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 growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
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Good morning, New Jersey! Here's what you need to know before you leave for your Tuesday morning commute.Good morning, New Jersey Patch readers! Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your travel on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Traffic Updates North JerseyAs of 8:17 a.m., there's a disabled vehicle on I-80 eastbound Exit 35 - Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway Township. 1 center lane closed.As of 8:07 a.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound Exit 142...
Good morning, New Jersey Patch readers! Here are the latest traffic updates that will impact your travel on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
As of 8:17 a.m., there's a disabled vehicle on I-80 eastbound Exit 35 - Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway Township. 1 center lane closed.
As of 8:07 a.m., there's a crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound Exit 142 - A - I-78 East in Hillside. Right shoulder blocked.
As of 7:38 a.m., there's a gas main break on NJ 28 in both directions on the Garden State Parkway in Cranford. All lanes closed.
As of 7:36 a.m., there's a vehicle fire on NJ 17 northbound Moonachie Avenue in Wood Ridge. 2 right lanes closed.
As of 7:14 a.m., there's a crash on I-78 local lanes westbound Exit 51 - Burnett Avenue in Union Township. 1 left lane closed.
As of 5:55 a.m., there's an overturned tractor trailer on NJ 15 southbound ramp to westbound I-80 in Rockaway Township. All lanes closed.
As of 8:10 a.m., there are delays on I-78 eastbound approaching east of Exit 24 - CR 523/Oldwick Road in Tewksbury.
As of 7:02 a.m., there's a crash on NJ 18 northbound CR 527/Old Bridge Turnpike/Edgeboro Road in East Brunswick. 1 left lane closed.
As of 6:27 a.m., there's a crash on NJ 33 westbound Perrineville Road/Prodelin Way in Monroe Township. All lanes closed and detoured.
As of 5:39 a.m., there's debris reported on the Garden State Parkway southbound north of Exit 131 - A- Wood Avenue South in Woodbridge.
As of 5:04 a.m., there's construction on NJ 42 southbound from south of Exit 10B - CR 681/Lower Landing Road to Exit 10A - NJ 168/Black Horse Pike in Gloucester. All lanes shift until 11:59 p.m. on July 1.
Raritan Valley Line rail service is subject to up to 15-minute delays in both directions due to a Norfolk Southern pedestrian strike near Bound Brook.
North Jersey Coast Line and Northeast Corridor NJ Transit lines are under temporary schedule adjustments are in effect for the next six to eight weeks to accommodate major repair work to the Laurel Avenue Bridge in Holmdel. See here for updated timetables.
All other NJ Transit train lines are running on or close to schedule.
Expect cloudy skies and temperatures into the 60s this afternoon, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Scattered showers and light drizzle are possible for areas in South Jersey after 10 a.m.
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BOUND BROOK – With just four years to go before the United States Semiquincentennial, the 245th commemoration of the Battle of Bound Brook this weekend takes on added significance.The two-day living history program in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook on both sides of the Raritan River has a wide range of activities from a reenactment of the Revolutionary War battle to a pub crawl.During the weekend, the Abraham Staats house on Von Steuben Lane in South Bound Brook will host the encampment. The grounds are ...
BOUND BROOK – With just four years to go before the United States Semiquincentennial, the 245th commemoration of the Battle of Bound Brook this weekend takes on added significance.
The two-day living history program in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook on both sides of the Raritan River has a wide range of activities from a reenactment of the Revolutionary War battle to a pub crawl.
During the weekend, the Abraham Staats house on Von Steuben Lane in South Bound Brook will host the encampment. The grounds are free, but there is $5 fee for admission to the house and a tour, with children 12 and under admitted for free.
Saturday's encampment begins at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Hours of the encampment on Sunday are the same.
At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there will be a street battle reenactment at the Old Stone Arch Bridge on South Main Street in Bound Brook on the approach to the Queen's Bridge.
At 1:30 p.m. Saturday there will be another street battle reenactment on Main Street in South Bound Brook from Weston Canal Road to Maple Avenue.
The reenactors will conduct soldiers drills at the Staats House at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be another battle reenactment at the Staats House at 2:30 p.m.
Robert A. Mayers, author of "Middlebook: The Revolutionary Campground That Saved America," will give a talk at the Staats House.
In addition to the encampment and reenactment, the weekend will have a full schedule of other events:
On April 13, 1777, a four-column force of 4,000 British Crown troops led by Lord Charles Cornwallis attacked a small American garrison of about 500 commanded by Gen. Benjamin Lincoln in Bound Brook. In the surprise attack, an advance column led by Hessian Jaeger scouts fighting for the British were pinned down by Colonial soldiers who put up a spirited resistance at the Old Stone Arch Bridge located near the Queen’s Bridge.
