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 Raritan, 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 Raritan, 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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Raritan, 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!973-587-8638
New Jersey Transit unveiled the progress of the new Raritan River Bridge this week, a structure created to withstand natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy.The current bridge, built in 1908, carries North Jersey Coast Line trains across the Raritan River between Perth Amboy and South Amboy. Due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, trains have been traveling across the bridge at 30 mph since 2012, instead of the normal speed of 60 mph, NJ Transit CEO Kevin Corbett said.The new draw bridge, made of American steel, will stand te...
New Jersey Transit unveiled the progress of the new Raritan River Bridge this week, a structure created to withstand natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy.
The current bridge, built in 1908, carries North Jersey Coast Line trains across the Raritan River between Perth Amboy and South Amboy. Due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy, trains have been traveling across the bridge at 30 mph since 2012, instead of the normal speed of 60 mph, NJ Transit CEO Kevin Corbett said.
The new draw bridge, made of American steel, will stand ten feet above the 100-year floodplain, Corbett said. While transit officials did not give a figure for the height of the existing bridge, they said the new structure is high enough to withstand a superstorm.
“This bridge is going to be here for well over 100 years,” Corbett told a group of reporters at the Perth Amboy construction site Tuesday. “Sandy wouldn’t have touched this.”
The project is about 50% completed, agency officials said.
The North Jersey Coast Line runs from New York Penn Station to Bay Head in Ocean County, with most of the line’s stations located south of the bridge.
“This is a critical choke point for the whole coastline,” Corbett said. “Everybody is dependent on this bridge to get home who’s on the other side of the river.”
The new bridge is essential to the state’s economy, as the transit agency expects commuting volume to return to pre-2020 numbers within the next few years, Corbett added.
“Projects like these are a lifeline for our transit system, which in New Jersey is a lifeline for our economy,” he said.
Phase one of the project has a budget of $250 million. The agency has not yet released an estimate for the cost of phase two, which is expected to begin in 2024.
The construction of the bridge began in 2021 along with the construction of the new Portal North Bridge, which carries North Jersey Coast Line and Northeast Corridor Line trains across the Hackensack River between Newark Penn Station and Secaucus Junction Station.
Both bridges are expected to be completed by 2026.
The two projects are a part of NJ Transit’s five-year capital plan, which Corbett implemented in 2020.
The plan allows for up to $2 billion a year in construction related spending, which includes federal funding.
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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (FRRSD) has a slew of summer programs for students and struggling learners, many designed to address learning gaps in the district.These include a summer literacy camp and two new STEAM camps, Experience Math! and STEAM Sleuthing Camp, where students use science, technology, engineering, language arts and mathematics to crack cases.However, parents are asking for better access to these programs and information about them.Parents said at a recent board meeti...
FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District (FRRSD) has a slew of summer programs for students and struggling learners, many designed to address learning gaps in the district.
These include a summer literacy camp and two new STEAM camps, Experience Math! and STEAM Sleuthing Camp, where students use science, technology, engineering, language arts and mathematics to crack cases.
However, parents are asking for better access to these programs and information about them.
Parents said at a recent board meeting that the summer programs and camps have benefited students, and they hope to see more programs like the ones this summer in the future. Still, some ask that the district share summer camp plans earlier in the school year so they have proper notice and enough time to plan – the same goes for teachers.
Megan Pacyna, a parent from Raritan Township and PTO vice president at Barley Sheaf, said most summer camps have open enrollment in February, but they fill up fast. So without early notice, many families are left out of the opportunity to join.
“Many families make their summer vacation plans early, and therefore were not able to participate in the summer program,” she said. “Some of these students or children received math or reading support services during the school year, and they could have benefited from attending camp.”
For teachers, before the district announces what summer camp will roll out, many have already settled on other teaching opportunities, but they would have taught at FRSD summer programs if they had known about them earlier in the year.
Pacyna said that when it comes to information about the summer programs, what it will cover or involve, is not as detailed or in-depth as she would like, and she's often left with unanswered questions. For example, when she tried to get more details about some of the summer programs from nine teachers across all four elementary schools in the spring and a few more recently, they could not share any details.
"It really wasn't until my son came home with a student book in the last days of STEAM camp that I had a better understanding of the course work that was covered," she said. “So I do thank you for sharing these books that were sent home."
Pacyna said FRRSD summer programs are a great opportunity for students, and sending students home with what they’re using in the classroom helps parents have a deeper dialogue with their children about the program, but accessing these materials and information about summer programs is an issue.
RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough continues to expand redevelopments projects while awaiting updates on projects the borough is eager to see progress.Borough engineer Stanley Schrek said the borough is waiting for funding to come through for the redevelopment of First Avenue and Bruns Street, while Block 81—the multi-family apartments near the Raritan train station, between 1st and 2nd avenues on 3rd Street—remains stalled on a proposed walkway until they hear back from NJ Transit.“Our comments are being processed...
RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough continues to expand redevelopments projects while awaiting updates on projects the borough is eager to see progress.
Borough engineer Stanley Schrek said the borough is waiting for funding to come through for the redevelopment of First Avenue and Bruns Street, while Block 81—the multi-family apartments near the Raritan train station, between 1st and 2nd avenues on 3rd Street—remains stalled on a proposed walkway until they hear back from NJ Transit.
“Our comments are being processed with transit,” said borough attorney Bill Robertson. “I’m being told that it’s working its way through the system.”
