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 Royal Palm Beach, FL 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 Royal Palm Beach, FL 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 Royal Palm Beach, FL, 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
Yes, last year's fair was pretty amazing with all the robots, but what's even better than robots?Dinosaurs.That's right, dinosaurs beat robots and this year's South Florida Fair is packed with t...
Yes, last year's fair was pretty amazing with all the robots, but what's even better than robots?
That's right, dinosaurs beat robots and this year's South Florida Fair is packed with the towering reptilian titans.
With the theme "Dino-Myte," the fair will be a bit like a stroll through Jurassic (or even Cretaceous) Park.
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There will be up to a dozen full-scale, moving, animatronic dinosaurs throughout the fair as well as dinosaur-related exhibits, docents with realistic baby dinosaur puppets and more.
Presented by Imagine Exhibitions, these animatronic dinosaur displays are second to none. The traveling exhibit, titled “Dinosaurs Around the World,” will showcase some of the world’s most unique and newly discovered dinosaurs. Guests will learn where the various species lived, how they arrived and the latest paleontological, cutting-edge research.
One of the many dinosaur-related events will be the Jurassic Kingdom Lockdown show where fairgoers can see lifelike dinosaurs in action and will be allowed touch and interact with them.
Keeping with the dinosaur theme, Dinotopia On Ice, by Rosstyn Ice Shows, will feature professional performances by adagio pairs along with star soloists and talented skaters perform with elaborate costumes, lighting, sound, special effects, scenery and more.
Though dinosaurs rock (and beat robots) the fair extends the fun beyond those beasts.
The Extreme Illusions and Escapes show, featuring Josh and Lea Knotts, is a mixture of stage illusions, skillful escapes, audience participation and music. Not an everyday magic act, this show is a crowd favorite everywhere it is performed.
There will be five stages featuring live country, rock, disco and folk music. These bands include 56 Ace, Alexandra Kay, Alyssa Coon, the Brenda Johnson Band, Bryce Allyn, the Derek Mack Band, Guerra Grooves and many more.
The entertainment will also include comedians, dance demonstrations, animal shows, robot fights and so much more.
And, of course, there will be rides — lots of them. This includes the return of the Midway Sky Eye, known as the “giant wheel.” As North America's largest traveling Ferris wheel, the ride reaches a peak height of 155 feet and is comprised of more than 500 pieces. More than 524,000 individual LED red, green, blue, yellow, orange and purple lights, make it the brightest spectacle at the fair. Guests also can see for miles from the top of this ride.
New rides include the Wave Swinger and Corky’s Wipeout.
Finally, let's talk food.
Yes, some healthy options will be available, but let's face it ... fairs are for going wild.
Fairs are where those dream concoctions become reality and mad culinary scientists reign supreme. A place where every crazily-delicious, as-God-intended, chocolate-dipped and/or fried delicacy on Earth can be found.
Among the new items, Miller Lemonade's pickle lemonade and Holy Marcaroni's Thai bowls.
The fair will be open for 17 days — so get planning now and experience it all.
Where: 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach
When: Jan. 13 through 29
Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MLK Day and Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. closing day
Cost: 10 and younger free; 11 and older at gate $15 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and $20 on Saturday and Sunday; Tuesdays $2. Entry fee does not include rides or parking. Ride wristbands $25 at gate Monday through Friday, $40 at gate on Saturday and Sunday. Parking $10 general, $20 premium.
Note:On Friday and Saturday nights, all guests under 18, when entering the fairgrounds, must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age will be required for the accompanying adult. In addition to the gate admission, all guests ages 6 to 17 must purchase a ride wristband prior to entering the fair.
Family Church in West Palm Beach is poised to lease more than half of its downtown campus for redevelopment into two residential towers, a blockbuster deal that would net the church about $100 million.The transaction, quietly in the works for weeks, could further transform the downtown from its historic landscape of low-rise buildings into a ...
Family Church in West Palm Beach is poised to lease more than half of its downtown campus for redevelopment into two residential towers, a blockbuster deal that would net the church about $100 million.
