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 Ridgewood, 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 Ridgewood, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Ridgewood, 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
RIDGEWOOD, NJ — More than a year after incurring an initial violation, Ridgewood Water is still out of compliance with New Jersey standards on maximum contaminant levels for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), a quarterly report from the village water system said.Ridgewood Water contains levels of PFAS, manmade "forever" chemicals that are higher than the statewide health standards, and did not remediate violations at nine points of entry by the one-year deadline of July 23.From July 2021 to June 2022, Ri...
RIDGEWOOD, NJ — More than a year after incurring an initial violation, Ridgewood Water is still out of compliance with New Jersey standards on maximum contaminant levels for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), a quarterly report from the village water system said.
Ridgewood Water contains levels of PFAS, manmade "forever" chemicals that are higher than the statewide health standards, and did not remediate violations at nine points of entry by the one-year deadline of July 23.
From July 2021 to June 2022, Ridgewood Water also exceeded the MCL for PFOA at 19 of its drinking water treatment plants, and from October 2021 to June 2022, the system exceeded MCL for PFOS at one of its drinking water plants, according to the system's annual report.
PFAS is a group of chemicals that includes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), the two most prominent compounds found in Ridgewood Water's groundwater sources, the third-quarter report released on Oct. 15 said.
People who drink water containing PFOA in excess of maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) over time could experience problems with their blood serum cholesterol levels, liver, kidney, immune system, or, in males, the reproductive system, the quarterly report said.
For PFOS, people could experience problems with their liver, kidney, or immune or endocrine systems.
Ridgewood Water is implementing "system-wide treatment," the quarterly report said, and is providing an update every three months until the MCL violations are returned to compliance. Installation of PFAS treatment at the water system's points of entry is expected to complete in 2026, the annual report said.
Based on samples collected at exceeding treatment plants, PFOA was found to be between 17.6 and 30.6 parts per trillion, while the MCL for PFOA is 14 ppt. PFOS was found to between 16.2 and 16.6 ppt, while the MCL for PFOS is 13 ppt, Ridgewood Water said.
MCL standards for the chemicals were adopted by the state in 2020, and monitoring began in 2021.
Ridgewood Water has worked closely with New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection on this issue since 2020, and completed a master plan for designing, purchasing, integrating and testing a permanent PFAS treatment system that same year.
As part of the plan, Ridgewood Water is aiming to provide more efficient PFAS treatment by consolidating 31 treatment plants to 12 treatment plants. Implementation of this plan is "well underway," the quarterly report said.
"Integrating PFAS treatment systems into our existing treatment plants to address the contamination is complex, time-consuming, expensive – and necessary," Ridgewood Water said. "We are dedicated to clean up the contamination, which was caused by others."
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Children and teens rushed home from school Monday afternoon eager to run out the door and parade around the village collecting as much candy as possible for Halloween. Following the weekend's festivities that included the Haunted Harvest, Ridgewood was decked out in spooks and scares across every neighborhood.Some roads were even blocked with...
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Children and teens rushed home from school Monday afternoon eager to run out the door and parade around the village collecting as much candy as possible for Halloween. Following the weekend's festivities that included the Haunted Harvest, Ridgewood was decked out in spooks and scares across every neighborhood.
Some roads were even blocked with do not enter signs to prevent too much traffic and allow trick-or-treaters to go house to house safely. As students left Ridge Elementary School, they made their way through a blocked Clinton Ave., where they were guided across the street by crossing guard Andy Lieb who was in costume. “We’re not allowed to give out food or candy for Halloween, so I decided to give out pencils this year that say ‘have a wonderful day,’” said Lieb.
Most Ridgewood natives made a beeline for The Height's neighborhood as it is known for having some of the most prestigious streets with the best candy. Residents Peter and Sara Maltin hoped to coax the crowd of trick-or-treaters to their side of the village on West End Avenue when they started hosting the Ridgewood Halloween House five years ago.
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“It takes six weeks to set up, and we’ve been planning it for months. People just love it, it’s truly for the enjoyment of the kids and spreading the Halloween spirit,” Maltin told TAPinto Ridgewood.
Those who wanted to test their nerves in the popular Ridgewood Halloween maze stopped by 124 Sheridan Terrace for Gregory Stewart’s new maze design. “I started the maze 27 years ago when my son Tyler was just four years old and he asked me to make an obstacle course in the backyard for his birthday. It takes about two weekends to put together, and we even hire high schoolers to be maze masters to help us,” Stewart explained.
Best friends Shalia and Milania took a detour from trick-or-treating Monday when they decided to test their skills in the Halloween maze. The two coordinated their costumes this year, coming dressed as an angel and devil for the day. When asked what their favorite part of Halloween has been so far this year Shalia explained, “we had a Halloween parade at school, and we did some really cool arts and crafts activities in class.”
