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:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Somerville, 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
For over 30 years, “Produce Pete” has been Garden State and Big Apple royalty. In his long-running segment on WNBC's "Weekend Today in New York," he shares tips on selecting, storing and preparing produce.But Pete Napolitano is also the son of a poor, Italian immigrant family who spent his days helping his family peddle fruits and vegetables door-to-door starting from when he was 5 years old. He was at times homeless, and at odds with his father.In Napolitano’s 204-page memoir, “They Call Me Pr...
For over 30 years, “Produce Pete” has been Garden State and Big Apple royalty. In his long-running segment on WNBC's "Weekend Today in New York," he shares tips on selecting, storing and preparing produce.
But Pete Napolitano is also the son of a poor, Italian immigrant family who spent his days helping his family peddle fruits and vegetables door-to-door starting from when he was 5 years old. He was at times homeless, and at odds with his father.
In Napolitano’s 204-page memoir, “They Call Me Produce Pete,” he shares his story with the help of Susan Bloom, a freelancer for the Courier News, Home News Tribune, Asbury Park Press and other publications.
Bloom and Napolitano will hold a meet-and-greet and book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20 on Division Street at the Downtown Somerville Artisan Fair. The noon to 6 p.m. fair features live music, games and local artists offering jewelry, photography, art, woodwork, pottery, apparel, candles and more.
At the meet-and-greet, visitors can purchase the book for $28, as well as his first book, “Produce Pete's Farmacopeia.”
“They Call Me Produce Pete" explains the backstory to Pop's Tomato Sandwich.
"I remember as a kid out on the truck with Pop, he'd stop at some little store at lunchtime to buy a loaf of Italian bread, and then we'd find a place where we could pull off to the side of the road.
"He'd put down a piece of cardboard for a cutting board, slice the bread, cut up a tomato and an onion, and make tomato sandwiches for us.
"With the perfect ripe red tomato and good bread, there's nothing better, and I’ve never been able to duplicate that incredible taste ever since. To this day, even though I can afford them, I’d rather have a good tomato sandwich like Pop made it or a plate of escarole and beans like my mom prepared it than a steak or lobster."
If you're using mayonnaise, spread a thin layer on both slices of bread, cover one piece with a thick layer of tomato slices, then the thinly-sliced onions.
Sprinkle some hot peppers on top. Dress with olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt and pepper to taste.
Top with the second slice of bread. One bite and you’ll know it's summer.
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The Somerville Council passed a resolution supporting Root 22 Dispensary and its plan to open on Route 22.|Updated Fri, Oct 6, 2023 at 10:26 am ETSOMERVILLE, NJ — Bridgewater local Joe Savino and Princeton local James Barr are one step closer to bringing Root 22 Dispensary, a small craft cannabis store, to Route 22 in Somerville.The Somerville Council approved a resolution supporting Savino and Barr's efforts to open their store at the Monday night meeting."We feel this will be an asset to the communi...
|Updated Fri, Oct 6, 2023 at 10:26 am ET
SOMERVILLE, NJ — Bridgewater local Joe Savino and Princeton local James Barr are one step closer to bringing Root 22 Dispensary, a small craft cannabis store, to Route 22 in Somerville.
The Somerville Council approved a resolution supporting Savino and Barr's efforts to open their store at the Monday night meeting.
"We feel this will be an asset to the community. The idea is kind of to have a small craft cannabis store," said Barr.
The pair are signing a 10 year lease for the property at the corner of Route 22 East and Gaston Avenue in Somerville with the plan to eventually acquire the property.
Currently, the property houses a Sunoco gas station, which will be completely removed and replaced with a two-story less than 4,000 square-foot store.
Barr noted there are already five gas stations clustered in the area and Root 22 would bring an "opportunity to diversify the area."
The location was also touted as ideal since it is not near any schools or bordering any homes.
The store would offer kiosks inside for customers to place orders or customers can work with an employee to make an order.
Electric charging stations would also be placed in the parking lot.
The plan still needs to be approved by the Somerville Planning Board. If it is, Root 22 Dispensary is hoping to open by January 2025.
Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan said the borough has two licenses available for cannabis organizations.
"Although we've had a lot of inquiries over the last few years we have not yet had an application," said Sullivan at the meeting. "This is the first organization to get this far in the process."
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SOMERVILLE – Is there a better place to open a Mexican restaurant than a former firehouse?A rapidly growing New Jersey Mexican restaurant chain is looking to open a location on Division Street that once housed Somerville's Central Hook & Ladder Company.Tacoria Mexican Street Kitchen, which already has locations in Piscataway, New Brunswick, Princeton, Morristown, Montclair, Hoboken, Jersey City and Paramus, is sche...
SOMERVILLE – Is there a better place to open a Mexican restaurant than a former firehouse?