The skirmish bought precious time for the bulk of the American force in Bound Brook as British forces poured into the area. When a second column of 1,000 British soldiers charged over the Queen’s Bridge to attack, the Colonials retreated, escaping the trap.
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Hunterdon County Season in Review, 2022Hunterdon CentralThe Red Devils went 2-10 on the season, but such is life in the Delaware Division of the Skyland Conference. Pingry finished the year as the No. 3 team in the NJ.com Top 20 while Hillsborough was inside the rankings as well. Bridgewater-Raritan began the year in the Top 20, too.But while Hunterdon Central finished last in place in the division, it did capture the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament for the ninth year in a row. Central has won 17 count...
The Red Devils went 2-10 on the season, but such is life in the Delaware Division of the Skyland Conference. Pingry finished the year as the No. 3 team in the NJ.com Top 20 while Hillsborough was inside the rankings as well. Bridgewater-Raritan began the year in the Top 20, too.
But while Hunterdon Central finished last in place in the division, it did capture the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament for the ninth year in a row. Central has won 17 county crowns dating back to the first-ever one in 1997 when it just featured Hunterdon and Warren Counties.
Central tallied 23 points and had players at all five finals where it won three of them. Second singles Sean Berlin, third singles Aryan Verma, and second doubles Luke Bokach and Kailash Vemuri all won at their respective positions. First singles Alex Takacs and first doubles Jacob Silber and Keshav Viradia made the final round in their flight.
After a close 3-2 loss to Ridge in the season opener, Hunterdon Central nabbed its first win by defeating nearby North Hunterdon, 5-0. Then came the tough stretch of divisional and cross-divisional foes that Central had to face. With the help of power points, Hunterdon Central still made the state team Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament where it blanked Old Bridge on the road, 5-0. Central then fell to the sectional champs, Group 4 winners, and Tournament of Champions finalist, East Brunswick, in the quarterfinals.
Based on UTR, Hunterdon Central had a solid lineup with Takacs having UTR of 6.61, Berlin with a 6.56, and Verma at 5.16.
Viradia also has a doubles UTR of 5.16 and Brent Doherty, who he mostly teamed up with, has a UTR of 5.28. Silber (4.57), Bokach (4.22), and Vemuri (3.88) rounded out the rest of the doubles starters. Fox Schreiber saw time in five second doubles matches, too.
Berlin, during team play, won five times, Verma totaled three wins, Bokach, Viradia, and Doherty won twice at second doubles, Takacs recorded two wins at first singles,
Takacs, Vemuri, Berlin, Shrieber, and Surya Narla are all seniors. Look for Verma, a sophomore, to potentially handle first singles duties next spring.
North Hunterdon had rough go of it in 2022 on the courts. The Lions won 5-0 over Warren Hills in the second match of the season, and then beat Bound Brook in early May, 5-0, for their two victories this past season. North Hunterdon went 2-14, but still managed to make the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament where it fell to Middletown South on the road.
North Hunterdon came in fifth place at the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament tallying 13 points. Vasu Baskaran won his first round match at second singles before losing to Berlin. Ryan Tipping at third singles also was victorious in his initial match of the match of the tournament. Verma ousted him in the quarterfinals. The same thing happened at second doubles where Justus French and Tyler Brittain won their first round match, but lost to the eventual flight champions, Bokach and Vemuri.
During the regular season, Baskaran won three matches, first singles Joe Benson notched two victories, Brittain and French together won twice, first doubles Jordan Pai and Sohan Sondhi also won twice as a duo, Tipping recorded three wins,
Baskaran, Benson, and Tipping are all seniors.
The Vikings of Voorhees finished above .500 at 10-6 overall this past spring. They finished tied for second in the Valley Division of the Skyland Conference with a 5-3 mark in divisional play with Franklin. Bernards, which won the Group 1 championship, came in first.
Speaking of Bernards, Voorhees lost to the Mountaineers in the season-opener before Voorhees won its first match against Bound Brook. It then won the next two of three veruss Somerville and Warren Hills before close 3-2 defeats to Franklin and Phillipsburg.
The Vikings then topped North Plainfield before running into Bernards again. After the second Bernards battle, Voorhees won the last five matches of the regular season, and then carried that momentum in the playoffs. The Vikings shut out Nutley, 5-0, in the first round of the North 2, Group 2 tournament. West Essex sent Voorhees home in the quarterfinals, however.
At the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Tournament, Voorhees took third only behind Hunterdon Central and Sparta with 15 points.
Josh White and Billy McGlynn won the first doubles title by upsetting Central’s Viradia and Silber in the final. Third singles Owen Pierro also notched a win in the tournament as did second doubles Michael Bradow and Ryan Valenta.
After the season was complete, McGlynn and White to go along with Thomas Larsen and Briain Duval were each named Second Team All-Valley Division of the Skyland Conference.
