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 South Bound Brook, 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 South Bound Brook, 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 South Bound Brook, 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
The mural, titled "Vida De el Sol y La Luna" ("Life of the Sun and the Moon"), took six days to complete.Images from “Vida De el Sol y La Luna” (“Life of the Sun and the Moon”), a mural at the Bound Brook New Jersey Transit station tunnel, created by Raritan Valley Community College art students. (Courtesy of RVCC)BOUND BROOK, NJ — A 2,000-square-foot mural at the Bound Brook New Jersey Transit station tunnel was created by students from Raritan Valley Community College’...
Images from “Vida De el Sol y La Luna” (“Life of the Sun and the Moon”), a mural at the Bound Brook New Jersey Transit station tunnel, created by Raritan Valley Community College art students. (Courtesy of RVCC)
BOUND BROOK, NJ — A 2,000-square-foot mural at the Bound Brook New Jersey Transit station tunnel was created by students from Raritan Valley Community College’s Arts & Design department, led by their professor, Ji Yong Kim.
The mural, titled "Vida De el Sol y La Luna" ("Life of the Sun and the Moon"), took six days to complete and was designed by RVCC student Sarah Lopez.
Along with Lopez and Kim, the student artists working on the project included Lev Baab, Joshua Cascante, Rachel Floden, Gabriel Garcia, Demetrios Gianakis, Kasia Pasterkiewicz, and Peter Trinidad.
The project was generously supported by the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee.
"It's been a true privilege to see this mural come together with these extraordinary young artists under the wonderful guidance of Professor Kim. On behalf of the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee, I would like to congratulate them for creating an exquisite art piece that will be truly meaningful for our community at large," said Committee member Evelyn Estava.
According to Lopez, "Our goal with this project was to create a mural that would bring life to anoverlooked space while also capturing the spirit of the community. Many of the mural's plants,flowers, and animals are inspired by those that are found in Central and South America. BoundBrook has a large, bustling Latin community, and we wanted to use elements and imagery thatwould make the mural feel like it was part of the town."
Noting that many commuters frequent the station and tunnel daily, Lopez added that "the larger-than-life landscape, rendered in bright, vibrant colors, brings a cheerful energy to the space thatwas not there before. With this project, we wanted to make the space more welcoming, morecolorful, and more alive."
RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg. For more information, visit raritanval.edu.
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BOUND BROOK - The borough has received a $50,000 grant for a new soccer field from T-Mobile's Hometown Grants program.The grant application for the project was submitted by the Somerset Health Care Foundation, an organization that provides funding to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, enabling it to provide comprehensive health care in a patient-fri...
BOUND BROOK - The borough has received a $50,000 grant for a new soccer field from T-Mobile's Hometown Grants program.
The grant application for the project was submitted by the Somerset Health Care Foundation, an organization that provides funding to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, enabling it to provide comprehensive health care in a patient-friendly environment.
“This soccer field will help children in the Bound Brook and South Bound Brook communities learn the benefits of teamwork, competition, and physical activity, helping them lead healthier lives,” said Tony Cava, president and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset.
The hospital will also offer programs beyond the soccer field.
"We will provide off-the-field education in nutrition, wellness and sports performance with our partner, Players Development Academy (PDA), and the local recreation departments,” Cava added.
In 2016, The Somerset Healthcare Foundation began work with Bound Brook and South Bound Brook through “Building Bridges to Health” program.
In that program, local organizations and community stakeholders from Bound Brook’s and South Bound Brook’s health, education, business and not-for-profit sectors determined that a more effective approach to advancing health in their communities involved the formation of the Building Bridges to Better Health coalition.
While the annual County Health Rankings point to Somerset County as one of the healthiest counties in New Jersey, the Coalition found that county-level statistics do not accurately reflect the characteristics, health factors and health outcomes of the smaller communities of Bound Brook and South Bound Brook.
Launched in April 2021, T-Mobile Hometown Grants is a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow by providing funding to kickstart vital community development projects. Since the program’s start, T-Mobile has given more than $6.8 million to 150 communities across 41 states, including Bound Brook.
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Jordan Summers scored a game high 38 points as eighth-seeded Bound Brook defeated ninth-seeded Montgomery 78-51 in the second round of the Somerset County tournament, in Bound Brook.Complete Box Score »Summers grabbed 15 rebounds as well to finish with a double-double. The senior leads Bound Brook (19-3) in scoring this season with 569 points, and has eclipsed the 30-point mark six times this season.Jackson Morrison (15 points...
