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 Somerville, 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 Somerville, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
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Matthew D’Avino’s reaction to two fourth-quarter passes thrown his way in the fourth quarter may best sum up the tenor of Friday night’s thrilling Big Central Conference battle between his Montgomery squad and Somerville.The senior wide receiver hauled in a 66-yard touchdown pass from Michael Schmelzer that gave Montgomery the lead for good with 5:38 remaining in the game, yet was actually more excited about the pass that he didn’t catch....
Matthew D’Avino’s reaction to two fourth-quarter passes thrown his way in the fourth quarter may best sum up the tenor of Friday night’s thrilling Big Central Conference battle between his Montgomery squad and Somerville.
The senior wide receiver hauled in a 66-yard touchdown pass from Michael Schmelzer that gave Montgomery the lead for good with 5:38 remaining in the game, yet was actually more excited about the pass that he didn’t catch.
That’s because, well, it was never intended for D’Avino.
With Somerville working from the Montgomery eight-yard line with 4.2 seconds to go, D’Avino jumped in front of quarterback Brenden Pacheco’s intended receiver at the front of the end zone and knocked it harmlessly to the ground as time expired to send the Cougars to a 27-21 victory at Brooks Field in a clash of 3-0 teams in Somerville.
“The last play (was better), with the game finally being over and us knowing that we won it. It feels amazing,” D’Avino said.
That feeling of amazement came close to being heartache with Somerville’s bold comeback effort in the final 4:27 after Montgomery (4-0) had seized a 27-14 advantage on a 5-yard run by Brady Post with 4:34 remaining and just after a costly error by Somerville.
The Pioneers were punting from their own 25 when the snap sailed over the head of Spencer Carran and was downed at the five. Post muscled his way in one play later for the TD and a seemingly comfortable lead.
“It was a good lesson for us,” Schmelzer said. “We were a little high on the sidelines. We tried to calm it down, but we gave up some big plays. Bend, don’t break and we didn’t break.”
Though bent dangerously far against the passing of Pacheco, who threw for a whopping 257 yards in that second half and finished the game hitting on 15 of 29 for 342 yards and two touchdowns to fellow junior Josh Rodriguez, the second with 3:34 left in the game to cap a four-play, 60-yard move following Post’s TD run.
Along the way, Pacheco found a deep-route buddy in senior Quinn Carran (Spencer’s brother), who hauled in four passes for 195 yards, including a 74-yarder that carried Somerville to the Montgomery 29 with 53.4 seconds left.
Pacheco swung two short passes to running back Max Nuzzi to bring the Pioneers to the 16 with 15 seconds to go. He threw incomplete on first down, and then got a boost when Montgomery was whistled for pass interference on his throw to the end zone. That gave the Ville a third-and-two from the eight with 9.4 seconds left. Pacheco’s next pass was caught just a half-step out of bounds, and then D’Avino stepped in to foil a dazzling rally effort.
D’Avino had played little defense earlier in the game and typically is at safety, not cornerback, though was put there for man-to-man coverage against the talented Rodiguez, who caught three passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns.
“He’s a senior now; he’s a big boy,” Schmelzer said of D’Avino. “He made a great play at the end of the game. All the trust was in him. When he was in, I knew he wouldn’t let us down.”
D’Avino and his other teammates have the same degree of faith in Schmelzer for his ability to deliver under pressure.
He completed 16 of 23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns to scale 3,000 passing yards for his career and also help head coach Zoran Milich win his 99th career game. The only coach the Cougars have ever had can notch No. 100 next Saturday on the road against Hamilton West.
Schmelzer hustled his club 68 yards downfield in seven plays off the opening kick to stake Montgomery to a 7-0 lead after the first of three PAT by Trey McFadden, who also caught seven passes for 73 yards in the game.
Montgomery’s movement was not so successful in the remainder of the first half. Its next possession ended with an interception (by Quinn Carran), and the next one ventured inside the 15-yard line but was ended by sacks from Jayden Loftin and Nuzzi
Somerville immediately answered Montgomery’s opening-march TD with a five-play, 75-yard drive highlighted by a 42-yard run by Terrell Mitchell to launch the series. Pacheco capped it with a 1-yard run with 7:03 to go in the first quarter.
Carran came down with his interception to end Montgomery’s next possession, and his team capitalized with a five-play, 45-yard advance culminating with Pacheco’s 34-yard pass to Rodriguez. Spencer Carran’s second of three PAT gave the Ville a 14-7 lead with 1:14 left in the quarter.
The Pioneers marched to the Montgomery seven-yard line on their initial possession of the second half, but were walked back nine yards when Post tallied a sack on third-and-five. A 31-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Alessandro Spera.
Montgomery then showed the pop and precision it had on that opening drive of the game by moving 75 yards in 13 plays to knot the score at 14-14 on Schmelzer’s 3-yard run six seconds into the fourth quarter. The Cougars also found the end zone on its next two possessions.