A rapidly growing New Jersey Mexican restaurant chain is looking to open a location on Division Street that once housed Somerville's Central Hook & Ladder Company.
Tacoria Mexican Street Kitchen, which already has locations in Piscataway, New Brunswick, Princeton, Morristown, Montclair, Hoboken, Jersey City and Paramus, is scheduled to appear Oct. 11 before the borough Planning Board with a proposal to join the diverse food businesses on the pedestrian-only block of Division Street.
Tacoria Mexican Street Kitchen wants to open in the space now occupied by Carol's Creative Chocolates. The location is next to Firemen's Alley that connects Division Street to a municipal parking lot.
Tacoria was started by "just a couple of friends from Rutgers who really love Mexican food," according to its website.
The founders say they went to Mexico "to soak up the culture" and "learn as many culinary secrets as we could." Then they came back to spend months in the kitchen "blending, mixing, experimenting and tasting until we created our own unique flavor."
The restaurant boasts its food is made fresh daily with farm-raised ingredients and its kitchens have no freezers.
The main dish, true to the restaurant's name, is a hand-crafted taco with a choice of protein.
The menu also has nachos, burritos, quesadillas along with vegan options.
The application requires no variances from the Planning Board. In August, the Borough Council approved allowing the restaurant's air intake vents to encroach on the air space of Firemen's Alley.
The apartments on the upper floors of the building will remain.
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offee shops are far from rare. But Dulce Bakery & Cafe in Somerville is the only one nearby that fuses Vietnamese and Dominican cultures together. For instance, patrons can stop by to enjoy authentic Vietnamese coffee or just as easily order a café con leche.Dulce Bakery & Cafe occupies the space that formerly housed Pinot’s Palette, a sip-and-paint art studio. “We actually kept some of the paint splats on the walls because we like it,” says co-owner Arisbell “Belle” Mateo. An interior desi...
offee shops are far from rare. But Dulce Bakery & Cafe in Somerville is the only one nearby that fuses Vietnamese and Dominican cultures together. For instance, patrons can stop by to enjoy authentic Vietnamese coffee or just as easily order a café con leche.
Dulce Bakery & Cafe occupies the space that formerly housed Pinot’s Palette, a sip-and-paint art studio. “We actually kept some of the paint splats on the walls because we like it,” says co-owner Arisbell “Belle” Mateo. An interior designer herself, she also applied her talents to Dulce’s design. “It’s a welcoming atmosphere with trendy vibrant couches to choose from. Each section has its own vibe,” she says.
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In particular, the blue section features a drawing of a woman walking the Somerville streets in pink Converse sneakers. Near their green couch is a mural of a woman with artificial grass hair—who is actually Belle. “Being a woman-owned business, I really wanted a strong woman on our wall whose eyes spoke. Mia Ha, co-owner, went ahead and told the artist to draw my face instead.”
Dulce offers authentic takes on popular drinks such as café con leche. This drink is half milk, half Bustelo Spanish beans, with an iced coffee bear on top. They also serve Vietnamese Coffee, a strong iced coffee served with a bit of condensed milk on the bottom. In addition, patrons enjoy their smoothies, flavored teas, Boba tea, and hot chocolate.
Meanwhile, Dulce’s menu extends to cultural cuisine including pan de bono – a Colombian cheese bread – and Vietnamese egg rolls. Assorted baked goods range from Danishes and chocolate croissants to cinnamon buns and coffee rolls. Even sweeter treats include red velvet, pistachio, mango mousse, and chocolate mousse slices of cake, along with mint chia pudding. “We like to keep everything in tune with our name, dulce (which means sweet),” Belle says. “We mixed Dominican culture into our pastries along with authentic Vietnamese, as well as all other cultures; to mirror the diverse Somerville community.”
Mia Ha owns other restaurants in Sarasota, Florida, and Franklin Park, NJ, which is in the same county as Dulce. “We were aware of the Somerville food culture and decided to expand,” Mia says. She is Vietnamese and a second-generation restaurateur with a background in banking and a passion for entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, Belle is Dominican, but grew up in Miami around the Cuban and Columbian cultures.
Future plans include hosting monthly community events such as salsa nights and musical performances.
Visit Dulce Bakery & Café at 196 West Main St in Somerville. Look for them online to learn more.
Do you accept Reservations?
No, they do not accept reservations.
Are there Gluten-free options?
No, they do not have gluten-free options.
Are there Vegetarian options?
Dulce offers vegetarian options yes.
Do you offer Takeout?
They do offer takeout, yes.
Can you offer Delivery?
Yes, they offer delivery via DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats.
Do you have a Liquor license?
No, they don’t serve alcohol.
Is there a Kids’ menu?
They do not have a kids’ menu, no.
Top Photo: © Arthur Graham (provided by Dulce Bakery & Cafe)Other Photos (in Order): © Jordyn Williams