The transaction, quietly in the works for weeks, could further transform the downtown from its historic landscape of low-rise buildings into a dense district of high-rise towers. During the past five years, hundreds of millions of dollars invested in the downtown has catapulted the mid-sized city into a national destination for companies and residents, sometimes to the chagrin of longtime residents.
The deal also would give Family Church a huge infusion of cash. With it, the church plans to build more Christian schools, buy more property for new churches and provide services in languages other than English throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
On Feb. 5, church members will vote to lease 4.6 acres of its prime 9.7-acre site at its land at 1101 S. Flagler Drive to Frisbie Group, a Palm Beach-based real estate company with a growing presence in West Palm Beach.
The price for the Family Church land: $90 million to $120 million for a 99-year lease, according to a presentation made to church members on Jan. 22.
Any new development would not touch the iconic church sanctuary on the site’s northern edge. But the rest of the campus, which is mostly surface parking lots, would be transformed into the two residential towers.
A parking garage would replace the lost surface parking spots. In addition, the church’s existing educational building, home to the Palm Beach Christian Academy, would be torn down and rebuilt.
If members approve the lease to Frisbie Group, the church’s leadership would begin contract negotiations.
Frisbie Group managing partner Robert Frisbie Jr. confirmed the company’s recent selection by church officials.
“We are the successful suitor,” Frisbie said in an interview on Jan. 24. “It’s an incredible piece of property that fits into our thesis of trying to create value through positive transformation of our community.”
Frisbie acknowledged that renowned architect Norman Foster is being tapped for drawings of the two towers.
Frisibe Group already is seeking to build another twin-tower condominium complex just south of Family Church, at 1355 S. Flagler Drive. The complex, known as South Flagler House, clocked an eye-popping half a billion dollars in buyer reservations in 2022. But Frisbie Group is locked in litigation with a rival developer over the site, putting a freeze on the project's construction, according to recent filings in a federal court case.
When queried about the possible lease deal with Frisbie Group for the Family Church land, Lead Pastor Jimmy Scroggins provided a written statement.
Scroggins said the church had been approached by parties about development of a portion of the downtown campus. He said the church is having "conversations," but he did not specify the developer or the plans being weighed.
Scroggins did note the issue would be brought before members for consideration.
“Family Church has had a presence in downtown West Palm Beach since 1901 and our goal is to be here loving this city for generations to come,” Scroggins said in the statement.
Real estate sources said Frisbie beat out Related Cos. of New York, developer of The Square mixed-use center and many other projects downtown; and Al Adelson, developer of The Bristol condominium at 1100 S. Flagler Drive, across from Family Church.
Related Cos. officials declined to comment. Adelson also declined to comment.
The pending transaction marks the latest real estate play by Family Church, formerly First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach.
The church's downtown campus is on waterfront land on Flagler Drive just south of the Royal Park Bridge and Okeechobee Boulevard.
In recent years, Family Church has been on a mission to expand its presence outside the downtown area.
Sometimes, the church buys existing churches in other cities and rebranded them as Family Church. Other times, as in the newly created city of Westlake in western Palm Beach County, Family Church buys land with plans to build a house of worship.
Today, Family Church has a dozen neighborhood churches in cities ranging from Lake Worth Beach to Port St. Lucie.
The next step in Family Church's growth: building more churches, adding Christian schools at the neighborhood churches and offering more church services in languages other than English.
To do this, Family Church plans to use money raised from the downtown land lease to finance new buildings.
Although Family Church has an existing budget of $36 million to finance its current operations during the next two years, it needs another $24 million to meet its goals during this period, according to a Jan. 22 presentation to West Palm Beach congregants.
"There is a chance that we may lease a portion of our property downtown for a significant amount of money," Scroggins said in a video included in the presentation.
A deal on the downtown land is moving swiftly toward the next step.
A question-and-answer session with church member is set for Feb. 2, and a membership vote is slated for Feb. 5. If the members approve a land lease to Frisbie Group, the church's executive team then can move to firm up a contract with the company.
This isn't the first time Family Church has tapped its valuable downtown property to seed its growth plans.