Jordan Summers scored a game high 38 points as eighth-seeded Bound Brook defeated ninth-seeded Montgomery 78-51 in the second round of the Somerset County tournament, in Bound Brook.
Summers grabbed 15 rebounds as well to finish with a double-double. The senior leads Bound Brook (19-3) in scoring this season with 569 points, and has eclipsed the 30-point mark six times this season.
Jackson Morrison (15 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals) also finished with a double-double for the Crusaders, and Jordan Robinson added 10 points, four assists, three rebounds, and three steals.
Montgomery (11-13) was led by Ethan Lin’s 18 points.
Bound Brook will head to the quarterfinals, where it’ll play top-seeded Rutgers Prep, No. 13 in the NJ.com Top 20, on Tuesday.
Watchung Hills 86, Pingry 84
John Kelly and Aleck Graf each scored 24 points as seventh-seeded Watchung Hills defeated 10th-seeded Pingry 86-84 in double overtime in the second round of the Somerset County tournament, in Warren.
Watchung Hills (12-9) led by seven points going into the fourth quarter, but Pingry (12-8) responded with 19 points down the stretch to tie the game at 61-61 and send the game to overtime.
Both teams traded baskets throughout overtime, as the score was tied at 73-73 after the first overtime period. In the second overtime the Warriors got the edge by scoring 13 points, while Pingry scored 11.
Kelly and Graf combined for just over half of the Warriors’ points. Brayden Kolakowski added 19 points, six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and a steal, and Tommy Morris finished with 10 points for the Warriors.
Pingry was led by Trey Maultsby (23 points), Caleb Polanco (20 points), and Josh Woodford (19 points).
Watchung Hills will play second-seeded Gill St. Bernard’s, No. 14 in the NJ.com Top 20, on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
Ridge 56, Bridgewater-Raritan 38
Sixth-seeded Ridge went on a big third quarter run to pull away from 11th-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan in an eventual 56-38 win in the second round of the Somerset County tournament, in Basking Ridge.
After leading by just one point at halftime, Ridge (18-4) went on a 19-6 run in the third quarter, and extended its lead to 39-25.
Bridgewater-Raritan (7-15) fought back in the third quarter with 13 points, but couldn’t slow down the Ridge offense, which scored 17 points to pull ahead by more and close the game out.
Luke Kreitz and Troy Barrett each scored 13 points to lead the Red Devils. Nikola Borovicanin pulled down 11 rebounds to go along with eight points.
Ridge will next play on Tuesday in the semifinals against third-seeded Immaculata.
Franklin 89, Bernards 64
Jake Novielli poured in a career high 32 points as fifth-seeded Franklin won big over 13th-seed Bernards by a final of 89-64 in the second round of the Somerset County tournament, in Somerset.
Novielli hit 10 three pointers on the afternoon, which is also a career high. The senior leads Franklin (15-9) in made threes this season with 65.
Franklin opened the game hot and led 25-14 after the first quarter. The Warriors would go on to score another 25 points in the second quarter, and led 50-33 at halftime.
Franklin pulled away in the third quarter with another 20 points that extended its lead to 70-45 going into the fourth.
Cameron Snowden (17 points, seven rebounds, two assists), Cam Brown (12 points, seven assists, three rebounds), and Elisha Brown (10 points, six rebounds, six assists, six blocks) all added double figures scoring performances for Franklin.
For Bernards (10-14), Gabriel Morales led with 23 points while Connor Laverty added 17 points.
Franklin will play fourth-seeded Hillsborough in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
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Somerset County is ready for its closeup.Four towns in the county – Franklin, Hillsborough, South Bound Brook and Watchung – are the first municipalities in New Jersey to complete the multi-step training and certification process to be designated as Film Ready Communities by the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.Launched as a pilot program in Somerset County in September, the Film Ready program will be extended statewide this spring."We are excited to be participating in ...
Somerset County is ready for its closeup.
Four towns in the county – Franklin, Hillsborough, South Bound Brook and Watchung – are the first municipalities in New Jersey to complete the multi-step training and certification process to be designated as Film Ready Communities by the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission.
Launched as a pilot program in Somerset County in September, the Film Ready program will be extended statewide this spring.
