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 growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those 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!973-587-8638
SOMERVILLE – Borough voters will decide in November whether Somerville should sell its aging sewer system to New Jersey American Water for $7 million.By a 5-0 vote, with one abstention by Councilperson Gina Stravic, the council voted to put the sale on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.“I ...
SOMERVILLE – Borough voters will decide in November whether Somerville should sell its aging sewer system to New Jersey American Water for $7 million.
By a 5-0 vote, with one abstention by Councilperson Gina Stravic, the council voted to put the sale on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
“I trust the voters of our town," Mayor Dennis Sullivan said.
“New Jersey American Water is excited to have the opportunity to offer a solution to the Borough of Somerville through this proposed acquisition of its sewer system," Mark McDonough, president of New Jersey American Water, said in a statement. "As the borough’s water provider since the 1930s, we are a trusted member of the community and are committed to making the needed investments into the aging sewer system – the same way we have invested into the water system – that will provide safe, reliable and affordable service now and for years to come.”
But now borough officials have the task of informing residents about the sale and why the borough has proposed it."There's a lot of work for us ahead to give the public what they need" to vote on the question, Sullivan said.
If the council fails to convince residents, he said, the borough must deal with the financial ramifications in future budgets.
Under the terms of the agreement with New Jersey American Water, Somerville property owners would see no sewer rate increases in 2023 and 2024, 3% increases in 2025 and 2026, and 4% increases in 2027 and 2028. All rate hikes after that would have to be approved by the state Board of Public Utilities.
Sullivan said that his annual sewer bill, now $300, would increase to $344 by 2028.
Councilman Granville Brady said selling the system to New Jersey American Water would allow the system to be better maintained and improved.
"We don't do sewers very well," Brady said, adding that the borough has "always been behind" in the sewer system.
As development in the borough continues, Brady said, it will be "more difficult" for the municipality to keep up with the maintenance and improvements to the system.
Former Mayor Brian Gallagher told the council that residents should have been brought into the process sooner when the borough went out for bids to sell the system.
Gallagher said the council followed a "backwards" process but now it's the "11th hour" because of the Aug. 19 deadline to get the question on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Gallagher also said the borough should weigh the consequences of losing day-to-day control over the system.
"Once you sell it, it's gone," he said.
Michael Kerwin, another former mayor, said the system has had a problem with infiltration and inflow for decades.
"I think this is a great opportunity to fix a problem," he said.
The sale of the system to New Jersey American Water will be similar in many ways to Bound Brook's sale.
By a 63%-to-37% margin, Bound Brook voters in November 2021 approved the $5 million sale of its sewer system to New Jersey American Water.
One of the advantages of selling the system, Sullivan previously said, is that a private entity will have the financial and physical resources to upgrade the system and make repairs.
Maintaining the system would no longer be a borough responsibility, the mayor said.
But the system is old. One pipe on Davenport Street had "1912" stamped on it, the mayor said.
Costs for repairs will increase as the system continues to age, Sullivan previously said, putting financial pressure on the borough which then must pass on the costs to residents.
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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has funds available to reimburse counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly.The funding can be as much as $15,000 and possibly more. The funds will be given to counties for costs they accrue for chemical treatment activities associated with spotted lanternfly control.“This is an excellent opportunity for each county in New Jersey to take advantage of funding that can assist them in helping reduce the populations of this invasive pest,” NJDA Secretary...
TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has funds available to reimburse counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly.
The funding can be as much as $15,000 and possibly more. The funds will be given to counties for costs they accrue for chemical treatment activities associated with spotted lanternfly control.
“This is an excellent opportunity for each county in New Jersey to take advantage of funding that can assist them in helping reduce the populations of this invasive pest,” NJDA Secretary Douglas Fisher said. “The more participants we have in this program the stronger our fight will be against this invasive menace.”
Information about the grant can be found at https://bit.ly/3zTV0Fw and the grant application can be found at https://bit.ly/3Jr1heH.
The spotted lanternfly is currently reaching its adult stage and will eventually begin laying egg masses that will hatch next spring. While the adult spotted lanternfly cannot survive the winter temperatures, the egg masses are not affected.
Home and business owners can go to www.badbug.nj.gov to find information that includes a timeline for the stages of growth for the insect as well as treatment options. Along with the listed treatment options, residents and businesses can also use licensed pesticide applicators to provide treatments to kill the spotted lanternfly. However, if residents do choose an over-the-counter treatment option, they should carefully follow directions on the product when applying it.