“We just had to avoid negative plays,” said Schmelzer, who was sacked four times in the first half for 27 yards, then operated without a loss in the following half with the stepped-up protection offered by linemen Lucas Szczepanski, Brandon Rector, Joe Reyes, Landen Dikker and Michael Bellamy.
“They hold each other accountable, for sure,” Schmelzer said of his line. “Some of them were my fault, too, scrambling out of the pocket a little early. They bounced back and they came up big at the end.”
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SOMERVILLE, NJ — A fun-filled day bringing Revolutionary War history to life in downtown Somerville will be held on Saturday, July 22.The second annual "History on the Green" will be held on the historic Courthouse Green on Main Street, between North Bridge and Grove streets, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.During this family-friendly living history event, visitors will have an opportunity to explore a pop-up Revolutionary War encampment, interact with George Washington, play with colonial toys and games, watch cannon and...
SOMERVILLE, NJ — A fun-filled day bringing Revolutionary War history to life in downtown Somerville will be held on Saturday, July 22.
The second annual "History on the Green" will be held on the historic Courthouse Green on Main Street, between North Bridge and Grove streets, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During this family-friendly living history event, visitors will have an opportunity to explore a pop-up Revolutionary War encampment, interact with George Washington, play with colonial toys and games, watch cannon and musket demos, and much more.
This year’s program will feature a procession and concert by the internationally renowned Massachusetts Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums.
The band will start lining up at 2 p.m. in front of the historic Wallace House, which served as Washington’s winter headquarters between 1778-1779.
At 2:30 p.m., the Fife & Drum Corps will parade down Main Street to the historic Courthouse, where they will perform a finale concert with music from the Revolutionary War era around 3 p.m.
"We are thrilled to have the amazing Massachusetts Middlesex County Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps perform for us at this year’s History on the Green event," said Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. "Somerset County is proud of our rich heritage and our designations as both a Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area and part of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail."
Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeaur, General Comte de Rochambeau, led French troops through Rocky Hill, Franklin, Millstone, Manville, Bridgewater, and Bernards as they joined the Continental Army in the fight for independence.
General Washington served as the commander of the allied armies, while General Rochambeau had the military expertise to play a vital role in strategic planning.
In fact, Rochambeau was instrumental in the victory achieved in Yorktown, Va., in 1781, where British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army to General Washington.
"History on the Green" is being sponsored by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission, in collaboration with the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association (W3R-NJ).
This press release was produced by the Somerset County Government. The views expressed here are the author’s own.
The 14th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, a weekend of jazz taking place in Somerville and Flemington, is returning Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10.The rain-or-shine outdoor festival organized by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the Flemington Community Partnership is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. CD sales and signings will follow each performance. The event is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health.On Friday, Sept. 8, in Somerville on Division Street, the David Caldwell-Ma...
The 14th annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival, a weekend of jazz taking place in Somerville and Flemington, is returning Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10.
The rain-or-shine outdoor festival organized by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and the Flemington Community Partnership is free. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets. CD sales and signings will follow each performance. The event is sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health.
On Friday, Sept. 8, in Somerville on Division Street, the David Caldwell-Mason Trio will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; the Conrad Herwig Quintet featuring the Rutgers Jazz faculty will perform from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 9, in Flemington on Stangl Road, Claudia Acuna will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and the Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet will perform from 8:30 to 10 p.m.
“We look forward to dancing in the streets again with festivalgoers and providing a magical outdoor stage under a canopy of stars on Historic Stangl Road,” said Robin Lapidus, Flemington Community Partnership executive director.
The seating area opens at 5 p.m. Dining options from borough restaurants and food trucks will be available, as will beer, wine and cocktails. Free tickets and $18 VIP seating can be reserved at flemingtonCJJF.eventbrite.com.
To reach the stage, take Route 12 to the parking lot entrance near Liberty Village and enter Stangl Road on foot from the south end by the Polo Outlet and Lone Eagle Brewing.
On Sunday, Sept. 10, in Somerville on the Somerset County Court House lawn on the corner of East Main and Grove streets, Michaela Marino Lerman will perform from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m.; Lafayette Harris Jr. and Friends will perform 3:10 to 4:20 p.m.; and the David Gibson Quartet will perform 4:50 to 6 p.m.
Free parking will be available in all municipal parking lots, and there is also on-street parking. East Main Street between Grove and Bridge Streets will be closed to cars.
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Food and beverage tents will also sell fare on East Main Street.
About 6,000 people are expected to attend, making it one of the most popular events of the year in Somerville, where the festival began before New Brunswick and Flemington joined the lineup.
Unlike previous years, performances will not take place in New Brunswick or Metuchen, as those towns will be part of the new Middlesex County Jazz Festival, running Thursday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 1.