In 2010, the church stunned West Palm Beach residents, and some of its own members, when it proposed selling off its Chapel-by-the-Lake, an open-air worship space directly on the Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive, across from the church sanctuary.
Scroggins urged the land’s sale, which he said was needed to fuel an expansion of the church’s presence throughout the county.
But the land’s proposed use as a luxurious high-rise condominium was controversial and opposed by some city residents. They feared its large size would block views, create traffic and open the door to more big towers along the waterfront.
After years of debate and even lawsuits by some city residents, the disputes eventually were settled, and the ultra-luxury Bristol condominium was built. The property was the most expensive condominium ever built in Palm Beach County, and gained international attention when a Palm Beach philanthropist paid more than $45 million for one floor. In 2021, six years after sales began, The Bristol sold out for just under $600 million.
The condo's success did open the door to construction of other residential towers projects on South Flagler Drive, including La Clara, Forte and the proposed South Flagler House condominiums.
Word that more development might be built along South Flagler Drive alarmed at least one West Palm Beach community leader, who said residents are being overwhelmed by the downtown’s rapid development.
“Our neighbors are already overstressed with the traffic and the parking problem that we have,” said Karen Steele, co-president of the El Cid Historic Neighborhood Association.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday unveiled his 2023 budget proposal, which includes a record $26 billion for K-12 education.About $1 billion is expected to go directly to teacher pay, but critics said it's not enough to move Florida out of the bottom three in the country for average teacher pay.Meanwhile, thousands of teaching jobs remain vacant across the state.The minimum base salary for Florida teachers right now is close to $48,000. Some of our local lawmakers want that to jump to $...
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday unveiled his 2023 budget proposal, which includes a record $26 billion for K-12 education.
About $1 billion is expected to go directly to teacher pay, but critics said it's not enough to move Florida out of the bottom three in the country for average teacher pay.
Meanwhile, thousands of teaching jobs remain vacant across the state.
The minimum base salary for Florida teachers right now is close to $48,000. Some of our local lawmakers want that to jump to $65,000 and believe it's a necessary and realistic goal.
"Right now, teachers are not just teachers. They are therapists. They are being parents. And right now, they are being shortchanged. They are underpaid and overworked," said State Rep. Jervonte Edmonds, D-West Palm Beach.
Edmonds is gearing up for his first legislative session, already filing the "Save Our Teachers Act" to increase minimum teacher pay by more than $10,000.
"I don't know if we want to call this a state of emergency with inflation, gas, food going up and rent. But this is the time, more than ever, we need to invest in our infrastructure and make sure our public school foundations don't crumble," Edmonds said.
According to the Florida Department of Education's most recent data, Edmonds' proposal would put the starting pay even higher that the current average teacher pay in the state, which is a little more than $51,000.
"If we are going to raise the starting salary to $65,000, then we need to increase the salaries across the board at a commensurate level to make it fair," said Palm Beach Central High School teacher Scott Houchins.
Houchins supports raising teacher pay, but doesn't want his experience to get left behind in the process.
"$65,000 is a higher base salary than my base salary now, so it would kind of be a slap in the face for those veteran teachers, especially those of us who have been teaching 20 to 25 years, if we didn't look at that," Houchins said.
Edmonds said the goal is to lift up everyone in the classroom.
"This bill does not leave out our experienced teachers, which is a blessing," Edmonds said. "It will allow them to get all the bonuses and incentives they had once before. So it's really going to allow them to get a huge increase and not be on the same totem pole as someone who just walked in."
DeSantis recently announced his education platform, which includes $1 billon dollars to trickle down to school districts for teacher pay.
But Edmonds said it's not enough.
"We're really moving pennies. And when you include taxes, it's really not an increase," Edmonds said. "I've seen [DeSantis] do amazing things for our first responders, our law enforcement, and it's time we reward those who are caring for our children, and that's our teachers."
State Sen. Lori Berman, D-Boca Raton, has filed a companion bill in the Senate. The legislative session begins in early March.
For more information about teacher salaries in the School District of Palm Beach County, click here.
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — More diverging diamond interchanges are coming to Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.The first of these configurations opened in Palm Beach County on Monday at I-95 and Glades Road in Boca Raton.The Department of Transportation said the design has been shown to improve safety and throughput at interchanges.A bird's eye vie...
MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — More diverging diamond interchanges are coming to Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
The first of these configurations opened in Palm Beach County on Monday at I-95 and Glades Road in Boca Raton.
The Department of Transportation said the design has been shown to improve safety and throughput at interchanges.
A bird's eye view of the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) can look confusing.
"I've heard mixed worries from people that some prefer it, and some are totally confused by it," driver Christie Walters.
Walters drives up and down I-95 on most days for work. WPTV spoke to her in Martin County off Kanner Highway.
"I definitely look for the interchanges that are easier to get on and off and have the longer merge lanes," Walters said.
Two diverging diamond interchanges are planned on the Treasure Coast: I-95 at Kanner Highway in Martin County and I-95 at Gatlin Boulevard in St. Lucie County.
The design's biggest appeal is eliminating left turns.
So, what makes an interchange location a good fit for a diverging diamond design?
FDOT said the criteria include the following:
Data from the Federal Highway Administration found that a year after the construction of the first DDI in Springfield, Missouri, left turn crashes were eliminated completely and the number crashes in total was reduced by 46%.
Christian Mathrin, who lives in West Palm Beach but works on the Treasure Coast, said he supports improving traffic but is skeptical about how drivers new to the area would handle the change.
"Even with the roundabouts, there's a lot of people who don't know how to use a roundabout properly, so all these new differences, even though its meant to make things better, it’s still going to create some chaos," Mathrin said.
Four other DDIs are planned in Palm Beach County for I-95 at Hypoluxo Road, Lantana Road, Tenth Avenue and 45th Street.
These constructed interchanges also include simpler crosswalks for pedestrians, crossing fewer lanes at a time.
Click here to learn more about DDI projects that are open to traffic, currently under construction or being planned in Florida.
UPDATED, Jan. 27, 4 p.m.Savanna is launching sales at Olara, its planned 26-story condominium in West Palm Beach.Savanna tapped Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to lead sales of Olara at 1919 North Flagler Drive, according to an announcement. The waterfront tower will sit directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, across from Palm Beach.Savanna is a New Y...
UPDATED, Jan. 27, 4 p.m.
Savanna is launching sales at Olara, its planned 26-story condominium in West Palm Beach.
Savanna tapped Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to lead sales of Olara at 1919 North Flagler Drive, according to an announcement. The waterfront tower will sit directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, across from Palm Beach.
Savanna is a New York City-based real estate investment and development firm, founded in 1992 by Chris Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock. Olara marks the first South Florida project for Savanna, which has invested $6 billion in a portfolio of projects across New York City, including One Court Square in Long Island City, according to its website.
Miami-based Arquitectonica’s design of the two-building Olara development includes 275 units in the condo tower. A previous project announcement stated the development would have a total 485 units, with 315 condos and 170 rental units, although these numbers have likely changed.
The condo units will have two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans, ranging from 1,500 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. The tower will also include a small number of penthouses. INC Architecture & Design and Gabellini Sheppard Associates, both New York-based firms, will lead Olara’s interior design, according to the release.
The development will include a six-boat slip private marina, an 80,000-square-foot amenities deck and a 30,000-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor to be headed by an unnamed celebrity chef, the release and the project’s website show. Amenities will include a 13,000-square-foot fitness center, spa facilities and a library.
Over the last two years, Savanna assembled the 4-acre Olara development site in 17 property purchases. Last year, West Palm Beach created a zoning district that encompasses the Olara site, just north of downtown West Palm Beach, raising limits on building height.
Olara is part of a wave of condo development in West Palm Beach, following a continuing spike in demand in the luxury residential market. Pandemic migration and corporate relocations have transformed the market with an influx of permanent residents.
West Palm Beach-based Frisbie Group and Houston-headquartered Hines have a 28-story condo project in the works, but it’s now facing legal challenges and potential financial trouble. The planned 82-unit tower has posted asking prices as high as $75 million, but a lawsuit brought by Two Roads Development has put the project on shaky ground.
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the starting square footage of the units.