"We are excited to be participating in the Film Ready Certification process through the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission," said Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani. “We are proud of the uniqueness of our community from the bustling center of town to our rolling hills and farmland and look forward to being able to share that beyond Hillsborough.”
In the certification process, the towns demonstrated they have the locations, expertise and resources to support video shoots, county officials said.
The county commissioners launched the Somerset County Film Commission in 2021 to take advantage of the state’s tax credit program for video productions.
The Film Commission’s partnership with its Film Ready Communities is part of a larger effort to educate production companies about the benefits of coming to Somerset County.
The Commission's website has possible shooting locations throughout the county, a history of films in the county starting with Madame Butterfly in 191 and information about the county's workforce and other resources.
The Commission also has a video promoting Somerset County as a filming location.
“Somerset County is pleased to provide New Jersey’s inaugural class of Film Ready Communities, demonstrating the fantastic opportunities offered by our diverse filming locations, local businesses, and proximity to major cities and transportation hubs,” said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson. “I want to thank each of our municipalities who worked so hard to become Film Ready, and the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission for choosing Somerset County to kick off this project.”
The municipalities are excited to earn the Film Ready certification.
"Watchung Borough is proud to have earned the Film Ready designation and excited to host upcoming film and TV productions offering our bucolic settings and unwavering support," said Watchung Mayor Ronald Jubin.
Somerset County’s diverse communities can be used as a backdrop for almost any type of production, story or concept, according to county officials. The country has traditional downtowns and urban centers, untouched forests and manicured parks, distinguished historic estates and apartment complexes, rolling farmland and winding rivers, a professional baseball stadium and high school football fields, scenic back roads and major interstate highways, county officials said.
The county is within driving distance of more than a half-dozen international airports and is halfway between New York City and Philadelphia, county officials added.
“Somerset County has everything a production could want to put together a high-quality project, including experienced crews, diverse locations, talented actors, and an unparalleled hospitality industry,” said Daryl Eisenberg, chair of the Somerset County Film Commission and owner and managing partner of Eisenberg/Beans Casting. “Our Film Commission and Film Ready Communities are ready to support projects from commercials to videos to feature films and look forward to working with productions to help make their vision a reality.”
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WARREN, NJ — Warren mom and co-founder of own So Chic Home Stylist Rosa Gonçalves is back in the spotlight. This time locals can catch her on A&E's new television series called "24 Hour Flip."The show airs weekly on Saturdays at noon on A&E. The first episode featured a flip in South Bound Brook and the second episode featured a flip in Sou...
The show airs weekly on Saturdays at noon on A&E. The first episode featured a flip in South Bound Brook and the second episode featured a flip in South Amboy. The third episode airs on March 11 and will feature a home in Hasbrouck Heights.
The show centers on New Jersey real estate couple Michelle Pais and Jonathan Steingraber who, in each episode, renovate a new home in New Jersey in just 24 hours.
Gonçalves was already working with Steingraber's real estate company Signature Realty to stage homes prior to the show. So when he landed the deal for the show he asked her to come on board.
"This is my element. Staging is what I do, what I love to do," Gonçalves told Patch. "It's like the cameras aren't there."
Gonçalves is only given 12 hours to come out and see the home, figure out a plan for design, pick out furniture and accessories, load up the truck, and stage everything.
"That's what makes the show really hard. Under normal circumstances, I have a week to plan my staging. Take measurements, pick out accessories, pick out colors, etc. Here I don't know what the final product will look like... It's challenging but it's fun."
Gonçalves had previously worked in the interior design business for 20 years before she was laid off.
She was going to stay home for a bit but was asked to help stage a home that was going on the market in Warren. Just for fun she shared the photos of the finished product on social media which caught the eyes of real estate agents and So Chic Home Stylist was born about 5 years ago now.
Since launching her business, she has worked with celebrities such as Teresa Guidice of the Real Housewives Of New Jersey to stage her living room, office, bathroom and three closets to get the Towaco house television-ready prior to filming of the new season and also ready to sell. Read More: Warren Home Stylists Organize RHONJ Teresa Giudice's Closet, Home
She also worked on HGTV's show Lakefront Bargain Hunt to help design a home in the Poconos.
"You know the saying, 'When you love what you do, you don't work a day in your life?' Well it's true," said Gonçalves. "I work a lot more hours than before but I love it. I don't mind getting up at the crack of dawn, I really found my passion."
For more information on the show or to see previous episodes visit aetv.com/shows/24-hour-flip.
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