“The New Brunswick Jazz Project wanted to increase the exposure of jazz in our state, so we created the Middlesex County Jazz Festival with Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and Perth Amboy,” said Michael Tublin, co-founder of the New Brunswick Jazz Project.
Go: Central Jersey Jazz Festival, Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10; Flemington on Stangl Road; Somerville on Division Street and on the Somerset County Court House lawn; centraljerseyjazzfestival.com.
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SOMERVILLE, NJ — Bridgewater local Kevin Trimarchi is at it again with his newly launched hot dog joint called Slingin' Dogs.Slingin' Dogs opened in April and are currently running on soft opening hours Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.They are hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 13 at noon at 92 W Main St. in Somerville. It was the former location of Epic Cookies, which has merged with ...
SOMERVILLE, NJ — Bridgewater local Kevin Trimarchi is at it again with his newly launched hot dog joint called Slingin' Dogs.
Slingin' Dogs opened in April and are currently running on soft opening hours Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They are hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, May 13 at noon at 92 W Main St. in Somerville. It was the former location of Epic Cookies, which has merged with Even More Epic Cookies at 84 W Main St.
During the grand opening, Slingin' Dogs will serve us $3 hot dogs all day.
"We have five different hot dogs - regular, chili cheese dog, Italian hotdog, Memphis dog, and Chicago dog," Trimachi told Patch.
The hotdogs being served are Sabrett with Martin's Potato buns. Slingin' Dogs also serves soft pretzels, chips and drinks.
This is Trimarchi's latest venture under his company TriState Restaurant Group. He also owns 22 West Tap & Grill in Bridgewater, Oink and Moo BBQ Market in Somerville and Holmdel, and Even More Epic Cookies in Somerville, and has a partnership with Ambee Coffee.
After combining Epic Cookies and Even More Epic Cookies, Trimachi said he was walking the small footprint of the location and was trying to think of something new to bring to the area.
"What I always like to do when I open a place in Somerville is to see what's not here or really around. And there is no hot dog places in Somerville," said Trimachi.
The joint is more of a pick-up window concert with a very limited window.
The name is a nod to the hot dog concept. "It's slingin' them out the door," said Trimachi.
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New Jersey American Water is reporting that water pressure has been fully restored to customers impacted by a Friday afternoon 36-inch main break on Route 206 between Bridge Street and Orlando Drive in Somerville and water quality sampling was completed Sunday evening.“Yesterday evening the system was fully pressurized and our teams were able to complete the required water quality sampling,” said Carmen Tierno, senior director of central operations of New Jersey American Water. “Assuming those samples ...
New Jersey American Water is reporting that water pressure has been fully restored to customers impacted by a Friday afternoon 36-inch main break on Route 206 between Bridge Street and Orlando Drive in Somerville and water quality sampling was completed Sunday evening.
“Yesterday evening the system was fully pressurized and our teams were able to complete the required water quality sampling,” said Carmen Tierno, senior director of central operations of New Jersey American Water. “Assuming those samples show that water meets quality standards, we anticipate being able to lift the boil water advisory this evening, and at that time we will also lift the conservation notice.”
While water pressure should begin to return to all impacted customers, the mandatory boil water advisory that was issued on June 30 for customers residing in Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Raritan Borough and Somerville will remain in effect until bacteriological samples taken show that water meets standards. This testing process takes at least an additional 24 hours or more from when the system is fully pressurized. Customers should continue to boil their water or use bottled water until they are notified that the water quality is satisfactory.
Customers within the impacted areas are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow cooling before using or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, preparing foods, mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks, washing vegetables and fruit, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
New Jersey American Water also recommends the following steps:
The utility is telling customers to boil your water or use bottled water until you are notified that the water quality is satisfactory. This advisory will remain in effect until repairs are completed and testing shows the water quality to be safe.
Impacted customers are being notified of this boil water advisory via the company’s emergency notification system. New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible. Updates as they occur will be made available on the website at www.newjerseyamwater.com, under Alerts, and on the company’s Twitter and Facebook pages. If customers have any questions, they may call 1-800-272-1325.
New Jersey American Water has also issued a mandatory outdoor conservation ban for residential customers in Hunterdon and Somerset County over the next 48 hours while the company repairs the water main break.
"We are issuing this mandatory outdoor conservation ban to help us preserve our water supplies while we work to fix this very large diameter main,” said Tierno. “We appreciate our customers cooperation and patience as our crews work diligently to restore regular water service to the area.”
Residential customers in Hunterdon and Somerset counties should refrain from outdoor irrigation and other nonessential outdoor water use, such as washing cars and topping off swimming pools. Customers are being notified of this outdoor conservation notice via the company’s emergency notification system. New Jersey American Water is working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.
All impacted residents (Y members or not) are invited to visit Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA & Princeton YMCA for shower and restroom. A photo ID is required.