Bradow and Valenta won six matches with one another at second doubles, Duval and Larsen went 5-1 at doubles, McGlynn and White went a whopping 10-3, Pierro had five victories, first singles Luca Slomczewski posted six wins, and Troy Thompson at second singles earned five wins as well.
Looking ahead, Voorhees will have to replace Duval, Larsen, McGlynn, Thompson, and White.
S-Alex Takacs, Hunterdon Central, Sr.
S-Sean Berlin, Hunterdon Central, Sr.
S-Aryan Verma, Hunterdon Central, So.
D-Bill McGlynn, Sr., and Josh White, Sr., Voorhees
D-Keshav Viradia, Jr., and Brent Doherty, So., Hunterdon Central
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We live in a society where judgement of others takes place in more than just a courtroom, it occurs in schools, businesses, social media, and anywhere people have turned off the light switch to their good hearts and become shadowed with an intolerance for others.People take sides be it politics, how and who you vote for, what kind of food you make, or something else like it's a group of 6th graders trying to figure out who to put on their kickball team at recess.If you have a different opinion than someone, certain people in so...
We live in a society where judgement of others takes place in more than just a courtroom, it occurs in schools, businesses, social media, and anywhere people have turned off the light switch to their good hearts and become shadowed with an intolerance for others.
People take sides be it politics, how and who you vote for, what kind of food you make, or something else like it's a group of 6th graders trying to figure out who to put on their kickball team at recess.
If you have a different opinion than someone, certain people in society will scrutinize you for feeling a different.
If someone is devout in their faith, they are judged and made fun of, if someone has a different religion, they are judged and mocked as well.
There are so many examples of hate and division that mirror what storm clouds look like just when it's about to pour.
"Somebody asked me, what's the biggest challenge that law enforcement faces, and I honestly think, it's division," Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer tells Townsquare Media News. "Right now, the culture is that we're so fascinated with picking sides and who's on what team and who's on the other side and you're not on my team -- and as I go around the state and I go around the county -- we have a tremendous amount of community outreach and we try to get in with our faith leaders, we try to be at barbecues and founders days and town picnics -- what I find is that are citizens are more alike than they are not alike, we have more in common than we have not in common."
There has been such a rise in recent years of hate crimes and bias incidents statewide with Ocean County near the top in New Jersey.
"There's such a stigma related around bias incidents and in New Jersey, statewide, we have had a 400-percent increase in the last six-years -- that's an alarming rate," Billhimer said.
The OCPO has put together a number of campaigns with the message of standing up to hate and loving thy neighbor.
One of the ways they've reached out to the communities in Ocean County is by visiting schools.
"We go to the elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and the thing that I notice, in elementary schools, is that the kids are more pure, they don't have any hate for anybody," Billhimer said. "What we're seeing is that hate is a learned trait and something that they're developing over time. I think that if we can try and educate our kids, through the school system, I think we're all going to be in a better position."
One of the reasons, small part, for the rise in bias incidents is the fact that more people are starting to report them.
"We want people to report them so that we can investigate them and so that we can develop the data that we need," Billhimer said. "Once somebody is in the system for a bias incident, than we know that there's a certain predilection towards that behavior and we can track that. We want people to come forward, and it's not always easy, I think people are reticent to come forward because they're afraid of retaliation."
Look inside your soul and you'll find the childlike innocence and love for fellow man is in there and wants to help make people happy.
You can listen to the full conversation Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer had with myself and Dave Crossan on 'Shore Time with Vin and Dave' on Sunday on 94.3ThePoint and 105.7TheHawk, by going right here.
Most people in our state tend to travel in a pretty small circle of their own area. One reason is our population density and the fact that you can find anything you want or need very close to where you live or work. New Jersey not only has a diversity of population but landscape and scenery as well.From the northwest corner to the southeast corner, it's a completely different state.Most everyone knows about our great shoreline with its diverse little towns, many with boardwalks and attractions and some with stately mansions rig...
Most people in our state tend to travel in a pretty small circle of their own area. One reason is our population density and the fact that you can find anything you want or need very close to where you live or work. New Jersey not only has a diversity of population but landscape and scenery as well.
From the northwest corner to the southeast corner, it's a completely different state.
Most everyone knows about our great shoreline with its diverse little towns, many with boardwalks and attractions and some with stately mansions right on the beach. Yet there are some, albeit rare, stretches of the beach where there's nothing but wildlife and sand.
Here are a half dozen places that most people wouldn't imagine when they think of New Jersey.
Each of the spots should be on any New Jerseyan's list of must-see places in our state. Every one of them is so unique and different and they are especially outside the box when it comes to what you think of seeing when you're in New Jersey.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.
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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.
From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.
Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.
If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.
Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.
You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.
Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.
Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.
I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:
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