding provided to the district. Given that schools exist to educate, the maximum percentage should go towards academics and teacher support that make academic excellence possible. Administrative costs should be reduced to the extent possible."
Schleifstein is an attorney with one child in the district.
Schleifstein's priorities: "Provide opportunities for community members to express their views from board-driven surveys and town halls to office hours and simple opportunities for one-on-one conversations; Ensure the board always asks itself 'are we acting in the students’ best interests?' More than 100 teachers and staff left Randolph in 2021-22 and more than 20 since July. We need to reduce staff turnover. Fiscal Responsibility: Just because, we have always paid for it, it is part of a long-term plan or the district leadership recommends it, doesn’t mean the Board should approve it now. Hit the reset button on how the board communicates with the public. Stop the name-calling."
Schleifstein on new sex-ed curriculum: "Certain topics (such as gender identity), if mishandled in the classroom, can actually cause greater harm to certain children's mental health. I would like to see a comprehensive presentation to the parents on exactly what this instruction is going to look like. Unless compelling evidence to the contrary is presented to me (which I haven't seen to date), it's hard for me to see the value of introducing concepts of gender identity, anal sex or masturbation in the youngest grade levels (and perhaps in middle school as well)."
Schleifstein on spending: "The state has cut back on the funding provided to the district. Given that schools exist to educate, the maximum percentage should go towards academics and teacher support who make academic excellence possible. Administrative costs should be reduced to the extent possible."
William Westhoven is a local reporter for DailyRecord.com. For unlimited access to the most important news from your local community, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.
These photos from Adoorable Doors were exhibited during Curioni and McBreen's presentationRANDOLPH, NJ- Director of Special Services Walter Curioni and Special Programs Coordinator Brianne McBreen gave a presentation on the progress the Randolph School District has made in equalizing education for students with disabilities.The School District has made leaps and bounds over the past several years with its programs for students with disabilities. The District has also increased training for its faculty, includin...
These photos from Adoorable Doors were exhibited during Curioni and McBreen's presentation
RANDOLPH, NJ- Director of Special Services Walter Curioni and Special Programs Coordinator Brianne McBreen gave a presentation on the progress the Randolph School District has made in equalizing education for students with disabilities.
The School District has made leaps and bounds over the past several years with its programs for students with disabilities. The District has also increased training for its faculty, including a four-hour session for paraprofessionals last month.
One of the new programs is the OASIS program, which was formed four years ago for general education and special education students with anxiety and depression. Many of the students have spent time in a partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program.
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“I can say without hesitation that without that program most of the students would be out of district”, said Curioni, “And it’s great to not only keep them in the district but the goal is to get them in the mainstream as quickly as possible, and most move into the mainstream relatively quickly”.
The District also provides OASIS with a partnership with the Transition House for students over 18, which gives disabled students an authentic learning environment while resembling an independent living environment.
“You’ll see the faces of so many district employees who are invested, and they’re constantly participating, and I think one of the reasons why we’re so successful is because everybody from our custodial crew to our security team to administration and secretarial staff, everyone wants to be involved and participate”, McBreen said about the Transition House.
Also recently created was the RISE program. For the 2019-20 school year, the District partnered with P.G. Chambers, a private school for students with disabilities, to provide a public schooling opportunity for those with multiple disabilities. Enrollment in RISE has more than doubled in the past two years, and the District currently has two classrooms for them.
The relationship between the High School and students with disabilities is perhaps best epitomized with Adoorable Doors, a program allowing those with disabilities a safe trick-or-treating environment at the High School. About 150 students, including the entire football team, helped set it up across a weekend this year, all voluntarily.
“It’s not just being inclusive, it’s like really being a fabric of our community”, said Curioni.
Susan Casareale's daughter is part of the OASIS program, and Susan spoke about her daughter's time there during public input.
"It has done wonders for her, it has done wonders for her classmates, and it's a wonderful, truly eye-opening experience for a parent to watch their child thrive in an environment that you'd never thought they'd have the opportunity to do so", she said.