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Representative Chris Stout of the Ridgewood American Legion presented to the council this evening with plans for an adjusted placement of a monument honoring Gold Star families. Councilpersons Paul Vagianos and Pamela Perron expressed a desire to consult with the director of the parks department before moving forward.According to the legion’s proposal, the monument will be composed of black granite and will feature the military surviving family member star, a folded flag, and a memorial plaque. They plan on placi...
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Representative Chris Stout of the Ridgewood American Legion presented to the council this evening with plans for an adjusted placement of a monument honoring Gold Star families. Councilpersons Paul Vagianos and Pamela Perron expressed a desire to consult with the director of the parks department before moving forward.
According to the legion’s proposal, the monument will be composed of black granite and will feature the military surviving family member star, a folded flag, and a memorial plaque. They plan on placing it between the existing monument base and pavers which will require the removal of one cement post, but it will be replaced.
Despite being a project run by the Ridgewood American Legion, Village Attorney Matthew Rogers informed the council that the council must accept the proposal before any installation takes place.
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Mayor Susan Knudsen shared her thoughts on delaying the process stating, “I think what we’re doing here is holding one group to a standard that we don’t hold others to. It's very concerning to me that the American Legion Post 52 is here presenting a Gold Star monument in tribute to families that fallen soldiers have left behind. We don’t pass things before the conservation board, it's certainly something that our parks and recreation director should take a look at, but we don’t do this.”
“I don’t think there is a soul in this room that doesn’t want to see a monument to Gold Star families. There are rare instances when I can speak on behalf of a unanimous council, but I believe with all my heart everyone wants to do this. We are all on the same team, but we just want to discuss this and there are people I want to hear from to start this process,” said Vagianos.
During the public comment session, resident Jeanne Johnson addressed the council with her frustrations regarding bullying saying, “it is interesting to know that just this month an anti-bullying proclamation was read in this very room, but not a week later during candidate debate we observed our village mayor behaving in ways that were very definitely defined as insulting, inconsiderate, and intimidating. I think it's time to be kind and do good.”
Rurik Halaby also took the opportunity to speak about the recent League of Women Voters candidate debate. “One candidate referred to a petition signed by fifty central business district merchants voicing their opposition to the pedestrian mall. Has anyone seen this petition? I will be filing an OPRA to get a copy of the petition if one exists,” said Halaby.
Another item discussed Wednesday evening included the proposal for the repair of Kingsbridge Lane Pedestrian Bridge. At this point, the village has received one proposal from Lahita Engineering with a price tag of $32,125.
Ridgewood quarterback Jack Foersch hands the ball off to Tahir Kenyatta in the third quarter of Ridgewood's game against Ramapo FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – Friday night was another rough game and end to the regular season for the Ridgewood Maroons, as they lost to the Ramapo Raiders 38-12 to fall to 5-3 as the state tournament gets underway next week.The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Maroons as their opening drive was ended around midifield when quarterback Jack Foersch and running back Red Kossi...
Ridgewood quarterback Jack Foersch hands the ball off to Tahir Kenyatta in the third quarter of Ridgewood's game against Ramapo
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ – Friday night was another rough game and end to the regular season for the Ridgewood Maroons, as they lost to the Ramapo Raiders 38-12 to fall to 5-3 as the state tournament gets underway next week.
The game got off to an inauspicious start for the Maroons as their opening drive was ended around midifield when quarterback Jack Foersch and running back Red Kossick mishandled an attempted handoff and the ensuing fumble was recovered by Ramapo.
Immediately the Raiders got a big pass play as Jack Grusser connected with Landon DePrima to put Ramapo in the redzone. A few plays later, Ethan Moran capped off the drive with a five-yard touchdown run to open the scoring and give Ramapo an early 7-0 lead.
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Ridgewood would answer back with an over seven-minute drive ending with a Tahir Kenyatta two-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was blocked keeping Ramapo in front 7-6. The teams would trade scoring drives as Grusser found Ben Robinson for a two-yard touchdown pass and Kenyatta got his second touchdown of the night to make it 14-12 as Ridgewood’s two point conversion failed.
Maybe the turning point of the game came when Ramapo got the ball back with a 1:54 left in the half after Kenyatta’s second touchdown. The Raiders took only 23 seconds to score and go up 21-12 due to Grusser’s second touchdown pass, this time finding Will Scordato from 37 yards out.
Down nine to start the half, Ridgewood could not do much with their first possession being forced to punt after a sack on third down. Ramapo would march right down the field on their first possession of the second half as Moran punched in his second goal to go touchdown run of the game extending the Raider lead to 28-12.
