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 Riverdale, 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 Riverdale, 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 Riverdale, 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!866-793-9933
Bograd's Fine Furniture, one of the last remaining high-end furniture retailers in the area, has ended its 89-year run.The family business closed the doors of its Riverdale store after selling the 38,000-square-foot property to an auction company. The business will sell its final pieces at an auction next weekend, both online and in-store.“I’m very pr...
Bograd's Fine Furniture, one of the last remaining high-end furniture retailers in the area, has ended its 89-year run.
The family business closed the doors of its Riverdale store after selling the 38,000-square-foot property to an auction company. The business will sell its final pieces at an auction next weekend, both online and in-store.
“I’m very proud of what we did at Bograd’s, and that will never change," said Mark Bograd, former president of the business. "We ran a very fine furniture business, ran it for many years, and we ran it the way we wanted to run it. Like anything else in life, it has its time."
Bograd's was founded in Paterson by Sam Bograd in 1930, during the Depression. The high-end retailer called Passaic County home for six decades, before moving to Morris County in 1996. The Bograd family flirted with closing the business in 2011, but after a deal to sell the building fell through, the business re-emerged with a new strategy.
In mid-2013, the retailer reopened in a smaller-format store at the same Riverdale location under a more modern name, @Bograds. In its final years, Mark Bograd served as president, and his father, Joe, was chief executive.
This year, the family closed on a deal to sell its Riverdale property to A.J. Willner Auctions. The Bograds shared the news in a letter to customers posted on the company's Facebook page. The final auction will take place on June 15 for remaining items, the letter said.
The decision to shut down the business was a combination of Marcia and Joe Bograd's retirement, an opportunity to sell the Riverdale property and the reality that small furniture companies face fierce competition from larger chains and online-only retailers, like Wayfair Inc., Mark Bograd said. That's why he has decided to join the ranks of one of company's competitors, White House Designs for Life.
White House Designs for Life is a small furniture retailer, much as Bograd's once was. The business, founded by Karen Arakelian, has three locations: White House Living in Wayne, White House Luxe in Fairfield and White House Design Resource, the retailer's interior design arm, which has its own space attached to the company's Fairfield store.
Rather than having two small retailers competing for the same consumers, Mark Bograd said, the two operations could unite to compete against the goliaths of the furniture world together.
"My feeling was rather than try to re-create again another Bograd’s, that I would do better to try and join an organization that was succeeding and build on that success," he said.
Longtime Bograd's customers can reach out to Mark Bograd for assistance, even with items purchased at the defunct store, the company said in its final letter. Many of the brands carried by Bograd's are also available at White House, and many of Bograd's former employees also work at Whitehouse, the Bograds said.
"It’s a comfortable place for me to move, and I think it's good for our customer base to still have a fine place to shop," Mark Bograd said.
The Waughaw Mountain Greenway in Riverdale and Kinnelon just got bigger with the donation of about 47 acres of land to the Morris County Park Commission.Previously comprising 306 acres of undeveloped land, county stewards hope to open it in the future with an off-road cycling and hiking trail system. Future access to and parking for the park will be developed off Brook Valley Road in Kinnelon.The land "enhances the proposed trailhead that will begin along the Route 23 corridor," said Morris County Park ...
The Waughaw Mountain Greenway in Riverdale and Kinnelon just got bigger with the donation of about 47 acres of land to the Morris County Park Commission.
Previously comprising 306 acres of undeveloped land, county stewards hope to open it in the future with an off-road cycling and hiking trail system. Future access to and parking for the park will be developed off Brook Valley Road in Kinnelon.
The land "enhances the proposed trailhead that will begin along the Route 23 corridor," said Morris County Park Commission Executive Director Dave Helmer.
“Preserving open space for our residents is a priority,” Riverdale Mayor Paul Carelli said. “The Waughaw Mountain Greenway will be a wonderful amenity for not only our residents and those from surrounding communities, but will also showcase what Riverdale has to offer to all who visit the Greenway.”
Park Commission President Stuart Lasser said the donation expands the largest county park system in New Jersey by acreage and adds to protected green space "at the gateway to Morris County."
Fairfield-based Rensselaer, which donated the land, also has a portfolio of rural properties around northern New Jersey and has undertaken a variety of green initiatives, including preserving undeveloped forestland in Mansfield in Warren County.