RANDOLPH, NJ- The Nov. 21 Randolph Board of Education meeting was the first back since the Nov. 8 election, where three new Board members were chosen, and the Board both welcomed its new members and addressed claims of interference.Hazel Ball, Sheldon Epstein, and Amanda Adams were chosen to take over the seats held by Tammy Mackay, Jeannie Stifelman and Susan Devito, who all decided not to run again. Epstein is a familiar face to the board, sitting on it between 2013 and 2019, while Adams and Ball are newcomers. The three all receive...
RANDOLPH, NJ- The Nov. 21 Randolph Board of Education meeting was the first back since the Nov. 8 election, where three new Board members were chosen, and the Board both welcomed its new members and addressed claims of interference.
Hazel Ball, Sheldon Epstein, and Amanda Adams were chosen to take over the seats held by Tammy Mackay, Jeannie Stifelman and Susan Devito, who all decided not to run again. Epstein is a familiar face to the board, sitting on it between 2013 and 2019, while Adams and Ball are newcomers. The three all received accolades from the Board,
During the meeting’s Public Input, Board of Education candidate Todd Schleifstein took to the podium. Schleifstein congratulated the Board members to be, yet showed some frustration with the process.
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According to Schleifstein, he was not able to overcome his opponents’ advantages despite trying his best. He said that, even so, the amount of votes he and his ballot members received disproves the “myth that there are only 10 angry people in all of Randolph who have issues or concerns with the board”.
“I didn’t have a major political party coordinating my campaign. I didn’t have supporters sending threatening communications to my opponents to scare them, or social media posts made about their children. I didn’t have sitting board members phone-banking for me and bad-mouthing my opponents with lies about their integrity and actions”, he said.
Schleifstein added that the town had been turned into a modern-day Tammany Hall, referencing the political machine that ran New York City between the late 1700s and the 1930s which, and said that he has turned over “hundreds of pages of evidence” to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office to determine charges of extortion and election interference.
During Board Policy and Governance Motions, both MacKay and Giordano spoke about the election. MacKay thanked all the candidates for running and also congratulated the winners, saying, “your fellow residents have put their trust and faith in you to represent their community”, and urged her fellow members to remember that. She added that the residents have the right to speak out and have the Board listen to them, but that the Board is free to disagree on any issue. “No one has the right to demand that the Board listen to them, no matter how frequently, loudly, or passionately you may state your case.”
Giordano said that “we can shop the numbers however we want”, but that “we have elections, people are elected to a board, that board is empowered to make decisions based on the votes of the people”. He commented on the claim of election interference, defining the term as such:
Giordano continued, "And it is not when a community member, be they an elected official, fellow Board member, or otherwise, has an opinion. He called the election “decisive” and said that “there simply aren’t” nefarious activities."
RANDOLPH, NJ- Helene Elbaum has been elected to the Randolph Town Council, taking the seat of the departing Jim Loveys.A Drew University graduate, Elbaum works for Newmark Real Estate in Cedar Knolls, the largest woman-owned real estate firm in New Jersey. Her family has lived in Randolph for over 40 years. The oldest of four, Elbaum has gone through the Randolph school system and most of her family lives in town.Elbaum has been on the Economic Development Committee for about ten years and currently serves as its vice president...
RANDOLPH, NJ- Helene Elbaum has been elected to the Randolph Town Council, taking the seat of the departing Jim Loveys.
A Drew University graduate, Elbaum works for Newmark Real Estate in Cedar Knolls, the largest woman-owned real estate firm in New Jersey. Her family has lived in Randolph for over 40 years. The oldest of four, Elbaum has gone through the Randolph school system and most of her family lives in town.
Elbaum has been on the Economic Development Committee for about ten years and currently serves as its vice president. She is also on the Parks Advisory Committee and the Planning Board and serves as Vice President at the Randolph Area Chamber Of Commerce.