NJ Transit is expected to get back to the borough regarding a walkway to and from the community and the train station, which must be approved before it can be built, although the approval has been pending since late January. Schrek said in January that the property, which is open and has residents already living there, received a final unconditional certificate of occupancy, but the walkway cannot be built without the final approvals.
Schrek said the planning board also approved the redevelopment plan for Tillman Street and Raritan Crossing.
The borough introduced an ordinance (no. 2022-10) to approve the redevelopment plan for Block 116.01 (lots 25, 26.01, 27 and 27.01) and Block 112 (lot 3). These areas are home to a commercial building and a strip mall along Route 206 and two parking lots, all owned by Raritan Crossing LLC.
The ordinance will be subject to a public hearing and final approval at the next council meeting.
Schrek said the 2023 NJDOT grants are due on July 1, which he hopes to use a portion of to improve drainage for the whole of Richard Street and Columbus Avenue. He said the borough had received multiple complaints about the issue.
Although the borough can use the grant to target improvements on the inlets and piping to the area, “we’re not going to eliminate the flooding at the lower end,” Schrek said. “But we will be able to get water past the bypass area.”
If the borough approves the plan, he said, the project can start in early spring next year.
Regarding the Bell Avenue sewer project, Schrek said the borough received a $521,074 grant, but aims to start construction in late July due to a shortage of inspection personnel.
Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to explore and pursue diverse passions,” says Brian Alexopoulos, Executive Director of Laurel Circle. “As we kick off our 25th year, we w...
Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.
“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to explore and pursue diverse passions,” says Brian Alexopoulos, Executive Director of Laurel Circle. “As we kick off our 25th year, we want to celebrate being a part of Bridgewater and the wonderful community members who support us.”
They will then host a wellness fair on August 17th. This event will give local residents the opportunity to speak with employees and learn more about life on the Laurel Circle campus.
In addition to representatives from Laurel Circle, the wellness fair will include representatives from other local senior wellness groups, including Senior Helpers, Moving Made Easy, A Simpler Life Now, and many more.
Another aspect of the 25th anniversary will be a gala celebrating the four “pioneer” residents who have lived at Laurel Circle since its creation. One such resident, Charlotte McAfee, was among the first 50 residents to move into Laurel Circle before construction on the building was completed. “The joy of my life has been living here for the past 25 years,” says McAfee. “I have known so many beautiful, wonderful people.”
To celebrate this milestone, Laurel Circle will be offering generous sales incentives for perspective residents through the end of the year.
Additionally, Laurel Circle will also host a community open house this fall. More news about this event will be announced shortly.
About Laurel Circle
Located at 100 Monroe Street in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Laurel Circle is a full-service senior living community offering an active, independent lifestyle. This includes residential living apartments and villas for independent living and a continuum of health services at The Arbor at Laurel Circle, the community’s on-site health center. For more information about Laurel Circle, visit https://laurelcirclelcs.com/ or call 908-595-6500.
Laurel Circle is a life plan community offering independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, and rehabilitation services in Bridgewater, NJ. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, delicious dining options, and a full schedule of events, classes, workshops, club meetings, games, and activities through its innovative and holistic 8 Dimensions of Wellness program — all on a beautiful and conveniently located 28-acre campus. Click here for more information.
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The Sandy Hook peninsula area floods 10-15 times yearly, which NOAA predicts will increase to 80-110 flood days a year by 2050:HIGHLANDS, NJ — A new report released Tuesday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that high-tide flooding will only occur more frequently in the next year and years to come.High-tide flooding, often referred to as "king tides" or "sunny day" flooding, is a familiar site along the Jersey Shore, especially in towns facing Raritan Bay such as...
HIGHLANDS, NJ — A new report released Tuesday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that high-tide flooding will only occur more frequently in the next year and years to come.
High-tide flooding, often referred to as "king tides" or "sunny day" flooding, is a familiar site along the Jersey Shore, especially in towns facing Raritan Bay such as Keyport, Keansburg and Matawan, and along New Jersey barrier islands like Long Beach Island.
NOAA is the federal agency that monitors the atmosphere and oceans. In their report, they used the Sandy Hook peninsula as a pinpoint spot from where they predict flooding will get worse, due to "years of rising sea levels," said NOAA.
There is flooding about 10-15 times a year in the Sandy Hook peninsula area and NOAA predicts that will increase to between 80 to 110 high-tide flood days per year by 2050. NOAA predicts six to 11 high-tide flood events will occur in the Northeast between the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023, NOAA predicted.
Actually, 2022/23 will not be a bad year for New Jersey coastal flooding because of La Niña, said NOAA scientists.
You can read their report here: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa....
NOAA released their report in August 2022 through May 2023, or what they define as a "meteorological year." That is because it includes fall, winter and spring, the three seasons where the most intense storms occur.
High Tide Flooding (HTF) is defined as when tides reach anywhere from 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average high tide and start spilling onto streets or bubbling up from storm drains.
High-tide flooding is something anyone from Keyport to Highlands has witnessed, as residents often post photos of low-lying streets flooded after a storm.
"As sea level rise continues, damaging floods that happened decades ago only during a storm now happen more regularly, like during a full-moon or with a change in prevailing winds or currents," said NOAA. "Coastal communities across the U.S. will continue to experience more frequent high-tide flooding, forcing residents and visitors to deal with flooded shorelines, streets and basements."
More from their report:
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