While the spotted lanternfly does not harm humans or animals, it can feed on about 70 different types of vegetation or trees. The pest’s preferred host is the Tree of Heaven, an invasive plant that has been in the United States for decades. The spotted lanternfly is native to Asia and was first found in the U.S. in Berks County, Pa., in 2014. It is considered a plant hopper and can fly only a few feet at a time. However, the spotted lanternfly is an excellent hitchhiker and can travel on almost any kind of transportation for several miles, which has allowed it to spread to several states.
The Department asks people to check their vehicles whenever possible before leaving an area to make sure the pest is not coming along for the ride. The NJDA has a checklist of items and places on where to look for the spotted lanternfly before leaving an area here. The checklist serves to inform the public about the spotted lanternfly, including how to identify all life stages of the insect and minimize its movement.
Ambee Coffee, owned by Bridgewater native Steven Chiocchi, is also expanding into Raritan with a second location.SOMERVILLE, NJ — It's been a rough road for Bridgewater native Steven Chiocchi as he opened his coffee shop at 37 W Main St. in Somerville. But as they say, the third time is the charm.Chiocchi's cold brew shop in Somerville is rebranding itself for the third and final time as Ambee Coffee after dealing with trademark issues. He is also already moving forward with a second location opening in Raritan.&...
SOMERVILLE, NJ — It's been a rough road for Bridgewater native Steven Chiocchi as he opened his coffee shop at 37 W Main St. in Somerville. But as they say, the third time is the charm.
Chiocchi's cold brew shop in Somerville is rebranding itself for the third and final time as Ambee Coffee after dealing with trademark issues. He is also already moving forward with a second location opening in Raritan.
"Ambee Coffee is trademarked and our forever name now," said Chiocchi.
The name Ambee is a word Chiocchi, a Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate, made up and is a play on the word ambient. He launched Ambee on Amazon and online before opening his coffee shop in 2018 for his coffee product line.
The name also aligns better with his organic coffee line that is light- or ambient-themed. The coffee product names include Aurora, Orion, Eclipse, and more.
Along with the name change, Chiocchi announced he is opening a second location at 101 Second Ave. in Raritan in the shopping center off Route 202 near the Somerville Circle.
The opening is a collaboration with the owner of Epic Cookies and 22 West Tap & Grill Kevin Trimarchi to be able to offer more of a food element.
When people visit the Somerville coffee shop, Chiocchi said "everyone always asks us if we have food."
Jumping off that, the Raritan location will offer everything the Somerville location has plus a kitchen and a chef.
"We will have farm-to-table breakfast and lunch with items like avocado toast and local egg sandwiches," said Chiocchi.
The aim is open in the early Fall with construction already occurring.
Long-term Chiocchi's goal is to expand further with printed swag and branded merchandise - that's why the trademark was a big deal for him.
Chiocchi initially opened his coffee shop as Cheech's Own in the summer of 2018 but had to change its name to Lucid Coffee after actor and comedian Richard "Cheech" Marin sued the company claiming trademark infringement for using his name. Read More: 'Cheech' Sues Somerville Coffee Shop For Using His Name
After rebranding to Lucid Coffee in 2020, Chiocchi said they hit a small conflict with a tea company over the new name so instead of dealing with any more issues he applied for a trademark with Ambee. Read More: Somerville Coffee Shop Rebrands Itself After 'Cheech' Lawsuit
Chiocchi is hoping his journey will help other business owners understand the importance of picking a name.
"Most businesses don't think and it turns into a mess when trying to grow," said Chiocchi.
Now Chiocchi is looking to the future with a goal to host a soft opening in September.
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New Jersey American Water is asking its customers in Somerset County and six other central New Jersey counties to begin conserving water because of the heat wave gripping New Jersey,CAMDEN, NJ – Gripped by a heat wave with no end in sight, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in Somerset and four other central New Jersey counties to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later.The other counties are Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Union. NJ American Water had requested customers in Mo...
New Jersey American Water is asking its customers in Somerset County and six other central New Jersey counties to begin conserving water because of the heat wave gripping New Jersey,
CAMDEN, NJ – Gripped by a heat wave with no end in sight, New Jersey American Water is asking customers in Somerset and four other central New Jersey counties to conserve water now to avoid possible restrictions later.
The other counties are Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Union. NJ American Water had requested customers in Monmouth and Ocean counties to begin voluntary conservation measures July 15.