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Elbaum is “gung-ho” about bringing businesses into town, and has frequently worked with landlords as a commercial real estate worker. She credits her and the Economic Development Committee’s work with both bringing businesses to town and keeping the town’s vacancy rates low. Elbaum says a lot of new businesses credit their “welcome packet”, which contains proper contacts, paperwork, social media, and advertising outlets to help them learn the ropes of Randolph, with helping them settle in despite potential hardships. She also credits the town spotlights with keeping business owners going through the pandemic.
“It’s been an honor to work with all these Randolph businesses,” said Elbaum, “The Amount of trust that they instill in me to help them succeed in their town…people came from all different areas, and especially during COVID, a lot of them were panicking. A lot of it’s come full circle. I consider them friends and colleagues and a lot of them are mentors, and a lot of them are still in business today!”
Elbaum got her start in town politics through an interesting avenue. She served a former mayor as their commercial real estate broker, and when the mayor, who served on the EDC, encouraged her to get involved, she joined the EDC as an alternate. This led to her joining several different committees, though this is her first time on the Council.
“They’ve asked me for a while, and I decided that now’s the time to roll the dice”, Elbaum said of her candidacy. “I called campaigning, ‘campaigning boot camp’, I learned a lot!”
Elbaum said she’s greatly looking forward to working with the entire council and providing pro-business opportunities and a great community when she takes her chair in January.
“I have a great mentor system, just to be with them is an honor”.
RANDOLPH, NJ—RHS students performed a stunning rendition of “Radium Girls,” adapting the story of girls who worked in radium factories in 1920s New Jersey with performances that ran from Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 18 in the high school auditorium.Junior Carly Ellermeyer starred as Grace Fryer, a young woman who painted radium onto watches before finding out the paint was slowly killing her friends and coworkers who used it—and the watch company was covering it up.“I loved playing Grace...
RANDOLPH, NJ—RHS students performed a stunning rendition of “Radium Girls,” adapting the story of girls who worked in radium factories in 1920s New Jersey with performances that ran from Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 18 in the high school auditorium.
Junior Carly Ellermeyer starred as Grace Fryer, a young woman who painted radium onto watches before finding out the paint was slowly killing her friends and coworkers who used it—and the watch company was covering it up.
“I loved playing Grace Fryer because of the innocence of her character,” Ellermeyer said. “She was just a girl, my age, when she began to work at the radium factory. This allowed me to explore so many different emotions that she faced.”
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The most challenging part of the role was “upholding the historical significance,” Ellermeyer said. “We had to make sure the show was a proper tribute to the women who suffered through these trials.”
Other notable “Radium Girls” included junior Amelia Diaz as Kathryn Schaub and sophomore Pooja Das as Irene Rudolph. Also outstanding in their roles were those on the watch company’s side: sophomore Brendan Angilello as company owner Arthur Roeder, junior Turner Allen as Dr. Von Sochocky, senior Gavin Emdur as Edward Markley and senior Andrew Berkemeyer as Charlie Lee.
Junior Aydan Salim and sophomore Alexa Rowe brought some humor to the production and smiles to the audience in their roles as dramatic journalists documenting the girls’ plight, using archived issues of the high school’s newspaper to great effect as props.
The set, managed by senior Sophia Fliegler and sophomore Carolyn Marconi and put together by the stage crew, certainly helped draw the audience into the story. The closing scenes took place among glow-in-the-dark gravestones, reminiscent of radium’s faint glow that made it so popular in the 1920s.
“I learned a lot about the event taking place in ‘Radium Girls," said senior Gracie Schrader, after attending the show’s closing night. “I liked that they picked a play that took place in our own backyard because we as an audience could find our way in.”
“I hope the audience walks away with the weight of this story as well as an appreciation for the overall talent and hard work of the company,” director Jacob Burlas said. The Drama Club looks forward to this year’s spring musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” set to stage in March 2023. “We are so excited to dive deep into another area of history and continue bringing theatrical stories to life in a manner that is respectful, insightful, and compelling.”
Editor’s Note: Maddie Brown is a student at Randolph High School who is participating in a journalism program with TAPinto Randolph.