“We believe that a crucial part of doing business is serving the communities we operate in,” said Rensselaer Commercial Properties CEO Christina PioCosta-Lahue. “For us, real estate is just as much about providing high-quality spaces where our tenants can create, build, grow and thrive as it is about preserving the natural spaces around us,” she continued.
Established in 1956, the Morris County Parks Commission is the steward of more than 20,000 acres of parkland and operates 34 facilities including four golf courses, ice-skating arena and a boating marina on Lake Hopatcong. A staff of 151 full-time, 66 seasonal and part-time employees handles operations for the system, which features 253 miles of trails and attracts more than 4 million visitors annually.
RIVERDALE — Local historian Tom Riley will be presenting his popular presentation "Nazis in Riverdale?" at the borough library on Wednesday, Oct. 3.The retired educator, who grew up in Bloomingdale, said he first learned of the infamous German Bund camp on Federal Hill from the ghost stories in his youth.The camp, active in the 1930s, was in Bloomingdale but was reached from behind Slater's Mill off Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale. The bridge behind the mill was washed out in 1903."There...
RIVERDALE — Local historian Tom Riley will be presenting his popular presentation "Nazis in Riverdale?" at the borough library on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
The retired educator, who grew up in Bloomingdale, said he first learned of the infamous German Bund camp on Federal Hill from the ghost stories in his youth.
The camp, active in the 1930s, was in Bloomingdale but was reached from behind Slater's Mill off Hamburg Turnpike in Riverdale. The bridge behind the mill was washed out in 1903.
"There really was a German camp on Federal Hill," Riley said. "So, of course, that just got my imagination going and I was just a sponge for anything to do with Federal Hill."
Camp Bergwald was raided several times by the FBI, and 19 members were put on trial in 1944. Four were convicted as spies for conspiring to transmit military information to Germany in violation of the Espionage Act in 1943.
"So you had spies right here looking down at you from Federal Hill," Riley said.
The camp was ultimately confiscated by the United States government and the land eventually bought by Tilcon Quarry, which owns more land on Federal Hill.
Riley recently had a chance to do some exploring on Federal Hill as part of the production of a new documentary available on YouTube called: "Bloomingdale — An American Small Town."
Remnants of a camp building, visible today, are included in the film, along with some archive footage of camp activities. The film producers received special permission to explore the camp site, accompanied by Tilcon security.
Riley's presentation also includes photographs. Camp Bergwald was a youth camp for boys and girls 8 to 18, Riley said. Members spoke German, and along with normal camp activities they were indoctrinated with a "heavy dose of national socialism," he said.
Members handed out fliers and sold pamphlets and Nazi collectibles, he said. At its height there were 20 chapters across the United States, most concentrated in the Northeast.
"Make no mistake: They were just as anti-Roosevelt-administration as anybody possibly could be," Riley said. "The same spiel that Hitler was spreading across Europe at this time, this German American Vocational League are spreading right here."
The group evolved from the Friends of Hitler Movement, the Friends of New Germany and then, by 1936, the German American Bund. Riley cited a 1944 New York Times article that traced $13,000 used to purchase the land on Federal Hill back to Nazi Germany, the Vocational League and the German Labor movement.
Federal Hill, it turns out, also played a role in the Revolutionary War and was part of a beacon system. The early-warning system was used to alert Gen. George Washington of British troops' movements.
Washington even put down a mutiny on Federal Hill, and two of the three mutineers were executed. So the ghosts stories about mutineers that Riley heard as a child had some merit. So did the ones about Nazis on Federal Hill.
The site where Camp Bergwald and the beacon were located may end up being quarried, the historian said. There is no access to the old Bund Camp site, he said, and the area is fenced off. The camp is now within the active blast area of Tilcon.
Register online for the event at riverdalelibrary.org, or call the library at 973-835-5044.
Riley is also known for his presentations on the connection of Babe Ruth and minor league baseball to the area. Keep an eye on the local library calendars for his talks.
he best businesses adapt to change in creative ways. Take Vibe for instance, an entertainment event company in Riverdale which hosts events like bar mitzvahs and sweet sixteens. When COVID-19 shut down events and indoor gatherings, the owner transformed the space into a restaurant called Vibe Burger; serving farm-to-table comfort food in a fun venue.Vibe Bu...
he best businesses adapt to change in creative ways. Take Vibe for instance, an entertainment event company in Riverdale which hosts events like bar mitzvahs and sweet sixteens. When COVID-19 shut down events and indoor gatherings, the owner transformed the space into a restaurant called Vibe Burger; serving farm-to-table comfort food in a fun venue.