Again, Ridgewood failed to move the ball offensively being forced to punt for a second straight possession. The game turned from bad to worse when the low snap forced Foersch into catching the ball while dropping to a knee essentially acting as a sack on 4th down setting up Ramapo deep into Ridgewood territory already up two scores. Ridgewood was able to hold Ramapo to a field goal, but that was enough to make it a three possession game. The Raiders would tack on another touchdown to put the game well out of reach by the time the fourth quarter started.
After the game, Ridgewood Head Coach Torre Watson’s message as to why his team struggled was simple.
“Got outplayed,” were Watson’s initial thoughts postgame. “That’s a good football team, they’re well coached and we were in it in the first half. They just outplayed us in the second half. Again, you got to expect that, they’re a good ball team.”
Perhaps the more disappointing aspect of Ridgewood’s loss Friday night was the fact that they had a chance to be the top seed in the state tournament next week should they have beaten Ramapo. Now, their path to a title is uncertain and they will have to wait until Monday to see who they are up against in their area of the bracket. Watson says his team should be grateful of the opportunity Ridgewood has in front of them despite not being the number one seed. “It’s obviously difficult not to have the one seed,” Watson stated after the loss. “The situation is we don’t have it, however we’re still in. There’s teams whose season is over right now, so we’re still involved and we want to make the best out of being involved.”
Ridgewood’s recent struggles could not have come at a worst time as the team has lost two in a row for the first time all season and has only one win since the calendar turned to October. Watson believes that Ridgewood will put the late season difficulties behind them and look forward to the state tournament.
“Look, we’re in the playoffs. And the reality is the whole season kind of gets erased after this week and we go into a new season. We have the opportunity to still be in the hunt for the state championship, so that’s what the mindset is going to be.”
2 minute readPaterson PressPATERSON — After lunch on Monday, Lyndsay Walker’s kindergarten students had a surprise waiting for them when they returned to their classroom: a bright orange bookcase filled with dozens of children’s stories.The youngsters picked books that appealed to them, then sat down on a large floor blanket to thumb through the pages.“This is so great,” said Walker, the lead kindergarten teacher at Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology, ...
PATERSON — After lunch on Monday, Lyndsay Walker’s kindergarten students had a surprise waiting for them when they returned to their classroom: a bright orange bookcase filled with dozens of children’s stories.
The youngsters picked books that appealed to them, then sat down on a large floor blanket to thumb through the pages.
“This is so great,” said Walker, the lead kindergarten teacher at Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology, when the books arrived while the children were at lunch.
Walker’s students were among the beneficiaries of a Boy Scout project by 16-year-old Joshua Fishkin of Ridgewood in his effort to earn Eagle Scout status.
With some carpentry guidance from his father, Fishkin built 12 bookcases and collected donations of more than 5,000 books, so that each class at the kindergarten and first grade campus of the charter school would have a new mini-library.
Fishkin said he was inspired by his own love of reading and said he hoped he could pass that passion on to the youngsters in Paterson. He said that if just one student got hooked on reading from his donation, his project would be a success.
Every classroom at the charter school’s lower-grade campus on Main Street already had small libraries. But Fishkin’s donation more than doubled their size.
“Now the kids will have access to books they never saw before,” said Victoria Rossi, lead teacher for first grade at the charter school. “It’s amazing.”
Fishkin said he picked the charter school because a family friend teaches in the upper grades. He said his connection to Paterson goes back to when he was in seventh grade and did volunteer tutoring at the Oasis nonprofit program in the city.
The first step for the project, the teen said, was setting up a GoFundMe page to get donations to cover the costs. That raised $2,000, more than he said he expected.
“The fundraising was the easiest part,” he said.
Next, the Boy Scout and his father went to a lumber company to get the wood for the shelves. Over a two-week span in August, Fishkin said, he built the shelves, with direction from his father. Some days, the teen said, he spent more than eight hours on the construction. Each bookcase took about four hours, and that didn’t include the painting, including two coats of primer and two coats of paint.
Fishkin said he picked orange because that’s his favorite color.
“I’ve never seen an orange bookcase before,” noted Walker, the kindergarten teacher.
Of course, bookcases without books aren’t much good. Fishkin said his mother used some of her work contacts to solicit donations of about 1,000 new books from publishers. After that, he said, he organized a community book collection drive in September that generated another 4,000 books.
But his work wasn’t done yet. Fishkin and about 10 other Scouts spent a full weekend day sorting through the books, using apps on their phones to determine which would be appropriate for beginner readers in kindergarten and which would be right for first grade students.
Fishkin and his family said they are ready to conduct annual donation drives in the future, along with several friends from Ridgewood, to restock the 12 bookcases he delivered to the charter school on Monday.
Joe Malinconico is editor of Paterson Press.