“Our systems are currently operating normally at expected capacity, but we are seeing a steep increase in demands across these counties,” said Tom Shroba, vice president of operations at New Jersey American Water. “Adopting an odd/even schedule for outdoor watering will have minimal impacts on the individual customer but will provide a significant relief in demand on our source of supply.”
Practicing odd/even watering now will help the company manage a finite supply of water, and New Jersey American Water customers will still be able to maintain their lawns and gardens while saving some money on their water bills.
The guidelines are provided below:
Odd/even guidelines are:
Outdoor water use on odd-numbered days of the month if your street address is an odd number (i.e., 23 Oak St., 7 Maple Ave.)
Outdoor water use on even-numbered days of the month if your street address is an even number (i.e., 6 Oak St., 354 Maple Ave.)
Water early or late in the day to minimize evaporation
Watering of new sod or seed if daily watering is required (Note: it is recommended that any planting of new sod or seed that has not already taken place be delayed until the fall)
Use of private wells for irrigation
Commercial uses of outdoor water, such as for nurseries, farm stands, power washing, plumbing, athletic fields, and car washes
Watering of athletic fields
Additional tips and information on wise water use are available on New Jersey American Water’s website at www.newjerseyamwater.com under Water Information.
About New Jersey American Water New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.8 million people. For more information, visit www.newjerseyamwater.com.
This decision overturned a lower court's ruling that Catherine Parsells "had no right to return" to her position in Somerville Schools. SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerville Public Schools Board of Education violated the rights of a teacher who wanted her job back after being granted maternity leave, a state appeals court ruled.Three New Jersey appellate judges decided the case on June 6, overturning a lower court's ruling that Catherine Parsells "had no right to return" to her teaching position in Somervi...
SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerville Public Schools Board of Education violated the rights of a teacher who wanted her job back after being granted maternity leave, a state appeals court ruled.
Three New Jersey appellate judges decided the case on June 6, overturning a lower court's ruling that Catherine Parsells "had no right to return" to her teaching position in Somerville Public Schools.
The Superior Court judges sided with Parsells, and said the Board of Education should have informed her that moving to a part-time teaching position would mean she'd lose her right to return to full-time status.
Parsells was a tenured, full-time teacher from September 2010-June 2016, according to her lawsuit against the Somerville Board of Education. She sought a transfer to an available part-time position for the 2016-17 school year.
Parsells told Dr. Timothy Purnell, the superintendent at the time, that she was interested in the part-time job "for as long as it is available, or until my family decides that full-time work would be in our best interest again."
The board approved her transfer, with benefits, and also appointed her as Preschool Team Leader for that school year.
"The Board did not advise her in advance she would not have a right to return to any full-time position if she voluntarily took the part-time position," the lawsuit reads.
In November 2016, Parsells was granted maternity leave and a childcare leave of absence from Feb. 2 - June 30, 2017, court documents show. She wrote to the board on Feb 1, 2021, saying she would like to work as a part time teacher in the 2017-18 year if the position still had benefits.
In July of that year, Purnell and Current superintendent Dr. Timothy Teehan responded, the lawsuit says. They told her the part-time role would no longer have benefits, only a full-time role.
They offered her a full-time position which she declined, citing family reasons, court documents show.
Parsella asked to extend her maternity leave through the 2018 school year, documents show, with the board of education granting her request.
In April 2018, Teehan contacted Parsells and told her "she had no automatic entitlement to a full-time teaching position and that she relinquished her rights to the same when she applied for and accepted the part-time role," the lawsuit says, and that Parsells would have to apply for any available full-time positions.
She did so, and participated in interviews, but the Board selected other applicants who had not worked for the district before.
Parsells appealed this decision to the New Jersey Department of Education commissioner, but an administrative law judge found in favor of the board of education.
A Commissioner overturned this decision, finding Parsells "did not knowingly and voluntarily waive her right to a full-time position, including the salary and benefits from it." The Commissioner ordered Parsells should be reinstated with full back pay and benefits.
The Somerville Board of Education appealed that decision, but the appeals court agreed with the Commissioner.
"We hold that school boards have a duty to notify, in advance, full-time teachers who consider voluntarily transferring to part-time teaching positions that they may not have a right to return to their full-time position," Judge Morris G. Smith wrote for the court.
Parsells' counsel, Hop T. Weschler of Sekikoff and Cohen, told the New Jersey Law Journal this decision "was a win not just for Katie Parsells but for all tenured teachers in New Jersey."
"The court made it clear that teachers can't lose their tenure rights because of information they don't have but school boards do," said Wechsler.
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