Vibe Burger is more than just a restaurant, however. The space also houses arcade games, a mini-golf course, and even virtual reality rides. Though many events have been canceled or scaled down, they can host small private parties. They also offer off-premise event planning through their other business, The Entertainment Company. But with NJ being cautious about indoor gatherings, they are focusing on the restaurant side of things for now.
With this in mind, Vibe Burger can serve 32 guests outside on their outdoor patio beneath tents. They also offer touchless ordering and payment via either your phone or tablets that they provide. “It’s for the long term,” says Brian Rosenbaum, who owns Vibe Burger along with his wife, Jennifer. Of course, they also have indoor seating.
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Vibe Burger owes its menu to award-winning Owner and Partner/Executive Chef Darryl Harmon; in fact, you’ll find many crossover creations at both Vibe and the recently opened Shell N’ Tail in Jersey City. In particular, Harmon has a line of seasonings he incorporates into many recipes. “We have unique stuff,” says Rosenbaum. “It’s different than places you order takeout from. Most are freezing and reheating. We don’t do that. We’re making it all fresh. You can taste it.”
So far, the Wagyu beef hot dogs are popular, and come with fondue cheese, a secret onion sauce, and mustard. In addition, their signature burgers are a big hit. For instance, the Nacho Ranch Flip is a smashed patty with a cheese blend, pico de gallo, and avocado crema; then topped with Doritos. Vibe Burger also receives fresh local seafood deliveries daily. Other menu options include salads, sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, cheesesteaks, and wings. Gluten-free options, vegetarian meals, and a kids’ menu are also available. Click here to see the full menu.
But make sure you save room for dessert. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in over-the top shakes, handmade ice-cream sandwiches, or ice cream sundaes. Meanwhile, Rosenbaum says their homemade desserts options will rotate; current favorites include the peach cobbler as well as the bread pudding.
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RIVERDALE – Officials are considering raising the three-day wedding package rental rate for Glenburn Estate to $3,500. The 5-acre historic site dates to 1816 and features a stunning home designed in the Colonial Revival style.Glenburn is owned by the borough and is available for rentals. It's a popular wedding destination where 24 weddings were held in 2016. The home provides a picturesque scene to those who drive by it on the busy Hamburg Turnpike. There are tours available of the historic site twice a week....
RIVERDALE – Officials are considering raising the three-day wedding package rental rate for Glenburn Estate to $3,500. The 5-acre historic site dates to 1816 and features a stunning home designed in the Colonial Revival style.
Glenburn is owned by the borough and is available for rentals. It's a popular wedding destination where 24 weddings were held in 2016. The home provides a picturesque scene to those who drive by it on the busy Hamburg Turnpike. There are tours available of the historic site twice a week.
"The place is basically rented every weekend in the summer," Mayor Paul Carelli said.
Borough officials want to again review rental fees following last year's increase to $2,500 from $800 for a three-day weekend package, the mayor said. The hope was there would be more money coming in and less usage, but the price increase didn't seem to deter anyone, Carelli said.
"I think we're not charging enough because the place is getting beat up," the mayor said.
He also pointed out that of the 24 rentals, only one person was a Riverdale resident.
Carelli brought up the issue of renters using canopies on site for weddings. He said there needs to be a fire inspection and electrical inspection if lighting is used. The mayor and council also discussed upgrading the electricity on site.
Last year, the mayor said, he saw a canopy at an event with an extension cord running over the lawn and through a window into the house.
There was some discussion of whether the borough should work with a company to provide canopies or have the renters do it on their own and provide proof of the inspections.
"What if they didn't set it up right, and in the middle of a wedding ... a thunderstorm comes and blows it over and somebody gets hurt?" Carelli said.
Officials are expected to introduce an ordinance that addresses these issues at the next council meeting. The property also is available for daily rental, but those fees probably won't change, the mayor said.
According to the historical information on the Glenburn Estate website, the estate was named by its second owner. It was used as a private residence until five years ago, and in 2003, it came under threat of demolition for a strip mall. Local preservationists helped save the home.
The property also houses a 19th-century barn and a frame outbuilding, the website said. The site is surrounded by a stone fence that dates to the 20th century.
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